Saturday, 28 April 2018

5:45 Doncaster (28th April) No Lippy

Mark Johnston Horse Trainer
An EBF Maiden Stakes over 5f 3y on soft going. 

Six two-year-olds debutantes take part. 

Mark Johnston has flown the flag for early-season victories over the last few years. However, this year hasn't seen such dominance with just one winner from eight juveniles on their racecourse bow. 

Blown By Wind won in stylish fashion at Windsor when cruising clear of the field. A couple of other horses may have been bogged down by the mud and could go well next start so keep an eye on horse Deep Intrigue who was noted by Group Horse

On the face of this race at Doncaster, it doesn't look the strongest of competitions. No Lippy is interesting for Mark Johnston. This bay filly is a daughter of British-bred stallion Oasis Dream. In the ownership of Barbara & Alick Richmond, this February foal cost 44,000 euros at the yearling sales. The mare raced 10 times, achieving 3 wins including a Group 2 success at Deauville, France. Also, runner-up at Grade 1 class at Belmont Park, USA. The mare didn't run until three and over 1m 4f.  She achieved total prize earnings over £150,000. 

No Lippy, has been noted by the trainer as a decent prospect so worth keep on the right side. The chances are she will not be much of a price for this race and for that reason I would advise taking a watching brief.