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Navan Sun Apr 23 2yo race review

Navan 1415 Sunday Apr23
EBF Fillies Maiden
5f, 1m1.77s(slow by 2.27s)
Good

Too Familiar. Feb 21, €25k yearling. Most recent half-brother (Ronald R) shows talent, current OR85. Jumped well, sat towards the back of big bunch, no more than 3L from the lead. Jockey had to earn his sling weaving through the pack. Only got clear inside the final furlong, ran on strongly when gaps appeared, seemed to have quite a bit left in tank. Visually impressive, more to come. Rated equal top 2yo race in Ireland (RPR figures) so far this season.

Crown Leah. Mar 19, €34k yearling. Dam won a 2yo maiden and then a C7 off 45. Began well, sat just behind the pace. Urged along inside 2f and took lead at furlong pole. Looked home until Too Familiar got clear and dove through on her inside. Nice run.

Summerseat Mist. Expected to go well after close third at Dundalk on debut, second has since won. Away well, straight to the front in a line of four. Pushed along inside 2f, beat off the other front-runners but left …
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Ripon Thurs Apr 20 2yo race review Div II

Ripon 1450 EBF Fillies Novice Stakes Div II
5f, Class 5, 59.90s(slow by 1.90s)
Good to Firm

Capla Dancer. Apr 4, €6500 yearling out of mare who won once at Southwell. First crop sire who has now had two winners this week. Sat handy to the pace, moved up inside 2f to make her run. Battled hard to get past the leader in the final strides without being punished. Nice win. Started 66/1, Betfair SP was double, tote price less than half.

Faithful Promise. Feb 18, £48k yearling out of stakes-placed Coolmore mare who peaked at OR107. Backed up after debut run at Wolverhampton 12 days earlier. Straight to the lead from the gates, without much pressure. Challenged inside 2f, fought hard but overtaken in final strides. Solid run.

Flo's Melody. Feb 17, £28k yearling. Half-sister to three winners, dam had six tries at a C7 at Southwell and couldn't win off 40. Stable on fire with six 2yo winners (from 13 individual runners) already. Jumped right at the start, kicking off a chain reaction. Pa…

Ripon Thurs Apr 20 2yo race review Div I

Ripon 1415 EBF Fillies Novice Stakes Div I
5f, Class 5, 1m0.05s (slow by 2.05s)
Good to Firm (Good in Places)

Maggies Angel. Jan 26. €36k yearling. First foal of three-time 2yo winning dam who peaked at OR 98. Jumped well, tried to take a sit but ran greenly. Pulled out into middle of track in plenty of time to make her challenge. Once Hanagan asked her to go, she kicked away, Quite impressive, still plenty to learn.

Mount Victoria. Jan 21 foal, dam won at 25/1 on debut. Easy to track in running, lovely white blaze. Jumped straight to the front without much pressure. Had the others covered but winner pretty handy.

Under Offer. Mar 17, 52k gns yearling (€40k foal), dam G2 winner in Argentina, half-sister to seven winners. Broke well, settled mid-pack. Gap appeared at the 2f, kept on well, but without making much ground. Not fully extended, only one tap with the whip to keep her mind on the job.

Che Bella. Mar 23, £90k yearling. Started well, settled just behind the lead. Asked to go at …

Newmarket Wed Apr 19 2yo race review

Newmarket 1610 EBF Maiden Fillies Stakes
5f, Class 4, 1m0.88s (slow by 3.28s)
Good to Firm (Good in Places)

Formidable Kitt - Feb 16 foal. Well-bred, out of Royal Ascot winning 2yo and half-sister also won on debut. Jumped beautifully to take early lead, always under a nice hold. Found plenty when challenged (two taps with the whip) and wasn't stopping at the line. Backed confidently and had worked very well at home. Jockey Richard Kingscote said he expected her to win by a few lengths. Only a small filly, impressive.

Take Shelter - Feb 11, 21k gns yearling. Dam peaked at OR88, won three races on AW. Jumped well, sat in the breeze down middle of track. Loomed to challenge the winner but unable to get past. No shame in that, think the winner is pretty handy.

Ziarah - Apr 23, €140k yearling. Dam unraced half-sister to very useful sprinter Hot Streak. Stablemate of runner-up and wore a hood. Slowly away, settled back of the pack but only 3L off the lead. Tracked stablemate into the ra…

Newmarket Tuesday April 18 2yo Novice Stakes race review

Newmarket 1420 EBF Novice Stakes
5f, Class 4, 59.89s (slow by 2.29s)
Good to Firm

Sound and Silence - Mar 29 foal. Brother to handy 2yo who won first two starts and peaked at OR100. Dam unraced half-sister to very useful G1 winner Ibn Khaldun. Bounced out of the gates, straight to the lead. Happy to let others take over 3f out so long as he had clear space ahead of him. Cruising while others were being pushed along at the 2f, urged when challenged at the furlong and found enough to win without being pushed too hard. Nice win.

Never Back Down - Feb 2, £100k yearling by precocious sire. Sat back, pushed along at halfway, came down middle of track and threatened to take control at 1f before the winner reacted.

Areen Faisal - Mar 29, €80k yearling, half-brother to six winners. Green early, dropped out to equal last after a furlong, ran home very nicely after penny dropped. Eye catching.

The Love Doctor - had th experience of running second in the better Brocklesby division but trainer Dav…

Musselburgh Sat Apr 15 2yo Conditions Stakes race review

Musselburgh 4.05
EBF Stallions Conditions Stakes
5f, Class 3, 1:1.40s (slow by 3.40s)
Good to Firm

Excellently Poised - Jan 28 foal, by speedy Australian sire out of a mare who won twice at two and an open age Listed race at three (all at 5f). Vendor buyback at £48k. Part-owned by Sir Alex Ferguson. Highest winning unadjusted RPR of season so far. Settled back in the field, travelled up nicely before fully pushed out at 1.5f. Nice win but required several cracks of the whip, not a lot left on the line.

Requinto Dawn - raced with a penalty after winning one of the Brocklesby divisions. Posted the highest 2yo RPR of the season so far, 85, improving from 81 at Doncaster. Began well, landed on the pace. Challenged inside 2f, couldn't go with the winner but kept on well without being fully driven out.

Rockin Fella - five-day backup from Redcar. Jumped straight to the front, under pressure at 2f. Kept on at similar pace while leaders ran away, held off the rest of the field.

Washeek - Apr…

Beverley Wed Apr 19 2yo Novice Auction Stks Div II review

Beverley 1450 Novice Auction Stakes Div II
5f, Class 5, 1m4.21s (slow by 3.21s)
Good to Firm

Bengali Boys - Mar 28 foal, €11k yearling, became third winner from three foals to race for dam. drew wide, away well to sit midfield with cover in the three-wide line, a nice trail on a one-bend trip. Made his move just over a furlong out, was pushed into the middle of the track as the leader drifted left slightly but came away towards the line to record a nice win.

Wahoo - Feb 18 foal, 18k gns yearling. Seventh foal of mare, career-best earnings of £7500 from all of them. Not encouraging. Wore noseroll. Started OK, urged along to take prominent position just behind the lead. A little green racing close to several horses. Got clear with a furlong to go, a few strides later than the winner and that might have cost him the race. Worked home OK to claim second. Still looked a little green, will be better for the run.

Starlight Mystery - Feb 13 foal, 14k gns yearling. jumped well, sat 3wide no co…

Beverley Wed Apr 19 2yo Novice Auction Stks Div I review

Might be out of order with a few this week, but important to get them up before I get behind/they become less relevant..

Beverley 1415 Novice Auction Stakes Div I
5f, Class 5, 1m3.24s (slow by 2.24s)
Good to Firm

Almane - proved difficult to load then broke well to sit outside the leader. Urged along inside 2f and lengthened stride late to take control. Progressed nicely since debut run at Doncaster.

Emilia James - away well, crossed straight to the rail holding the lead. Challenged inside the 2f and kept on nicely, holding the lead until final 50 yards. Nice debut from strong yard, will be better for the run.

Just For The Craic - wore noseroll. Broke well, settled directly behind Emilia James on the rail. Outpaced inside 2f, kept on but never threatening the leading pair.

Floss The Hoss - dwelt at the start, settled about 5L from the lead. Gradually drifted to inside rail and made some ground in last furlong, best result of those coming from behind.

Mistress of Venice - dwelt slightl…

Kempton Sat Apr 15 2yo race review

Kempton 2.00 Sat Apr 15
EBF Novice Stakes
5f, Class 4, 1m1.74s(slow by 3.04s)
Standard

Plunger, Mar 31. Dam very precocious 2yo, winning four of her first six starts including a Listed and a G3 in France, peaking at OR109. Sat outside the leader after interference out of the gates. Challenged on straightening under confident ride, took control, kept on nicely.

Dragon's Teeth, Apr 15. Backed up from the weaker division of the Brocklesby where he led and found nothing under pressure. Well backed into 2/1 (they bet 5/1 in the morning). Led, not a lot of peace, properly challenged on straightening, started to weakened but hung on well to retain second.

Quick Skips Lad. Third start in a fortnight for this one. Sat on the rail behind the leaders, switched into the clear over a furlong out, kept working but just unable to claim second.

Kodiac Express, Apr 12. Sold twice as a yearling, €64k and then 50k gns eight months later. Second foal, half-sister yet to race. The Racing Post claimed …