Saturday 20 April 2019

2yo Lady Kermit Heading to Royal Ascot for Archie Watson

Archie Watson has made a fast and furious start to the two-year-old season with a sparkling array of talent. In fact, he had four two-year-old debut winners in a span of just twelve days, leaving his peers wondering what is his secret. 

Lady Kermit was one of those gifted two-year-olds. This bay filly, a daughter of Starspangledbanner was all the rage when backed to even-money favourite on her debut at Kempton. Even a wide draw did little to hamper her precocity as she stormed to the rail and leading into the final furlong forged clear to win by an impressive six lengths. Clearly, the dogs hadn't been singing: ''Halfway up the stairs is a stair where I sit...'' as her reputation preceded this January foal. 

Connections and backers alike weren't scared of this speedy filly carrying a win penalty or contesting the Ladbrokes Home Of The Odds Boost Fillies' Conditions Stakes (Plus 10 Race) over 5f. Lady Kermit was backed to 1/4f even though she had a previous winner in opposition [Chasanda] and eight debutantes, some who are very capable juveniles. 

Lady Kermit led from start to finish and won a shade cosily by just under two lengths. She looks a classy filly who is likely to be heading to Royal Ascot. Watson detailed the Queen Mary Stakes (Group 2) is on the card this June.  

Other two-year-old winners include Electric Ladyland, Exclusively & Lambeth Walk.