Monday, 18 June 2018

Tuesday's 2YO Racing Tips

Horse racing tips
1:40 Thirsk - 

Iain Jardine's Samantha James ran well on debut when finishing fourth in a pretty hot race at Thirsk. The form of the race has been franked. This daughter of an Australian stallion was quite fancied next start at Carlisle, again over the minimum trip. She finished fifth, beaten three lengths. The winner is heading to Royal Ascot and those in between look fair juveniles. Connections step up in distance to six furlong because she could never quite get to grips with the leaders last time out.

3:05 Royal Ascot - Coventry Stakes (Group 2) 

A race to enjoy. 

6:10 Brighton - 

Richard Hannon's horses have been running well of late. Leoube ran disappointing at York on debut after missing the break and had no chance thereafter. This daughter of Kodiac was sent off a 25/1 next start at Windsor. She showed decent pace before tiring into fifth. A fair-looking juvenile. Interesting to see how she goes over six furlong. 

6:30 Beverley - 

Victory Commander is going for his second win although must defy the win penalty. Interesting to see how she fares with this extended trip. Horses stepping up in distance - after sprints -  can be prove to pull.  

Monday's 2YO Racing News

Delft Dancer
2:15 Carlisle - 

Mark Johnston has given Seductive Moment one significant entry. A winner on debut but disappointed next start when a beaten favourite at Carlisle. Gave the impression he was ridden a stride too fast that day and folded tamely. Joe Fanning takes the ride today. A win penalty makes life hard. Always a slight concern when a horse disappoints that it may have regressed. That's enough to bring a few question marks. Interesting to see how this chestnut colt goes. 

5:50 Nottingham - 

Another fair horse trained by the Middleham handler. Delft Dancer is a battling type who won at this course over 5f. Not been beaten too far in all four races but clearly needs this step up in distance. Ran exceptionally well last time out at Hamilton when running on after being outpaced. A battling, if not lazy, type who will appreciated this extra furlong. Needs to defy the win penalty but been running soundly under the burden so far. 

Sunday, 17 June 2018

Sunday's 2YO Racing News

Royal Ascot 2018:Coventry Stakes Winner 2017
A couple of races. 

The highlight being the 3:55 Salisbury. 

This Class 2 race has decent prize money and even a few debutantes that are likely to have some ability for the future. Eight two-year-olds take part. the likely favourite is Richard Hughes' Sunsprite who won a couple of weeks back. 

2:40 Doncaster - 

A Fillies' EBF Novice Stakes over 7f 6y on good to firm going. 

No significant entrants. 

For those who haven't looked at the significant trainer entries it is worth the time. We have recently added the following from Royal Ascot 2018


  • Coventry Stakes (group 2)
  • Queen Mary Stakes (Group 2)
  • Norfolk Stakes (Group 2)
  • Albany Stakes (Group 3)
  • Phoenix Stakes (Group 1) Ireland
There will be more added in the next few days. 

Friday, 15 June 2018

Saturday's 2YO Racing Tips (16th June)

Richard Hannon 2yo
2:10 Chester - 

A quick look at these. Marie's Diamond won on debut and competed in the Woodcote Stakes. He led the field for most but paid the price in the final furlong when the wheels fell off. Mark Johnston has given this colt an entry for the Gain Railway Stakes (Group 2), Ireland. Connection will be needing a win here to entertain those lofty thoughts. A win penalty and wide draw will be such a test. 

Dark Thunder wasn't disgraced in the Lily Agnes Stakes and that experience round this turning course is valuable. 

Tom Dascombe fields stablemate Five Helmets who was entered for the Lily Agnes Stakes but didn't take the engagement. He's an attractive horse but needs to progress. 

In addition, Gabriel The Wire has been given a Class 2 entry. 

3:30 Bath - 

Happy Harmony ran much too fast at Musselburgh and tired in the closing stages. o be fair, Richard Hannon's filly hung on well as it was a good race. If settling better could go well here. 

Hannon is represented by Mersey who has run well enough on both starts. 

The Greyvtrain has also received entries. Although a speedy sort is exposed and needs a drop in grade or try on the all-weather.  

4:40 York -

Decent prize money and few horses with some hope of progressing. Jfoul has run well on debut over course. Looked a fair race and should improve for that first start. 

Kevin Ryan does well at this course and Rathbone did little wrong on debut over course and distance.  One of three horses entered for the Gain Railways Stakes (Group 2), Ireland. A talented two-year-old. 

Pink Flamingo was all the rage on debut but couldn't defy the challenge of Cocoabala who shouldered a win penalty. Comes out pretty quick. Steps up half a furlong although time-wise there may not be too much difference.  

6:10 Leicester - 

Richard Hannon's Leoube was very slow away on debut at York. Had no chance thereafter. This daughter of Kodiac is a fair-looking type who showed up much better next time at Windsor when big odds. Steps up a furlong. 

Not the most conclusive post but very busy and tired. 

Friday's 2YO Racing Tips (15th June)

Hugo Palmer - Eagle Hunter
Seems like a very long day.

2:00 Sandown - 

Dark Shadow is the only entrant here. Clive Cox's son of Dark Angel was relatively fancied on debut at Ascot just over one month ago. He was well backed from 7/1 - 9/2. Unfortunately, the horse next to him in the stalls was unruly which done him few favours. There could be more to come. 

2:35 Sandown - 

A number of entrants taking part for this 7f race. Dancing Speed was wide drawn last time out at Goodwood but well backed. Didn't show as much ability as expected. This step up in distance should help. Hugo Palmer's Eagle Hunter ran a great race on debut after a slow start. The third horse hasn't been disgraced. Also, from a statistical point of view very good claims. If a marked drifter in the betting could be value. Richard Hannon has Glorious Dane (as well as Dancing Speed). He was a drifter in the market on debut at Leicester. That wasn't a surprise when reviewing the run as he was very inexperienced. This son of Olympic Glory made up a lot of ground to catch the leaders before tiring in the closing furlong. Could well improve for that debut. 

6:25 Chepstow - 

Steve has been highly tried and will appreciate this drop in class. Millman does well at this course. Has to shoulder a win penalty which doesn't make life easy as he is no world beater. Axel Jacklin has shown ability but his last two starts have looked pretty average. It wouldn't surprise me if he has regressed. 

6:35 Goodwood - 

Just Wolstonbury given the significant entry but looks to be second string to Sylvester Kirk's Nayslayer who was backed on debut and the form of that race has been franked by a number of horses. 

Thursday, 14 June 2018

Thursday's 2YO Racing Tips (14th June)

Mick Channon Horse Trainer
1:20 Newbury - 

Couple here given significant entries of late. Richard Hannon's Neverland Rock, a son of No Say Never, cost 480,000 euros as a yearling. In addition, Clive Cox fields Wise Counsel in the ownership of Clipper Logistics Ltd. This son of Invincible Spirit was sent through the sales but withdrawn. A big field of 16 to-year-olds should indicate the winner has a level of ability. Certainly, this pair have some interest. 

1:40 Nottingham - 

James Tate hasn't hit the ground running with his two-year-olds this season bar one impressive winner at Catterick. However, Autum Splendour has been noted by this Newmarket handler. This son of Dandy Man wasn't a crazy-expensive yearling purchase at £52,000. Saeed Manana often buys well so this horse could be worthy of interest. The betting suggests he is one of the favourites for this race.  

Interesting that Tate has given Hard Taskmaster an entry but needs to improve a good deal on what we have seen so far.  

Finoah was narrowly foiled last time out at Wolverhampton behind Sporting Chance who is seemingly held in some regard. 

Langholm was all the rage on debut in the Brocklesby Stakes but failed to shine that day or more recently at Doncaster when stepping up to 6 1/2f. This drop back in distance may help but connections may be better served heading for Nursery races after this third start. 

7:25 Haydock 

Certain Lad is well regarded and won nicely on debut. He is earmarked for the Gain Railway Stakes (Group 2) in Ireland.  A win penalty will be a fair test of this is Irish-bred son of Colodvil. 

Tom Dascombe always buy a good-looking horse and it is interesting to see that Swift Justice has been given a couple of significant entries. He is a 50/1 shot and Kingscote is, presumably, riding the first string. 

Wednesday, 13 June 2018

Wednesday's 2YO Racing Tips (13th June)

Mark Johnston Racing
2:40 Haydock - 

New Winds, trained by Mark Johnston, ran out a decent winner on debut, a race where the form has been franked. He missed the Woodcote Stakes to go to Doncaster but trailed home last. Whether the soft ground was an issue or he went a stride too fast for conditions, only time will tell. Connections will be hoping his daughter of New Approach can get back to the winner's enclosure.  

3:00 Yarmouth - 

Course and distance winner Artair comes back to the Norfolk coast with a winner's penalty but high hopes of making his presence felt. He come unstuck when stepped up to Listed class when competing in the National Stakes. Spencer led that day, and it was a stiff task against a decent field. This drop in class will help connections see where this colt is at. 

6:30 Hamilton - 

A restricted auction stakes. Diviner won second start and has to defy a penalty. 

Tuesday, 12 June 2018

Tuesday's 2YO Racing News (12th June)

Stan Moore horse trainer
Three races of interest. Most have sizable field which doesn't fill my heart with joy. Why? Because they take longer to analyse. Just one race with significant entrants. 

2:00 Salisbury - 

Mick Channon has a decent string of two-year-olds. Certain Lad ran out a comfortable winner on debut and been given a Gain Railway Stakes (Group 2) entry, Ireland. Connections will be hoping he goes well here to head to that lofty engagement. A win penalty makes this a fair test. 

Interesting that Stan Moore gave Warrior Display a Woodcote entry. His string haven't shown a great deal this year but he is a fair judge of ability. This Irish-bred son of Dandy Man cost £20,000 at the breeze-up sales. He is priced 50/1 with bookmakers because it is a competitive race and he doesn't have many debut winners. If you can get 100/1+ on the betting exchanges, you may take the plunge and bet a few quid each way. It is a shot in the dark but this horse must have proven something on the gallops.

Sunday, 10 June 2018

Monday's 2YO Racing Tips (11th June)

Gay Kelleway Horse Trainer
Just a quick update.

2:30 Brighton - 

Gay Kelleway has given Induct a few entries including the Woodcote Stakes. This brown gelding hasn't been seen since April. He didn't show any ability of debut when weak in the market. The entries give some hope but there needs to be a transformation.  Stepping up to 6f will help.

Aisling received one significant entry but disappointed on both starts to date. In truth, this filly has been much too keen to do herself justice. This step up in distance will seem even harder work if pulling. Needs to settle to have any claims. 

Sunday's 2YO Racing Tips (10th June)

Brian Meehan
A couple of races to consider for Sunday. 

1:45 Nottingham - 

Interesting to note Gay Kelleway's Moveonup was earmarked for the Brian Yeardley but takes this easier target. This son of Zebedee ran well on debut when third. A positive jockey booking adds to confidence. Disappointing there are just two places with seven runners for each-way backers. 

Charlie Fellows doesn't have many two-year-olds in training but his debut winner Snazzy is no slouch. Interesting that he fields Sibirica. This daughter of Exceed And Excel cost £64,00 at the breeze-up sales. She actually cost more as a yearling. Fellows gave her an entry for the Hilary Needler which has got to be a sign of confidence. As with all debutantes, you are taking a leap of faith that they will get away on terms and run in a straight line. Bookmakers have this filly priced 8/1. Could be of interest, especially if drifting in the betting. This isn't the easiest of races to win and two places puts a downer on each-way unless brave enough to bet on the two. 

Likely favourite Napanook has no entries as yet but ran well on his racecourse bow. 

3:10 Goodwood - 

A selling race with a significant entry. That doesn't happen everyday. It's our old friend Anthem Of Peace, trained by Brian Meeham. He was given a Lily Agnes entry which looks crazy considering he has proven next to nothing in three starts. The good part - he's 50/1. The blinkers have been applied to bring about concentration. This horse is likely to finish in two positions: first or last. There is no real form to give hope but I still feel the trainer held this colt in some regard earlier in the season. Today is the day. Unlikely in many ways but as a speculative bet you could be proven a wizard if betting and he finally shows a glimmer of ability. 

Just noticed Wolf Hunter is also a significant entrant. Richard Hughes horse has shown ability but been far too keen in his races to finish with any zeal. Saying that, he did storm home after running wide on the bend at Kempton. He has enough ability to well in a rce of this type but needs to settle. 

Friday, 8 June 2018

Friday's 2yo Racing Tips (8th June)

Yousini Middleham Park Racing
1:30 Carlisle - 

Yousini made a good impression on debut. Kevin Ryan holds this colt in some regard. A Railway Stakes (Group 2) and Brian Yeardley Stakes entry detail lofty ambitions. A win penalty makes life more difficult but a fair assessment if the Irish race is to be considered. 

Archie Watson is a trainer going places and his knowledge of two-year-olds is worthy of note. Rockin Roy won well on debut and he was beaten by a talented horse next start. Also, entered for the Brian Yeardley, connection must have hoped this would be the easier route. Instead, it is a tough race.

Intriguing to see Tim Easterby sends Arletta Star to contest this race. She looks a good 2yo breeze-up buy at £28,000. The reason being, she was been given a couple of significant entries, including a Listed race. This looks to be a sign of ability. Easterby can win on debut although most don't. However, his best juveniles usually run well on their racecourse bow if expected. This looks a stiff task in ways against winning, talented colts. The upside is that she gets a good weight allowance. I must admit, even if it is unlikely, bookmakers pricing her at 22/1 are probably unaware she is considered a fair type.  

2:40 Brighton - 

Amy Murphy must have been disappointed with Thegreatestshowman on his second start at Pontefract. He looked to go a stride too fast and that is a big mistake in competitive races. The form of his debut is decent enough. Stepping back down in distance is a good move. If settling, should run well.    

Richard Hughes Kadiz come back to form after going too fast in testing conditions at Salisbury. He has some ability and deserves respect although vulnerable to a fair juvenile.

6:50 Haydock - 

Cool Exhibit was a big drifter in the betting on debut but ran out an easy winner. Simon Crisford considered the Woodcote Stakes but decided to take this route. This son of Showcasing is a deep-chested colt and appealing. It is worth noting that the form of his debut win has taken a few knocks, which may have been the reason he was weak in the betting that day (connections thought it was a stronger race than it turned out to be). Has to shoulder a win penalty.