Tuesday, 21 July 2020

Two-year-old (2yo) Eye-catchers (July 13 -19th)

Update on my weekend selections. 

Cosmic Princess was a horse I had been waiting for what seemed an age for, entered to run at the beginning of the month at Kempton before being declared a non-runner late on when being well-supported. The Hughie Morrison Kingman filly put in an eye-catching display last October over an inadequate trip and stepped up to 10 furlongs last Saturday. Hollie Doyle taking the ride, what a jockey she is, by the way, timed it to perfection when delivering Cosmic Princess perfectly to win by a neck. 

Two trackers in the 13.05 at Newbury in which could work out to be a nice Novice Stakes race. Calcutta Cup took a huge step forward from his debut run in the Woodcote when never involved, quickly away this time, and even though the Andrew Balding Territories colt finished fourth just outside the places I think Calcutta Cup still has a lot more to come once he learns to settle better. My next tracker was the well-touted joint-favorite Rushmore and I guess you would be disappointed if you backed the Andrew Balding Lope De Vega colt but watching the race a few times I think he was definitely green and will come on plenty for that debut run. The winner that day was the John Gosden trained Guru who looked professional and won well. 

Eye-Catchers 

Catterick 13:50 

Wednesday 15 July 2020 

Richard Fahey's two-year-olds look to have come into form lately with Gorytus, Rhythm Master, and International Girl all winning this month, so I will be keeping an eye out for the Kodiac filly NURSE DEE after a promising debut in a rough-looking race at Catterick. Richard Fahey actually ran three in this and Humid also showed promise and should be winning soon. The 7/1 shot was backed from 11s and was slowly away before being blocked in and running on when eventually finding her way out. The 52,000 gns purchase will hopefully pick up a small race soon. 

Newbury 13:40 

Sunday 19 July 2020 

ALKUMAIT looks a nice type for Marcus Tregoning and Mr. Hamdan Al Maktoum after a promising debut in what could be a nice little race at Newbury. The Showcasing colt did plenty wrong on debut when slowly away but still managed to finish strongly and get within a length or so of the nice Clive Cox colt Royal Scimitar. Alkumait was a 150,000 gns foal whose price rose to 220,000 gns as a yearling. 

York 12:15 

Sunday 19 July 2020

I actually had a split stake bet in this race with the winner Gorytus and my next tracker DEXTER BELLE. The Kevin Ryan trained Ajaya filly looked to be giving jockey Danny Tudhope a torrid time and was pulling for the first few furlongs like crazy. The 55,000 gns purchase was up with the pace until tiring pretty quickly the final furlong to finish seventh. Dexter Belle wasn't fancied in the betting that day and I will be keeping a close eye on the market next timeout to see if she attracts any support. 

AESTHETE trained by Michael Bell. 
HUMID trained by Richard Fahey. 

Thanks for reading and stay safe.

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