October 24, 2018 at 11:28 #1378520
Always like to hear people’s horse to take out of the season.
Hopefully it will help for the notebooks!
I will start with a few- they can be any level, once raced, 5 yos the lot.
Idressa- i think she is in danger of being underestimated even though she won the Fillies Mile. Simon Rowlands mentioned how her time was good, and i think she could be anything in trips of 1m+.
Turgenev- He could make me look stupid as early as Saturday, but i think he looks up there with the best 2yos of the season. Still got it to prove of course.
Astronomer- Superb run vs a well handicapped Beckett horse Rock Eagle- He only went down 1/2 Length giving him a stone. Most certainly a group performer of sorts, how high he can go is another thing but worth following i suspect.
Rock Eagle- The winner vs Astronomer, didn’t do a lot when he hit the front, but he travels lovely through races and i think he is still very well in considering he was only given a 5lb rise.
Hindsight is 20/20 so make the most of it!October 25, 2018 at 01:02 #1378577
Totally agree on Rock Eagle, there has to be more to come surely.
Don’t usually have too many, but after my (failed) attempts to spark interest in the Notebook Forum, I did try a bit more this year, and even dipped my toe in with some 2yo’s.
All about that run at Listowel. Looked stuffed a long way out, but once the penny dropped……
Really taken with the run at Naas, and even happier with Newmarket. Very impressive.
His debut win at Salisbury was effortless, and though it wasn’t the Kentucky Derby he was winning, it just looked a performance to take note of.
Had seen the thread for him on here, and gave him a look at Limerick, immediately regretting not backing him. Didn’t lose much in defeat to Stradivarius, and I just wonder if he could be a Melbourne Cup Horse?
All potential at the moment, but thought he looked the type to improve next year, and shade unlucky not to be closer last time.
Quick turnaround for him in The Balmoral, but I thought he ran a blinder, considering where he was placed. My early Cambridgeshire horse for next year.
Been running close to a mile and a half recently, and running well, but on his run over a mile at Ascot in July, I like the idea of him for The Royal Hunt Cup.
I just wanted to mention him.October 25, 2018 at 12:18 #1378612darren83Participant
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Won well on 2nd start and think can run into a place on Doncaster at weekend but make into very good 3yo
Dermot Weld has couple of intresting types for next year one be next but this horse was very good on debut being talked about as a classic horse next year won maiden in fine style.
Won on 2nd start and like the above horse being talked about as horse for classics may start in Ballysax stakes
Related to Bondi beach looks a stayer to follow next year ran well to be 3rd in maiden won by KICK ON is odds on fav win maiden today
Not many 2yo fillys been good this year but feel she can develop into smart filly next year for the oaks where general 33/1 she romped home yesterday every chance she be a top class horse next year
Agree with bob with NORWAY and JAPANOctober 25, 2018 at 17:41 #1378636Nathan HughesParticipant
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Good list guys. I was taken by Rainbow Heart, Daz.
I think Watan is still an interesting horse.
His debut was striking and then only just went down to Phoenix of Spain 2nd time out. His run in the Solario wasn’t very good but had excuses and was put away after that.Member since March 2008October 25, 2018 at 18:19 #1378639
Will put some up next week Jack, have to go through all my racecards and the ones I starred, will give reasons why they are worth following….Interesting Thread
Don’t forget Rainbow Heart went back to Class 5 from Class 4 yesterday and last time she ran she was well beaten by Qabala and Desirous two good fillys, I’m sure the three of them will come on through the winter,will be interesting to see who improves the most. As I said on Darrens 2yo Thread Rainbow Heart is a big filly who looks more like a 3yo and is going the right way as is Desirous and Qabala won her Maiden well showing lots of courage and was well backed down from double figures on the day…JacThings turn out best for those who make the best of how things turn out...October 25, 2018 at 18:35 #1378642botchy1Participant
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I’ll go with Goddess
Looks like she has been given the year off now and sounds like she had a bit of that virus that was going around
I really hope she gets back to the track ok for next season.October 25, 2018 at 20:29 #1378649
VTC, Kaloor, very interesting, didn’t spot him!
Dazzler same on TANKERVILLE. Constantinople was impressive today.
Look forward to it Trip.
Botchy, she actually was one i was happy to take on after her romp. I didn’t suspect the form would be up to much. Obviously got an engine though, had been incredibly hyped. Now she could potentially go under the radar!
Hindsight is 20/20 so make the most of it!October 26, 2018 at 14:00 #1378672
Norway and Sydney Opera House both
run in the
2.45 Saint-Cloud tomorrow
Always thought that Sydney Opera House was unlucky in running at Newmarket against Norway when I was there.
This race will answer that question..JacThings turn out best for those who make the best of how things turn out...October 27, 2018 at 22:16 #1378888
Sydney Opera House went down by a neck at Saint-Cloud this afternoon to French horse Wonderment(Camelot), he managed to reel in Fox Tal who finished 3rd but was just headed at the finish by the winner.
Norway had led at the halfway stage but was passed by the other 3 horses who pulled away from Norway who stayed on one paced 3 lengths adrift of the leading trio.
Both horses could improve leaps and bounds through the winter but, on this result, I would say Sydney Opera House would be the one to follow. JacThings turn out best for those who make the best of how things turn out...October 31, 2018 at 16:48 #1379145KevMcParticipant
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I try and keep notes of horses in a spreadsheet to get me started at the start of the flat/jumps season. Sample of a few –
Baghdad – Rated 100 and the form of his Royal Ascot win is superb. If he’s back in good health next season he’ll win more good races.
More Than This – Fahey yard backed this beast like they were watching the replay at Goodwood and he stayed on nicely to win them the lot. If he’s over his injury he could be one to follow off 98 stepping up to a mile+
Fashion’s Star – Charlton breeze up that looked a right weapon on debut over 7F. Mile be perfect next season.
Shades Of Blue – Kodiac filly so could just be a precocious 2YO but her form is very good and think she’s one to follow if coming back looking decent next season.January 31, 2019 at 13:40 #1394392nwaltonParticipant
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Chablis daughter of Galileo out of an Unfuwain mare, did it nicely coming through horses at Gowran Park (seven furlongs). Step up on trip likely to suit she could be okJune 8, 2019 at 15:08 #1444908
Buriram finally back out at Carlisle last week and got the job done.
Not setting sights too high with him, but surely plenty more to come.June 26, 2019 at 01:05 #1446995
Buriram back out today at Salisbury, and he looks to have a live chance at around 7’s in the 1620.October 8, 2019 at 09:45 #1465341
A mixed bag this.
Iridessa has done my 4 proud.
Astronomer ended up doing nothing for Mick De Kock in Meydan
Turgenev has ran well this year in plenty of races, but certainly wasn’t one of the best 2yos in hindsight!
Rock Eagle, one run and not seen again? Injured perhaps.
Japan and Norway did you well Bobby + Dazza.
Botchy, Goddess ended up proving me wrong! Not probably quite as good as he maiden win suggested but she certainly was very good, RIP.
More Than This ended up going to Hong Kong for you Kev, did win 2 over there! Baghdad has won a couple.
Trip you put up Qabala in here before the very taking performance that lead her to be fav in the 1000G, sadly she hasn’t quite backed that up!
Might do this for this year as well + see how i do.
Hindsight is 20/20 so make the most of it!October 8, 2019 at 13:55 #1465360
Yeah Jack, happy that with pair, and also with Protected Guest, didn’t get it up here, but got 22’s on him at Yarmouth.
As for the rest, definitely a mixed bag, and Rock Eagle the biggest mystery. Can only assume he’s injured.
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