Not a great deal of time.
Ideally, this should have been written last night. However, I was busy writing this post for Frankel Blog which details Frankel offspring (2yos) who are making waves for this 2019 season. Well, they might be, if they have ample ability.
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Anyway, enough about Lady Bamford's exciting two-year-old prospect and back to proceedings.
So which two-year-olds have been noted today?
We have three two-year-old races to take a quick look.
2:20 Redcar -
Andrian Nicholls has Amnaa running here. This bay filly, sired by Bungle Inthejungle, has run two times and show a glimmer of ability. Amnaa was given a Listed race entry (think it was for York's Langley Solicitors Marygate Fillies' Stakes). It will be interesting to see if this step up to 6f helps or hinders.
By all accounts, this looks a trappy affair, with a couple of winners in the line-up and both have apprentices onboard to negate the burden.
Interesting to note one horse which doesn't have a significant entry at this time but worthy of interest.
Quiet Word was all the rage on debut at Nottingham. This daughter of Dandy Man was backed to 5/6f but disappointed. She was keen and the ground was soft, which gives two reasons why Archie Watson's filly may have floundered. Syndicate Ontoawinner, know the time of day and I would be surprised if she doesn't have ability. After this disappointment, there are a number of unanswered questions which will be answered by the end of the race (hopefully).
2:40 Leicester -
Interesting to note that Jane Chapple-Hyam has an entered two-year-old racing at Leicester today in the shape of Lincoln Blue. This bay colt is a son of Bated Breath out of an unraced mare. This 46,000 guinea yearling purchase races in the ownership of Gordon Li. Chapple-Hyam doesn't have the largest string of juveniles. However, she is a very capable trainer. She has sent out a few debut-winning two-year-olds, often going in at big odds. In recent years, she has had four debutantes win and all of them were in May or June. The fact she gave this horse a Class 2 Stakes entry may well be significant. There has been a little bit of money for this April foal which adds to the discussion.
4:40 Leicester -
A large field of two-year-olds racing over 6f.
Tom Dascombe has a few fair talents in his stable (2yos). Javea Magic is an Irish-bred son of Society Rock out of a pretty limited mare, who didn't win in her eleven starts. Dascombe gave this 52,000 euro yearling purchase a Class 2 entry although a big drifter in the betting at the time of writing. Priced 25/1, this colt isn't given much hope by bookmakers. All I can say is that Dascombe is one of few trainers who can win with a big-priced two-year-old debutante.
Time will tell.