Wednesday 4 September 2019

2-Year-Old Race Reviews And Previews (5th September)


Not much to get excited about from my last post but here we go: 

A couple of positive performances from two unraced trackers I mentioned. I noted Festival Day as a potentially smart 2-year-old and I will stick to that opinion after a promising debut, of course, I was a little disappointed that the Mark Johnston filly didn't win but as I always say you never know what to expect on debut from 2-year-olds. Slowly way but flew home late to finish second. Lady Lynette was far too keen and didn't stand a chance. Areehaa was another positive when giving the hot favourite Star In The Making a race of it at Salisbury and will be winning soon . 

All You Wish and Lost Empire didn't do much but I will keep an eye out for All You Wish next timeout. 

My headline horse Vintage Times ran a stinker. I had a small bet on the Tim Easterby filly but the extra weight was too much and she looks average, to be honest. Backing a horse with a win penalty is something I need to knock in the head. Always things to learn. 


I noted Band Practice (Pictured) as an eye-catcher in my post a couple of weeks ago and she was back out again on Monday at Chepstow. A nice drift in the market made it a profitable day as she won easily. A lovely looking filly who is one to follow. 


14:20 Haydock 05 Sep 2019: 

Tracker: Jamais Assez

Danyah looks a nice prospect for the Charlie Hills yard and even with a penalty could be hard to beat after a lovely debut at Nottingham in August. My only tracker in the race is the Karl Burke Invincible Spirit colt Jamais Assez who cost $125,000 as a foal. Pretty weak in the market for his debut back in July when sent off 8/1, Jamais Assez showed nice speed until fitness told the final furlong, and he was eased down by Ben Curtis. Bit of a worry that he has been off the racecourse since then but a couple of nice entries give me hope that as long as Jamais doesn't take a huge drift in the market he will be in the mix for a place at least. Karl Burke has great stats with his 2-year-old horses when priced under 9/2. A couple of interesting newcomers make it a race to look forward to. 

14:50 Haydock 05 Sep 2019: 

Trackers: Panic Room, Grand Bazaar

The 210,000 gns Golden Horn colt could be anything, to be honest. John Gosden does have a good record with his 2-year-olds in September so it wouldn't surprise me to see Grand Bazaar win here but Panic Room (Eye-catcher) could give the expensive purchase a run for his money. I noted Panic Room as a 2-year-old to follow after his latest run when looking like the winner until being collared late on by the impressive winner Lampang at Carlisle. Panic Room had to be hard ridden until staying on well in the closing stages and the extra distance is positive here. 

14:40 Salisbury 05 Sep 2019: 

Trackers: Mambo Nights, Shandoz

Mambo Nights has improved with each run so far this season. The 250,000 gns purchase needs to get some money back for owner Sheikh Mohammed Obaid Al Maktoum. The Richard Hannon trained Havana Gold colt looks to have a chance of making the frame at least after producing his best effort so far at Newbury the last timeout. Mambo Nights looked to have the race in the bag when nodded on the line by the well-thought-of Roger Charlton colt Quadrilateral.

Shandoz is a well-thought-of Golden Horn colt for the Roger Varian yard. Shandoz made a promising debut at Newmarket last month when looking professional throughout the race and will improve a lot after a given perfect introduction by jockey David Egan. Really looking forward to seeing Shandoz run. 

15:10 Salisbury 05 Sep 2019: All Trackers

Class 2 race here so all nice prospects. I will mention just three. Unraced Shuraffa for the Charlie Hills yard. The well-entered Shamardal filly is well-worth keeping an eye out for here and in the future. Betting the key again with these unraced 2-year-olds. Interesting jockey booking with William Buick riding.

Thanielle is a 120,000 gns purchase from the Richard Hannon yard who ran a pleasing enough debut at Newmarket in August. Has a Rockfel Group 2 entry and should improve. 

Alash Orda is an interesting Roger Varian filly who is a half-sister to Altyn Orda who won the Group 3 Oh So Sharp Stakes as a 2-year-old and has an official rating of 112 at present. Looking forward to seeing how this Kodiac filly runs on debut. 

Thanks for reading and good luck.

1 comment:

  1. hi Craig, yes, a few varied results from the two-year-old races. We've seen a few nice juveniles these last few days and they form horse with a touch of ability or class have shown the way with pretty easy victories.


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