Sunday, 9 September 2018

Sunday's 2YO Update

Richard Fahey trains Ventura Ocean
Just a couple of races at York. I'm actually looking at the races as I write this, using Group Horse 2018. 

I say this to show the working practice. It isn't difficult to do this work yourself. I say this not so much to save myself time but for readers to learn and familiarise themselves with the horses. 

I know most people don't do this but I can tell you now, you will appreciate a lot more if you do. 

3:25 York - 

7f Judith Marshall Memorial British EBF Stallions Novice Stakes (Plus 10 Race) (Sire/Dam-Restricted) (Class 3) (2yo)

Going: Good to soft

Runners: 10 

Significantly entered horses: Ventura Ocean

Analysis: Just the one entrant noted by the trainer. Richard Fahey's Ventura Ocean is a son of Raven's Pass out of an unraced mare. In the familiar silks of Middleham Park Racing. This February foal is a talented juvenile who hasn't done much wrong in four starts. He finished runner-up on his first two starts, then won at Pontefract when stepping up to 7f. More recently, contesting the Tattersall Acomb Stakes (Group 3). He wasn't disgraced in seventh place. A leading chance here. These win penalties make life difficult for even talented juveniles. I must admit, I find them a thorn in the side. The horse to beat but not my idea of a bet simply because I think these penalties are more difficult to defy than realised. 

4:30 York - 

5½f (5f89y) Sha. Intelligent Ideas That Get Results British EBF Novice Stakes (Plus 10 Race) (Class 3) (2yo)

Going: Good to soft

Runners: 10 

Significantly entered horses: *Little Legs, Broken Spear, Fastman, Three Card Trick & Baldwin

Analysis: Being a Class 3 race with respectable prize money a good few of these have significant entries. 

I'd take a watching brief. 

* NR