Thursday 20 September 2018

Thursday's 2YO Update

Very busy until I get home on Friday, so I must apologise for the posts on the day rather than the night before. 

Let's a have a look at today's significant entrants. 

1:30 Ayr - 

Charlie Hills has Dark Jedi going here. This son of Kodiac won by a nose on debut and then runner-up at Listed class. Has to defy a win penalty. 

Takumi wasn't fancied on debut and was never involved. A similar price second start where he ran on in the closing stages to gain third place. 

Note: Reason why it pays to check yourself (thanks, Craig). I missed that Kevin Ryan's George Mallory has been noted by connections. Ran well on debut in the Convivial Maiden Stakes. Must have each-way claims.     

Dark Jedi 11/10f 2nd
Takumi 15/2 8th 
George Mallory 9/2 9th  

It is worth noting it is testing ground which may help or hinder. 

2:10 Pontefract - 

Karl Burke has a good team. Serengeti Song has been noted by the trainer. This bay colt has run creditably on both starts and made favourite to take the spoils. The stable do well at this course. 

Serengeti Song 8/15f 5th 

2:20 Yarmouth - 

William Haggas' Boerhan displayed inexperience on debut but managed to join the leader on the post to a dead heat. This Irish-bred son of Sea The Stars was a costly purchase at 270,000 guineas. Not seen for over one month, this extra furlong will help. Once again, we see a horse trying to defy a win penalty at odds-on. 

Boerhan 1/2f 3rd

2:50 Yarmouth - 

William Haggas has another potentially smart two-year-old heading to the coast with Hidden Message. This daughter of Scat Daddy races in the familiar silks of Qatar Racing Ltd. She cost $150,000 at the yearling sales. A recent non-runner at Haydock due to the unsuitable ground. Debutantes can be tricky to assess although this filly is in Haggas' best betting guide. 

King's Girl has been noted by Sir Michael Stoute although not one of the major players in the stable. The form of her debut at Newmarket looks decent enough although run off her feet at Brighton. This extra half furlong should help. 

Hidden Message 13/8f 1st
King's Girl 7/2 5th