The English summer is really doing it’s best to ruin the flat season and this theme continued on Wednesday, with Bath and Catterick both racing in testing conditions. Kempton held an evening all weather card and amongst it all there were some good 2YO’s to emerge.
2 00 RUSUMAAT (M Johnston) 10/11, Class 5 2YO Novices, 6F, Soft
Johnston’s 2YO bolted up to win by 5L in what will I’m sure admittedly turn out to be a weak event. But, he was completely dominant throughout the entirety and needed to regain some confidence after defeat in the Group 2 Coventry Stakes at Ascot. I’d say he is now worthy of another shot in a stronger race with 6F clearly being his optimum trip. Mark Johnston’s yard are continuing to fire, especially with their 2YOs and as already reported this week, it is showing no sign of letting up.
6 40 TAQAAREED (J Gosden) 10/11, Class 5 Fillies Maiden, 1M4F
A full sister to Oaks winner TAGHROODA, on her second start she was duly able to begin living up to her pedigree with a 7L demolition. She made all and was always in command, stretching away in the final furlongs, clearly benefiting from her debut run. John Gosden has clearly taken his time with her and it will be exciting to see the route now taken for this tricky, but seriously exciting filly.
7 10 URBAN FOX (J Tate) 5/2, Class 5 2YO Fillies Novices, 7F
This filly is another exciting 2YO for the Tate stable who already has SEAFRONT thriving. Despite running green again here, she managed to make it two from two. She must now be beginning to pick it up and despite her naivety has already beaten some well thought of fillies from top yards, as well as previous winners. The form of her debut win has worked out strongly and this race should with time too.