Wednesday’s Thoughts (2nd June)

A very quick post with a few horses of interest. 

1:00 Nottingham – 

Lady Fantasia has been well supported. Would have strong claims if starting a short priced favourite, if weak in the betting may give hope to others at a price. 

Catatumbo didn’t achieve too much in a hot race on debut but would have fair each way claims if fancied in the betting. 

Sows isn’t without a chance and may go well at a price. It wouldn’t be a surprise to see money come for this filly trained by Richard Hannon. 

1:15 Ayr – 

Manaccan is quite interesting for John Ryan. Has been given a Class 2 stakes entry which suggests this son of Exceed And Excel has something going for A well bred colt that cost 100,000 guineas at the breeze up sales. Could give Dascombe’s favourite something to think about. 

5:10 Kempton – 

A few non runners changing the shape of this race. Still, thankfully, enough for those who like an each-way punt and three places. Before Dawn ran a sound race on debut. Statistically a tough horse to beat. I was hoping to bet on Sunstrike each-way but the price is a little on the short side after being backed and I will have to wait and see if Gosden’s daughter of Dark Angel drifts in the betting. Golden Romance is seemingly second string for Saeed bin Suroor and would have to be seriously backed to figure although they are often a touch shorter by the off. 

5:50 Ripon – 

An interesting race. This could well be a decent battle between the two favourites. I like Tim Easterby’s Atomic Lady. She is well respected in the stable and didn’t do much wrong last time out when bumping into a decent horse who had the run of the race over 6f. Atomic Lady should finish this race well. A shame there’s only seven in this race, especially if daughter of Kodiac drifts to 4/1 or so (unlikely). Phinow is interesting. Charlie Hills could have a fair challenger in this bay colt especially if strong in the market. 

Author: Jason Coote