A Maiden Auction Stakes (Plus 10) over 6f 3y on good to firm. For a limited race type this looks a competitive heat. A few of these juveniles will be primed to go well. Nine two-year-olds take part on this newly laid turf course.
Ontoawinner syndicate don't have too many horses visit this seaside course and they look to have a talented juvenile in *Quiet Moment. This Irish-bred daughter of Dandy Man looks a smart breeze-up purchase at just 16,000E. Ben Haslam has a couple of juveniles with these successful owners. This talented trainer deserves more opportunities and it takes a forward-thinking syndicate to appreciate his worth. This brown filly started at huge odds when making her debut at Nottingham on soft ground. Looking unlikely to figure for most, she stayed on well. This April foal flew at the finish to take second from another of today's runners Pranceleya. A Lowther Stakes (Group 2) entry is a sign of confidence from connections.
Chris Wall does well at Yarmouth. It's a course he sends winners. Ejabah is a daughter of Iffraaj and well owned. She cost 20,000G when purchased at the yearling sales. The stable don't have the best strike rate with their debutantes but they can win if talented. The betting suggests this youngster may have a glimmer of hope and if backed to 10/1 & less SP could hold claims.
James Tate is a gifted trainer and he likes to send his better prospects to this Norfolk racecourse. Cape Falcone wasn't overly fancied when a 12/1 shot on debut at Wolverhampton over 6f. This daughter of Camacho is owned by Saeed Manana who is another loyal patron to this course. More is needed, but if priced 13/2 & less SP has sound each-way claims. If weak in the betting I'd take a watching brief.
I'm a big fan of Karl Burke and Sir Viktor was on my radar when making a belated second start at Beverley over 7f+ on good to soft ground. This chestnut colt is a big son of Sir Prancealot. I was slightly peeved last start that he didn't manage to hit the frame. This drop back in distance on the fast ground could see him outpaced. No doubt Spigot Lodge have applied the visor to liven him up but I'd still have a slight concern this may happen all too quick. If betting, I would bet in-running if making use of the exchanges.
In addition, he held three entries this week - two at 7f. That suggests this trip will be too fast. Trainers usually know best so it will be interesting to see if Sir Viktor can do himself and connections justice.
Joh Ryan is another handler who doesn't have a vast string of juveniles but a bloody good trainer. He too has an affinity with Yarmouth. Grey Britain is an intriguing runner. This grey son of Arcano was relatively fancied on debut at Lingfield and made the most of his position on the rail only to be outpaced by odds-on shot Sea Fox, who is no mug. Much have each-way claims.
Oakley Pride & Secret Ballerina are best watched.
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Conclusion: Not the easiest race to assess. Interesting to see Ontoawinner has sent Quiet Moment to race at Yarmouth because it catches the eye. Sending this filly further afield indicates to me they mean business. I would consider a bet if drifting to an each-way price but that looks very unlikely. Pranceleya shouldn't be far away and Botti does well at this course and often his two-year-olds continue to improve and go well the third start. Wouldn't knock anyone having an each-way bet on this horse although you may have a tussle with Quiet Moment. Cape Falcone & Grey Britain should be contenders if priced 13/2 & less while I have a feeling Ejabah may go well for Chris Wall, especially if priced 10/1 & less SP. I will be taking a watching brief.
* NR - Quiet Moment
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