Thursday, 25 October 2018

Thursday's 2YO Update (25th October)

Hugo Palmer horse racing
Thankfully I survived the 16-raced onslaught. I must admit I didn't look at the nursery races. A few of the races went well. One or two close calls. 

Today is much quieter with just three two-year-old races - two Stakes, while the other, a nursery, will not be assessed.

5:45 Chelmsford - 

Hugo Palmer has Red October racing here. This chestnut colt is a son of Dawn Approach. He has finished second on both starts to date and been fancied to go well. Ran well on debut at Salisbury behind a fair type in Jersey Wonder. Wasn't disgraced at Kempton when stepping up in class by grade. Was no match for the winner but showed enough to hold claims here.

Wave Walker was backed and ran well for Sylvester Kirk on debut. However, since then, this son of Footstepsinthesand has disappointed. Looked lacklustre second start, then ran ok at Salisbury when leading for much of the race until tiring into sixth. A low draw may entice connections to lead. On something of a recovery mission. 

Note: Red October led and won. Wave Walker was backed from 16/1 - 8/1 but doesn't seem out of form in 6th.