Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Meydan Week 7

Real Madrid was a kick away from winning in Moscow, but with the safety net of draw-no-bets, there cannot be too many complaints regarding the draw. A great escape route that was. The other selection to have them qualify looks comfortable and assured.

Thursday is Meydan day with the Oaks being the center of attention. This should go to one of Al Zarooni's fillies, there isn't much doubt about that. Pimpernel is the deserving favourite after her second place to Gamilati in the Guineas. Her run from a layoff and first-time on Tapeta was very promising and she beat all of Thursday's contenders on that day, except for Falls of Llora who did not run. She is bound to have improved and I cannot see her out of the first 2. Her main danger will be from stable-mate Falls of Lora who will be making her seasonal debut. The daughter of Street Cry will be suited by the trip and the only question marks are her fitness level after her layoff and whether she'll take to the synthetic surface. She will certainly improve for the run. I give a slight edge to Pimpernel, only because she's had a first run already but I wouldn't be surprised if Falls of Lora runs her close. I recommend Places as well as an exacta (any order) on both Godolphin fillies.

Place: Pimpernel, Falls of Lora
Exacta: Pimpernel/Falls of Lora

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