Tuesday, 15 May 2018

Tuesday's 2YO Update

Mark Johnston
2:10 Beverley - 

A Novice Stakes Div I on good going. 

Nine two-year-olds take part. Deep Intrigue is the only horse with significant entries. A beaten favourite on his last two start - short odds - Johnston will be hoping this is third time lucky. This grey son of Dark Angel cost £200,000 at the yearling sales. 


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2:30 Beverley - 

Nine two-year-olds entered for this Novice Stakes Div II.

No horses with significant entries. 

5:15 Chepstow - 

A Novice Auction Stakes over 5f 16y on good to firm going. 

A restricted race type which often favours form horses. 

Bill Turner's John Betjeman has run well on two starts. He seemed to enjoy the testing ground conditions on debut at Bath. He may be better with a bit of give in the going description but a horse with enough ability to go close in a race of this nature. Finley Marsh takes off a valuable 5lb. Rod Millman does well at this course.

Swan Street hasn't got an entry at this stage but not a bad looking juvenile who ran fair enough on debut at Kempton. 

In addition, Whataguy is a rare two-year-old runner for Paul Nicholls. This son of Mayson ran in a competitive race on debut at Salisbury. Quite a nice looking juvenile who will improve with racing. 

Stuart Kittow is a very good trainer and Mayfair Madam did little wrong when beaten a neck at Windsor. This chestnut daughter of Mayson traveled well that day even though she had unseated her rider going to the start. The form of that race is respectable for this grade with a couple franking the form.    


Harry Angel returns to racing at York
Clive Cox has made a great start to the season with his two-year-olds. A couple look very talented. Molly Blake races in the familiar silks of Peter Ridgers. A £24,00 yearling purchase. May well be under priced after a few successes but interesting as their debutantes have decent each away claims when priced 13/2 & less SP.  Even more so when 7/2 and less SP.   

Read more: Clive Cox's Harry Angel returns to racecourse in the Duke Of York Stakes on Wednesday at York