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How Globeform picked Maqaasid
by Geir Stabell / Globeform
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Ante Post betting leading up to the big spring classics is always fascinating.

From time to time one can find some real value prices. Like this runner, with strong credentials, good recent form, still on offer at a massive 33-1. Take it now, before it drops.


MAQAASID, an impressive winner of the Queen Mary Stakes (G3) over 5 furlongs at Royal Ascot last summer, looks way too big in the early betting for the 1,000 Guineas. Generally available at 25-1, the John Gosden trained filly can be backed at 33-1 in places. That is actually bigger than what was on offer after her win at Ascot some ten months ago, and it makes little sense.

Okay, she failed to win again but things did not quite work out for Maqaasid in two subsequent starts and she still ran sound races in defeat. She was always travelling extremely well when beating the Irish trained favourite Meow by a neck in the Queen Mary and she subsequently ran fourth and third to Hooray in the Lowther Stakes (G2) at York and Cheveley Park Stakes (G1) at Newmarket where she had a troubled run and was also given too much to do. Maqaasid was beaten 5 lengths that day but could have been closer. Since these races were over 6 furlongs, some questioned her stamina. Maqaasid was sharp over five at Ascot, though her pedigree says she may well stay a mile.

Her dam, the Storm Cat filly Eshaadeh, ran only twice but she is closely related to Ghanaati, winner of the 1,000 Guineas two years ago. This is also the family of Nashwan, Unfuwain and Nayef, so there is plenty of stamina to be found in Maqaasid's line. She shaped well when finishing a close third to Barefoot Lady in the Nell Gwyn Stakes (G3) here at Newmarket in mid-April, when conceding 3lb all round. In an open looking Guineas, she is well worth a small each-way bet at 33s.


RECOMMENDED BET:

MAQAASID Each-Way at 33-1
(Betfred, Coral, Skybet)





Last update: 2011-05-04 18:26:52 (First published: 2011-04-27 05:41:15 )

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