Weekly Eye-Catchers – 25/04/17

Weekly Eye-Catchers – 25/04/17

Weekly Eye-Catchers – 25/04/17

At the start of each week we will be providing you with three eye-catching performances from the previous week of racing. Be it a horse that has bolted up, or one which was unlucky not to be first passed the post, we believe over time these will give you a long list of next time out winners.

Newbury 15:05 – Dream Castle


Frankel (UK) – Sand Vixen (UK)

Form Figures: 12 

By Frankel, Dream Castle looked the part on debut at Doncaster at the start of April. The market spoke volumes with the Godolphin colt being hammered into 4/7, before seeing off his rivals by a comfortable 3l+. This lead to him being thrown into the Greenham Stakes at Newbury this weekend, where despite being beaten by fellow Godolphin prospect Barney Roy, he looked far the more talented and would be the one to take out the race. He should come on from this run and settle a lot more next time out, which was emulated in Bin Suroor’s post-race comments: “I think he was too keen in the race. He is a horse that needs to settle. His options are open and we will talk to Sheikh Mohammed. “There are options in the French and English Guineas, and even the Irish Guineas.”

16/1 for the 2000 Guineas HERE

Limerick 13:15 – Yulong Xionghu 


Raven’s Pass (USA) – Mowazana (IRE)

Form Figures: 2

As is often the the case with a Michael Halford debutant, Yulong Xionghu’s prominence in the market in the opener at Limerick on Saturday told a story. He was narrowly defeated by Qatar Racing’s True Valour, who finished closely behind the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf 2nd place in Lancaster Bomber in it’s previous outing. This looks some real solid form for a debut, and with progress obviously expected it will be interesting to see where he heads next.

The Zhang Yuesheng owned 3-y-o doesn’t have an entries as of yet, but we will keep you posted on our twitter page @twenclosure with any updates.

Newbury 15:05 – Dhalam 


Lonhro (AUS) – War Tigress (USA)

Form Figures: 23

Lastly, we have the John Gosden trained Dhalam. After some encouraging late work on debut at Kempton, he was sent to a competitive looking maiden at Newbury where he looked poised to clean up before seemingly losing action. At first sight Frankie looked to have given it a stinker, but watching it back something looked amiss given his turn of foot on debut and we believe he’s worth another chance next time out.

Dhalam doesn’t have any entries as of yet, but we will keep you posted on our twitter page @twenclosure with any updates.