Could we be seeing the start of a wave of smart two-year-olds from the Godolphin production line with the impressive debut of Dynamited at Rosehill on Saturday?
Shaken up to find the spot outside the leader, Dynamited asserted his authority with a 10.89 from the 400m-200m and a solid 11.36 home, running 33.50 for the last 600m.
The Punters Intel data highlights the colt’s promise and given it was his first raceday outing off one barrier trial he has plenty of upside.
So too does stablemate Rheingau.
While the Animal Kingdom colt’s last 600m (33.76) was inferior to Dynamited, his final 200m was second only to his stablemate with 11.40. On pedigree he’ll excel over further later in the season so he stamped himself as a horse to watch.
We saw a week ago that the Chris Waller filly Unforgotten was an above average talent and her easy win when up to 1500m only confirmed that view.
She reeled off 10.80 from the 400-200 then 11.21 for the final furlong in a slashing 33.17 – with 59kg on her back.
So the quickest horse at Rosehill on Saturday was Bon Amis, right? Wrong.
Yes, Bon Amis put on a sustained display of speed running 33.07 for his last 600m and when you’re almost breaking 11 seconds (11.01) for the last 200m you don’t get run down very often.
But behind him were a couple of huge performances with the Punters Intel data showing runner-up Blowing Kisses had the day’s fastest last 600m of 32.52, closely followed by fourth placed Curdled (who was first-up) with 32.71.
Both horses put together consecutive sub-11 200m splits with Blowing Kisses running 10.62 and 10.87 while Curdled ran home in 10.71 and 10.94.
A couple of other noteworthy runs out of Rosehill – Highway Sixty Six was a beaten favourite in the 1400m Highway race but she burned early and strung the field out with a 10.80 from the 1200m-1000m.
No surprise they reeled her in late but she stuck it out to run third.
And perennial placegetter In Times Of War continues to rack up the minors with a third placing and there could be something to jockey Tye Angland’s comment that she’d be more effective in shorter races.
Her last 600m of 33.47 is very respectable and interestingly and ran 10.85 from the 400m to the 200m. Harnessing that sprint until later in her race could be the key to her.
Fastest last 600m: Blowing Kisses 33.07
Most ground covered: Karavali +11.8m (2400m).
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