2:40 – Yarmouth – YARMOUTH STADIUM SELLING STAKES (CLASS 6) (2yo) Good To Firm 6f3y
Like most 2 year old Selling races today’s contest at Yarmouth has a mixture of horses with experience and those who have had just one or two runs. Tiger Sunset is the most experienced horse in he field as he will be making his 8th start of the season this afternoon and he has also done well when he has raced in this grade previously.
The bay colt is trained by James Moore and was a cheap purchase costing just £1,000 at the Tattersalls Ireland September Yearlings sale. As such it is no surprise to see that 4 of his seven starts to date have come in Selling races with a further start in a Claimer.
The going at Yarmouth is Good to Firm and on the two occasions he has encountered the surface he has won and finished 2nd. His last two runs have been over 7 furlongs and in both cases he went to the front taking what looked like a decisive lead before being caught close to the line after drifting right, loosing by a combined distance of just 1 ¼ lengths. It is probably safe to say that 7 furlongs stretches his stamina too much at this stage of his career. Consequently he is back down to 6 furlongs today and he has one win from two runs over this trip.
Tiger Sunset has run well on both of his runs at Yarmouth. He broke his maiden three starts back winning by 1 length in Good to Firm Ground over 6 furlongs and finished 2nd two starts back over 7 furlongs. His experience of the track could be crucial today as the undulations of the course can unbalance young horses who have not run at the track before and 6 furlongs does not give a jockey a huge amount of time to get a horse rebalanced.
His last four runs have all come in Class 6 Selling races. He ran at Ripon, which is another difficult track with undulations four starts back, finishing 4th in Good to Soft ground before winning here in the class three starts back and he comes into today’s race with a win and two seconds in the grade from his last three starts.
Tiger Sunset should relish dropping back down to 6 furlongs at a course he has done well at previously. He has a strong jockey in the plate in the shape of Liam Keniry who has a decent record with 2 year old’s in Selling races having won 5 times from 34 runs over the past 5 seasons. Tiger Sunset has improved on his last two runs over 7 furlongs and there may yet be better to come back down in trip.