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26 Jul 21 08:43
Date Joined: 22 Mar 04
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3 recent examples.

Love had 7 runs at 2 and won 3 of them. Her best RP rating was 111.
At 3 she rocketed to stardom. Well backed she went up to 124 at 3.

Homecoming Queen had a remarkable 11 runs at 2 and appeared to be a decent handicapper in the making by winning 2 from 11 and achieving a top RP rating of 104.
At 3 she romped home in the 1000 Guineas by 9 lengths achieving a RP rating of 117 a figure she never came close to before or afterwards.

Snowfall is the latest.
She had 7 runs at 2 and again appeared to lack top class ability, only winning one race - a dead ground maiden and getting her best RPR of 92.
Obviously at 3 she is a dual classic winner and favourite for the Arc.

All the usual lessons about trying to spot an unexposed filly for the 1000 Guineas with scope to improve as a 3yo are being wrecked.

It seems we now need to look out for fillies from Ballydoyle who are fully exposed as lacking class at 2, and guess which ones turn into a Pegasus inexplicably at 3!

There may be others.

But something seems to be going on? I know with a stable with 250 Galileos, and all other blue blooded horses with zillions, you are always likely to have top class coming from it winning top races.

But the apparently quite recent trend of seeing exposed 2yo fillies very suddenly jump from moderate to unbeatable needs some explanation.

Sir James Bolger’s unsubstantiated claims about endemic doping in Irish Racing is obviously irrelevant to the Coolmore operation. But it would be interesting to hear what Aiden says about this apparent new trend.
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Report penzance July 26, 2021 9:52 AM BST
Billesdon Brook run 8 times as a 2yr old.
Report impossible123 July 26, 2021 11:02 AM BST
Snowfall ran in inadequate trip eg 7f/8f. Similarly, Love. She beat jennies (except Audarya), and elevated to Arc fav because of the regression of Enable and mediocrity of protagonists. Love is no Minding.
Report gpz6316 July 27, 2021 10:08 PM BST
the best filly i can think of in that mould is peeping fawn
Report casemoney July 28, 2021 1:10 AM BST
Listen !!!
Report FOYLESWAR July 28, 2021 6:53 AM BST
what about hermosa ?
Report impossible123 July 28, 2021 7:57 PM BST
Minding? winner over 8f, 10f and 12f; only beaten by Almanzor who was a monster on the track over 10f.
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