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Wednesday, 19 September 2018

Wednesday's 2YO Update

Just a quick update as I am at Great Yarmouth's Eastern Festival. From West Palm Beach via London to the Norfolk coast.  Hence, the late update. 

I'm getting around.

1:50 Beverley - 

We don't see too many significantly entered two-year-olds going for Claiming races but Gay Kelleway is taking that option with Elieden. This daughter of Camacho has an official rating of 71 which tells the story of a limited horse but one that has enough ability to win a race. She has been entered for a few race this year showing glimmers of ability. Looks like connections are dropping in class to gain that first elusive win.    

Elieden 11/4f 3rd

2:10 Sandwon - 

William Haggas has a decent string of juveniles and Dalaalaat is making his debut today. This son of Kingman is worthy of respect. 

Voltaic has run well on both starts to date and has valuable experience on side. This chestnut son of Power ran well in the Convivial Maiden Stakes at York, the one significant entry he has received. Stepping up to one mile. A decent juvenile at odds of 6/1.

Conclusion: Just the two significant entrants here.  Paul Cole's Voltaic could well hit the frame at each way odds. Dalaalaat is in one of Haggas' best betting guides which give hope but will need to be a fair talent to win on debut. 

Dalaalaat 3/1 5th 
Voltaic 14/1 6th 

2:20 Beverley - 

Air Force Amy ran well on debut in a competitive race. Looks to hold fair each-way claims. 

Air Force Amy 11/2 2nd 

2:30 Yarmouth - 

Big old fields. 

Saeed bin Suroor has definitely achieved more this two-year-old season. It makes a change after being given the lesser lights for far too long. Royal Meeting is fancied to go well here after a recent Class 2 entry. Not the easiest horse to assess. 

Charlie Appleby has given Aquanura similar entry. He has run well on both starts to date and sets a decent standard. 

Other significant entrants include Alrajaa. Fancied on both starts to date and beaten favourite at Sandown when fading tamely in the final furlong. I can imagine connections were a little disappointed with that effort. 

Clipper Logistics is no stranger to decent two-year-olds and Victory Day makes his debut for William Haggas. This son of Bated Breath cost £270,000 at the yearling sales. Interesting that he received a Gimcrack Stakes (Group 2) entry some time back but no other entries since. It may indicate he had a set back at some point. Haggas does well at this course. I would prefer To see this youngster priced 13/2 & less SP to hold best chances but not without a hope. 

Conclusion: Looks like a four-horse race on betting. Not the easiest of races to assess. The two debutantes [Royal Meeting & Victory Day] will need to be pretty smart on debut to beat the form horses although they may not have lived up to expectation. I would have to take a watching brief. 

Royal Meeting 2/1 1st
Alrajaa 4/1 2nd 
Aquanura 11/4 3rd
Victory Day 5/1 5th

2:40 Sandown - 

Good Fortune is a very well entered horse for Charlie Appleby.

Harry Dunlop has only one horse significantly entered and that is Goldino Bello

Good Fortune 6/5f 2nd 
Goldino Bello 25/1 4th 

2:50 Beverley - 

Rock Up In Style has received a Class 2 Stakes entry 

Rock Up In Style 6/1 5th 

3:00 Yarmouth - 

Sir Michael Stoute has noted Sovereign Grant. He ran well on debut when running on in the closing stages, giving the impression the race was needed. Almost three weeks off course, and sure to be fitter this time around.

The only other entrant noted by the trainer is David Simcock's Wiretap. Not the easiest of horses to assess and a horse who gives the impression has had a few issues along the way, which isn't ideal. Was fancied on debut at Yarmouth but easily beaten. However, the form of that race has turned out to be very good. Doesn't look fancied in the betting. If seriously backed to 13/2 & less SP would have much better claims. Keep an eye on the betting. 

Wiretap 8/1 2nd 
Sovereign Grant 4/6f 3rd

4:00 Beverley - 

Summer Blossom has been consistent and looking for this filly. 

Sabai Sabai has been noted by Ralph Beckett but has been disappointing of late. 

Summer Blossom 5/4f 2nd 
Sabai Sabai 7/4 4th