Tuesday 14 May 2019

Kemble Storms Home for Hannon at Windsor

Richard Hannon has started the two-year-old season with meagre pickings. However, if you take a moment to review his list of juveniles on the Group Horse 2019 you will see he has 17 youngsters with significant entries (there will be more to follow). Only three two-year-olds have won this Flat season, but there will be more to come this month. 

It was good to see Kemble (pictured) storm clear of her rivals at Windsor (5:50) on Monday evening. This daughter of Kodiac is a fine-looking filly, who started her career in an exceptionally strong Stakes race at Newmarket won by Charlie Appleby's Chasing Dreams, who looks a live favourite for Royal Ascot. 

Kemble finished third on debut but ran creditably. She showed ample ability over 5f at Windsor to win comfortably by five lengths. Connections must have been happy to see such a facile victory putting a fair Archie Watson juvenile in its place. 

Hannon has had two other juvenile winners this season, both showing their worth on debut. 

Threat won well in the familiar silks of Cheveley Park Stud, while the form of Temple Of Heaven has been franked. All three juveniles are talents and could well be heading to Royal Ascot. 

Temple Of Heaven was considered for the Lily Agnes Stakes. 

Other two-year-olds who will be winning soon include Separate, who went close on debut and has a Listed-race entry to prove this filly's reputation. 

Endowed was very well backed on debut at Ascot, but was found a touch flat-footed in a competitive heat. This son of Dark Angel is better than seen and will go close next time out. Perhaps a step up to 6f will be to his advantage. I have little doubt connections expected more on debut. 

A couple of debutantes which have been showing some class on the gallops include:

Forbidden Land a bay son of Acclamation. 

Ziggle Pops a son of Zoffany.