Saturday 15 August 2020

Throne Hall Shows his Class at Hamilton

It was nice to finally get a winner in my last post when Throne Hall ran out an easy winner at Hamilton for my 3-year-olds to follow. 

The Kevin Ryan trained Kingman colt made his seasonal reappearance after a promising debut as a 2-year-old last August at Haydock. He received an early entry for the Group 2 Champagne Stakes last year gave me hope he would be competitive against a pretty average bunch. I managed to be quick and get the 5/1 on Wednesday night that was available and it was a good job as Throne Hall was hammered into 15/8 favourite. 

It was like defeat was out of the question and so it proved as he kept on and won a shade cosily in the end with a lovely performance and hopefully, he can move up a level this season and get some black type.
Another tracker was Moon Daisy who could never land a blow in a competitive heat. Nice to see one of my eye-catchers Calcutta Cup (pictured) get his head in front at Chester yesterday for the Andrew Balding yard, I didn’t have a bet at Chester as it’s definitely one of the courses where I can never get a winner. Roger Charlton doesn’t have the best first timeout record with 2-year-olds but it was nice to see one of my Roger Charlton's 2yo’s to follow win on Wednesday for the blog. Lucid Dreamer looks a nice type and was given a lovely ride by Ryan Moore. 

18:00 Chepstow 15 Aug 2020 

The odds on favourite Jumaira Bay could run away with this as the Roger Varian colt brings decent form to the table and could be hard to peg back but these odds on shots can be beaten, so I’m going to do a split stake with two horses here. The first is another 3-year-old tracker who makes his seasonal appearance and has his first run for trainer Charlie Fellowes. BOMA GREEN was purchased for £105,000 at the 2018 Premier Yearling Sales. The gelding's debut race was way back in May last year when he looked a bit inexperienced and green but made a favourable impression. It’s pretty obvious that Boma Green has had some issues along the way as I was expecting him to run again last season, but he hasn't been seen since that promising debut last May. I will be interested to see how the market speaks tomorrow after such a long lay off. It’s always a worry he could need this run but if today is not the day I will definitely be checking next time out. MODMIN also makes his reappearance tomorrow for Marcus Tregoning after a promising debut at Flos Las last August. The Tamayuz gelding was always there about but could never land a blow and stayed on without threatening eventual winner It’s Good To Laugh. 

13:15 Newbury 16 Aug 2020 

BEHELD trained by Roger Charlton. The dam is a sister to stallion Showcasing who ended her career rated 107 and the highlight being a second in the Group 3 Merriebelle Stable Pavilion Stakes in 2015. Roger had a first timeout winner with Lucid Dreamer on Wednesday and Beheld is worth a market check here. The Frankel filly has a lovely pedigree and whatever she does here she will improve for sure. 
17:10 Newbury 16 Aug 2020 

Not going to lie but this looks a tough little maiden with plenty of nice newcomers entering the shortlist. TASFEEQ made a promising debut at Goodwood at the beginning of August when given a nice introduction by Jim Crowley, I’m sure the 115,000 gns purchase will be more clued-up this time and hopefully, the Marcus Tregoning trained bay colt can get involved in the business end of the race. Thanks for reading and stay safe.

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