Monday 5 September 2016

2:20 Windsor Racing Tips (5th Sept) OAKLEY COURT MAIDEN STAKES (CLASS 5) (2yo)

A Maiden Stakes over 6f on good to firm going. Nine two-year-olds take part. Just one horse of interest - Harry Angel. Clive Cox's Irish-bred colt is a son of Dark Angel was a bargain buy at $44,000 at Goffs yearling sales. Peter Ridgers has a smart juvenile. Harry Angel made his debut at Ascot way back in May. That was a pretty stiff race. Connections must have been disappointed to be beaten by a nose. Clearly, there must have been an issue or two along the way for this juvenile to have been off course for over 120 days. Cox had this colt earmarked for the Gimcrack Stakes (Group 2) but that race has come and gone so it is most likely back to the drawing board and this contest should result in an easy success. At prohibitive odds, most punters will take a watching brief but for those who fancy putting this in a multi bet or just placing down their wad of cash. Job done.