The 2yo Sprint Breeder Cup – 13th Aug 2016 – Great Himalayan Racecourse


The 2yo Sprint Breeder Cup

Safety In Numbers

Season 36’s juvenile crop looks a particularly high quality bunch this season and two stables look to have a very bright chance of wrestling the 2yo Sprint Breeder Cup again from their counterparts. Seahorse Racing sends out Acadia Non and Wall Gen, while DR Stables entered Colt Forty Six. They have some sort of a stranglehold on the race, both winning two cups each in the last four finals.

The Sardean Lodge trained Cows Eat Grass looks a decent speed sort in the making and made a excellent start to his career last week on good ground. However the ground in the final is expected to be against him and he might battle to beat the muddies in the slop. Empyreal is the dark horse in the race, and ran a creditable 4th in the heat on Saturday.

Bristol Turks will have fond memories of his champion Justice For All, who won this race a few seasons ago, he saddles Rollin In The Deep here, and he has high hopes of a top3 finish. Desert Wind Stables has Slime Ball in the race, and he is likely to make his presence felt.

Bones Graveyard Stud will be looking to start the season on a high and he saddles a pair of quality runners. The classy 2yo Mr Gizmo filly Annie’s Sexy Bones ran a cracker last weekend in the heat over 1000m on the good ground. She just got pipped by the cassie runner Special Edition. Black Beauty Bones will be however more suited to the soft underfoot conditions.

Troublemaker is a top stable and always a big threat in cups, his runner My Own Business might just be open for business on Saturday. Quarters from the Gaspers stable ran a good third in the heat on Sunday, fitness levels might be a problem, on raceday.

Ignore the “below” par runs in the heats of the mudlarks, plenty rain is expected in the next few days, and if the final is run over slow ground, they will be in their element.



Final Result
Pos Gate Horse Stable Jockey Time
1 9 Colt Forty Six DR Stables Delila Rutter 1:13.958
2 1 Acadia Non Seahorse Racing Gemma Hermenegildo 1:14.016
3 4 Wall Gen Seahorse Racing Santana Larke 1:14.118
4 2 Cows Eat Grass Sardean Lodge Yuki Haldane 1:14.327
5 5 Rollin In The Deep Bristol Turks Allen Beckham 1:14.419


1. Acadia Non

2yo colt from Seahorse Racing, Career earnings: $0
Overall rating: Acceptable(43) – Mud-lark

Stable comments: – “This one will be tough! Granted, the qualifying races were on dry tracks, quite the opposite of what is expected for the final, and so our two mudlarks Acadia Non and Wall Gen will look to improve on their performances, but we’re still a bit disappointed they only managed to qualify through 6th and 8th place finishes. Things really need to improve for the final. We have top-3 hopes for Acadia Non, where as the tall giant Wall Gen isn’t expected to challenge for the win. If she somehow makes the top-5 it will be a nice bonus.”

2. Cows Eat Grass

2yo filly from Sardean Lodge, Career earnings: $116,000
Overall rating: Adequate(39) – Early sprinter

Stable comments: – “Cows Eat Grass is an out and out runner. She loves it. We put her out in the paddock a few weeks ago to freshen her up and she kept running round in circles so we brought her back in. 2yo Breeders final can be anyone’s race so we will just hope for a repeat of last weekend and hope it’s good enough to win. Good luck to everyone in the race.”

3. Empyreal

2yo colt from Barcarolle, Career earnings: $29,000
Overall rating: Adequate(39) – Fast finisher

Stable comments: – “Looks like a good cup race. Would expect the track to be dead giving Empyreal a good chance in the race, any wetter and there are plenty of mud runners lining up for a breeders victory. Main dangers are Cows Eat Grass and Annie’s Sexy Bones who look like the early leaders and should be very hard to beat. Look for Empyreal coming home very late.”

4. Wall Gen

2yo filly from Seahorse Racing, Career earnings: $0
Overall rating: Adequate(39) – Mud-lark

Stable comments: – “Read comments on Acadia Non

5. Rollin In The Deep

2yo filly from Bristol Turks, Career earnings: $0
Overall rating: Acceptable(41) – Mud-lark

Stable comments: – “No idea how this race will pan out. Rollin did just enough to get in the final. Not the best heat for her but that wasn’t a great surprise, muddy on good is hardly ideal.
This has making of a great race, especially as the going is still not determined – looks like it will be dead going on slow so should make it a bit more interesting. I’d like to think I can get Rollin to run well and place her in the money but we’ll see. I’d pick Tomac’s Acadia Non if it’s wet and Inca’s Colt Forty Six if the going is dead for the win but won’t be surprised if any of the others take home the trophy. I think any one of 8 or 9 horses can win this so it’s difficult to predict.”

6. Slime Ball

2yo colt from Desert Wind Stables, Career earnings: $0
Overall rating: Acceptable(40) – Mud-lark

Stable comments: – “This is a tough one to call – not only is it an early 2yo cup but having the heat on a very dry track, then going to slow for the final, is not providing many clues. In the heat there were certainly a tight grouping of us going over the line, jostling for a place. Suspect Slime Ball is a little short on stamina for the longer distance of 1200m but obviously being a mudlark will help. Some good trainers and a handful of other mudlarks that should be in with a shout but Acadia Non probably the one to beat.”

7. Annie’s Sexy Bones

2yo filly from Bones Graveyard Stud, Career earnings: $50,000
Overall rating: Acceptable(41) – Competitive

Stable comments: – “I have two entries. Annie’s Sexy Bones – a competitive filly, she will do OK, if track only dead. Black Beauty Bones has a slight chance if track slow.”

8. Black Beauty Bones

2yo filly from Bones Graveyard Stud, Career earnings: $0
Overall rating: Acceptable(40) – Mud-lark

Stable comments: – “Read the comments on Annie’s Sexy Bones.”

9. Colt Forty Six

2yo colt from DR Stables, Career earnings: $58,000
Overall rating: Acceptable(40) – Competitive

Stable comments: – “Colt Forty Six is racing for experience, but will like the added distance. If the track is dead he has a chance for top 5. If it goes slow as expected the mud-larks will control the race. On a dead track I like Special Edition from Cassie to win. On a slow track Acadia Non from Seahorse Racing and Rollin In The Deep from Bristol Trucks looks to be the ones to beat.”

10. My Own Business

2yo colt from Troublemaker’s, Career earnings: $25,000
Overall rating: Acceptable(40) – Mud-lark

Stable comments: – “

11. Quarters

2yo colt from Gaspers, Career earnings: $54,000
Overall rating: Moderate(33) – Mud-lark

Stable comments: – “Quarters won’t be beaten when it comes to eating, weighing in at 540kgs, he’ll be looking to munch his way to the rails early on, will probably finish last, but I’ll be happy if he comes back well fed !!! Acadia Non looks the one to beat and I think My Own Business could place well, good luck all.”

13. Special Edition

2yo filly from cassie, Career earnings: $100,000
Overall rating: Acceptable(40) – Unpredictable

Stable comments: – “Very good win on the weekend and hoping for the same this weekend, but my horses always seem to struggle against the best. But I’ll keep on turning up and maybe one day I’ll sneak one of these finals. Special Edition won well Saturday on a firm track. The track condition this Saturday wont suit him but he will be there trying.”

14. Sandown Penny

2yo filly from Diva Lodge, Career earnings: $29,000
Overall rating: Acceptable(42) – Breakaway

Stable comments: – “

15. Jinx Blackberry

2yo filly from Dotties Stables, Career earnings: $50,000
Overall rating: Acceptable(41)

Stable comments: – “Jinx Blackberry is unstyled and stats are even so might cope with the wetter ground but all depends on the recovery .”

16. Brenner

2yo colt from AngelfireFarm, Career earnings: $0
Overall rating: Adequate(36) – Early sprinter

Stable comments: – ” I was very surprised with the finish of his qualifier race – I didn’t expect him to do that good…I figured we’d come in dead last or close to it. He happened to be the highest rated foal I ever bred (vig-vig was 37 after birth…normally foals born to the farm are in the low 30s), so I am hopeful for a decent place finish (I’d like top 3 but I doubt we would get that far), but we will see what happens. This is a strong field with much better horses than my own. But we are hopeful.”

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