Saturday 23 May 2020

Future Stars of 2yo Racing 2020

Craig's Betting Blog has its finger on the pulse of two-year-old racing. Yeomanstown Stud has a select number of two-year-olds that are being sent to the Breeze-Up Sales and worth a closer look.

An unnamed colt, sired by Dark Angel out of the mare Maureen caught my eye. 

Many readers will have fond memories of both sire and the dam as they proved notable two-year-olds.

As a sire, Dark Angel needs little introduction. This classy stallion has proven his worth with a bumper crop of winners including the likes of Battaash, Harry Angel, Mecca's Angel, Lethal Force, Persuasive & Raging Bull. 

2019 saw a number of talented juveniles including Dark Lady, Khadeem, Angel Alexander, Decrypt, Angel's Hideaway, and Mountain Angel. 

It's interesting to consider the stallion fee for Dark Angel is 85,000 euros. However, this unnamed two-year-old out of Maureen went through the yearling sales for just 40,000 guineas. The vendor being Newsells Park Stud Ltd and the buyer Yeomanstown Stud who look to capitalise when this youngster heads to the Tattersalls Craven Breeze-Up Sales 2020 (Lot 81). 

Readers may remember the mare trained by Richard Hannon in the ownership of Ahmad Alkhallafi. Maureen was something of a bargain buy herself fetching just 20,000 euros at the yearling sales. However, she proved a very capable filly winning well on debut at Newbury when starting at odds of 11/10f. Beaten a neck when runner-up in the Cherry Hinton Stakes (Group 2), then winning the Princess Margaret Stakes (Group 3) ''readily'' at Ascot. She disappointed in her final start at two when she was priced 2/1 favourite for the Cheveley Park Stakes (Group 1). In truth, she had no luck in running on that occasion. 

At three, she won on debut when taking the Fred Darling Stakes (Group 3) and far from disgraced when sixth in the 1000 Guineas behind stablemate Sky Lantern, but beaten less than three lengths. 

In total, she raced thirteen times, achieving three wins and over £110,000 in prize earnings. The highest official rating of 107 illustrated a very classy filly. 

She concluded her career at four (2014). 

Take a look at this video footage of this son of Maureen, sired by Dark Angel. 

He is going to the breeze-up sales and sure to fetch much more than his original price tag of just 40,000 guineas. 

A lovely-looking colt who could well be winning this two-year-old season. 

A horse I will be watching out for this season. 

Good luck to connections. 

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