Friday 26 October 2018

Friday's 2YO Update

Well, not too much going on yesterday, but still gave the winner

No surprise. If you look through all the result/blog posts it's a similar story. Talented horses. The trainer gave us the nod. 


Let's take a look at Friday's 2yo updates. A few races to consider. I'm going to keep this short and sweet with the basics as I feel whacked. Said I was tired - had this dated as Thursday!  

1:10 Newbury - 

Interesting to see Lyndon B here after a great introduction at Yarmouth. Lost out to a decent horse that day. Without a doubt, I'm sure George Scott thought their son of Charm Spirit would win. Quickly followed a Listed entry to add a little heat to that talk. Must have fair each-way claims if prices allow. 

Other horses noted by trainers. 

Brian Meehan has Amplify who raced at Group class when venturing to France. He didn't hit the frame but an entry that speaks well. Meehan isn't the type of trainer to travel across the channel for escargot.    

Lydon B 9/2 4th
Amplify 10/1 9th

Note: This looked a tricky if not competitive heat. Lydon B may have been a touch keen in the early stage which saw him run on from off the pace. Looked to have third but beaten for that place by the big grey Montathan. Amplify was a marked drifter in the betting and did little. 

1:40 Newbury - 

Michael Bell has noted over 10 talented juveniles this year. Babbo's Boy is one of those. This son of Mastercraftsman drifted markedly in the betting on debut at Salisbury. However, he was thereabout until tiring in the closing stages. It's possible he was in need of the run. Sure, we have to take a leap of faith but it isn't beyond the realms. This is a big, old field and no doubt a few fancied horses in opposition. Could be backed from 16/1. Interesting to see is this colt progresses from that first start.

Babbo's Boy 16/1 4th

Note: The leading pair went a frantic pace while Babbo's Boy was outpaced at the back. He ran on with some determination and looked to hold some hope but tired in the closing stages to finish a respectable 4th at odds of 16/1.  

1:50 Doncaster - 

Blue Gardenia has raced three times and been in the mix. She ran well on the first two starts but last time out at Redcar was a very disappointing effort. Simply didn't show anything. Had a month or so I guess there was a problem and connections will be hoping she returns with vim and vigour. 

Blue Gardenia 12/1 2nd

Note: Blue Gardenia came back from a disappointing effort - running well. Managed to plug on for second place at 12/1 but no threat to the smart debutante Dancing Vega, trained by Ralph Beckett. 

2:15 Newbury - 

John Gosden has a nice string of juveniles. Franz Kafka was the second or third string that day as the stable had Turgenev pummel the opposition. However, Franz Kafka may have been 33/1 but this son of Dubawi showed promise running on to take third place. He was a took keen in the early stages. Not much of a price but has been noted by connections which gives some confidence. 

Natty Night was given a Class 2 entry but shown next to no ability as yet. Best watched at 40/1 unless you feel inspired. 

Natty Night 100/1 4th
Franz Kafka 8/11 6th 

Note: Franz Kafka proved a disappointment. Put down a challenge but faded into 5th. Natty Night showed much more ability today with a four-length lead mid-race at 100/1 to finish a creditable 4th.