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Bath Fri Apr 21 2yo race review

Bath 1655 Fri Apr 21
EBF Novice Median Auction Stakes
5f11yds, Class 5, 1m2.57s
(slow by 2.07s)
Firm

Mutanaaseq. 125k gns yearling. Half-brother to Ahlan Emarati who also won on debut here, peaked at OR 109 and as a 2yo, ran close to Kool Kompany, Highland Reel and Muhaarar. Missed start slightly and eased behind the field on settling. Came around the field at the 2f to make his run, didn't really get going until he changed lead leg and jockey switched hands with the whip, about 100yds out. Then lengthened stride nicely to claim leader right on the post. A few cracks of the whip but think there's still more to come.

Big Time Maybe. Apr 30. £44k yearling. Half-brother to smart Angelic Lord, peak rating OR108 and winner on debut for this yard. Jumped straight to the front, comfortable until the 2f when stoked up. Kicked 3L clear on the bend, took a decent one to nab him on the winning line. (Seemed an unusual choice from connections to go to Bath, but it was later revealed that this race would not attract a penalty for the Lily Agnes Stakes at Chester if he won. Added 9/5)

Diamond Dougal. Apr 7. £22k yearling. First foal of unraced dam. Overraced briefly when restrained to settle behind the pace. Urged along at 2f, kept on one pace for third.

Uther Pendragon. Ran greenly at debut here a week ago. Pushed up from gate one to hold the rail, but then as soon as the leader crossed him at halfway, he was under hard riding. Switched on again when he dropped back into plenty of space, kept on OK last 100yds.

Give Em A Clump. In the market but slowly away and very green on recent debut. Jumped OK, sat outside leader. Under pressure at 2f, went backwards soon after.

Storm Doris. Feb 16. Unsold as foal on €3500 reserve, bought back by vendor for €800 at yearling sales, not a good sign. Dam peaked at OR65, three wins on AW. Settled midfield, outpaced at 3f and given a slap. Rider got busy and found nothing. Only passed a horse because Mirak stopped so sharply.

Mirek. Feb 20, €8k yearling. Dam placed twice from three starts (all in AW maidens). Bit erratic at start, didn't want to settle in pack so came around field and went forward. Challenged at 2f and then weakened very soon after. Dropped right out in last furlong.

KEY POINTS
Front two decent, third horse OK, don't look any further than that.

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