Wednesday 13 May 2015

1:50 Salisbury - Speculative Bet (14th May)

A Maiden Stakes over 5f on good going. Eight two year olds compete, a couple with form. Azhar, trained by Saeed Bin Suroor, held a Listed entry for the Marygate at York and must have ability. A 210,000GNS foal - Godolphin don't lack the funds to chase their dreams. Interesting. This filly is too short odds to register with Speculative Bet but we do have one horse who may have each claims at 20/1+. Heather Main doesn't train many juveniles but she knows a fair horse when she sees one. Aragon Knight may shine today. This son of Kheleyf is held in some regard by connections but made a laughing stock of the money put down when backed at Newbury. This bay colt veered right leaving the stalls and unseated his rider. He was then sent to compete in a hot stakes race at Ascot: slow away, far too keen, he looked to hold some hope but tired rapidly in the final furlong. This February foal is a big, strong colt who will appreciate the advantage of race experience and, perhaps, a more realistic target. His hopes rest upon the class of the opposition and with a few expensive debutantes it would be favourable if a few are particularly weak in the betting. It is worth noting Vostok has been given a selling race entry which suggests he is limited. At big odds Aragon Knight is worth an each-way bet at 20/1+.  

Aragon Knight 16/1 2nd