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.