Thursday, 19 July 2018

Ebor Festival Betting

Ebor Festival 2018
A ‘day out at the races’ is a common favourite pastime in Britain, with punters travelling to many of the fantastic courses all across the nation to place their bets on the horses at some of the best and most enjoyable festivals that the sport has to offer. 

The Ebor Festival at York Racecourse is one of the last major meetings in the horse-racing flat season, and naturally there will be plenty of punters seeking the best tips for the festival at the end of August: The Winners Enclosure provide free tips and predictions on all major horse racing meetings and continue to provide some of the best insight into the sport on a daily basis. 

Types of betting at Ebor 

There are several different types of bets that punters could place at Ebor: the popular choice amongst racegoers is picking out a single horse in each race and backing it to win. There are ways that you can narrow down your selection for these types of bets – by searching for a NAP. Most tipsters will provide a NAP for each race day, and The Winners Enclosure’s NAP of the Day page provides their pick for that day’s racing. NAPs are important for tipsters in showing consistency with their victories, so it is unlikely that any NAP has ridiculously large odds, but the price usually accurately reflects their chances of winning.

Punters may want to spread their betting differently however, and for that there is the Lucky 15. A Lucky 15 is made up of fifteen different bets in one selection, consisting of four singles and trebles, six doubles and a four-fold accumulator. The beauty of a Lucky 15 bet is that with all the bets running alongside each other, just because you lose one part of the selection does not necessarily mean you will not get any returns provided that another part of the Lucky 15 lands. As such, there is quite a lot of potential for a Lucky 15 to land some big returns for punters. Any punter at Ebor that is looking to win big might find some fortune in a Lucky 15 bet. 

Tips for Ebor 

As previously mentioned, The Winners Enclosure is the best place to visit for Ebor Festival tips as the meeting draws closer. Odds can fluctuate in horse-racing, but as is usually the case with antepost betting, they can shorten closer to the race if big money is going on one horse – so if your plan is to have a flutter at Ebor, keep your eyes peeled over the coming weeks.

Monday, 16 July 2018

5 Dark Horses Catching Pigeons on the Gallops

With the two-year-old season into full swing, we have our eye on a number of exciting juveniles that are yet to make their debut or relatively unexposed – basically winners in waiting. 

On trainer who ticks all the boxes is Karl Burke, who does exceptionally well at Spigott Lodge, Coverham, Leyburn, North Yorkshire. He is particularly able at placing horses to win and his opinion is worthy of note. This stable likes to gamble so it is a good idea to follow the money, especially for those who like horse racing and betting. These horses are going to be winners for sure, and placing a wager online is a good idea for all horse betting lovers around the world.

Readers may remember his exceptional filly Quiet Reflection, owned by Ontoawinner syndicate. She proved a talented juvenile who went on to win the Group 1 Common Wealth Cup at Royal Ascot. 

Commanding Officer 

This British-bred colt is a son of Poet's Voice in the ownership of Clipper Logistics. This yearling cost 34,000 euros after a paltry sum of 800 guineas as a foal. Interesting to note that connections have entered this February foal has been entered for the Vincent O'Brien National Stakes (Group 1) in Ireland. While these future entries are no guarantee of ability there is a fair chance this horse is held in some regard. Stallion Poet's Voice was best over one mile while the mare never raced.

Kadar 

This son of Scat Daddy was born on 1st January, so could be forward compared with his stable mates of the same age group. He is in the ownership of Phoenix Thoroughbred Limited who are significant buyers and this January foal cost 700,000 euros when purchased at the breeze-up sales (2yo). His sales price rose markedly from a yearling tag of $195,000. The mare Kaloura, won on debut in France, winning twice at listed class in a seven-race career. Once again, this youngster has received a National Stakes (Group 1), which is to be run at the Curragh on the 16th September 2018. 

Oak Park 

The final two-year-old of the trio is Oak Park. This chestnut colt is a is sired by Sea The Stars in the ownership of Mrs Maureen Gittens, who is a loyal patron of the Burk stable. She has owned a number of very talented horses over the years including Mjjack, a big earning in the last couple of seasons. Interesting to note that this horse was not sold for 170,000 guineas as a foal but then sold for 100,000 guineas as a yearling (vendor). This colt is entered for the National Stakes (Group 1). Could well be visiting the winner's enclosure this season.

 A few form horses of interest for the trainer with race experience: 

Havana Ooh Na Na

I'm sure the stable considered this brother to Havana Grey a potential winner on debut at Hamilton. However, that was far from the case when this son of Havana Gold finished last of four over the five furlong trip. A well backed juvenile, this chestnut colt was slow from the stalls and struggling to find his stride or make any inroads on the eventual winner I Believe In You. Intriguing to note this February foal had been earmarked for the Dragon Stakes Listed race at Sandown – won by his full brother Havana grey. That race has come and gone, which was a wise decision for connections but it does give the impression Havana Ooh Na Na does have a level of ability even though his debut effort didn't inspire confidence. Definitely a horse to keep note of and could be a bet next start when I suspect a big run will be on the cards. 

Blissful Beauty 

This bay filly has raced twice and went very close in a competitive race at Deauville, France. Karl Burke has done well with his two-year-olds this season with noted performers Life Of Riley, Little Kim, Shine So Bright & Comedy.

Monday, 9 July 2018

6:10 Windsor Racing Tips (9th July)

Horse racing tips
An EBF Novice Stakes over 6f 12y on good to firm going. 

A competitive heat with a few horses looking to bounce back after touching the clouds or disappointment. 

Brian Meehan's Boa Nova won well on debut but totally outclassed when competing at Royal Ascot in the Coventry Stakes (Group 2). Has to carry a win penalty which makes life harder. Sets a decent standard. 

Interesting to see Ed Walker has a few rare talents this juvenile season. Glorious Lover wasn't overly fancied on debut when ridden by Gerald Mosse. A slow start saw this British-bred son of Tamayuz finish well in third place behind Confiding, who is held in high regard by Martyn Meade. Glorious Lover cost 100,000G at the yearling sales. The form of that race has been franked a number of times. There is likely to be improvement to come. A wide draw is not ideal, especially if slow starting today. However, from a form and a statistical point of view this February foal has strong claims. 

Another horse which could prove much better than we have seen is Kevin Ryan's Sense Of Belonging. This son of Dutch Art looks a bargain buy at 40,000G. He started his racing career at York, which is a racecourse Ryan often sends his better juveniles. After being keen, and held up in rear, this chestnut colt ran on with verve to finish third, losing by a couple of lengths. In some respects, the form of that race has proven fair if not anything special. He was all the rage at Hamilton when starting 4/9f. The going was soft and it was a trappy affair which may not have helped. A disappointing third place left punters scratching their head in wonder at what they had seen. A recent entry in the National Stakes (Group 1) gives hope that there is better to come. I am sure connections will be more hopeful here on this faster going and a prime draw may encourage a front-running performance (after being keen they may be more interested in hold-up tactics). Intriguing.

Hughie Morrison doesn't have many two-year-olds out early season and it is a positive sign. In fact, just about all go on to win in their formative season. Requited has enough ability to win a race. I had a bet on this son of Requited when making his second stat at Kempton. I got about 150/1 and half fancied my chances. A wide draw didn't help and being keen meant his jockey was at pains to settle. It is a shame he hadn't settled, because he ran on all to late to finish sixth but beaten just four lengths. Winning is all about circumstance. Not sure if this colt is quite up to the standard of a couple of these but I wouldn't knock this runner at all especially if settling, which could be the case on this third start. Could hold each-way places. 

Swiper has been given a significant entry for Richard Hannon although not one of the stable's better juveniles. He was leading on debut when backed to favouritsm but faded tamely in the closing stages. Much more is needed here and unless in need of the run on that first start over course and distance looks to have something to prove. 

I'm Billy Murphy and Superseded showed a glimmer of ability on debut but need to improve. 

Deadly Force, Indian Horseman & Show The World are best watched. 

Conclusion: An intriguing race. This looks out of four horses. Boa Nova, Sense Of Belonging are coming back from defeats. The former outclassed the latter needing to come back from disappointment. Both are potentially fair horses. Requited may struggle to against one or two of these but could hit the frame. Glorious Lover ran well on debut and Ed Walker's charge could be going places but a wide draw and a short price may not be value. A watching race.

Friday, 29 June 2018

Group Horse Daily: The Best 2YO Info On Earth

Great Yarmouth Racing Tips
Group Horse Daily is a great website because it details the best unraced and lightly raced two-year-old thoroughbred horses.  

This post will highlight a few of the potentially better juveniles running on Friday. 

2:30 Doncaster - 

Simon Crisford has a few talents in his string and Kareena Kapoor made a worthy debut at Yarmouth when unfacied in the betting at 16/1. This daughter of More Than Ready cost 80,000 euros. It is slightly difficult to assess that first race. The winner, Pretty Pollyanna, ran well at Royal Ascot when contending the Albany Stakes Group 3. Crisford's charge was unlucky not to win as she was bumped about in the closing stages. If the price that day was a reflection of being slightly in need of the race, she should go well. A recent Listed race entry details the regard she is held. If, somehow, drifting to each way odds (unlikely) she would be a good bet. There are a few in opposition but I would fancy this chestnut to run a big race. 

2:40 Yarmouth - 

A small field but a few of interest. A competitive race which may take some winning. James Tate's colt Autumn Splendour has very good claims from a statistical point of view, although probably price to chance at 6/4. This Irish bred son of Dandy Man cost £52,000 at the yearling sales. He was ring rusty on debut. A slow start saw hot favourite, True Mason, a talented juvenile, storm clear while Tate's horse owned by Saeed Manana was playing catch up. In fairness, he ran on with spirit and will be much wiser. 

This isn't a one-horse race.      

Brian Meehan's *Mendoza ran well on debut and placed in the Woodcote Stakes, which is a strong race for this time of year. A tough challenger. 

Hugo Palmer hasn't had too many juveniles out this season. A few have shown ability while others proved disappointments. *James Street is one of few to receive a significant entry which gives some hope of ability. This son of Gale Force Ten cost 130,000G at the breeze-up sales. It will take a talented, primed debutante to lower the colours of the two favourites. Not impossible but will need to be something special. 

George Margarson does't have many two-year-olds in his string. The better ones are owned by John Guest Racing. Model Guest finished down the field when racing over course and distance on debut but showed a glimmer of ability before tiring. This daughter of Showcasing cost 135,000G at the yearling sales. A significant amount of money. She was slowly into stride on debut but loomed up at one point as though a serious threat. A 66/1 shot that day, she isn't without hope. I'm pretty sure connection like this filly. She was entered to run at Royal Ascot and a recent Listed race. May be big odds but far from a horse with no hope. 

A tough-looking race. I would respect the chance of Tate's horse but I wouldn't be jumping in at short odds. 

*NR

6:30 Chester - 

Quite a restricted auction race. Axel Jacklin has received a couple of significant entries, stepping up to 7f for the first time. A short enough price here. Perhaps the extra trip will be helpful. A few hard races and just wondering if he is regressing. I wouldn't be betting at short odds. I can imagine this horse leading with Norton a fine rider around Chester. May be worth laying in running as a safety policy.   

Saturday, 16 June 2018

Alex Bird Vs Phil Bull - Professional Gambler Golden Rules

Gamble like a rhinoGolden Betting Rules - Alex Bird: 

1. Change in the going - no bet. From fast ground to soft turns the form book upside down. 

2. Take note of the over round - the percentage bookmakers take out of the race. With the exchanges this factor has been helped but on big race days - such as the Grand National - it can still making betting a bad deal. 

3. Bird loved a good each-way bet. He find an 8 - 10 horse maiden and take advanatge, especially if the favourite was odds-on by betting on the second or third fav. He's combine the second and third favourites in each-way combination bets. 

4. He'd note good apprentices. A good apprentice with a 7lb claim can be worth a few lengths. 

5. Don't be first show - the majority of runners drift in teh betting from the first show. Taking second show prices will increase your winnings by 10% over a season. 

6. Bird didn't like handicaps. 

7. Also, never bet in three-year-old maidens, particularly those only for fillies.

In association with professionalgamblers.co.uk 

Golden Betting Rules - Phil Bull 

1. Temperament is vital - winning and losing. Treat them the same! Long term counts. 

2. Study the form the same for each race. Don't search for bets - a no bet is a no bet.

3. It's an old maxim  - never bet more than you can afford to lose. Don't attempt to make your fortune in a day.

4. Bet when the odds are value. If you think a horse should be 7/1 if its 2/1 don't back it, but if its 10/1 bet. If correct long term you will make a profit.

5. Don't follow tipsters - work hard to find your own angle (it's not simple). 

6. Never bet a horse ante post unless you now it will definitely run.

7. Don't bet each-way in either races with big fields or handicaps. One fifth fifth of the odds is not good value.

Tuesday, 12 June 2018

Outsider Alert - Warrior Display 50/1 (12th June)

Betting on the outsider
When to bet or not that is the question. Well it can be. However, when you see an outsider running you have to be just as brave not to bet as putting your hard-earned cash on the line. 

How do I mean?

Well. how many times have you looked at a big priced horses and fancied its chance but the odds were so big you were put off. ''Surely it can't win at 50/1?'' You're probably right, that it is unlikely. However, as we say, the favourite doesn't always win! Sometime crazy things happen. 

I must admit in my time I have missed a good number of huge priced winners. In fact, they stick in my mind as much as those big wins. A few would have been my biggest wins. I've had horses win on the exchange at 200/1+ and somehow - thinking I was too clever - let them go by. A couple trained by Peter Winkworth almost bring me tears. All I can say is that I did take something valuable from those experiences. Even if it seem ''bloody unlikely,'' stick a few quid on so you don't look and feel like a complete idiot come the finishing line. 

2:00 Salisbury - 

A big old field. A couple of winners. Not earmarked for the Gain Railway Stakes (Group 2), Ireland. Certain Lad is obviously held in high regard. Similarly, Urban Icon won with plenty in hand at Windsor. A very handsome horse trained by Richard Hannon. A cracking purchase at £23,000. 

Then we have a few form horses worthy of interest. Indian Viceroy ran a storming race second start at Leicester. I wouldn't be surprised to see Hughie Morrison's charge hit the frame. 

Even Keel was beaten by Urban Icon on debut but finished like a scolded cat. 

And then we have the outsider with a chance! Perhaps. Stan Moore doesn't have many debut winners and this chatter here may be all he needs to keen the win percentage down. So why the interest in Warrior Display? This son of Dandy Man cost £20,000 at the breeze-up sales and will need to be pretty smart against this field. The only hope is that Moore gave this Irish bred a Woodcote Stakes entry. It could be a telling sign this horse has a glimmer of ability. Whether it is enough to hit the frame only time will tell. 

The question is this. Do you want to let a big price winner pass by? It may finish last and the £10 in your pocket has a smile on its face. But imagine the look on yours if you don't and it costs you a grand!

Monday, 4 June 2018

6:15 Windsor Racing Tips (4th June)

Mrs Fitri Hay Racing at Windsor
What makes a good bet? 

In truth it could be many things. Most people would say: a good horse. That's is a positive starting point. It's a strange happening, but so often, when a talented juvenile should win by the law of odds, another star turn spoils the party. It just seems to happen. So, in my opinion, what makes a good bet?

It is definitely circumstance!

A race needs to have the right look, shape, call it what you may.

Looking at the 6:15 Windsor (Monday)

Windsor has a lot of talented two-year-olds start their career with the sound of the Thames in their ears. 

The Thorn Plant Hire EBF Novices Stakes (Plus 10) (Class 4) sees 12 juveniles making the grade on good going. 

I often let the betting settle on these type of races just in case one or two horses may be identified or ignored by market forces. They only help to degree. Taking a quick review of the race, it may be out of a handful of two-year-olds. 

Queen Of Bermuda has to shoulder a win penalty and take on number of colts. She will need to be a smart filly to do that. 

Paul Cole fields Duke Of Hazzard in the familiar silks of Mrs Fitri Hay. This 130,000 euro purchase has plenty of size about if although always slightly outpaced at York on debut, when pestered by his jockey all the way to the line. It was a fair effort in what looked to be a decent race. There isn't too many weak races at the Navesmire. This horse has respectable win and placed claims if priced 13/2 & less SP. 

Charlie Appleby has a couple in the shape of Fly The Nest and Leading Spirit. 

The former has been fancied in the betting on both starts to date. This son of Kodiac cost 200,000 euros. He ran well enough on debut but favourite backers were left scratching their heads when 7th at Newbury. The 8/11f was slightly hampered and eased in the closing stages but had no reply to the first and second. Time may tell he ran his race and beaten fair and square. In general, the stable's juveniles have been disappointing.

Clive Cox has been firing in the winners and Mykindofsunshine was one place ahead of Fly The Next, when making his debut. There doesn't look that much between the pair although Cox's charge may improve for the run. 

The other horse owned by Godolphin is Leading Spirit. This son of Exceed And Excel made his debut in a hot maiden over 6f at Yarmouth. The winner, Legends Of War, trained by John Gosden, cost almost £1000,000, while the runner-up was a hefty purchase in the care of Roger Varian. I was left with the impression a number of trainers thought they had a hope that day. John Gosden and Qatar Racing Ltd, left with a smile on their million pound boat race. Leading Spirit is a good-looking colt and given far from a hard time. The form is still untested which brings some aspect of the unknown. Interesting to see how he fares over this drop back to the minimum trip. 

Conclusion: Circumstance. A few of these look fair juveniles and it is difficult to pick between the form lines at this time of year. I'm interested in watching this race.

Tuesday, 29 May 2018

What's the Strangest Bet in History?

Las Vegas Tattoo
Love to bet? 

In this modern age of gambling, almost half of the population love to chance their luck. Whether it's horse racing, football, tennis, a night at the casino or you can't keep away from those online slots. There's one thing you can guarantee - you're not alone!

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I guess, the majority of punters bet on pretty normal stuff. You may find the odd person who specialises in something unusual, exotic or plain wild. They may keep it quiet almost embarrassed by their preoccupation. Let's face it, come 25th December, someone will be looking out of the window to see if it's a white Christmas. Get in! 10/1 winner with a few snowflakes falling from the heavens.

There must have been some very strange bets placed over the years. A population of billions of people on planet Earth. There must have been a number of very, very, very strange bets. 

Searching the internet we found a couple of bets that you may consider very strange if not a little humorous.

A Tattoo Too Far

We can't be sure this particular character won a bet for the most absurd tattoos but he was infamous for all the wrong reasons. This bloke's branding may not have come to our attention but for being arrested. The mugshot showed a man in his early twenties and inked on his forehead were the words: PSYCHO. On one cheek he had a tear and the other a heart. What are the odds of seeing some like that down your street? 

Clever Bet for a Big Guy

Betting isn't always about the fittest, strongest, best athletes. Surely the big, rotund bloke has no chance of winning a race against a young whippersnapper? As we know, the wise man builds his house upon the rocks. Which tells us something very important when gambling. 

The wise, intelligent and cunny often take the spoils. 

The story originated back in 18th century England when local butcher Mr Bullock challenged the Lord of Barrymore to a race. Mr Bullock was a big, big man. In this day and age, he would be considered morbidly obese. He liked his food and enjoyed pies. He was unfit, slow, and looked to have little hope of winning. 

The Earl of Barrymore was fit, ready and eager. He was an athlete. How could he possibly lose? 

Such was his confidence that he placed a huge bet on himself. He was a short-priced favourite. 

To make the challenge fair, Bullock asked for two conditions:

  • A 35-metre head start
  • He chose the course 
The Earl was so sure he would win, he accepted. No conditions could stop him winning. 

Mr Bullock, the canny soul, chose the race to be held in London with very narrow streets. With his 35-metre lead, his ample size blocked the Earl's path and there was no way he could pass the burly butcher who tormented his opponent by chomping on one of his pork pies as he crossed the winning line. 

Be careful not to gamble with a fat man with a pie. 


Wednesday, 23 May 2018

2:20 Yarmouth - Legends Of War 900,000Gns (23rd May)

Legends Of War An EBF Novice Stakes over 6f 3y on good to firm going. 

Decent prize money of £9,000+ for this two-year-old contest. Two with racecourse experience and half dozen debutantes. 

A race worth taking note. 

It's not everyday you go to the races and see a debutante worth 900,000gns. For some money is no object. Legends Of War is a bay son of Scat Daddy out of an unraced mare. In the ownership of Qatar Racing Ltd, trained by John Gosden who does well at this course and especially so with horses strongly fancied in the betting. I doubt connections would be too impressed with losing here but the horse doesn't know the price tag. 

Interesting that Qatar Racing Ltd have another debutante here racing in the second colours. Wiretap is a home bred son of Charm Spirit out of a winning [limited] mare. David Simcock gave this April foal a significant entry so he may have ability. Certainly, the second colours may push the price of this horse out to much bigger odds than normal. Jamie Spencer takes the ride. Simcock does well at this course. A horse that may have a glimmer of hope at a price. There is always the fear he will be in need of the run. Watching this horse in the paddock may answer that question. 

Charlie Appleby hasn't unveiled too many sparkling talented this year but one visited the winner's enclosure. Leading Spirit is a home bred son of Exceed And Excel out of a Listed-winning mare. The stable have a decent strike rate here with 5-19 winners in the last five years. 

James Tate has start this two-year-old campaign in somber fashion. A few juveniles have made their debut but looked backward if not limited. He is an able trainer who can spring a surprise at just about any price. Zmhar is owned by Saeed Manana. This chestnut colt is a son of Shamardal out of a 90-rated winning mare. With a number of his juveniles showing little, bookmakers may be pricing this his horses a little bigger than usual. It is interesting Gerald Mosse takes the ride. 

Dragon Kuza was seen just over 20 days ago when making his debut at Chelmsford. This Irish-bred son of Dragon Pulse wasn't overly fancied that day. The hood was applied and he was always struggling for pace. He had been entered for the Lily Agnes but that didn't seem to register as ability. This step up to 6f is going in the right direction. It is interesting to consider how this horse will go. The significant entry may indicate there is better to come. However, you need to take a leap of faith. This looks a competitive heat and not surprising to see him 25-1. 

Roger Varian hasn't sent to many juveniles out this season but another trainer who goes well at this course, especially with debutantes. This Irish-bred son of Lope De Vega is out of a Group placed mare who cost 500,000gns at the yearling sales. San Donato is one of the major contenders. 

Phoenix Star and Equiano Pearl are best watched. 

Conclusion: An exciting two-year-old race that will get plenty of press. With debutantes worth 900,000 and 500,000gns, respectively. Legends Of War cost, literally, an arm and a leg, and trained by John Gosden. Pretty sure this colt will be primed. San Donato is another expensive buy. Roger Varian does well here and I would expect a big run. Added with Leading Spirit, this is a competitive race which may be difficult to assess. Bookmakers aren't giving too much away on the betting of the leading fancies. Quite interested in how Wiretap goes. It is mainly to do with the significant entry. Could be over priced simply because punters feel this horse is here to make up the numbers. Dragon Kuza my improve for that first run. However, he needs to improve markedly. A fascinating race.

Friday, 18 May 2018

2:20 York (18th May) Langleys Solicitors British EBF Marygate Fillies' Stakes (Listed Race) (Class 1) (2yo)

2:20 York (18th May) Langleys Solicitors British EBF Marygate Fillies' Stakes (Listed Race) (Class 1) (2yo)
A quick look at Friday's two-year-old racing. 

2:20 York - 

The first two-year-old Listed race of the season. Sixteen juveniles take part over 5f on good to firm going. Just three debutantes take on a field of talented rivals including eight unbeaten horses. 



Those unbeaten:

Aerosphere - trained by Bryan Smart

Ran on well when making her debut at Beverley. That was an auction and more is needed. 

Carrie's Vision - trained by William Haggas  

Ran on well to win at Great Yarmouth. One of few of Haggas' juveniles to show much ability. The second place that day went close next start. Could improve on that start but needs to show. 

Daphinia - trained by Henry Spiller

Ran in a pretty ordinary race on debut, just holding the late charge of a horse which has been beaten easily since. Needs to improve a lot to win this and although open to more may well be outclassed.

Nicki's Angel - trained by Richard Fahey

A trainer who knows his horses. Ran out a ready winner on debut at Mussleburgh when a slow starter and looking unlikely to prevail. The second is a fair juvenile who won next start. Always a slight concern this horse may be slow away which would be a problem over this fast five furlongs. However, one of the major hopes.

No Lippy - trained by Mark Johnston 

This filly isn't that big but a wiry type who has plenty of pace and battles hard. She showed that same gritty attitude on both start and took the Lily Agnes at Chester, which is a fair effort. Will be with the lead and should go close. The kind of horse who will battle to put money in your pocket. 

On The Stage - trained by Ed Walker 

Quite fancied on debut at Kempton. Burst through to win in stylish fashion. Open to improvement. The form of that race doesn't look very strong with the second horse showing little on two starts before. A good-looking horse who is well owned by Lordship Stud. Could  have won very easily on that first start so difficult to knock.

Snazzy - trained by Charlie Fellows 

An early winner for Fellows who doesn't have many juveniles, so it spoke well to see this youngster out in March. Wasn't in the race for the most part and then hampered but still won in comfortable fashion. Not been seen for a while so I imagine she has been waiting for this race. In the familiar silks of Highclere. The form of that first start at Newcastle isn't anything special but Snazzy is open to more. 

Strings Of Life - trained by Charlie Appleby 

Ran well on debut at Newmarket. Trainer suggested she would improve a lot for that first start and heading to Royal Ascot. The form has been franked without setting the world alight. Respectable each-way claims. 

Debutantes:

Arletta Star - trained by Tim Easterby 

Evangeline Samos - trained by Kevin Ryan 

Orange Blosson - Trained by James Givens 


Form Horses:

Cotubanama trained by Mick Channon 

Deia Glory - trained Scott Dixon 

Lady Prancealot - trained by David Evans  

Signora Cabello - trained by John Quinn

Spell - trained by Richard Hannon 

Conclusion: A race where someone goes crazy fast. Plenty of unbeaten two-year-olds who could be anything. It is always difficult to limit a winner even if their form doesn't look much. In general, the fancied horses go well in this contest. No Lippy has pace to sit handy and battle to the line. She isn't the biggest horse but proven to some extent. A few of the other winners are of interest but they don't want to be slow from the stalls. If having to make up a few lengths the leaders will either need to stop or the individual a smart prospect. Not a race I would be betting simply because there are easier races to win at similar odds. Intriguing race to enjoy.