7f Charbonnel Et Walker British EBF Maiden Stakes (Plus 10 Race) (Sire And Dam Restricted Race) (Class 3) (2yo)
Ran great race on debut for Andrew Balding. Deserved favourite who will take some beating.
Murray River -
John Gosden has a wealth of talented two-year-olds. This Derby entrant has fair each-way claims if priced 13/2 & less SP.
Prince Eiji -
Cost 2,600,000 guineas at the yearling sales. Stable can win on debut but will need to be a talent to lower the colours of the hot favourite.
Fox Vardy -
Great to see Martyn Meade training a Frankel 2yo in the ownership of King Power Racing Co Ltd. Meade can ready a debutant.
Once raced for Eve Johnston-Houghton. Ran a nice debut but been off course for over two months.
God Has Given -
An expensive yearling purchase costing 350,000 guineas in the ownership of the China Horse Club International Ltd. Not fancied in the betting but worth noting in the market.
El Picador -
Not best fancied on debut when eighth. Needs to find improvement. Unless seriously backed, others look more likely.
Felix The Poet -
Archie Watson has been inspired in these last few seasons. However, this gelding doesn't look fancied here.
L'Un Deux Trois -
Michael Bell can win with debutantes and some at big prices. This 50,000 euro purchase may be best watched today.
Red Armada -
Interesting that Clive Cox gave this horse a Group entry. He didn't look that good on debut and needs to improve. Maybe better than see.
Conclusion: Bangkok is a worthy favourite after a smart debut. Prince Eiji could have each-way claims for Roger Varian. Red Armada needs to improve considerably but interesting why Cox gave this horse a Group entry. May have a little more going for it than looks.