Hannon's juveniles have been performing poorly so far with perhaps a handful fancied in the betting and literally falling out the back of the TV. Lethal Lunch cost £62,000 at the yearling sales when purchased by Peter & Ross Doyle Bloodstock Ltd. If the Rat Pack had their money down at Windsor they may have struggled with a dining experience of dodgy whelks, probably pulled from the Thames. This April foal was made 85/40f on debut when finishing seventh of eleven behind a fair type in Charlie Hills' Rock Of Estonia. It is intriguing to see Lethal Lunch returning at this grade 1 course which suggests he is better than seen. As I often quote:
''The worse a debutant looks, the better they often turn out to be''
I will be in no rush to pin my colours to the mast in a race that will no doubt yield a few winners. A mix of trainers including Richard Fahey, Martyn Meade, Charlie Hills, Tom Dascombe, Hugo Palmer, Charlie Appleby, David Evans & Karl Burke.
For all trainers, early season is a time to assess their juvenile string. For those who have had winners, it gives additional insight.
* NR - Lethal Lunch