Newmarket July 2:00, 6f Maiden (4)
|1||Experto Crede||3.5||23.0||-||1|| Ed Walker||4||2.0|
|2||Show Legend||16||19.3||1.3||2||N|| M. L. W. Bell||7||1.7||Supp 25/1,|
|3||Muatadel||6||17.0||2.0||2|| M. Johnston||10||-0.5||1stCols,|
|4||Dyllan||16||14.0||3.0||1|| R. Hannon (Jnr)||8||3.5|
|5||Jintshi||9||8.0||5.0||1|| M. Johnston||5||0.5|
|6||Dark Forest||2.75||7.7||5.1||1|| R. Hannon (Jnr)||1||0.7||Drift 9/4,|
|7||Grizzly Bear||7||2.5||6.8||2|| J. Noseda||9||2.2||Drift 6/1, , Nurs Project?, Why the Poor Run?|
|8||Alshalaal||16||0.9||7.3||2|| B. J. Meehan||6||0.5||2ndCols, B1 Cent, LdgLn+0.5f Cent, SFreOv, TvOk-2f+, Po-2f SCHal, Stall-1f , 4th ins-1f po, 6th Lt Fd, Smaller Mdm, QBulky|
|9||Atrayu||100||0.7||7.5||2|| P. W. D'Arcy||3||3.7|
|10||Nucky Thompson||12||-3.1||8.7||1||M|| D. Morris||2||2.5||Supp 16/1, BOk ins, Fre+0.5f H-2, SHldOv, Dv-2f+ po, LsGrnd ins-1.5f to LastPr-1f, Whip ins-1f SResp, FdLt, Usable 70?|
|11||Xceleration||16||-6.8||9.9||1|| E. F. Vaughan||11||6.2||Adf+1f Dv, Inx or Att?|
||GGF in early AM from GF on Decs. 3mm of Watering on Weds.
Stalls Stands Side.
=== Pre Race ===
Hannon jks = Moore (DF), Levey (Dyllan). Hannon in 215 just say Dark Forest a 'nice sort' for the 'latter part of the season'. Hannon ahead of the pack in number of 2yos run in 2015 but behind his own 2014 record for Wins/Winners. Also behind Johnston for Wins/Winners so far in 2015. A general perception the Hannon 2yos not as ready, or good, as in many years. Lack of better quality showing up with just 3 x FTO wins from 56 goes since May 3rd. As a general rule Hannon stable FTO wins either better quality or accidents in weak races. A couple of ideas for this beyond just random variation. Firstly that with more money to spend the Hannons are buying less ready types? Second that with a range of new owners coming intot he stable, some using their own Bloodstock agents for buying is this watering down the top class Hannon/Doyle buying team (in place since the 1970s with a pair of sons coming on line to join the original double act) results? First two debuts at the course in 2015 lesser ones at 8/1 & 33/1 including a Moore ridden one. Market say Dark Forest any better than Dubai's Secret was (despite a 'smashing' write up for DS in 215).
Breeze Video for Expero Crede short at 23secs and EC already entering the breeze 2f on the long shot as the VT starts. Presume a fast time and not that much strikes the eye. Unremarkable in a good sense that there is nothing obviously wrong but not 'Wow' visually either. Wonder whther that top-end positive lack visually is like the Prost vs Keke Rosberg quote. Quiet, controlled efficiency being faster than opposite lock throwing-it-around while looking 'slower'. EC looks broader and stronger than a typical sire taller & narrow one. Moves balanced and a little bit of scope because a touch green in places. Lookes fine for 84+. How will Walker approach the debut?
=== Post Race ===
Slower Final Time = Why? Pace lookign Average at most with field forming up into ranks Stds=Cent strip. 3 in the Front Rank but not reacting to each other and racing wide apart. Muatadel able to wander throught ot he lead in centre track unharried. Race looking like a 2f Sprint tacked onto the end of a usable Pace. Why were the leading 4 at halfway well beaten? A bit troubling given the watering and the fact the track does have a history of biases that the 2nd-4th home were racing widest on the track and beyond the Centre line together after halfway. Those 3 made up of the Best of the Pacesetting line and two lomger price & lower profile ones. Which feels and reads 'wrong' unless the PRev showed something different. Track Bias or not Experto Crede plain biggest and best in a (sub 75 to moderate?) field otherwise. Ran stands side and had to switch right to be closest to the stands rail (worst ground?) to make progress int he last 2f before hanging over to finish with the 'Far Side 3' and just better than the others. Probably worth marking him up for possibly running against the track bias.
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