I am back on the debutants on Friday, tipped Silk Romance on Wednesday making her racing bow at Kempton where she was second.
Best bet for the horse racing at Newbury
I had three that I had been waiting to see potentially lining-up in the 7f BetVictor EBF Maiden Stakes at 2.10, fortunately just one will run. New Kingdom runs for Charlie Appleby. A son of Dubawi out of winning mare Provenance (Galileo) he is a half-brother to decent handicapper (95 rated) Cruyff Turn. Everything in his breeding suggests a mile to a mile-and-a-quarter will be his trip in time and he has some flashy entries for later in the season such as the G.2 Royal Lodge and G.1 Dewhurst Stakes. The yard remains in fair form and are having another good season with their juveniles so I am on at 2-1 about this one making a wining start to his career and to start paying off the 800,000 Guineas he cost; bred by Cheveley Park Stud. Wanees comes for this rather than the Listed heat tomorrow and is worth noting.
Best bet for the horse racing at Newmarket
Any regular reader will know I do like a Godolphin one making debut at HQ, it’s a tried and trusted theory. Coroebus runs for Charlie Appleby here in the 6.08 the mile Rich Energy British EBF Novice Stakes - was entered in the Newbury race mentioned above and I for one am happy he decided to keep them apart. This colt simply put looks bred to be a cracking two-year-old. By Dubawi (unbeaten at two of course before winning Irish Guineas) out of G.3 winning two-year-old First Victory, herself by unbeaten champion two-year-old Teofilo, with that breeding this one would be expected to win a race or two as a juvenile. He is another already in the G.2 Royal Lodge entries as well as the G.2 Champagne Stakes. William Buick rides and I have to be on this one at the 5-2. Saga ran a fair second on debut and has the experience edge but he was well held by Appleby trained Modern Games (tipped on here) that day. With that in mind you would think the Godolphin team fancy the chances of their runner being prepared to take the gelding on again with the debutant.