Sunday, 29 December 2019

Charlie Appleby's 5 To Follow


If you read the blog regularly you will know I gave the Charlie Appleby Dubawi colt Eastern World as a horse to follow. Eastern World made his long-awaited debut this month and was backed like defeat was out of the question. The 10/11 favourite managed to finish second despite looking a bit awkward and green through-out the race. I will be keeping with Eastern World next season as I am sure he will be winning his maiden soon enough. Charlie Appleby has plenty of firepower and these five are worth following next season.

I'm sure MAN OF PROMISE went into many notebooks and if he doesn't get him in now. The Into Mischief Colt was born on 10th February 2017 in the United States and is owned by Godolphin. The bay colt has only had one run to date in what was a pretty hot Ascot Maiden Stakes race back in July. Man Of Promise traveled well but looked a little green towards the business end of the race when making his challenge and lost nothing in defeat coming third. The winner Mums Tipple and second place Molatham both franked the form and even though Man Of Promise will be short next time out I am keen to see how good this Charlie Appleby colt is. 

The next Godolphin owned horse to follow is the Irish born STATE CROWN who looked in need of the race on his debut at Chelmsford in August. The New Approach Chestnut colt drifted from 7/2 to his eventual starting price 5/1 before the off and it showed as State Crown fluffed the start and was slowly away. William Buick tracked the leaders and then switched to the inside but could only manage third behind the more experienced Surf Dancer. A step up to a mile should bring out more improvement next season and State Crown will hopefully be competing in a higher grade. 

No big surprise to see who my next Charlie Appleby horse to follow next season is. BOCCACCIO already has two wins to his name. Born in Ireland on the 22nd February 2017, the Dubawi Bay colt was an expensive purchase from the Tattersalls 2018 October Yearling Sale Book 1. Bought for a tidy 850.000 Guineas for owners Godolphin, Boccaccio had a big price tag and big home reputation after starting 5/4 favourite for his debut race at Yarmouth back in May. He wasn’t to disappoint as he won easily and looked like he would be taking it to the next level soon enough. Plenty of significant entries followed but no sign of the exciting Boccaccio until he finally made his second start at Kempton last month and it was the same story, as he won with plenty in hand. Boccaccio had been off the course a while since his debut and gone up 4 lb in weight. Really looking forward to seeing this Irish 2000 Guineas entry back out again next season. 

SACRED DANCE is another who will be hopefully competing in group races next season after winning a Doncaster Novice Stakes race back in June comfortably. Another who was bought from the Tattersalls 2018 October Yearling Sale Book 1, this time a 650.000 Guineas purchase. The Sea The Stars Filly looks a class act even though she didn’t beat much at Doncaster she was given a few significant entries including the Group 1 Fillies' Mile race but didn't run. Another worth following next season. 

Unraced RENAISSANCE QUEEN has a couple of nice entries next season and one to keep an eye out for. Thanks for reading and a very happy New Year also thanks for supporting the blog in 2019. 

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