David Simcock said of ALACRITAS, “A very natural filly, shows up well, never gets tired and I’m pleased with her”
Botti says of EARLY DAWN, “very athletic, good temperament and straightforward” She is a “DAWN APPROACH” so I’ll very much be looking forward to seeing how she gets on.
Michael Bell, whose juveniles are performing well this term says of FIRST DRIVE….”Well made filly. She was an early foal and looks mature. She’ll be a mid season 2-y-o”
GOLD EAGLE is reckoned by her trainer, Philip McBride to be sharp, “she goes up the hill well and sows promise.
Roger Varian likes his very much. “HERMOSITA is a lovely filly and could be quite smart. Good action, good family and I like her”
Mark Tompkins wasn’t exactly buzzing about HONEY BLOSSOM though, “built like a tank but tries. The sire is a bit in and out but he’s doing well down under”
I do like to keep an eye on juveniles trained by James Tate and he saddles ROYAL PARKS here. “She goes nicely and would be in the top half of my 2-y-o’s at the moment.
TELL ME, trained by Simon Crisford who says, “she’s in my early groups and be given a mention. She’ll start over six furlongs in the summer”
And then we have TIVOLI….trained by Gosden, ridden by Dettori, who have an awesome record when they do work at Yarmouth together. Just seven times Frankie has worked for Gosden here and he has ridden three winners. Gosden himself is 5-16 with juveniles (31% strike rate).
The trainer says of this horse, “strong filly that moves well. A January focal so we could go over six furlongs to begin with….she moves fine”
Like I said in this morning’s Newsletter, this is more for note booking than punting as several here will be prominent.
The one in the 4-15pm race I mentioned this morning is PERMANENT. This one cost 220,000gns as a yearling but went through the ring unsold in the October of 2015, Book 1 at Tatts.
He ran five times at last summer, and looks slow….in fact, he is slow.
After running 8th of 10 in a Wolverhampton handicap in November, they gelded him and put him away until May. First time this season he ran over 10 furlongs and confirmed he’s never going to recoup the money he cost as a yearling but, next time up they put cheekpieces on and send him on from the start. He weakened inside the last furlong and was beaten by a 20/1 shot.
Today they drop back to the mile, keep the cheekpieces on and having been reminded of what Kubler said of him before he raced as a juvenile, I’d suggest he could be a bet today.
“A very good looking colt. A quality colt”….it definitely sounds like he’s one of those that has issues with being a racehorse and distances in excess of a mile should have been fine but perhaps the secret to him is to get a lead, go as fast as you can for as long as you can and cross everything.
This is not a great race today and I’ll have a little straight win punt…..little being the operative word!
Best of luck!