The Exception to the Rule


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