Two similarly close knit Auction races on the day and a range of FTO qualifiers
in different categories. Each race has a runner with previous experience
wobbling on the top of the profile. Each is waiting to be knocked off by
a newcomer who has a bit more to them, and the readiness on debut their
trainer's instil. You'd like to think the 'surprises' would come from this
Langs Lash (MG Quinlan, March to May debuts). Two uninspiring
debuts from the trainer to date but two runners today and at least one
should compete well. This one was a 2yo breeze-up purchase at Kempton in
March. (A consistent theme following Missile Dodger & April Pride's
debut wins already)
Sonhador (P Winkworth, Long Shots). Not time to give up on the Winkworth
Project just yet despite Hatchet Man's woeful effort yesterday. He was
very well prepared for the day but you knew you were probably in trouble
when looking at him in Paddock Review. Just too naroow & leggy despite
his 32,000gns tag. Swap his build with Every Second and keep the preparation
and he would have given Missile Dodger something to do. This one got a
similar sales report to Hatchet Man so let's hope he's developed a bit
better to 2yo.
Officer Mor (KR Burke, 5-6f debuts). Topweight and giving
4lb+ all round so a dificult task. Trainer's debut record rests on his
late May into June debuts do a place for this one would be a good effort
and a win unlikely.
Able Master (B Smart, March to May debuts), had his first
runner yesterday with a better profile type at Redcar. Runners before mid-season
include the competitive 2yos and many compete well FTO.
Skruton (MG Quinlan, March to May debuts). See trainer note
Sloop Johnb (RA Fahey, 5f debuts). Has had a debut winner this season
and a better record in late May into June like Karl Burke. This one received
a negative sales report.
El Bobby (JR Weymes, Long Shot). Mr Weymes is an unfashionable trainer
but has developed the knack of winning races on debut. No pattern has emerged
so the surprise winner could come at any time in the season. A positive
for an early 2yo in the sire and bottomweight.