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 333/1004.33+3333.333.33-0.30, 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 3/14.00+3003.003.00-0.33, 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 9/110.00+9009.009.00-0.11. She has a fair draw in 6 and David Barron’s maiden runners in March-May, 20/121.00+200020.0020.00-0.05 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 – 333/1004.33+3333.333.33-0.30 – Bet365
Eric has been a sports journalist for over 20 years and has travelled the world covering top sporting events for a number of publications. He also has a passion for betting and uses his in-depth knowledge of the sports world to pinpoint outstanding odds and value betting opportunities.
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