Wednesday 17 October 2018

Wednesday's 2YO Update (17th October)

1:30 Nottingham - 

Dubai Icon wasn't fancied in the betting on debut at Goodwood. Has received at Class 2 stakes race entry. Favourite to win. 

Note: Wins comfortably.

Dubai Icon 11/10 1st

1:50 Bath - 

Mark Johnston has a vast string of two-year-olds and few have the size or scope of West End Charmer (pictured). This son of Nathaniel disappointed on debut but ran out an easy winner second time out at Windsor. He hasn't been seen for over two months. Stepping up in distance to 1m 2f. A win penalty makes life a little harder. However, this mighty colt shouldn't be too burdened. Priced 2/5f suggests the opposition have their work cut out today. 

West End Charmer  8/11f 1st

Note: All the way success for West End Charmer who will very easily.

3:25 Bath - 

Richard Hughes has achieved more this year with his two-year-olds than previously. He always seemed very disappointing. However, this has been a productive season. Pink Iceberg has been kept busy with five starts to date. This daughter of Kodiac won well at Yarmouth. Has run well on most starts and not disgraced last time at Listed class when a 50/1 shot. Has to shoulder a win penalty which isn't easy. 

Summer Blossom had been a model of consistency. She was beaten favourite at Catterick. It may be the case the first two horses are fair. However, it could be that this Irish-bred daughter of Society Rock is treading water. After so many races, it is a distinct possibility she is regressing. This race will tell us more. 

Nice to see Brian Barr with a two-year-old. Haats Off started in the Brocklesby Stakes and has done connections proved in her six starts to date. It proves Barr is selective with placing his filly. This January foal hasn't managed to get her head in front but run a number of fine races for the grade. She ran well at Leicester last time out when racing over 6f. She likes testing conditions so it may be positive if the ground is softer than not. 

Summer Blossom 2/1 1st 
Haats Off 7/2 2nd 
Pink Iceberge 4/1 3rd

Note: Good to see Summer Blossom win today. It must be the case she bumped into a couple of decent horses last time at Catterick. Pink Iceberg showed pace but tired into third, while Haats Off plugged on for place money. 

6:45 Newcastle - 

Tom Dascombe has Drogon racing here. This son of Zoffany's form has been a touch up and down. He won well second time out at Haydock before being outclassed at Group 2. An official rating of 93 details a talented horse. Needs to defy the win penalty. 

Drogon 11/10f 2nd

Note: Drogon ran well under a penalty but wasn't good enough to beat debutante Jack Berry House who won at 80/1. The winner, trained by Michael Easterby, looks a decent prospect and would have been an unlucky loser after being short of room.