Some quality young horses on display today. Kingman winning the big one at Newbury, beating a quality field by a very impressive 4 and a half lengths. Obviously one to keep an eye on for the Guineas later this year. But from that race I cannot believe that Master Carpenter, who finished 3rd, was 80/1!?!?! Ridiculous price for a horse that one Ascot performance aside, has always impressed. You won't get 80/1 again, but in terms of value, he's well worth following.
In the Group 3 Ballysax Stakes, at Navan this year. A very interesting winner in Fascinating Rock. What's interesting about that is his sire, Australian Champion Sire Fastnet Rock. This is his first crop of 3 year olds over here, and Aidan O'Brien has the majority of them. There has been a lot of intrigue over how the Fastnet Rock's would do here and O'Brien has definitely sheltered them. I've heard some reports that they are very impressive at Ballydoyle, but are being managed very carefully. Step forward Dermot Weld, unleashing Fascinating Rock to win his 2nd race in 3 starts. If anyone uses a horse tracker with Racing Post or ATR etc. I would recommend looking into getting updates on Fastnet runners, this win for Weld could force O'Briens hand to unleash his Arsenal of high quality Fastnets.