Picture Poet: form guide
|1(2)||581||Quiet Endeavour (IRE) 26||2||9-6||Archie Watson||Edward Greatrex||81|
|2(10)||Calling The Wind (IRE)||2||9-2||Sir Mark Prescott||Ryan Tate|
|3(1)||77||Picture Poet (IRE) 19||2||9-2||H Spiller||P Cosgrave|
|4(4)||Remission||2||9-2||D Shaw||P Mathers|
|5(5)||2||Shanghai Grace 22||2||9-2||C Hills||Jim Crowley|
|6(7)||Such Promise||2||9-2||M Murphy||David Egan|
|7(8)||The Game Is On||2||9-2||Sir Mark Prescott||Gavin Ashton(7)|
|8(3)||86||Tinto 20||2||9-2||Mrs A J Perrett||R Havlin|
|9(6)||67||Mysusy (IRE) 10||2||8-11||H Spiller||Jack Mitchell|
|10(9)||Ramatuelle||2||8-11||Sir Mark Prescott||Rosie Jessop(3)|
Betting Forecast: Quiet Endeavour (11/8), Shanghai Grace (7/4), Tinto (10/1), Calling The Wind (12/1), Picture Poet (14/1), Ramatuelle (20/1), Mysusy (25/1), Such Promise (25/1), Remission (33/1), The Game Is On (33/1)
An interesting little race, with Quiet Endeavour bringing a smart piece of winning form to the table and Shanghai Grace looking a surefire winner after a very promising debut. Such Promise is one to watch for the future, whilst a market move for The Game Is On would be very interesting, though the likelihood is he’ll need the run.
Recommended Bet: Picture Poet would be entitled to challenge for the places on the form of his debut here (which worked out nicely) and there are excuses for his performance at Newcastle last time. However, this is very competitive and therefore only a small place bet is recommended.
1pt place Picture Poet
- Looked modest judged on first two efforts on turf, but well backed and duly showed much-improved form when winning over this CD last time (from stall 9). That form looks good in the context of this and, better drawn this time, he is very much the one to beat.
- By Authorized out of a Shirocco mare, so will want a trip and impossible to fancy.
- PICTURE POET
- Halr-brother to a dual winner for this yard, who finished runner-up at 100-1 on 2yo debut to subsequent Group winner James Garfield. Yard is just 2-155 with 2yos in the past five seasons.
- 68,000gns yearling and showed there is plenty to work with when close second of 16 in maiden over this trip at Windsor three weeks ago. Third and fifth have franked the form since and he is the biggest danger to Quiet Endeavour.
- Sire commands a £65,000 stud fee and dam a half-sister to Oaks winner Talent (for these owners), so certainly ticks the boxes on paper. Yard not known for two year old winners and this looks sure to need further in time, so although others preferred, wouldn’t surprise to see him run a nice race on debut.
- 58,000gns son of first-season sire Garswood, who has made a bright start at stud this term. Dam was rated 95 and is from a good family, so plenty to like on paper, whilst booking of a 7lbs apprentice isn’t as worrying as it may look at first glance, as he has won on both rides in the past 14 days (including for this yard) and is now 3-5 in his career to date. One to watch in the market.
- £30,000 breeze-up purchase, but has looked a work in progress in two starts so far. Still, he has shown ability and has place claims now.
- Stablemate of Picture Poet and has shown little in two starts to date. Others look stronger.
- By Champs Elysees out of a Medicean mare, so would be a surprise to see her figure on debut, particularly given her sire’s progeny progress markedly with age.