It was good to see Lumiere bounce back to form in the Sir Henry Cecil Listed Race at Newmarket yesterday. Lumiere looked potentially top class going into the 1000gns where I backed her and also gave the filly as a selection on here. She finished 16 of 16 though and ran no sort of race, the effort was too bad to be true.
Of course I didn’t have a penny on yesterday as Lumiere bolted up by 6 lengths a 3-1. The win was very impressive and trainer Mark Johnston has done a great job getting her back on track. Where she goes next I have no idea but if remaining in the same form she’ll take some beating if kept to her own sex.
It’s not often I get excited about maiden races but the 2:30 at Ascot this afternoon is a race worth watching. There’s quite a few horses lining up held in some regard and it’s likely this could be a well above average maiden.
The obvious starting point is Seven Heavens who is the sixth Frankel two-year-old to make his racecourse debut. Press reports suggest he’s doing everything right at home, however we could see Frankel’s off spring going off much shorter odds than they should. Lockheed is smart reports from Newmarket suggest whilst Monoshka sets a fair standard and will improve for his debut 4th.
This looks to be a race worth watching, plenty of future winners could come out of it going forward.