Arc day kicks off in under an hour – the opening race is one that interests me given the Aiden O’Brien trained filly Pink Dogwood is nice price in an open contest.
The favourite for the home side, Rocques has to be taken very serious after a recent Group 3 success, however is too short in the betting.
Instead Pink Dogwood offers tremendous value. This February foal has improved with each run this year and won in impressive style a couple of weeks ago at Gowran Park. She made all from the front and easily left the rest – in fairness not a particularly strong – field standing still in the closing stages.
The daughter of Camelot is stunning to look at, she clearly is quite forward and should be uncomplicated to ride in this small field, where she might be able to dictate from the front and then difficult to peg back.
Let’s hope this is a good start to the day; the cherry on the cake follows in the main event?
10pts win – Pink Dogwood @ 4/1 PP