A Maiden Stakes (Plus 10) over 5f on good to firm going. Twelve two-year-olds take part. I will detail the main protagonist.
John Quinn hasn't hit the highest levels with his two-year-olds this season but always a trainer to respect with his debutantes. Ross Harmon has owned a good few talents and Bloomin Lovely is worth noting in the betting. This bay daughter of Helmet cost £38.00 at the yearling sales. If priced 13/2 & less has respectable win and place claims.
A trainer who doesn't get the horses he deserves is Ed McMahon. He seems to have suffered since John Fretwell moved his juveniles far and wide. Broadway Haven ran well on debut at Leicester when relatively fancied in the betting. This Irish-bred daughter of Harbour Watch is out of a winning mare who was no slouch when trained by Richard Fahey. This bay filly ran on well when making her racecourse bow losing by less than one length. As it turned out, she had a tough task when heading to Nottingham on good to firm going. Bletchley won from a very keen Reeh, from Madam Bounty, who has run with credit since. Broadway Haven was a couple of lengths behind in fourth place. In ways, it was a fair effort but she looked very awkward hanging for most of the way. There may have been a problem or perhaps a dislike to fast ground. With being on the sidelines for over one month I would consider she had some issue. Still, that is something of a question mark. A horse to appreciate but not sure if I would want to jump in at short odds. Definitely, let the market settle before getting involved.
Bryan Smart is a trainer worth noting with juveniles on their second start and Frozen Kiss was sent off a 16/1 chance on debut at Thirsk. This daughter of Exceed And Excell looked as though needing the run and not been seen for over two months. The betting is the key. If priced 13/2 & less SP has valid each-way claims but the money will need to arrive for that to happen if the tissue prices are anything to judge.
Ann Duffiled sends some of her better juveniles to Beverley and the early odds of 20/1 about Mere Brow look big. I would be very surprised if this bay daughter of Clodovil isn't much shorter odds comes race time. This February foal races in the familiar silks of David Armstrong who I would class a significant owner and someone who is selective with the two-year-olds which even get to the course. This juvenile has been considered for a Stakes race which gives added confidence. If backed to 13/2 & less SP has decent each-way claims. I would be tempted to have a bet on the exchanges if double-figure odds are available and anticipate a gamble with a view to a free bet.
James Given does exceptionally well with The Cool Silk Partnership who purchased this daughter of Acclamation for £85,000 at the yearling sales. In some respects, I feel this syndicate achieve greater success with their breeze-up purchases but Given can ready a decent two-year-old to strike on debut and if priced 13/2 & less has a live hope. Even at bigger odds, I wouldn't be interested in laying Street Jazz as this owner's debutantes because they can spring a surprise.
Richard Fahey had a nice debutante win with ease at Redcar on Sunday and this stable is one of the best at training a two-year-old winner at the first time of asking. The Wagon Wheel is a February foal and daughter of Acclamation out of a debut winning mare and 90-rated horse. One of the top lot here and have decent each-way claims.
Conclusion: I've written this post early so I'd wait until the betting settles as it will give a better judge of a few of these. The betting guide detailed highlight those most likely to hit the frame. Mere Brow is worthy of note at big odds and I would be tempted to bet and hope she is gambled. Ideally, this youngster would be priced 13/2 & less SP to be at her best.