Quiet start to the week the racing on Monday & Tuesday didn't make much appeal to say the least .
On Wednesday we have decent looking card at Epsom ,with couple interesting races .Going concentrate on 1 mile maiden stakes at 4.30
4.30 EPSOM 1 MILE 114 YDS 3-Y-0 MAIDEN STAKES :
8 Runners declared for 1 mile three year old maiden on good (good/firm) ground .This doesn't look the most competitive maiden with the three main contenders .Legal Waves, One Pekan & Storming
LEGAL WAVES :Promising debut in 7 furlong maiden at Newmarket finishing second of 17 behind Goodwood Mirage on soft ground .Looks open to improvement after just one start and should be suited by this longer trip .
ONE PEKAN : Placed on both starts on All Weather ,finishing third of 10 over 7 furlongs at Kempton in November .Followed that with second behind William Haggas trained Fehaydi at Wolverhampton over 1 mile .Looks open to improvement after just two starts.
STORMING :Improved effort last time Finishing good third in 9.5 furlong handicap at Wolverhampton behind the unbeaten Regal Hawk off mark 71.That form looks solid with the second High Troja winning handicap at Leicester next time by easy 5 lenghs .Should go well returning to maiden company.
VERDICT: Legal Waves is going to be popular here after finishing promising second in maiden at Newmarket in October ,though that was on very soft ground and has to prove he can handle this much quicker surface .Another concern is form of Brian Meehan stable not had winner this year
(0 from 10) Top price of 5-4 makes little appeal.
STORMING looks the each-way bet here after running close third in 9.5 furlong handicap at Wolverhampton last time .This slightly shorter trip should also suit after getting caught close home last time.Trainer Andrew Balding has been in fine form this season .Odds around 4-1 look very fair value in not the strongest looking maiden .
WEDNESDAY 24TH APRIL MAIDEN STAKES BET :
STORMING 4.30 EPSOM
0.50 PTS EACH-WAY @ 4-1 BET 365*.PADDY POWER* STAN JAMES *
(RESULT :UNPLACED SP 5-1 LOSS £100.00)
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