Sunday 11 August 2019

8 Roger Varian 2yo Horses for 2019

If you like a little bit of research, you probably know the answer to this question. How many two-year-olds (2yos) has Roger Varian unleashed so far this season? 

Taking a look at our page, it reveals, at the time of writing 8 juveniles which have either won or waiting in line to journey the short distance from the paddock to the winner's enclosure. The Newmarket trainer is at the front of the queue when it comes to talented horses of all ages and the two-year-old division is worthy of closer inspection. 

 Carlburg Stables, Newmarket, Suffolk has always been the centre of excellence, going back to the days of Michael Jarvis, who mentored Varian. You can see a distinct similarity in how they train the two-year-olds. 

Please, make time to revisit the Group Horse 2019 page because Varian will be adding to his list of equine prospects.  

Let's take a quick look at the horses he has raced so far, the better if not best horses in the stable. 

The big guns:


This classy daughter of Bated Breath has raced thrice at the time of writing and she hasn't really put a hoof wrong. This January foal made the most of her precocity winning at Newmarket on debut when priced 3/1 joint-favourite over 6f. Next start, saw a resplendent effort at Royal Ascot when taking the Albany Stakes (Group 3). Made 5/4f for the Duchess Of Cambridge Stakes (Group 2), connections must have been disappointed to lose against previous rival Raffle Prize when runner-up when beaten ''readily''. Varian has his eye on other big prices detailed by a list of impressive pattern entries including the Lowther Stakes (Group 2) & Moyglare Stakes (group 1).       

Pierre Lapin 

A debut winner at Haydock back in May. This son of Cappella Sansevero ran out an easy three-and-a-half length winner at odds of 1/1f. Race comment: Held up, jumped road after nearly 1f, ridden and headway over 1f out, led inside final furlong, ran on well, won going away, nice prospect (tchd 10/11). Connections have taken their time to make the second appearance, probably allowing this youngster to strengthen up. Make no mistake he is being earmarked for a number of quality races including the Gimcrack Stakes (Group 2), Champagne Stakes (Group 2), National Stakes (Group 1) & Mill Reef Stakes (Group 2). 

Sunday Sovereign 

(Group-class performer changed stables from Paddy Twomey.) Racing in the ownership of King Power Racing Co Ltd, he was sent to Carlburg Stables after disappointing favourite in the Norfolk Stakes (Group 2). Engagements including the Gimcrack Stakes (Group 2) & Mill Reef Stakes (Group 2) are on the cards.


Clan Royal 



Most recent: 

I was quite impressed with Charming Spirit who made her debut on the 6th August 2019. This daughter of Invincible Spirit in the ownership of the Merry Fox Stud Limited. This bay filly is homebred out of an unraced mare. 

I suspect Charming Spirit needed the run on debut and we will see a much-improved performance second start.