Tuesday, 20 February 2018

Group Entries in Action from Two to Three

Corinthia Knight
So, what are Group entries all about? Even at this stage of the season, it is interesting to see how pattern entries for two-year-old horses (now three) fare when they are racing. 

I will simply use this as an example. However, remember, the strength Group Horse Daily is with two-year-old racing. We identify the best unraced and lightly raced juveniles in training. These horses, below, were identified and look at the class illustrated by high official ratings.  

2:05 Newcastle - 

Governor's Choice is trained by Karl Burke in the ownership of I McInnes, Dr M Glaze & E Burke. This roan gelding, a son of Intikhab, has achieve two wins and a capable horse. With an official rating of 84, this three-year-old has to withstand a win penalty. 

3:45 Newcastle - 

An all-weather Championship Fast-Track Qualifier with prize money worth £18,675. 

A real talent from the start of the two-year-old campaign. Corinthia Knight, trained by Archie Watson, has won four times from ten starts achieving £63,000 in total earnings. Ontoawinner horse racing syndicate have a speedster with an official rating of 105.

Lake Volta is another horse which Mark Johnston gave a couple of significant entries. A winner on two starts, including a Group 3 place at Kempton back in September. Rated 99, with an all-time high of 100, this bay gelding drops to the minimum trip for the first time. 

One of the best two-year-olds last season was To Wafij for Roger Varian. It was far from a vintage season with the stable not in the best of health for some time. This well entered son of Kodiac won on debut at Yarmouth and although the only victory, this colt has been a model of consistency including a fine place effort in the Molecombe Stakes (Group 3). An out and out sprinter, this horse has an official rating of 103.  

Just a few examples of the horses Group Horse details. Remember, the majority of these horses were entered before racing at two.