Monday, 18 June 2012

3pts win DAWN APPROACH 4/1 (Generally available) Coventry Stakes

This colt needed to come under pressure to get past Mister Marc but won authoritavely in the end. It wasen't visually a wow performance and no doubt Hannon rates at least one of his in the line up better than his runner up that day . However,  there is no doubt that Dawn Approach is more than just a classy first half season juvenile;  has a long term future and is already considered by connections to be Guineaus material for next season. Gritty as well as classy he is sure to take all the beating here.

Won 4/1  + 12pts

1.5pts win COSIMO DE MEDICI 9/1 ( 2 firms and exchanges) Ascot Stakes
1.5pts win VEILED 12/1 ( 2 firms and exchanges) Ascot Stakes

Sure to be better for his reappearance, Cosimo De Medici developed into a progressive late maturing staying handicapper towards the end of last season who was probably over the top in the Cesarewitch. He had previously won a competitive trial for that race in the style of an animal who had further improvement left and off a 5lb higher mark in the ratings should be a big player here.

Last years winner Veiled has been lightly raced since and was last seen out at the Aintree Grand National meeting. She had previously shown herself as good as ever when running third in the Coral Cup at Cheltenham. Last season she arrived here on the back of a Newmaket victory a fortnight previous and though the approach is different here, and she is 7lb higher in the ratings than last year, there are not many that appeal more in this field.

Lost - 3pts