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Redcar Mon Apr 10 2yo race review

And so it carries on, this one might be decent...

Redcar 2yo Mon Apr 10
Class 5 Novice Stakes
5f, 58.72s
(1.72s slow by RP standards)
Good to Firm

Inviolable Spirit, Mar 28. By flying 2yo sire Zebedee from a maiden mare, £20,000 yearling. Backed from 10/1 into 17/2. Dwelt, missed start and hustled up to stay in touch. Sat middle of the track just behind the pace. Thwarted for a run at least twice near/just inside 2f. Put them away in a couple of strides when he did get through. Not touched with the whip, quite a bit left in hand. Impressive but RPR figure not so enthusiastic.

Tember, Jan 30. Sold for 16,000gns as a yearling, sire Sayif hasn't set the world on fire with his first crop, but early days. Drawn widest, sat just behind pace. Jockey got busy at the 2f pole, took a while and a few cracks of the whip to get going. Wanted to hang left causing some interference, got past the chasing pack in final strides but margin to winner a tad flattering. Started favourite, will learn from that.

Rockin Fella, Apr 9. £56k yearling from ill-fated sire Society Rock, this is his first crop. Jumped well and pushed forward, settling just behind the lead. Made move at 2f, couldn't kick on as the winner did but stuck on well to finish the best of those on top of the pace.

Nobrassnolass, Apr 26. €38k yearling. Flew the gate, led on the inside rail side. Right with them inside the last furlong, given a couple of taps with the whip, every chance. Not pushed out in final stages. One of the youngest in the field, has time to improve.

Marnie James, Mar 30. £35k yearling. Jumped well, shared lead with Nobrassnolass, with jockey sitting confidently until the 2f when challenged. No acceleration but kept on OK.

Ventura Gold, Mar 27. The more fancied of the Fahey pair with Hanagan aboard, so could expect plenty of ability. €36k yearling, first-season sire. Outpaced early, settled towards the rear but in position to make his run 2f out. Blocked again and again trying to make his run through the middle. Should have been right in the finish. Watch next time - there's talent in this one.

Just For The Craic, Mar 25. Initially sold as a yearling for €30k then resold for £3k and now gelded. First runner for new season sire Most Improved. Wore noseroll. Jumped ok but soon outpaced. In touch at the 1f but soon emptied. Best performer of those beyond 10/1.

Lady Lintera, Mar 14. £5500 yearling. Sat on the pace, tried hard but couldn't keep up when others got serious. Looks limited.

Sandytown, Jan 18. Reared as gates opened, missed start by 6-7L. Drifted further back as the race went on, never pushed to chase the pack, but did make some ground late. Sold for 19,000gns as a foal, then €35k as a yearling. In decent stable, has age advantage on most, forgive.

Brandy Station, Apr 29. Jumped well, drifted into middle, then across to the nearside rail. Beaten at the furlong, finished a long way back. Limited.

Savannah's Show, Apr 26. Settled towards the rear, pulled out wide into space to make her run and only plodded. Saw some support, 33s into 20s, but did nothing to show it was deserved.

KEY POINTS
Liked the run of the winner here, had a bit up his sleeve. Tember must have shown a bit at home and Ventura Gold was very unlucky. Should see several winners out of this race, and sooner rather than later.

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