2 Year old reviews – 16th June

We had another couple of 2 year old runners today – Tuesday 16th June.

First up was the David O’Meara trained My Best Friend who was making his racecourse debut in the opener at Thirsk over 7 furlongs. Ridden by David Nolan, he was a bit awkward leaving the stalls but David bustled him up to sit 2nd off the favourite. He travelled very well throughout but paid the price late on for taking on the winner when he tired to finish 5th. It was a very pleasing debut and David was complimentary about the horse saying that he could easily drop back to 6 furlongs if needed.

Merry Secret was making his second start for Tom Ward at Windsor. He was drawn in 1 for the 6 furlong race with Rob Hornby taking the mount. He was settled in mid division on the rail for the most part. As the leaders kicked for home, Rob switched Merry Secret out and he began to make good headway to finish a close up 4th. This was a difficult race on paper with some nicely bred horses. Merry Secret performed well and will have easier tasks ahead. Well done to both sets of owners.