Tuesday 15 August 2023

5 Two-year-olds to Follow in 2023

1: Richard Hannon has a few potentially nice 2-year-olds to look forward to and the first on my list is Serene Seraph for owners Barane Stud And Partners2. Dam Pacific Angel won a listed race in France back in 2016, nice type. The Blue Point filly made her debut at Doncaster in June in a decent fillies maiden, easy to back going off 11/2. Serene Seraph was away well enough but a touch keen, the favourite Carla's Way quickened clear a furlong out with the Godolphin filly Star Of Mystery going with her, Serene Seraph also quickened but was a bit all over the place, even so she ran on well and wasn't beaten far. First two are nice types and pretty sure the Hannon filly will be winning races soon enough.

2: Next up is 48,000 gns purchase Shimmering Moon for trainer Harry Eustace who is owned by Titanium Racing Club. Related to James Tates Shimmering Dawn who was a decent handicapper. Shimmering Moon made her debut last month and it was a promising debut finishing second to How's The Guvnor, slowly away at Doncaster and towards the rear the Kuroshio filly showed a decent turn of foot to stay on well and one to keep on side of next timeout.

3: An unraced Amo Racing colt is next for trainer Dominic Ffrench Davis. Mr Hampstead could be smart and one I'm particularly looking forward to seeing. Dam Daddys Lil Darling was a nice American filly with a top rating of a 109 so no surprise her first offspring the Aidan O'Brien filly Savethelastdance is also top class, fifth on debut at two but went on this year to come second in the English Oaks then win the Irish. Mr Hampstead has a lot to live up to being a full-brother to Savethelastdance but one for the notebook. 

4: Boiling Point for Roger Varian and owner Sheikh Mohammed Obaid Al Maktoum. The once raced Too Darn Hot colt could be useful after what was a nice debut at Newbury last month, not sure how good the form of that race is yet but the winner Cogitate for Hills is well-regarded. Boiling Point did look a bit green in the paddock but started well cantering along until pulled out for a run, the winner Cogitate quickened away well and Boiling Point had no answer but ran on well enough to suggest he's a nice one. A half-brother to the Roger Varian trained Resolute Man who won on debut at two but hasn't really progressed as a 3-year-old. I imagine a short price next timeout but worth following. 

5: Fool's Gold looks a future winner to me following his nice debut at Newmarket this month. Trained by Richard Spencer and owned by familiar owner Phil Cunningham and purchased for £170,000. The Galileo Gold colt is a half-brother to Richard Fahey's Prix de l'Abbaye Group 1 winner The Platinum Queen. Fool's Gold took a bit of a drift on debut at Newmarket from 4s out to 15/2, pretty keen but travelled well but couldn't quite challenge and finished sixth, maybe a drop in trip will see a certain win for this well-regarded colt.

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