10 Key Points to Backing Two-year-old Winners

1. The majority of trainers are unlikely to have 2yo winners – stick with the most proven

2. Whatever the price, two-year-olds find it difficult to win on debut, especially against experienced horses

3. Allow time for early-season form to settle as even the trainers need time to appreciate the standing of their youngsters

4. Experience is a huge plus for any two-year-old and can be a great leveller even against a very talented debutantes

5. Let horses prove they have a winning level of form – it is often too easy to imagine the form is proven when it is not (there is no rush)

6. Two-year-olds have a much greater strike rate on their second start than when making their racecourse bow – use this advantage

7. Be very careful of juveniles that show bad temperament as they rarely win even if they are talented

8. Some two-year-olds can run many times and show great consistency. However, after 4/5 races they can often begin to regress and may disappoint at short prices

9. If a stable is out of form wait until they have a change of fortunes – conversely, take advantage of trainers who are having a purple patch

10. Wait for good value bets

1 comment:

Mark said...

Hi Jason

Thanks for posting this list.

If I do back any two year olds this season, I will use the list as a last filter to help either build confidence in my selection or maybe help to prevent a poor value bet.

Thanks again
Mark