5.00 Kempton – Budding Rose
This Fillies’ maiden looks quite an open contest with the likes of Waldnah and Hollie Point already having a few chances to get off the mark and still not doing so. Therefore, I feel this could go to one of the newcomers, and one that interests me is Godolphin’s Budding Rose. This filly by New Approach is closely related to German listed winner Promesse De L’Aube and a half sister to Royal Ascot winner Elite Army. Although she may need slightly further than 7f this looks a decent starting point for her and hopefully she will put up a decent show on debut.
2.25 Lingfield - Legerity
This 3yo filly by Dubawi cost Godolphin 300,000gns and is half sister to five winners, most notably listed winner Sugar Free and 100+ rated High Twelve. She made her debut over a mile in a Fillies’ maiden at Doncaster where she was always towards the rear and outpaced before being eased down when having no chance of getting on terms.
This filly surely is better than she showed on her racecourse debut, and this fillies’ maiden certainly doesn’t look the strongest of maidens with the favourite already having had a few chances and others already looking types for handicaps. With that in mind I’m willing to give Legerity a chance to prove she’s much better than she’s previously shown.
5.25 Wolverhampton- Silent Thunder
This 3yo son of Sea The Stars, trained by William Haggas, cost connections 115,000gns and started his career in a 7 furlong maiden at Wolverhampton, starting slowly, held up in behind, before being hampered when making headway and eventually running on to take 5th place beaten 4 3/4 lengths by Cilento.
He was then sent off 7/4f in a 7 furlong Lingfield maiden, where he appeared slightly outpaced 2 furlongs from home before staying on to snatch 3rd behind Solar Flair, beaten just 2 1/2 lengths.
The step up to 9.5 furlongs back at Wolverhampton looks ideal for this son of Sea The Stars and he should be up to winning this maiden.