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Monday, 23 July 2018

Monday's 2YO Racing News

David O'Meara Horse Trainer
I've been busy these last two days hence the lack of updates. All the information is here - so you really don't need me.  

1:30 Ayr - 

David O'Meara has a few fair juveniles in his string and Kuwait Station made his mark when winning at odds of 16/1 on debut at Ripon. A seemingly lacklustre effort when last of twenty-three in the Coventry Stakes Group 2. 

The betting suggests this is a two-horse race. 

The other major contender is Axe Axelrod who Richard Fahey gave a Gimcrack Stakes Group 2 entry. This is one of seven two-year-olds so he wasn't being too stringent although from a yard with umpteen horses it is still a sign of confidence. This American-bred son of Street Sense started his career at Hamilton when drifting in the betting to 4/6f. That four-horse race may have been a tactical affair and experience ruled. Fahey's charge looked inexperience but ran on well to finish second and looks likely to improve a good deal fro that debut. 

6:10 Windsor - 

A big field with no less than 13 runners for this 6f on good to firm going. 

A quick rundown of the sole significant entry.  Happy Odyssey drifted in the betting on her second start at Newmarket. Amy Murphy's filly was a touch keen but ran out a fair winner. The stable had felt optimistic enough to give her a Listed race entry. A hood has been fitted, which is intriguing. Most probably to try to calm any exuberance. 

6:30 Beverley - 

Just the one significant entry. Queen Jo Jo is trainer by Kevin Ryan who has a decent string of juveniles. This daughter of Gregorian cost 68,000G when purchased at the breeze-up sales. She was well backed on debut (10/3 - 5/2) when runner up to Que Amoro who stretch out a comfortable winner. Interesting to consider this filly is the only horse in the yard to be given a Lowther Stakes Group 2 entry. A prime draw and experience are good news for favourite backers at Beverley