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Six two-year-olds it could pay to follow

David Simcock: double chance at Goodwood
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With Goodwood in the rearview and mile novices and nurseries having started, the Flat season is entering the back nine, and we could see some of next season's Classic contenders start to emerge in the next few weeks.

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It has been bit of a quiet spell for runners, but Don Armado left behind his handicap debut at Chelmsford by reeling off a pair of wins.

Things did not go to plan on the all-weather at Chelmsford, but the Stuart Williams-trained runner bounced back to form with successes at Nottingham and Goodwood.


Deep Intrigue won at Beverley when 4-7 favourite on third start.
Disruptor sixth at Lingfield, fourth at Newbury.
Sesame unplaced at Bath and Windsor, third at Lingfield.
Tizwotitiz second at Nottingham, fourth at Chepstow.


Arcadian Rocks fourth at Chester, unplaced at Doncaster.
Cosmic Law won at Carlisle when 2-1 favourite, won at Epsom at 10-1.
Fanaar won at Leicester when 11-10 favourite on second start.
Wolf Hunter third at Ripon and Goodwood, unplaced at Windsor.


Lorton third and second at Carlisle, won at Ripon when 4-5 favourite on fourth start.
Mutawaffer won at Goodwood when 5-4 favourite on second start.
Showu second at York on fourth start, third at Chelmsford.
Prince Of Rome second at Chelmsford, third at Lingfield.


Implicit second at Nottingham, Windsor and Lingfield, won at Ripon when 9-4 favourite on fifth start.
Bhangra not run since.
Don Armado won at Nottingham when 7-4 favourite on fifth start, won at Goodwood at 11-1 on sixth start.
Pass The Gin sixth at Lingfield, third at Newbury, won at Chester when 11-4 favourite on fourth start.


Take Fright third at Lingfield
Sinjaari not run since
Spanish Aria unplaced at Newmarket
Love Your Work fifth at Haydock


Ritchie Valens fifth at Sandown
Alrajaa not run since
Quarry Beach unplaced at Goodwood
Gambon not run since


Numero Uno
8th, Newbury, July 20

Martyn Meade gave subsequent Group 1 winner Advertise his debut at Newbury, and while this colt will have to go some to reach that level, he can still win races.

The son of Dubawi has a middle distance pedigree so we may not see the best of him in the short term, but he did stay on pleasingly, just lacking the pace to challenge. He's one to keep an eye on when tackling further.

 Watch Numero Uno's Newbury debut

4th, Newcastle, July 24

Slowly and slightly awkwardly away, this colt was given a lovely introduction by Jamie Spencer and should be a lot wiser next time.

Spencer let the son of Dutch Art stay on in his own time, and under hand riding, the pair took fourth. He will leave this effort behind on his next couple of outings.

 Watch Woven's Newcastle debut

War Eagle
5th, Newmarket, July 28

This looks like a race that should produce winners, and War Eagle can be among them.

The son of Australia has speed on the dam's side but looks to have inherited his sire's stamina. He stayed on nicely out of the dip and should get a mile no problem.

 Watch War Eagle's Newmarket debut

Glass Slippers
6th, Goodwood, August 1

Hard luck stories at Goodwood are nothing new, and Glass Slippers met trouble on more than occasion on his second start.

The Kevin Ryan-trained filly also showed ability on her debut and her time is hopefully not far away. She is declared to run at Beverley on Thursday.

 Watch Glass Slippers's Goodwood run

5th, Goodwood, August 2

Another David Simcock-trained juvenile to show promise on debut, this filly demonstrated a nice level of ability, faring best of the newcomers.

She chased home four runners with previous experience, and put distance between herself and the rest of the field. She is capable of better.

 Watch Furious make her debut at Goodwood

6th, Newmarket, August 10

David Elsworth's first juvenile runner of the season forfeited several lengths to the field after a slow start, but then did some good late work.

The filly should be a lot sharper next time, and while the form of that race can be questioned as the first six home finished in bit of a heap, she should improve on her next couple of outings.

Watch Dandhu's Newmarket debut

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Another David Simcock-trained juvenile to show promise on debut, this filly demonstrated a nice level of ability, faring best of the newcomers
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