Sunday 14 August 2016

2:00 Chelmsford (15th Aug) Robyn Brisland Hopeful About Queensbrydge at Chelmsford

A Maiden Fillies Stakes (Plus 10) over 6f on standard going. 

We are in search of value and we may have a filly worthy of an interest. This looks an open race with a few individuals who have something to prove and that may open the door for Robyn Brisland's juvenile. 

Queensbrydge is a chestnut filly by Dutch Art out of a four-time winning mare who won at Listed class and raced at Group level. This 46,000G [not sold] as a foal is in the ownership of Franconson Partners. 

Queensbrydge may have surprised punters on debut but I would consider those 33-1 odds were as much to do with an unfashionable but talented trainer. She finished third on debut when running over 6f behind Rajar, who has proved a sensation, and no doubt surprised her stable along the way. To be fair the winner won well but the second and fourth have proven to have ability. 

There is always a slight concern a horse may be flattered but I would give this April foal the benefit of the doubt. 

She was very weak in the betting on her second start at Windsor over 6f but I suspect that was much to do with a wide draw which makes life hard on a dog-leg bend. Drifting from 5-1 - 9-1 is a marked weakness in anyone's book and there could be all manner of reasons. Queensbrydge pressed on from that extreme berth and tried to get to the rail and failed. That may be the reason for a below par effort and viable excuse. Many horses who try to get to the rail pay for it in the closing stages. That may have been good reason for a poor effort and hope that better will be seen today.  A low draw is a positive on this turning course and valuable experience. 

At odds of 25/1 this youngster may hold each-way claims.