2.15 Newmarket: Our Verdict
Our racing team weigh up the best bets in the Sky Bet Money Back race on Saturday – the 2.15 at Newmarket.
Jimmy Quinn: Rides Summer Chorus at Newmarket on Saturday
Will Hayler – Summer Chorus
Most of these fillies have improved throughout the summer and deserve their shot at a big prize, but Summer Chorus seems to still be progressing and looks the most likely to run her race here.
I suspect that she might be at her optimum on her quicker surface, but good to soft seemed okay last time if rain does reach Newmarket. She'll needs a good pace to chase, because she is a strong stayer at six furlongs, but she's got Ginzan and Sweet Dragon Fly drawn alongside to act as targets, and I suspect she'll run another very good race in a contest that possibly just lacks the depth that might have been expected given the money on offer.
Ben Linfoot – Owaseyf
A tricky race to weigh up but I'll take a chance on Roger Varian's Owasefy dropping back to six furlongs for the first time.
She looked very good when hacking up on her debut at Redcar, but has failed to hit the target in three runs since over seven furlongs and a mile. Much too keen over the latter distance at Windsor last time, she could relish the drop back in trip on that evidence and a mark of 79 still looks lenient judging by her debut. The daughter of Medaglia d'Oro is the most unexposed filly in this field and the likely strong gallop looks sure to suit.
Varian's stable remain in good heart and though he's got bigger fish to fry at Chantilly on Sunday, Owaseyf could well give the yard a boost on a huge weekend for the Kremlin House team.