Monday 29 June 2020

Reviews, Previews & Trackers (29th June)


Quick review on my last couple of posts, first a couple of non-runners which is unfortunate but trying to find time now back at work is a nightmare but I will be keeping an eye out for Lost Eden and Zoffarelli when they are declared again. One horse I was looking forward to seeing back out was James Fanshawe's Bomb Proof (pictured) who was another short price (story of my life at the minute) but to be honest, I was expecting odds on but he drifted to 6/4 which was a nice surprise, Bomb Proof didn’t disappoint and considering the Society Rock gelding hadn’t seen the racecourse for over 400 days I’m sure James would have been pretty pleased with the performance. 

A couple of eye-catchers I wrote about last week were Nurse Florence and Imperial Yellow. I thought Nurse Florence had a good chance of making the frame at least but looking back I should have seen the warning signs of her debut race when being a little awkward in running. Nicola Currie looked to have a job on her hands trying to control the Jamie Osborne trained filly at Windsor and Nurse Florence could only manage fourth place, maybe one for the future when she settles better. 

Imperial Yellow was my next tracker and after running well in what looks to be a nice maiden first timeout at Newmarket I was expecting the Roger Varian trained New Bay colt to go one better at Yarmouth, and he never disappointed sticking on gamely to beat the fast-finishing Wild Lion. 

Previews and trackers: 

16:00 Doncaster 30 Jun 2020 

A nice Novice Stakes race here with plenty of unexposed types that could be anything. The Charlie Appleby trained State Crown has been off the track for over 300 days and was last seen at Chelmsford last August when finishing third to Surf Dancer, the form of the race isn't top draw by all means but the New Approach colt was slowly away that day and bustled along mid-race before staying on without threatening the experienced Surf Dancer. A half brother to Key Victory and Blair House who are both talented horses from the Appleby yard themselves. State Crown takes a significant step up in trip here but I’m hoping he's wintered well and fit and ready to go onto better things. 

17:40 Kempton 01 Jul 2020 

The 3-year-old filly Cosmic Princess went into my trackers with an eye-catching performance in her only race at Kempton last October. Hollie Doyle steadied Cosmic Princess at the start and the 33/1 outsider was given a learning process before running on late to finish six. The third that day was Shimmering for John Gosden who easily won her next race at Lingfield. The step up in trip could see further improvement and hopefully, she can get involved in the finish and grab a place at least. Delta’s Royalty brings good form to the table and will be hard to beat in an interesting little race. 

Thanks for reading and good luck.

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