Monday, 15 October 2018

Monday's 2YO Update (15th October)

A lot of races for a Monday. 

2:40 Windsor - [Abandoned]

Richard Hannon's K Club won well on debut and run creditably on all five starts to date. Has to defy the win penalty. 

Interesting to see how Venture goes. This son of Showcasing was an expensive yearling at 230,000 euros. This April foal didn't achieve a great deal over course and distance. He finished sixth, beaten a similar number of lengths. Without question, improvement is needed. It's possible he simply disappointed that day. This is one of thirteen juveniles Cox has detailed as having ability. The majority have run well if not won. Red Armada is similarly entered. Readers may recall that he ran no race on debut but went very close second start at big odds. Being off course such a long time suggests there may have been a problem. Maybe worth an each-way bet if odds allow.

3:00 Yarmouth - 

John Ryan goes well at this course. His two-year-old string has been limited this season and few of note. Battle Of Waterloo is one of just a trio of juvenile noted by the trainer. To be fair, all have been disappointing. This Irish-bred gelding is a son of Big Bad Bob in the ownership of Gerry McGladdery who is a loyal patron. Battle Of Waterloo made his debut at Newmarket over one mile. Although 150/1, he did show promise, travelling well for a long way, before tiring in the closing stages. Not the easiest horse to assess but could have a chance at 66/1 [tissue price] opened 33/1 with a couple of bookmakers.  

Tell William is trained by Marcus Tregoning. He is a capable handler although limited in numbers with two-year-olds. This son of Invincible Spirit wasn't overly fancied in the betting on debut but not disgraced. Interesting that he is just one of two horses entered for a Class 2 race. The other horse will a similar tag, Strindberg, was well backed second start and finished fourth. Tell William has something to prove but could show more today.

Note: Battle Of Waterloo was exceptionally well backed but faded tamely after setting a frantic pace. Tell William done little.