Iachimo (Nottingham 7:50, KR Burke, 5-6f Debuts). The wait
for Mr Burke to produce one good enough on debut continues and is well
overdue. This one is a 54,000gns purchase out of a small, but usable, sprint
2yo mare and by the sire Sakhee. Other than the William Haggas filly Jargelle
who hasn't been reviewed on course it looks a weak group and beatable by
a solid newcomer.
Richard Fahey is in profit with both his 5f and 6f debuts so far. He can't
have limitless supllies of solid 2yos and there must be some moderate ones
to run. His first 8 debuts at 5f to May 19th produced 4 winners, 3 places
and Olympic Dream's woeful effort in the Brocklesby (he's disappeared along
with Tim Easterby's Diamond Blade after that March 22nd effort - Easterby's
last one of this type was Hamish MacGonagall so perhaps not give up on
Diamond Blade yet). The only two 5f debuts since were in mid June and both
were poor although one of those placed STO at Thirsk this week over 6f.
Fahey runs newcomers Paddy Bear (4,500gns purchase) in the auction
event at Carlisle and Diggeratt (retained for 10,000 as a 2yo by
a non 5f sire) at Nottingham. Stable jockey Hanagan is at Carlisle and
rides Paddy Bear.
Miss Scarlet (Carlisle, KA Ryan, 5f Debuts)
Also of interest is what Saeed Bin Suroor is doing with Global City
who is only the second ever debut runner at Beverley for Godolphin. He
cost just 12,000gns as a yearling but made a whopping £200,000 at
2yo despite just a so-so pedigree. He is by the first season sire Exceed
And Excel who has a good record to date after a sluggish start to the season
including the Windsor Castle winner Flashmans Papers and the Norfolk Stakes
second Spin Cycle. The majority of Godolphin debuts are at Newmarket or
the major tracks. The debuts outside of these courses are, for the most
part, ordinary types and handicappers at best. The debuts at Leicester
& Nottingham in recent years have been a motley bunch, despite the
odd short priced debut winner, for example.