A Conditions Stakes race over 5f 11y on good to firm going.
Eleven two-year-olds take part: ten colts/geldings and one filly. Five have race experience. Very good prize money for this contest with £12,450 and Plus 10 for those legible making a potential purse of £22,450. Plenty more than most Listed races if not Group. This looks a competitive heat.
Manco Inca, My Guy, Uther Pendragon & Jonnysimpson look unlikely to figure.
Airshow was well backed on debut. He had to overcome a slow start from a wide draw which pretty much made an impossible task. This son of Showcasing ran on with spirit to take third place. Rod Millman has had a couple of juveniles out so far and both have shown ability.
Shovel It On finished just half a length behind Millman's charge. Dave Evans has two in this race. He looked comprehensively outpaced but ran on in the closing stages. Punters will have to hope that was inexperience rather than the need for an extra furlong.
Stan Moore has three two-year-olds here. Autumn Lodge was one of two who started their career in the Brocklesby Stakes. This bay gelding was ring rusty at Doncaster but finished his race with a glimmer of hope. He was beaten by another of today's runners.
Last Page is trained by David Evans who has sent out a lot of juveniles to race since the start of the Flat season began. This bay gelding is a son of Pastoral Pursuits and not a bad-looking horse compared with a good few seen on debut. In many respect, this April foal (not quite two) was an unlucky loser. He lost his place early doors and was slightly outpaced before running on with zeal to be denied by a head. As with all these early races, you have to take the form on trust.
Interesting to see how Richard Hannon's Zalshah goes. This son of Mayson cost £40,000 at the yearling sales. It is worth noting that Hannon's two-year-old runners have performed poorly so far this season.
A couple of more hopeful debutantes.
Chagatai hails from Clive Cox's stable. He has suffered mixed fortune so far with a poor result in the Brocklesby and an easy winner at Leicester with Kick On Kick On, who had Airshow and Shovel It On a number of lengths behind. He should have a form line with this pair. This son of Kodiac cost 110,000E at the yearling sales.
Tom Dascombe has sent out few two-year-olds who have performed well enough without winning. Demons Rock is a son of Rquinto and a 45,000E yearling buy. Dascombe can get them fit and ready.
Conclusion: I'm looking forward to this race. A mix of lightly raced and debutantes. A number of these have some hope. I would suggest readers purchase our Professional Gambler's Racing Tips to benefit from our analysis. We may give full race analysis here so keep checking but for the best insight it makes sense to invest.