Good morning all,
Not long now until September, in fact it’s just over a week away. The autumn is that point in the season when my attention turns to the upcoming big juvenile races. We have already had the first of the juvenile Group 1 races. However, those that potentially highlight next season’s Guineas horses have still to be run.
Plenty to get through in today’s article as I'm looking at this year's 2-year-old colts. Plus, I continue to look ahead to the weekend races by focusing on Saturday's Beverley Bullet. There's also a selection from this evening's meeting at Tipperary.
The juvenile scene
Top of the 2,000 Guineas ante post market is Point Lonsdale (7/1) who maintained his unbeaten record when winning Saturday’s Futurity at the Curragh. He’s been brought along slowly by trainer Aidan O’Brien but there should be more to come from the colt who will now head for the Group 1 National Stakes. Given the likes of Churchill & Gleneagles won the Futurity before going on to success in the 2,000 Guineas. You can already see why Point Lonsdale looks the main Ballydoyle for next year’s first colt’s classic.
The horse that Point Lonsdale beat to win the Chesham Stakes at Royal Ascot Reach For The Moon also enhanced his growing reputation with taking success in the Solaria Stakes at Sandown on Saturday. The son of Sea The Stars is another who will have his classic credentials tested in the couple of months in races like the Dewhurst & Futurity.Read More »Looking to the future