Eastern Star was a welcome 7/1 winner yesterday. Today's two selections both come in 2yo contests, and hopefully they can run some big races.
I am taking a risk on backing SKITTLEBOMBZ again, as I tipped him up on debut, where he was quite green and didn't really make an impact at Ayr. I do think there is plenty more to come from this son of Starspangledbanner, whether it's today or not, it's hard to say, but I'm willing to find out with my money on the line.
One interesting thing about this horse, despite the fact his trainer, Tom Dascombe, rates him, is the previous winner of the race in 2020. Last year, a horse called Rhythm Master won this race on debut. The owner of Rhythm Master is no other than John Dance, who coincidentally owns Skittlebombz, so I get the feeling that they have targeted this race as a stepping stone, and the fact they've done it in this particular race suggests they like this lad a lot. I say that because Rhythm Master was a very good 2yo, who ran in nice races including a Group 1 in France where he was placed. I could be completely barking up the wrong tree, but it does seem that they do like this horse.
The money has arrived early for Skittlebombz, who has seen his price drop from 6/1 to 9/4 with WHill at the time of writing, luckily there are some larger prices still available.
This is a 2yo race, and like normal, it could be worth lowering the stakes as they are very unpredictable.
My second and last selection of the day also falls in a 2yo race, but unlike Skittlebombz, this horse has no experience on a race track. I'm hoping that BREEZE EASY will run a big race on debut for the David Evans yard.
There's always risks attached with backing horses on debut, especially 2yo's but I get the impression this horse could be overpriced at the current prices. This filly must be quick or connections have seen a special talent in her, as she was bought at the breeze-ups for £240,000, which was the second highest price paid on that day. Breeze-ups horses who go for large sums are generally ready first time out, as they are more forward than most 2yo's. Breeze-up horses gain a bit of race track experience as they sprint up a race track where they show their ability and speed before being sold.
David Evans is having a cracking season, and his current form is red hot. He is currently operating at a 35% SR in the last 14 days, and recently bagged us a winner in France with Choux, who coincidentally runs in the same colours as Breeze Easy.
I feel like she must be a good horse, as David could've easily pitched her in at a smaller racecourse and potentially gotten a much easier win to start off her career. I think it's worth noting that they bring her to Newbury on debut, where she will compete against horses from some of the bigger yards, and horses with experience.
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