May 30, 2020 at 11:49 #1489105cormack15Keymaster
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We’re almost under starters orders for the 2020 flat season –
Who’s the one horse you are looking forward to seeing?
I’m personally looking forward to William Haggas’s HAMISH. I thought he looked a stayer with a real future last term.May 30, 2020 at 13:30 #1489111Nathan HughesParticipant
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Born with Pride 💯Member since March 2008May 30, 2020 at 14:21 #1489113greenasgrassParticipant
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Logician.May 30, 2020 at 16:07 #1489119IllavimParticipant
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Logician for me too.May 30, 2020 at 16:59 #1489125GladiateurParticipant
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Sorry for being boring, but Pinatubo for me. It’ll be fascinating to see if he can go on to be a genuine great or was just another precocious juvenile.May 30, 2020 at 17:39 #1489128apracingParticipant
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Apart from my own pair, a 3-y-old owned by Khalid Abdulla nd trained by Sir Michael Stoute. She won on her only start last season, a valuable maiden at Salisbury. Here’s a link to the race:
And this is the note I made that evening, on a day when the far rail was strongly favoured:
This valuable fillies maiden over 7F has a history of producing a top class winner and I reckon it did so again this year. Although unfancied in the market, the beautifully bred winner Snow Shower looked the part beforehand and moved very well to post. At halfway, her 16/1 SP looked accurate, as she was nearer last than first and racing wide, giving the outside to nobody. But from that point she improved smoothly and despite showing signs of her inexperience (weaving from side to side), she responded for one gentle backhander to lead and draw clear despite hanging across towards the far rail.
There should be plenty of improvement to come and she will get a mile this year and at least 10F next year. She isn’t entered in any of the better races for fillies (Rockfel Stakes, Fillies Mile), so no surprise if that’s the last we see of her until next year. Make no mistake, this a filly with a big future.May 30, 2020 at 18:25 #1489131Cork All StarParticipant
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It will be interesting to see how Stradivarius gets on dropped in distance in the Coronation Cup.May 30, 2020 at 18:48 #1489134colosus68Participant
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Yes good question on Stradivarius.
He always does just enough when he runs.
Maybe he has improved at home. He is only 6 years old.
Its great for racing. Having won 2.6m pounds in his career he owes them nothing.
I may not partake but I look fwd to see him at 6 dropped in distance this time.
ColosusMay 30, 2020 at 18:52 #1489135befairParticipant
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Would love to see Stradivarius over shorter, tho unlikely to have the same speed as his sire, the GOATMay 30, 2020 at 19:20 #1489136botchy1Participant
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Same as the last two years. Bless Him to get a good draw in the Royal Hunt Cup and absolutely hose upMay 31, 2020 at 02:27 #1489163Ghost of Rob VParticipant
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Won effortlessly over 1M 2F on his debut (could’ve easily have doubled the winning distance) and by Camelot, looks sure to be a force at the Derby trip. Richard Hughes was one of my favourite jockeys of recent years and I’m thrilled he’s got, what appears to be, a very decent prospect now he’s a trainer.May 31, 2020 at 03:34 #1489164TheKryptonFactorParticipant
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I’m a huge fan of Telecaster, was really taken by his Dante win and just think they tried too much too soon with him by running at Epsom and then the Eclipse. Optimistic about Via De Vega for Andrew Balding too.May 31, 2020 at 19:07 #1489204adminKeymaster
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Further to apracing’s post – here are the 6 Stoute 2yo runners in 2017 and 2018 to win on debut (turf only) –
1 Expert Eye
1 Regal Reality
Not a bad little group so you’d say she is definitely one to watch.
As well as Snow Shower, Soffika (ran twice, winning debut then runner up in Gr3 Sweet Solera Stakes) and Highest Ground (once raced son of Frankel) both also won on their 2yo debut (turf only) for Stoute in 2019.May 31, 2020 at 19:39 #1489210threenapsParticipant
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One I’m looking forward to seeing race is Palace Pier.June 1, 2020 at 11:09 #1489262apracingParticipant
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Just to add that Snow Shower is entered for the Listed 10F Pretty Polly Stakes at Newmarket on Sunday, and Ryan Moore is already booked to ride.
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