Sunday, 4 September 2016
2:30 Brighton Racing Tips (5th Sept) BRITISH STALLION STUDS EBF MAIDEN STAKES (CLASS 5) (2yo)
An EBF Maiden Stakes over 6f 209y on good going. A powerhouse of a trainer who has shown the oldtimers a thing or two. It has to be Hugo Palmer. Most of his talented two-year-olds win in their first couple of starts but Colibri has bucked that trend. It wasn't for lack of try because this bay colt is actually held in some regard by connections. This bay colt is a son of Redoute's Choice in the familiar silks of Al Asayl Bloodstock Ltd started hs career in a hot Goodwood maiden. Considering the win prize money was over £16,000 it told the calibre of that event. The starting price of 14-1 showed that connections were more hopeful than certain. He dwelt and suffered trouble in running so it was no bad performance to finish mid-division beaten just over six lengths from a quality horse in Lockheed. He was similarly double-figure odds when racing at the same distance at Newbury. To be beaten by just over a couple of lengths from ready winner Ultimate Avenue was a fair effort. This looks a very winnable race and I suspect Colibri will lead and take some catching.