Monday Review (20/04/09)
Racing expert Dale McKeown gives an overview of the day's top equine action.
Once again trainer Pat Gilligan has brought his 6 yr old sprinter Brunelleschi along to complete a sequence of victories with the latest a comfortable 1L success in the A C Beck Apprentice Handicap at Windsor. Held up, staying close to the near side rail, young J Bruning produced the treble-seeking gelding with a well timed run to pick up Desert Dreamer and Kyllachy Storm inside the final furlong.
Michael Jarvis and stable jockey Philip Robinson completed a 45/1 double with Liberal Law having earlier won with the once raced daughter of Danehill Dancer, Cartoon. Building on a poor run at the backend of 2008, Cartoon was positively ridden by Philip rallying to get back on top of the Sir Michael Stoute-trained Strawberrydaiquiri in the shadows of the post.
Liberal Law, not without his followers, was yet another maiden who built on an educational run at the backend of last season to break his duck on his 2009 seasonal debut. Always well placed on the quick surface, the son of Kingmambo stayed on well to beat another Stoute-trained horse Dubai Echo.
The Barry Hills-trained 2 yr old debutante Be Invincible overcame a slow start to beat Monsieur Joe and Pintura. Certain to improve, Be Invincible is a horse to follow while Trumpet Lily was a welcome winner for trainer Johnny Portman. A keen going sort, she was switched off early by Jim Crowley and produced with a well timed run to beat I’m Ova Ere Dad.
William Buick and Andrew Balding teamed up in the last with the 20/1 shot Chiberta King. Racing in a handicap for the first time, Chiberta King has plenty of room for improvement.
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