Let’s look back on last Sunday’s post. The Pontefract 2yo maiden stakes was my main interest, I had three trackers but my main hope was that Charlie & Mark Johnston trained Can To Can, the 11/2 on offer last Saturday was too good to resist so I threw my biggest bet so far this season each way on. I was pretty sure of a top three finish and was nice to see support come in. Ben Curtis got Can To Can away quick and over to the rail, the Kodiac filly set a quick pace, I was sure she would tire as push came to shove but Curtis kicked on again, fuck me she wasn’t stopping either, I made it sound a bit dramatic but to be honest I never had any doubt as she powered home by five lengths, get in!
Stay Lost my tracker that was supposed to make her debut in America was declared a non runner but one I’ll be looking out for as she was backed from 7s to 3s.
Capital Offence was never involved at Ayr, another worth a second chance. My other tracker in the Ayr race Miss New York who managed third at a nice price.
Indestructible another winner but short odds at Windsor.
Can lightning strike twice? I’m hoping so as I’ve gone for another Charlie & Mark Johnston runner.
13.05 Goodwood 30 July
Tracker Classic looks a nice well-bred Dubawi colt for Richard Hannon who wasn’t given a hard time on debut at Newbury, believe me he could be nice and piss this but at odds on I would rather take a chance on getting him beat, racing is a funny old game I’ve had so many hard luck stories or the wrong end of head bobbers that I know personally anything could happen with 2yos. Loyal Touch is a No Nay Never colt who himself looks a lovely type in I’m sure will be winning soon enough. Related to a few nice ones including the Aiden O’Brien trained Sovereign who won the Irish Derby in 2019, looks the part on paper and was sent off 11/5 on debut at Salisbury last month, was slowly away and towards the back until Frannie Norton got to work on him, the response wasn’t straight away but certainly finished the last half furong the best. The race hasn’t worked out brilliantly but with Ryan Moore taking over I’m sure improvement will come, around 6s at the minute.
Zero Carbon owes me nothing after rattling up a hatrick of wins on his last start, steps up again here.
Two trackers here, first is the Aidan O’Brien hotpot Hiawatha who finished second on debut and looks a nice one for the future.
Agathon for Joseph O’Brien and is by dam Arya Tara who was also trained by Joseph O’Brien winning a Listed race back in 2014 ridden by Agathon’s owner Ana O’Brien. A half-brother to the Joseph O’Brien trained Agartha who is a smart filly and won the Group 3 Silver Flash Stakes last year then second in the Guineas trial before finishing fifth in the Irish Guineas.
Nice race and a couple I’m looking forward to seeing here.
Few more trackers:
Canadiansmokeshow trained by S Woods
Luckin Brew trained by R Beckett.
Jamie Bond trained by Bryan Smart.
Eternal Class trained by Karl Burke.
Immortal Beauty for Richard Hannon.
Thanks for reading and good luck.
Author: Craig Newton