LONDON – Majestic Moon can get punters off to a flier in the bettor.com Starting Commission of 1.5% Median Auction Maiden at Ayr.
Trained by Richard Fahey, the Majestic Missile colt was made favourite for his debut at the Scottish track two weeks ago and just came up short against a sharper newcomer trained by David Barron. The word was out on course that Majestic Moon was above average but he showed signs of greenness in the early stages and will have learned a good deal from the experience.
He could not be in better hands and Fahey is really getting into top gear now with his juveniles.
Given there was a 70-rated rival more than two lengths behind him in third, a race like this should be a formality unless one of the debutants is pretty smart.
Fahey also holds decent claims in the next race with Dutch Heritage. A winner over 1000m at Thirsk at two, he ran a fine race on his reappearance this season behind prolific Show Flower.
Well fancied next time at Ripon he completely blew the start and was tailed off at one stage before flashing home, albeit nowhere near the leaders. That was a decent contest, however, and if he can get away on terms in the first-time blinkers, the bettor.com Social Betting Handicap looks winnable.
Marco Botti’s charge Spicy stepped up markedly on her debut at Newbury to finish second in a hot maiden at Lingfield and she returns there for the £32 Bonus At 32Red.com Maiden Fillies´ Stakes.
She split two Godolphin runners, Sugar House and Ghostflower, both of whom have bright futures. Spicy was clear inside the final 200m and at one stage looked set to open her account but she was run down close home. There was no disgrace in that in Botti’s youngsters tend to improve with racing.
The booking of Ryan Moore catches the eye on the Gerard Butler-trained Bint Alzain in the 32Red.com Fillies´ Handicap. The former champion jockey is not a regular on board Butler’s horses, with only 13 rides in five years, so there must be something to take out of that.
A winner at Kempton in June off a rating of 70, she has found her new mark of 75 tough enough but crucially her last two runs have been over 1200m and she steps back up to 1400m now.
Richard Hannon’s runner Rising Legend has shown good form in some decent turf maidens and has had his sights lowered for the Download Our iPhone App Maiden Stakes at Wolverhampton.
David Simcock-trained Jumeirah Moon was second to a classy sort on debut and can go one better in the visitengland.com Maiden Auction Stakes at Yarmouth.
Allerford Jack can follow up a recent Worcester win in the Weatherbys Bloodstock Insurance Handicap Chase at Uttoxeter. – Press Association.