Thursday 15 May 2014


The first Listed two-year-old race of the season sees thirteen juveniles take part: nine winners, all raced. With the ground drying it should be a contest based on ability. I'll give a quick review of most runners.  

Tiggy Wiggy is a small compact filly - a pocket rocket. She looked very impressive on debut and clearly suited by a turning course if not a sharp track. With a large field it is likely there could be plenty of pace
which may take the edge of this youngster's finish. If able conserve her energy over the first furlong could take some beating. 

Exentricity finished runner-up to Tiggy Wiggy, which was no mean feat on debut. She may have been favoured by being held up that day and ran on well. Whether this quick 5f will be as suiting is another matter. However, a horse to respect and could have each way claims.

Sarista is fast but beaten by Paddy AGain on debut, who was held by Tiggy Wiggy on their latest running. Baron's youngster looked fit and ready on debut. She has a lot of natural pace and this course could suit but may struggle against one or two who run on at the death.

Zuhoor Baynoona was strongly fancied on debut at Yarmouth and easily disposed of King Crimson, who is no mug. This early, January, foal caught the eye. She is a good-looking daughter of Elnadim with size and strength. This bay will put many of these smaller, speedy youngsters in the shade and although the form is nothing special Fahey's horse looks a classy type and likely to finish well. 

David Evans knows his two-year-olds and been more careful with Patience Alexander than most of his juveniles. This daughter of Kodiac cost 65,000gns at the yearling sales. She is an athletic type, if not lightly built. The stable clearly knew this filly would take all the beating on debut and won easily by nine lengths. There was a lot to like by that victory but the form of those in behind is not up to much. You can never knock an easy winner and one to respect.

Don't Tell Annie is likely to improve for her first win at Pontefract. The form is respectable if nothing awe inspiring. Tim Easterby does well at this course and it is usually a very good sign when one of the stable's juveniles win on debut. 

Magic Florence looks a good back to lay. Fast for four furlongs and tires.

Conclusion: Tiggy Wiggy looks fast and if the first furlong is run at a dawdle would take a lot of beating. Exentricity could go well and if improving a length or two could have each way claims. Patience Alexander was an impressive winner and deserves respect. All will be over shadowed in stature by Zuhoor Baynoona who certainly has something to prove on form but a lovely-looking filly who won with ease on debut. The tentative selection. A number of these fillies are small, fast and will be crying for the finishing line. Fahey's youngster should finish with purpose and should go well. Don't Tell Annie is another who will run on well.