Monday 14 October 2019

Eye-Catchers Monday 7th-Sunday 13th October(Part One)

17:10 Kempton 09 Oct 2019

I have been trying to stick to a rule of only betting on horses second time out but I will make an exception for my next eye-catcher. Zambezi Magic has already run twice and with starting prices of 50/1 and 16/1. I might regret putting this Clive Cox trained Zoffany colt up here. I think he had a few issues which is why he has worn a hood both starts to date and his last race wasn't the strongest but saying that the winner Higher Kingdom does have an early entry for the 2000 guineas next year. Zambezi Magic was tapped for toe in the early stages of this race before making rapid headway a furlong out before Adam Kirby got boxed in and ran on again when finally get a clear passage. I think he could pick up a small race in the future and a mile would be a positive move. 

17:40 Kempton 09 Oct 2019

Bye Bye Lady (3yo) made a pleasing enough debut for Andrew Balding at Kempton last Wednesday. The Sea The Stars filly cost 725,000 gns as a yearling and is owned by The King Power Racing Team. I don’t normally put 3-year-olds in my eye-catchers but hopefully, Bye Bye Lady can make it worthwhile next timeout. The 9/4 favourite looked professionally enough and never showed any sign of greenness in her debut race. Silvestre De Sousa kept her in midfield for most of the way until creeping up on the inside only to be checked when making his move. The winner Maximum Effect had flown by now and it was a case of staying on steadily to finish fifth. It should be more streetwise next time and hopefully, get a bit more luck in running. 

14:25 Nottingham 09 Oct 2019 

Not sure how strong this race was but the Charlie Fellowes winner King Carney looks a nice type. The third and favourite that day was the Ralph Beckett filly Annie De Vega who ran a race full of promise and could be winning soon herself, I imagine the Lope De Vega filly will be a short price next timeout but the one that caught my eye was the Mark Johnston trained Too Big To Fail. The Teofilo filly wasn’t fancied here on debut but ran a promising race despite being inexperienced in what was her first day at school. Too Big To Fail is a half-sister to another Mark Johnston runner called Vivid Diamond who won second time out and has an official rating of a 106 after some fine efforts in group company. Too Big to fail looks a typical Mark Johnston out-and-out stayer after starting slow at Nottingham but plugging on well to the line and am sure will appreciate stepping up in distance in the future. Hopefully, Mark Johnston can get another run into her before the season ends. 

Thanks for reading and good luck

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