Could we have witnessed something special?
Gary McKenzie thinks there’s some superstars to be had from the week’s Guineas meeting
The only consolation I can take from last week’s 2000 Guineas is that I did say I thought the winner had more scope for improvement.
Coroebus won very well and I still don’t think we have seen the best of him. That was his fourth run and he looks like he can come on again.
Native Trail was coming back at the finish but I assume they will be kept apart for most of this season, and Native Trail may step up to 10 furlongs in time.
Luxembourg is as short as 7/4 for the Derby and he could well win it. He has the right pedigree and his trainer has won a few hasn’t he? He stumbled at the start of the Guineas and was outpaced mid race, but he should stay further.
But the price looks very skinny with the trials still to come. That and he’s suffered a setback which may prevent him being fit in time for Epsom.
I did mention in passing that Eydon could run a big race. He did get unbalanced in the dip so can possibly be marked up on the run. He may go for the French Derby next.
For what it is worth I think the front three could be stars this season. It looked like a good race and if I’m right, and the winner is still improving, then we could have a superstar on our hands.
The 1000 Guineas was won from the front and James Doyle did really well on Cachet. Prosperous Voyage was a neck ahead of the winner when they were placed in the Fillies Mile last term and the winning distance was the same here (although obviously reversed).
They are both engaged for the Coronation Stakes and it would be no surprise to see them close together again. Their Fillies Mile conqueror, Inspiral, is the favourite ahead of them both.
But Cachet may go for the French Guineas which is just next week.
Tuesday, who I have at 25/1 for the Oaks, is now around 4/1 for that race. Yay! She ran a fair trial on ground that may have been a bit quick for her. That was only her third run so I hope she has more to come.
My selection, Zellie, definitely wants more juice so will be aimed accordingly. She was doing her best work at the end of the race so not impossible she steps up in trip.