An EBF Fillies' Stakes over 6f on good to soft going. Nine two-year-olds takes part and a tricky-looking race with form horses and debutants who may make their presence felt.
Asidious Alexander hails from Simon Crisford's stable, who has done very well with his debutantes this season. This daughter of Windsor Knot is a relatively cheap purchase. One to respect with Frankie Dettori in the saddle but a difficult juvenile to assess.
Karl Burke has been rather up and down with his two-year-olds this season. Edged In Blue is a 52,000E yearly purchase and daughter of Acclamation. Spigot Lodge can win with their talented debutantes but most do so at odds of 10/1 & less. The betting is key and if substantially backed could be a major threat.
Hope Solo was priced 40/1 on debut and slightly unlucky when short of room when hampered at the finish. She is well owned with Clipper Logistics although a pretty cheap yearling purchase. That debut at Thirsk was a strange race and it is difficult to get a handle on what this chestnut filly achieved. A couple of the fancied runners disappointed and the first and second were clear of the field. Tim Easterby has decent win and place claims with juveniles priced 13/2 & less on their second start. I would definitely wait for the market to settle because this daughter of Dutch Art may drift in the betting.
Mark Johnston is a trainer to respect with debutantes as they can win at pretty fancy prices. They can go well 14/1 & less which pretty much covers all his juveniles this season. Laureate is a home-bred daughter of Poet's Voice out of a twice-winning mare who liked a trip. The tissue prizes suggest she will not be starting favourite and in some respects, I would consider this a negative.
Roseberry and Seprani will be huge odds here but they may not be complete no-hopers after finishing sixth and seventh respectively at Yarmouth this month.
Roseberry showed good pace on debut but folded in the closing stages and may have been slightly flattered by going choke-out for four furlongs. Chris Dwyer is a canny trainer who doesn't have many two-year-olds but he knows the score. This April foal was relatively fancied at Yarmouth on her second start which said something considering there were a few well-touted juveniles in that race. On reviewing the race, she may hold place claims if a few of these disappoint.
Seprani is trained by Ilka Gansera-Leveque and not a bad-looking filly. She was slowly away at Yarmouth but was soon competitive. She hung to her right and ridden as though something was expected but tired in the final furlong. At huge odds, this daughter of Sepoy could be competitive if needed that first race. Perhaps worth a speculative punt if looking for some fun.
Sai Kung Star is best watched.
I always take note of Richard Fahey's two-year-olds when racing in the silks of Cheveley Park Stud. This Irish daughter of Zoffany is out of a debut-winning mare and went through the sales ring for 170,000G. Temerity hails from a stable who have a very good strike rate with debutantes and this filly looks the part.
I like Turanga Leela. This daughter of Paco Boy is a professional filly who goes about her business. She ran well on debut against a couple of decent juveniles and I was surprised that this February foal started 10/1 next time out at Bath. Perhaps connections had slight concerns about her dropping back to the minimum distance. Dascombe's charge lost nothing in defeat when finishing third losing by less than one length in a fair race. She was entered to run the other day but withdrawn when the going turned soft. If there is more rain, she is likely to be a non-runner. The ground is a slight concern but if handling conditions this filly is the one to beat and if available at each-way priced is worth a small bet.