was Brian Meehan's first 2yo runner of the season and his debut runners
can be variable although the better ones usually show some ability and
place and occasionally win this early in the year. He tends to run his
better ones at Newmarket and used to start his best early sprinters at
the Craven Meeting. With the colts' maiden at the meeting history he would
have had to run Klynch in the conditions race at that course and clearly
didn't think he was up to it. He has run newcomers in that race in recent
years with Major Eazy & Deadshot Keen (both for the Comic Strip Heroes
owners) both making the first 4 on the way to being dual winners during
He ran the seller winner Rough Rock in the race last year behind Winker
Watson and on physical grounds Klynch looked better than that and more
a 75+ sprinter. But he was too inexperienced to run well and gave trouble
loading into the stalls and didn't appear to handle the ground after blowing
the start. He may run again quickly having been declared to run at Windsor
two days later unless that was a mistake.
||Klynch is interesting and is also covered in the 20th April
week's review. He made his debut only 3 days ago on holding ground at Newbury.
On looks he seemed a solid 75-85 sprinter and better than the seller winner
Rough Rocks that Meehan ran for the same owners in the Newbury race in
2007. He was too wound up (2 handlers, gave trouble loading) to show his
best and didn't appear to go on the ground at all and was left behind off
a moderate pace. The fact he's running so quickly could be for a good reason
- Meehan thinks he didn't get the chance to show what he's capable of a
Newbury and worth another go here. Or, it could be for a negative reason
in that he's another seller type like Rough Rocks and therefore expendable.
The trainer, like Mick Channon, can be ruthless with these sorts and get
rid of them. The fact that Robert Havlin is booked doesn't suggest the
senior jockeys were anxious to get on him (nothing against Havlin as a
rider, just fashionablity).
But, he is a better type physically than Rough Rocks and ought to be a
solid maiden winner. You can't be sure what you will get here because of
the muffed debut so the profile is low but if he runs to his potential
it wouldn't be a surprise to see him compete well.
||Which brings us to dear old Klutz, err.., Klynch.
Not without ability but a bit of a daft lad at present. He's followed the
same route for the trainer/owner combination as Rough
Rock did in 2007. He managed a fourth, in a Windsor maiden, in three
goes before struggling in nurseries off OR72. Switched to a seller and
equipped with blinkers he ironed out seller field at Yarmouth (home of
the juvenile seller). That got him sold for a too high 28,600 guineas at
the post race auction (and had the Yarmouth management pretty pleased no
doubt with their cut). Up to OR75 and uncompetitive in three later runs
for a new trainer.
Now, Klynch was fourth here in his Windsor maiden having sat in 7th at
halfway and making some progress in centre field when asked. He didn't
look proficient doing this and not entirely in control of his movement
but he did it, and he was chasing three solid types in front of him. On
physical grounds he's better than Rough Rock so, by comparison, ought to
prove a better prospect. Not the seller route and Fire Sale for him.