BRITISH 2yo RACING - 2015 Season Race Result
Race 142 : Sat, June 6th
Epsom 2:35, 6f Listed (1), "Woodcote Stakes"

[Est] is the B2yoR Rating. Green indicates a 55+ level,
Cream between 30 & 54, Pink less than 30.

Wnr = previous/LATER 2yo Winner. Letter is Race Type.
Hf = Position at Halfway. Green indicates making places to the finish.
GGF 68.82
0Link None

Horse SP [EST] LBRun Wnr Trainer Dw Hf LBL Run Notes
1Buratino255.0-5 v/G  M. Johnston 6
2.7Supp 5/2, 2ndCols, , Prg CZ to LdgLn-2 Eff & Ld, ko, Resp to Ln, SCmf
2Nelspruit2.7537.06.03 m  R. Hannon (Jnr) 2
0.1Supp 3/1,
3Just Emma2529.07.03 m  J. M. Tuite 3
4Miss Moneypenny826.08.03 m  R. M. Beckett 10
5Jeanie's Place1023.09.02 m  R. A. Fahey 9
1.5Drift 8/1,
6Be Bop Tango1622.011.03 a  K. R. Burke 7
2.0 , WTRB = Jk said lost irons leaving the stalls
7Aleko5.517.512.52 m  M. Johnston 5
4.2Drift 9/2, 1stCols, , Not Handle Track
8Art Collection10-0.518.53 m/N  Gary L. Moore 1
3.7Supp 12/1,
9Captainthunderbolt (b)33-2.019.03  B. J. Meehan 4
NRNo Education  Joanna Hughes 8 NR = Self Cert (Sore Shins). Declared 06:06am.

GGF from G on Decs.

Rails fully in.

Stiff- Westerly Wind = 1/2 headwind in the HS.

=== Pre Race ===

Fahey SL quote = "Jeanie’s Place is our only runner at Epsom on Saturday in the Woodcote Stakes. She’s drawn wider than I’d like in nine - I think you want to be in three to six for this race. She is a smart filly though, I do like her, and it will be interesting to see how she goes.".

=== Post Race ===

Average Pace overall and pace settled mid race which allowed Buratino to get the ground back from a slower start by making ground wide. Buratino in the leading line at 2f out and producing, and maintaining the strong kick he started to sjow in the National Stakes LTO. Handled the course well.

Aleko failing to handle the track at all and MaJo expecting as much in interview before race. But said Aleko had shown him unusual speed for a 'big horse' so was worth a chance here. Said he wouldn't choose between his two horses because Aleko might be staying on best at the finish (which he didn't and the race lacking that regular 'character' of the big one that flounders around then stems home in the last 1f to finish 3rd/4th (depending upon the EW position).

Buratino pulling clear and seeming to be partly down to a below average field on quality in Profile. Nelspruit looking the lower end of the type the Hannons bring to this race and hard to see why he would go to Royal Ascot, for example, other than a 'Social' run. Nelspruit finishing with precocious fillies lacking scope although Just Emma stronger built than expected. But, it looked an improved performance from Buratino whi is strengthening up well. Looks ok for a 3rd-5th Coventry type depending upon race quality.

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