Thursday, November 01, 2007

Watching at Wetherby on Friday

The interesting race at Wetherby tomorrow from a form perspective is the listed juvenile novice hurdle which is due off at 2.50. Ann Duffield's Falcon's Fire opposes Saturday's Aintree winner Smugglers Bay. I watched a recording of the Aintree race last night and Smugglers certainly quickened well after the home turn; before that point he had looked held. The other three entries have all won races this season. Falcon's Fire impressive performance at Market Rasen just over a month ago makes him one of the best juveniles we've seen to date; he'll be priced accordingly and will make no appeal as a betting medium. Let's hope the lack of obvious pace doesn't lead to a tactical race; the result should be worth noting as the core jumps season gets into full swing.

1 comment:

GeeDee said...

The withdrawal of Falcon's Fire robbed this race of much of its interest. In the event 7/1 shot Callisto Moon won but was somewhat fortunate as Mr Crystal (3/1) fell when in the lead two out; he looks the horse to take out of the race. 13/8 favourite Smugglers Bay was well beaten in third.