Friday, October 30, 2015

Keeneland Breeders Cup Day One .(Friday 30th Oct )

Bit of disappointing result on Thursday for the blog,with Sweeping Up finishing 2L fourth in River Eden Listed Stakes ,though staying on in closing stages,never looked like catching 16-1 winner Urban Castle.With £100.00 loss on the race.

Moving on to Friday we see the start of Breeders Cup .There has been plenty of rain at Keeneland, with ground conditions on the turf track described as soft .Going concentrate on the  Juvenile Fillies Turf Mile at 8.50 .

14 runners declared for Breeders Cup  2-Y-0  Juvenile Fillies Turf Mile .The three main contenders look to be Alice Springs ,Catch A Glimpse  & Nemoralia 

ALICE SPRINGS : Useful Irish Filly, winning 2 out 6 ,both over 7 furlongs .However produced a career best effort when finishing 1.25 lenghs third behind the useful Minding & Ballydoyle in G1 Moyglare Stud Stakes in September ,both winners since in G1 company .Looks well drawn in stall 3 .

CATCH A GLIMPSE : Won 2 from 3 starts ,including bolting up in 1 mile G2 at Woodbine last time.Not easy to assess that form ,though looks open to plenty improvement over this trip.

NEMORALIA :Won 2 from 5 starts ,including winning competitive 6.5 furlong handicap at Doncaster in September ,off mark 87 .Finished creditable second in G1 at Belmont Park last time on the dirt .Looks open  to improvement returning to turf .Each/way claims .

 VERDICT :ALICE SPRINGS stands out on form, with her third in G1 Moyglare Stud Stakes looking excellent form .The step up to 1 mile should also suit .Ground conditions shouldn't be problem, having ran her best race on yielding surface .Odds around 3-1 look very fair price .

Not easy to assess the American horses ,though none them look outstanding on form, with Catch A Glimpse looking best of the bunch .

£60.00 EACH/WAY @ 10-3 STAN JAMES*
(SECOND SP 7-4F LOSS £10.00)

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