Dark Horses: You Saucy Minx

saucyminxANOTHER flurry of three-year-old talent takes centre stage on the second day of the Newmarket Craven meeting. Yesterday threw up genuine Guineas contenders in Garswood and Hot Snap but today the Craven itself is very much quality over quantity with the clash between Dundonnell and Toronado absolutely fascinating. But there is a welter of unraced and unexposed talent waiting to explode and today’s Dark Horse runs in the 7f fillies’ maiden at 5.15pm.

SAUCY MINX was a relatively cheap purchase at 42,000 guineas but has always worked like a good horse at Amanda Perrett’s yard. A daughter of Dylan Thomas, Saucy Minx had one run as two-year-old and showed up well in a soft ground Newmarket maiden. Although a little keen she travelled nicely and looked booked for a place before tiring in the ground in the final furlong. She could be interesting today on the better ground in a race full of unknown quantities although she is almost certain to come on for the run. However she could reward each-way money.

POSTSCRIPT: A decent day yesterday. Jammy Guest ran nicely on his debut but, as expected, needed the experience and finished fifth. Vine De Nada won at Beverley and Valdez was chinned on the line at Cheltenham but rewarded each-way money. But Garswood was the highlight, proving himself a genuine Guineas contender in the Free Handicap.

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