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Thirsk May 6 2yo race review

Thirsk 1355 Sat May 6
Novice Auction Stakes
5f, Class 6, 1m1.18s
(slow by 3.28s)
Good to Firm (Watered)

Guzman. Mar 31, £25k yearling. Settled midfield early, eased out before halfway to ensure clear run ahead. Urged along to challenge at 1f and held them off. Not much left on the line but sound debut. Backed from 5/1 into 5/2. Trainer keeps on rolling out juvenile winners.

Trusting Friend. Feb 22, $30k yearling ($80k foal). By second year US sire who won two G1s as a 3yo. Jumped well, sat close to the pace. Always seemed to need urging along, whip pulled inside the 2f, minor interference when Just For The Craic edged left, kept on well to just miss.

Seen The Lyte. Apr 12, €24k yearling. First foal of a dam who never earned a cheque from five starts with Dermot Weld. Pinged the lids to lead early but jockey reluctant to do so. Still under a hold whens went past at halfway but then extended nicely in last 100yds to get within a length on the line.

Danehill Desert. Mar 30, €14k yearling. Half-brother to five winners. Bumped around at start, settled at rear. Stumbled, almost fell at the 3f. Edged forward on the back of others until inside the last furlong, made good ground h&h to only go down by a length. Stable second string today but definitely more to come from this one.

Just For The Craic. Third on debut at Beverley, Apr 19 and runner-up has since won. Drew against the rail, bounced out well and sat behind leader. Switched off fence to avoid restrained leader, hit front soon after. Edged left under pressure at 1f, eased final stages once beaten.

Super Major. Feb 9, €22k yearling. Settled near tail, worked through to make run near 1f, found nothing under whip.

Chatburn. Mar 7, £12k yearling. Settled midfield, minor interference around 3f as pace eased. Outpaced over last furlong, not fully tested.

Orient Princess. Apr 3, £12k yearling. Settled at tail, closer at 1f but wall of horses in front of her and no effort made after one tap with the whip.

Progressive Jazz. Last on debut, same again here. Broke well, sat near the pace down centre of track, then went backwards from halfway.

KEY POINTS
Front five were decent, the pick of them for me was Danehill Desert. Not fully tested, plenty to like about him for next time.

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