Buster Brown showed enough promise as a juvenile to make him of interest at 9/1 in the 6.40 at Windsor this evening.
James Givens’ colt finished a highly encouraging third of 15 on his racecourse debut here on good-to-soft ground, and followed that up with a solid fourth of 15 to Miblish at Newbury.
He was beaten just 2 3/4 lengths that day having raced up with the pace and weakening late on, and the race has thrown up subsequent winners.
The son of Singspiel then kept on well to finish third to Right Divine in a big field maiden at Redcar over 7f before flopping on his nursery debut at Doncaster on his final start off an opening mark of 75.
I am prepared to forgive him that effort as it may have come too quickly after his Redcar run which came after an 83 day break.
To me he shaped last year as if he would be much better as a three-year-old once he had strengthened up, and the greater emphasis on stamina in this 1m 2f contest is expected to suit.
The handicapper has also been kind in dropping him 3lb to a mark of 72, and that looks workable judged on his first two efforts last season.
At 9/1 he looks overpriced in a race which lacks strength in depth, and rates a solid each-way punt.
Daily Sport recommended bet: 2pts each-way Buster Brown (9/1 Boylesports – BOG)