Viewing horses in the the paddock has illustrated that the late arrival of spring, especially in the north, has meant a lot of the horses are slow to come into their coats, and generally the southern horses have been looking better.
Here are a few interesting 2yo stats:
Charlie Appleby/William Buick partnership strike rate with first time out 2 year old is an impressive 58%
Richard Hannon 2yo’s sent off favourite that were 2nd or 3rd last time out is an impressive 52%
Charlie Hills 2yo’s running in nurseries at Chelmsford priced under 20-1 have a 50% strike rate
Hugo Palmer 2yo’s running at Haydock in non handicaps since 2015 have a strike rate of 7/10 – his last 5 have all won.
Here is a list of horses that have caught my eye in the paddock recently. These are generally horses that have run in maidens and novices that I think have the capability to improve and win more races based on their physical appearance and may be worth following. –
INDIAN TYGRESS : A strong 3yo filly trained by James Fanshaw, she won at Doncaster in soft going finishing well. She is a half sister to the Tin Man, and she should go on to do better things, so one to follow.
NO LIPPY : A well built 2yo filly trained by Mark Johnston, she won a 5f maiden at Doncaster in soft ground. She was very green beforehand and wandered during the race. She is a one that should definitely improve
BLOWN BY WIND : A big beast of a horse, this 2yo colt trained by Mark Johnston won his first maiden and was second in his next race at Windsor. He is impressive physically and I think is one to follow
CELESTIAL FORCE : A very strongly built 3yo colt trained by Tom Dascombe, won his novice at Newcastle, was slowly away but got up to beat a John Gosden odds on shot. I think he is one who could go on to win more races
CELEBRITY DANCER : A strong looking 2yo colt trained by Kevin Ryan won at first time of asking at Pontefract in soft going. A lovely big striding horse with a future.
FUJAIRA PRINCE : A very strong 4yo novice trained by Roger Varian, who has just had two races but won his most recent race at Wetherby impressively. Could be one to watch out for when steps up in trip.
DEEP INTRIGUE : A nice looking 2yo colt trained by Mark Johnston who didn’t have the clearest of runs at Musselburgh but finished well. One to watch out for next time out.
NINETYTHREETWENTY : A nice looking 2yo colt trained by Richard Fahey ran at Doncaster in good ground, finishing with plenty speed and there could be more to come.
AWARD WINNING : A lovely looking 3yo filly trained by John Gosden, who won a 1m 2f novice, she is a big striding filly that could appreciate a step up in trip and has the potential to improve
GIFTED ZEBEDEE : A nice looking 2yo colt who caught my eye at Ripon, got blocked in running and had a disadvantaged draw. He ran on well to get involved in a photo finish for 3rd, could win a maiden soon or one to watch out for when he tackles handicaps.