There were some outstanding performances on Thursday, with the boys in blue having some notably strong runs with their emerging stars. Leicester, Hamilton and Chepstow raced through the afternoon, before Doncaster and Epsom rounded off the day with some decent evening action. Doncaster provided us with three strong 2YO races on the bounce and one of them produced a real star in the making.
1 50 GALAHAD (R Fahey) 100/30, C5 2YO Nursery, 7F, Good
This section as we know is not always just for the winning horses, but also for those we feel can improve from this run or were simply unlucky and perhaps could have won. GALAHAD was the 2YO to take from the opening Nursery at Leicester, running on extremely well, whilst struggling to find a passage any earlier. As long as the handicapper is not too strict on Richard Fahey’s 2YO, a Nursery victory should be on the cards in the near future.
3 55 GREAT ORDER (SB Suroor) 11/10, C5 3YO Maiden, 1M2F, Good
GREAT ORDER built beautifully on his debut run at the end of last season when he was behind John Gosden’s CRAZY HORSE. It is now safe to draw a line through his return this campaign, teaching us that the ground needs to be at the very least on the good side of things to ensure a strong run. James Doyle rode him confidently out in front, shrugging off the challenge from STRATOM when slightly questioned in the last two furlongs. The Godolphin 3YO travelled well and his handicap debut should be an interesting proposition.
7 05 BLUE POINT (C Appleby) 30/100, C4 2YO Novices, 6F, Good to Firm
This will be the easiest victory you could see all month, perhaps even all season. To me, this is the best 2YO performance outside of Royal Ascot. Although he has not beaten too much, the runner up is a previous winner and holds a degree of form. BLUE POINT holds all the big 2YO entries and will be sent off a short price in these after this performance. He was not touched through the entire race, ending in an 11L winner, after travelling a dream throughout. According to the trainer, Glorious Goodwood is the next destination and there will be a hotbed of excitement surrounding the next potential Godolphin star.