Crimson Knight WON @ 12/1 at Newmarket next time out over 1 mile 5 furlongs!
This Brian Meehan colt showed little in its two first races, struggling to keep up with the pace over 8 furlongs and 10 furlongs. Its most recent run over 1 mile 3 furlongs was full of promise however. After being initially outpaced, Crimson Knight stayed on extremely well. The colt was never going to catch the first two in the race, a smart Cecil horse Wild Coco and Haggas’ Thubiaan colt, who drew clear of the rest of the field. When stepped up to staying trips such as 1 mile six and 2 miles, Crimson Knight will be interesting.
Sovereign Debt Runs in the 2.50 at Doncaster on Sunday 12th June! EW advised! WON @ 5/1
This Michael Bell trained 2 year old colt did some sterling late work on his first racecourse appearance in a hot Newmarket maiden in late May. The 105,000 guineas purchase is a son of successful first season sire Dark Angel and is a half brother to the Group 3 winning performer Puff. His encouraging debut run was over 6f – he stayed on in taking style after being short of room mid-race. I would expect to see him step up markedly and improve to take a maiden in early June. It should be noted that his owner Lawrie Inman has had other talented horses run in his colours over recent years, most notably, the Great Voltigeur Stakes winner and St.Leger 3rd Monitor Closely.
Snowed In Running at Newmarket today at 5.20pm! EW advised at 16/1!!
This 2 year old gelding has a win to his name over 5 furlongs at Kempton on his second start, and then ran a perfectly respectable race when unfancied in the betting at Newmarket third start out over 6 furlongs, but the form of the race looks very strong – the Hannon trained horse in second has won a class 1 listed event at Naas in impressive fashion, and the winner of the race B Fifty Two is entered into the group two Coventry Stakes at Royal Ascot. Snowed In’s last run at York on Friday over 6 furlongs was eye-catching – he was outpaced in the rear and eventually flew in the last furlong but wasn’t able to catch the front two (including an Easterby monster gamble – 33s into 14s). When stepped up in trip to 7 furlongs or a mile this gelding will be an interesting play.
Silvee – Running in the 6.40 at Windsor Monday 4th July! EW advised! Close 5th!
Ran into 4th place at Salisbury in a poor looking amateur rider handicap on soft ground. The race was run at an extremely quick pace over 7 furlongs due to Realt Na Mara up front and stretching the field at a blistering pace. Silvee was travelling well before meeting repeated trouble in running, before eventually getting a clear run and plugged on strongly to take 4th close home. One to follow in a similar low key affair between 7 furlongs to a mile.
William Van Gogh
William Van Gogh last run at Wolverhampton was very encouraging – the gelding had to overcome a wide draw and therefore had to drop in at the back of the pack, and then when coming around the bend WVG came wide and was still travelling well with about 3 furlongs to go, before the jockey asked him questions and he stayed on strongly, but never going the pace of the front 3. If WVG is ridden in a similar event over the same trip or +1 furlong and closer to the pace, he could return to form and be very competitive.
The Gosden trained Colt ran its first race at Wolverhampton over 7 furlongs, winning by a neck; However that winning distance doesn’t do justice to the way Ghostwriting won. Ghostwriting was quickly away from the stalls, but was outpaced mid race. However the penny dropped for the colt on the turn, and he made easy progress through the field, and when coming to challenge Juno the Muffinman was hampered, he had to switch to the outside, and still comfortably stayed on to win by neck. Ghostwriting will have learnt alot from the debut on track and will clearly be stepped up in grade. Will be interesting next time out.