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Wednesday, 3 October 2018

Wednesday's 2YO Update

Group Horse Racing
A good few two-year-old races today. 

1:30 Nottingham:

Summer Blossom

Has been a model of consistency but has always found one or two too good. 

Exalted Angel 

This son of Dark Angel cost 150,000 euros at the yearling sales. Burke can win with his debutants. Most hold fair each-way claims when priced 10/1 & less SP. * Has been seriously backed from 14/1 on Betfair to 7/2 with bookmakers at present. 

Summer Blossom 7/1 2nd 
Exalted Angel 4/1 3rd 

1:40 Salisbury: 

Dawn Treader 

Just a Class 2 entry which suggests not one of the better Richard Hannon juveniles. Not too fancied in the betting on both starts to date but ran out a respectable second last time at Sandown. 

Dawn Trader 4/1 Unp

2:10 Salisbury:

Babbo's Boy 

Interesting to see Michael Bell's debutante has been given a significant entry. This Irish-bred son of Mastercraftsman is out of a debut-winning mare who raced a pattern class. This bay colt cost 110,000 guineas. Looks well found in the market. Running over a mile gives debutantes time to find their feet but they can be hit and miss.  

Wave Walker 

One of just four horses entered by Sylvester Kirk. He is a good judge. This chestnut colt ran well on debut when seriously backed. The form of that race looks fair although that was only an auction race. The statistics second start suggested a big run but that was far from the truth with a lacklustre display. I can't help think that was a disappointment and much better could be seen today. Kirk does well at Salisbury, as does J C Smith. Interesting to see how he goes. 

Wave Walker 9/1 5th
Babbo's Boy 10/1 7th