Thursday 29 August 2019

It's Good To Laugh (Thursday's Thoughts)

14:50 Ffos Las 29 Aug 2019: 

Trackers: It’s Good To Laugh.

Clive Cox has had a pretty decent 2-year-old season so far with Golden Horde winning the Group 2 Richmond Stakes at Goodwood and Positive coming second in the Group 2 Vintage Stakes at Goodwood. It’s Good To Laugh is owned by Paul and Clare Rooney who have plenty of horses in training with Clive Cox. I am confident this horse has some talent after receiving some lofty entries this past month. Bought for a tidy sum of 100,000 euros as a yearling by Kevin Ross Bloodstock, this Tamayuz bay colt made his debut at Sandown last month. Watching the race again it was a race full of promise and when It’s Good To Laugh got the hang of things he was flying at the finish. The form of that race doesn't look strong but the potential that the Clive Cox colt showed was huge. I would be disappointed if he can't win this and go on to better things in the future. (6/5) 

14:10 Carlisle 29 Aug 2019: 

Trackers: Alix James, Black Caspian, Herbert Pocket, Brazen Point

This looks like a pretty decent 2-year-old Class 4 Novice Stakes race here. Can I find the winner that's the main thing? I will go through a few who have chances: 

You have to feel sorry for Alix James who has bumped into a nice horse in his three starts to date. The Iain Jardine Acclamation colt has done everything but win and should be thereabouts again. 

Black Caspian for the Kevin Ryan yard. The Dark Angel colt finished second to last on debut at York back in June but I noted that the 200,000 gns purchase had been backed from 7/2 into 11/4 before the off. Always worth noting the market support on debut run. Black Caspian was very keen that day and green before easing down with a few furlongs left. His next run was a different story when coming second to Lord Of The Lodge at Haydock. Interesting that he has been given a Group 2 Mill Reef Stakes entry. 

Panic Room Is a £60,000 purchase for John Dance and trained by Tom Dascombe. 20/1 Outsider on debut at Nottingham. Nice enough debut and the market should give a clue on his chances second timeout. 

Solemn Pledge looks interesting for the Karl Burke yard. I always love Karl Burke 2-year-olds at Carlisle. The Showcasing filly looked to know her job on debut at Ayr back in July. Always up with the pace before plugged on in the soft ground to finish third to Maykon. No significant entries but improvement should be on the cards especially if supported in the market. 

Conclusion: Looks a tricky affair and I haven’t even written about the newcomers from the big yards. One newcomer to note is the Tim Easterby Brazen Point who was given an entry for the Class 2 Convivial Stakes but didn't run. If Solemn Pledge attracts market support could possibly be an each-way bet. 

Thanks for reading and good luck.

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