Tuesday 1 March 2022

Trainer Talk: Eve Johnson-Houghton10 Two-year-olds to Follow 2022

1: BARLEYBROWN (Zoustar x Shozita) 

Purchased for 40,000 gns at the October Yearling Sales out of book 2 and owned by Mr Sean Barley. Dam Shozita ran twice as a 2-year-old for Ralph Beckett, winning first timeout. Eve’s view: “A lovely horse with a big stride. Should be out in about May.” 

2: BLUELIGHT BAY ( Exceed And Excel x Siren's Cove) 

Purchased for 82,000 gns at the October Yearling Sales out of book 2 and owned by JacobsConstructionHoldings & J E Harley. Dam Siren’s Cove won a couple of times in her three year career. Eve’s view: “Smart, with a great attitude, should be a 2yo.” 

3: BUCCABAY (Saxon Warrior x Fifth Commandment) 

Purchased for £35,000 and owned by The Buckingham Partnership. Dam Fifth Commandment won four times as a 2-year-old for Jamie Osbourne. Eve’s view: “He has grown and done really well, he goes well and will be one of the earlier 2yos.” 

4: BUSSENTO (Oasis Dream x Super Saturday) 

Purchased for 30,000 gns at the October Yearling Sales out of book 2 and owned by familiar owners Mick & Janice Mariscotti. Dam Super Saturday was unraced. Eve’s view: “A lovely horse, who will be one for the backend.” 

5: GREASED LIGHTNING (Lightning Spear x How High The Sky) 

Purchased for 26,000 gns at the October Yearling Sales out of book 3 and owned by Mr A. Pye-Jeary & Mr D. Ian. Unraced dam of six winners including Up Above, a nice type for M D O'Callaghan. Eve’s view: “Well grown although a bit backward should be nice in time.” 

6: KANOHI BREEZE (Expert Eye x Sommesnil) 

Owned by The Kimber Family & Bob Bell. Eve’s view: “A good looking filly who does everything asked of her. She has grown a bit recently, but should be out in the first half of the season.” 

7: SAILING ON (New Approach x Prowess) 

Owned by M H Dixon. A full-brother to Talent who won the Oaks back in 2013, also a half-brother to the John Gosden gelding Skilful who was also a nice type. Eve’s view: “A nice type who will take time.” 

8: STREETS OF GOLD (Havana Gold x Truly Honoured) 

Purchased for £ 27,000 and owned by J Allison & G C Stevens. Unraced dam. Eve’s view: “A nice sort who is on the grow.” 

9: GOLSPIE (Ribchester x Surrey Storm) 

Purchased for 50,000 gns at the October Yearling Sales and owned by Mick & Janice Mariscotti. A half-brother to Aroha who was placed in the Albany and Princess Margaret Stakes. Eve’s view: “Has yet to come in, but I like him a lot.” 

10: SIR CILIA (Lope De Vegas x Lunesque)

Purchased for 40,000 gns at the October yearling Sales and owned by Anthony Pye-Jeary & David Ian. Eve’s view: “A nice sort for the back end.”

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