Monday, 16 July 2018

5 Dark Horses Catching Pigeons on the Gallops

With the two-year-old season into full swing, we have our eye on a number of exciting juveniles that are yet to make their debut or relatively unexposed – basically winners in waiting. 

On trainer who ticks all the boxes is Karl Burke, who does exceptionally well at Spigott Lodge, Coverham, Leyburn, North Yorkshire. He is particularly able at placing horses to win and his opinion is worthy of note. This stable likes to gamble so it is a good idea to follow the money, especially for those who like horse racing and betting. These horses are going to be winners for sure, and placing a wager online is a good idea for all horse betting lovers around the world.

Readers may remember his exceptional filly Quiet Reflection, owned by Ontoawinner syndicate. She proved a talented juvenile who went on to win the Group 1 Common Wealth Cup at Royal Ascot. 

Commanding Officer 

This British-bred colt is a son of Poet's Voice in the ownership of Clipper Logistics. This yearling cost 34,000 euros after a paltry sum of 800 guineas as a foal. Interesting to note that connections have entered this February foal has been entered for the Vincent O'Brien National Stakes (Group 1) in Ireland. While these future entries are no guarantee of ability there is a fair chance this horse is held in some regard. Stallion Poet's Voice was best over one mile while the mare never raced.

Kadar 

This son of Scat Daddy was born on 1st January, so could be forward compared with his stable mates of the same age group. He is in the ownership of Phoenix Thoroughbred Limited who are significant buyers and this January foal cost 700,000 euros when purchased at the breeze-up sales (2yo). His sales price rose markedly from a yearling tag of $195,000. The mare Kaloura, won on debut in France, winning twice at listed class in a seven-race career. Once again, this youngster has received a National Stakes (Group 1), which is to be run at the Curragh on the 16th September 2018. 

Oak Park 

The final two-year-old of the trio is Oak Park. This chestnut colt is a is sired by Sea The Stars in the ownership of Mrs Maureen Gittens, who is a loyal patron of the Burk stable. She has owned a number of very talented horses over the years including Mjjack, a big earning in the last couple of seasons. Interesting to note that this horse was not sold for 170,000 guineas as a foal but then sold for 100,000 guineas as a yearling (vendor). This colt is entered for the National Stakes (Group 1). Could well be visiting the winner's enclosure this season.

 A few form horses of interest for the trainer with race experience: 

Havana Ooh Na Na

I'm sure the stable considered this brother to Havana Grey a potential winner on debut at Hamilton. However, that was far from the case when this son of Havana Gold finished last of four over the five furlong trip. A well backed juvenile, this chestnut colt was slow from the stalls and struggling to find his stride or make any inroads on the eventual winner I Believe In You. Intriguing to note this February foal had been earmarked for the Dragon Stakes Listed race at Sandown – won by his full brother Havana grey. That race has come and gone, which was a wise decision for connections but it does give the impression Havana Ooh Na Na does have a level of ability even though his debut effort didn't inspire confidence. Definitely a horse to keep note of and could be a bet next start when I suspect a big run will be on the cards. 

Blissful Beauty 

This bay filly has raced twice and went very close in a competitive race at Deauville, France. Karl Burke has done well with his two-year-olds this season with noted performers Life Of Riley, Little Kim, Shine So Bright & Comedy.