Thursday 18 October 2018

Thursday's 2YO Update

6:15 Chelmsford - 

Interesting that we see a trainer with a very small string. Pretty sure this is Eugene Stanford's only two-years-old in the stable. Itizzit has run six times. This chestnut filly didn't have the best debut unseating her rider. To be fair her form has been rather up and down. A couple of place efforts have shown a horse of some ability to the point attempting Listed class. Then went close to winning a nursery. Now has an official rating of 79. This 15,000 guineas yearling purchase gets in this race on a handy mark. 

Itizzit 4/1 4th

Note: Itizzit ran a fair race but always susceptible to a touch of quality. Finished 4th.  

7:30 Wolverhampton - 

John Gosden must be pleased with the two-year-old season. Plenty of top-class juveniles and Guineas prospects. Interesting to see if Repaupo can lose here! I say that tongue-in-cheek as this US-bred son of Quality Road is a 1/5f. This homebred races in the familiar silks of George Strawbridge. We noted this bay colt on his debut at Ascot. He ran a sterling race that day, losing by a head. He has received a couple of significant entries. Unless something unusual happens, this horse should win without too much trouble.    

Repaupo 1/5f 2nd

Note: Reason why I never bet odds-on. Repaupo beat easily by Tom Dascombe's Metatron. Punters got their fingers burned here.