Monday 2 April 2012

Bill Turner: Two-Year-Old Talk

Bill Turner made his customary start to the two-year-old racing season when Severn Bore won the 2:45 Redcar Racecourse Cheapest Admission In Brittain Selling Stakes. The Dorset  handler seemed pessimistic about its chances when interviewed on Racing UK. However, it didn't stop the colt by Tiger Hill winning by 3/4 length. Ironically, he detailed Caught Napping - who finished 5th in the opening race on the card - a much better horse but needs 6/7 furlongs.

He commented that Just Past Andover, 4th in the Brocklesby Stakes at Doncaster on the first day of the Flat turf season, is a ''good horse who should win''. Turner considered it a good race, which saw My Boy Bill win with a hands & heels ride. Often noted for sending his best two-year-old to contest this race, he was asked if any other juveniles had been showing ability on the gallops. He highlighted an unnamed colt by Haafhd who had been working well. However, this youngster had suffered from a ''touch of sore shins''.

The Horse's In Training 2012 publication details Turner has a couple of horses by this sire. Its Only Business, a chestnut colt out of Noble Plum who cost £10,000, owned by Mr B. Ansell. While a bay colt out of Erreur (IRE), running in the familiar red and white silks of E A Brook (as seen with Caught Napping) has a price tag of  £14,285.

With a string of ten two-year-olds, it will be no surprise to see a number of early types from this talented trainer.