Harvard Man to be top of the class at Newbury


1.25 Newbury – Harvard Man

The 2 year old conditons race at Newbury really is a fascinating affair, with a number of promising types going to post. With that being said, the once raced, one victorious Harvard Man looks capable of teaching his rivals a lesson, and looks generously priced to do so.

Making his debut in a warm Newbury maiden, the son of Equiano burst clear 2 furlongs from home, before getting tired and perhaps running a little green, with the winning margin ending up just a short head. That run was over 5f and the step up in trip and run under his belt should be of a great benefit second time out. Trainer Brian Meehan fancies his 2 year old as Royal Ascot material, and he will have to be victorious again in order to stake his claim for one of the good races in June.

Brian Meehan 2 year olds having their second start within 1-3 months of racecourse debut, have a great record; 46/196 (23.47%) for a LSP of £46.36 and an A/E of 1.49. There is plenty of competition, with a John Gosden newcomer sporting a sexy pedigree, and an undefeated Fahey horse, but at odds of +333 , Harvard Man looks a good bet.

2.30 Thirsk – Jeanie’s Place & La Asomada

Richard Fahey is the king of the 2 year old debutants over 5 furlongs, and he is represented in the 2.30 at Thirsk by Jeanie’s Place. She doesn’t have the ideal draw in stall 3, but with the yard being so prolific in these races; 60/255 (23.53%) for £129.36 LSP, giving an A/E of 1.60. She is available at a best price +300 , and is the rightful favourite in a race where the horses who have run, have not shown much.

While Fahey holds a strong hand on paper, David Barron’s runner La Asomada should also be respected, especially at odds of +900 . She has a fair draw in 6 and David Barron’s maiden runners in March-May, +2000 or shorter are 40/165 (24.24%) for a LSP of £60.91 and an A/E of 1.51.

Both runners need covering here.

Tips Summary (16th May)

1.25 Newbury – Harvard Man Win – +333  – Bet365

2.30 Thirsk – Jeanie’s Place Win – +300  – Bet365
2.30 Thirsk – La Asomada Win (.5 point) – +900  – Bet365

Brian Meehan
Harvard Man
Jeanie’s Place
La Asomada

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