Today’s horse racing preview comes from two meetings, Redcar and Leicester. As stated yesterday selections made it hard to pull out a profit on the day, but a strong 3pt suggested nap changed that in Southern Belle who won at a nice return of 13/2.
15.10 Redcar – Pat and Les Holmes Celebration Maiden Fillies Stakes (7f)
There is no saying they Roger Varian’s yard are in blistering form and are worth following blind over the next few months. Their entry here UAE Queen cost a tidy packet of 450,000gns, the daughter of Oasis Dream and full sister to Materialistic has a very good chance of making her presence felt on debut, the team won the same corresponding race last year with a similar type.
Any realistic opposition, Luca Cumani’s Spinnaka should be the one chasing home the selection. Just the sole juvenile run when finishing second at Brighton in a now weak maiden.
If we disregard her all weather run and turn to her Newmarket encounter when she was just one and a half lengths behind Listed York winner Tomyris. she will I feel be better suited by a stiff mile eventually, but for now she has the form to trouble the field.
UAE Queen : 2pt win @ 15/8 (BOG)
16.10 Redcar – Racing UK Straight Mile Series Fillies Handicap (0-70) (7.9f)
Big chance for Mark Johnston’s filly Khamaary to make a pleasing transition this afternoon. She won here at the course over 6f on debut when just holding on by a neck. The distance is all wrong for the daughter of Tamayuz and with Zafonic genes, this step up to 8f should see her come on further.
I don’t realistically think she can be beaten, Giles Bravery’s Tigserin should run her race now stepping back up in trip and looks a bet for each way money.
Khamaary : 2pt win @ 85/40 (BOG)
20.35 Leicester – British Stallions Stud EBF Maiden Stakes (7f)
Well I am hoping Roger Varian’s To Dibba can at least bring up a maiden double tonight as we have to wait until the last race on the card. The son of Dubawi will prefer a stiffer test of stamina as his season progresses, but this is a solid starting point to get off the mark at the third attempt.
With just the one run as a juvenile when fifth on debut at Doncaster, it was a hot enough maiden which was won by Hyde Park. A pleasing transition when improving to finish runner up on his return to Doncaster when behind Dream Castle who went on to finish runner up in the Greenham and ran a very good fifth in the 2000gns.
The serious danger looks to come with Godolphins Mark of Excellence who fetched just over 100,000gns as a yearling, but could be found out by the trip this evening. The Sepoy colt is related to a plus 9f winner so he just might find this too short, but has to be feared from a yard that are also going well at the early part of the season.
To Dibba : 2pt win @ 13/8 (BOG)
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