Thoughts on Alaskan Phantom
Alaskan Phantom has her third run this evening in the 6.20 at Newmarket. Steve Drowne rides in the six furlong fillies maiden for two year olds. Alaskan Phantom showed a lot of promise when runner up on debut, beaten just two lengths by subsequent listed winner Great Page, picking up nicely after being slowly away. Her second start was therefore disappointing as she could only manage fifth after getting wound up in the paddock before hand. We’ve given her a bit of time to settle down and also to fill out as she is quite a leggy tall filly. Like many Kodiacs she has a fizzy temperament but it doesn’t stop them running. We’ll be taking a few extra precautions to keep her calm in the paddock beforehand. The step up to six looks like it will be to her strengths as she physically looks the type to get further and her full brother won twice over six furlongs at two before going on to win at nine furlongs as an older horse.
The race has a plus ten bonus attached to it, these bonuses offer an extra ten thousand pounds prize money to connections, which is great news, however it does mean the races are a lot more competitive than ordinary maidens. This race looks very competitive with several well bred newcomers on show. However there were promising debuts from White Witch, Lady Macapa and Hajeer and it would take a good newcomer to beat them.