It's always exciting to see the 2yo's return for the new racing season. There are first seasons Sires and new horses to watch and follow. You probably couldn't get a harder race to assess, as the field is obviously full of first starters. Those drawn closer to the fence will be highly advantaged. The starting point is that all horses improve massively off their first jump out. FINANCE TYCOON, GENERAL BEAU, GUMMY BEAR & INVINCIBILUS are the ones to have more than one jump out. Of them, GENERAL BEAU looked the best, especially when most recently up the straight being under a hold for the entire event. However, both Lindsay Park gallopers FINANCE TYCOON & INVINCIBILUS have the Winkers On, so you would be expecting further improvement off their respective jump outs. FINANCE TYCOON did match GENERAL BEAU in their first jump out on September 4.
We thought GENERAL CREEK, THE GLOBE and UMGAWA had the most potential to improve. They have only had one jump out, up the Flemington straight and would've improved significantly. They weren't disgraced either. THE GLOBE has the Winkers On, so you'd be expecting even more improvement with that gear change.
CAPITAL LEGEND & CHEER SQUAD both jumped out at Caulfield only once. They weren't impressive nor disappointing, and the 600m distance makes it hard to get a gauge. Grahame Begg did win this race last year with Mildred so his horse must be respected. HEY MICHAEL jumped out at Cranbourne over the 600m and it looked like more of an educational gallop than anything. He wasn't asked for an effort and faded late.
GENERAL BEAU - M Ellerton & S Zahra
FINANCE TYCOON - T Dabernig & B Hayes
THE GLOBE - J Cummings
GINGER CREEK - A & S Freedman
GENERAL BEAU was able to string together two nice jump outs, the latest up the straight and we feel as though that experience is the key. If you watch closely, he starts poorly but very quickly mustered the speed to win under a hold. FINANCE TYCOON has to be respected as he had General Beau covered in their first jump out but the straight jump out wasn't as pleasing to the eye. Winkers go on which is a big key to some more improvement.
THE GLOBE is probably bred for a bit further than this, but she looked alright up the straight. GINGER CREEK only had the one jump out and that was up the straight. He will have plenty of improvement to come...
We expect one of the winner's to be either GENERAL BEAU or FINANCE TYCOON, with plenty to learn from the race.
GENERAL BEAU has opened very short, around that $2.30 mark on TAB - hard to take that with so many unknowns. Would expect him to drift as we get closer to the race so hold off and hopefully can get closer to $3 come the jump. FINANCE TYCOON at that $5+ mark looks a good price to take, but GENERAL BEAU the main play with FINANCE TYCOON a bet for a small profit as a saver.
RESULTS / REVIEW
A very good result for our followers with our main play GENERAL BEAU (SP of $2.70 / $1.30) coming away with a pretty easy win in the end, ahead of our saver bet in FINANCE TYCOON (SP of $6.50 / $2.00). We also managed to get the trifecta (in order) with THE GLOBE finishing 3rd, paying a nice $48.30 on the S-TAB. A successful result for the first 2yo race of the 2020/21 season!
#1 CAPITAL LEGEND (1) - J Sadler | J McNeil
2yo Colt by CAPITALIST x SWEET MELODY
Sale info: 2020 Inglis Melb Prem Yearling Sale - $90k purchase
#2 FINANCE TYCOON (6) - T Dabernig & B Hayes | L Nolen
2yo Colt by WRITTEN TYCOON x DAROOK PARK
Sale info: 2020 MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale - $150k purchase
Jump Out on 4 September @ Flemington | 800m 49.25s (1st in red silks)
Jump Out on 15 September @ Flemington | 800m 47.28s (1st in white silks)
#3 GENERAL BEAU (10) - M Ellerton & S Zahra | J Kah
2yo Colt by BRAZEN BEAU x PHOSPHORESCENCE
Jump Out on 4 September @ Flemington | 800m 49.25s (2nd in black with orange sleeves)
Jump Out on 15 September @ Flemington | 800m 47.92s (1st in orange & black silks)
#4 GINGER GREEK (8) - A & S Freedman | D Lane
2yo Colt by MORE THAN READY (USA) x SWEET SISTER
Sale info: 2020 Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale - Passed in $350k
- Half brother to SUPREME IDEA (Listed 2yo winner)
Jump Out on 15 September @ Flemington | 800m 47.92s (4th in red silks and white sleeves)
#5 GUMMY BEAR (4) - T Hughes | J Benbow
2yo Colt by STATUE OF LIBERTY (USA) x CLOUD JUMPER
Jump Out on 2 September @ Pakenham | 800m in 46.64s (6th in purple with yellow sleeves)
Jump Out on 16 September @ Pakenham | 600m 35.86s (1st in purple with yellow sleeves)
#6 HEY MICHAEL (2) - K Corstens | L Currie
2yo Colt by MIKKI ISLE (JPN) x LAVISH MISS
Jump Out on 7 September @ Cranbourne | 600m 35.94s (6th in orange silks)
#7 UMGAWA (3) - L & T Corstens | C Williams
2yo Colt by SHAMUS AWARD x EXPRESS CENTRAL
Jump Out on 15 September @ Flemington | 800m 47.28s (in black silks and white sleeves)
#8 CHEER SQUAD (7) - G Begg | J Childs
2yo Filly by PRIDE OF DUBAI x DEMAND APPLAUSE
Sale info: 2020 Inglis Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale - $50k
Link to Jump Out on 10 September @ Caulfield | 600m 36.03s
#9 INVINCIBILUS (5) - T Dabernig & B Hayes | D Stackhouse
2yo Filly by I AM INVINCIBLE x BAREENA
Sale info: 2020 MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale - $180k purchase
Jump Out on 4 September @ Flemington | 800m 49.25s (3rd in white silks)
Jump Out on 15 September @ Flemington | 800m 47.28s (3rd in red silks)
#10 THE GLOBE (9) - J Cummings | D Oliver
2yo Filly by FROSTED (USA) x MONDIAL (IRE)
Jump Out on 15 September @ Flemington | 800m 47.28s (4th in blue silks and white cap)
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