Friday 18 May 2018

2:20 York (18th May) Langleys Solicitors British EBF Marygate Fillies' Stakes (Listed Race) (Class 1) (2yo)

A quick look at Friday's two-year-old racing. 

2:20 York - 

The first two-year-old Listed race of the season. Sixteen juveniles take part over 5f on good to firm going. Just three debutantes take on a field of talented rivals including eight unbeaten horses. 

Those unbeaten:

Aerosphere - trained by Bryan Smart

Ran on well when making her debut at Beverley. That was an auction and more is needed. 

Carrie's Vision - trained by William Haggas  

Ran on well to win at Great Yarmouth. One of few of Haggas' juveniles to show much ability. The second place that day went close next start. Could improve on that start but needs to show. 

Daphinia - trained by Henry Spiller

Ran in a pretty ordinary race on debut, just holding the late charge of a horse which has been beaten easily since. Needs to improve a lot to win this and although open to more may well be outclassed.

Nicki's Angel - trained by Richard Fahey

A trainer who knows his horses. Ran out a ready winner on debut at Mussleburgh when a slow starter and looking unlikely to prevail. The second is a fair juvenile who won next start. Always a slight concern this horse may be slow away which would be a problem over this fast five furlongs. However, one of the major hopes.

No Lippy - trained by Mark Johnston 

This filly isn't that big but a wiry type who has plenty of pace and battles hard. She showed that same gritty attitude on both start and took the Lily Agnes at Chester, which is a fair effort. Will be with the lead and should go close. The kind of horse who will battle to put money in your pocket. 

On The Stage - trained by Ed Walker 

Quite fancied on debut at Kempton. Burst through to win in stylish fashion. Open to improvement. The form of that race doesn't look very strong with the second horse showing little on two starts before. A good-looking horse who is well owned by Lordship Stud. Could  have won very easily on that first start so difficult to knock.

Snazzy - trained by Charlie Fellows 

An early winner for Fellows who doesn't have many juveniles, so it spoke well to see this youngster out in March. Wasn't in the race for the most part and then hampered but still won in comfortable fashion. Not been seen for a while so I imagine she has been waiting for this race. In the familiar silks of Highclere. The form of that first start at Newcastle isn't anything special but Snazzy is open to more. 

Strings Of Life - trained by Charlie Appleby 

Ran well on debut at Newmarket. Trainer suggested she would improve a lot for that first start and heading to Royal Ascot. The form has been franked without setting the world alight. Respectable each-way claims. 


Arletta Star - trained by Tim Easterby 

Evangeline Samos - trained by Kevin Ryan 

Orange Blosson - Trained by James Givens 

Form Horses:

Cotubanama trained by Mick Channon 

Deia Glory - trained Scott Dixon 

Lady Prancealot - trained by David Evans  

Signora Cabello - trained by John Quinn

Spell - trained by Richard Hannon 

Conclusion: A race where someone goes crazy fast. Plenty of unbeaten two-year-olds who could be anything. It is always difficult to limit a winner even if their form doesn't look much. In general, the fancied horses go well in this contest. No Lippy has pace to sit handy and battle to the line. She isn't the biggest horse but proven to some extent. A few of the other winners are of interest but they don't want to be slow from the stalls. If having to make up a few lengths the leaders will either need to stop or the individual a smart prospect. Not a race I would be betting simply because there are easier races to win at similar odds. Intriguing race to enjoy.