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Southwell Apr 6 2yo race review

I'd actually overlooked this race in the schedule and going by the figures returned, I didn't miss much. In the interests of being thorough...

Southwell 14.30 Thurs Apr 6
EBF Novice Stakes
5f, Class 5, 1:0.64s
(slow by 3.14s)
Standard

Jasi, Apr 15. £50k yearling. Backed from 2/1 into 5/4. Jumped straight to the lead and rider always appeared confident. Urged along at the 2f, kept going but required several cracks with the whip to stick to the task. Not much left in the tank at the line.

Kheleyf's Girl, Feb 9. £1k yearling, From six-start maiden mare who topped out at OR52. Jumped well, sat on pace. Urged along before the 2f, whip pulled and used several times. Gave as much as she could, beaten a head. Little upside left.

Ventura Knight, Mar 22. £40k yearling (£36k foal). Slow to begin but sat on the pace until pressured at 2f, became erratic when whip pulled and dropped away to finish third. Even money favourite, pretty disappointing.

Glen Valley, Jan 26. £10k yearling, first foal of a one-time winning mare who peaked at OR67. Slow to begin, struggled to keep up, only horse to be affected by any kickback. Hated the surface?

KEY POINTS
Wouldn't get too excited about this race, reckon this lot are pretty ordinary. Equal lowest RPR figure of any 2yo race so far this season and none of them were given a soft run.

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