May 30, 2014


UNION ROSE became the first two-year-old winner for Stimulation yesterday at Bath. Ron Harris, trainer of Union Rose: We´ve our biggest team of 2yos [20] and that´s our second success in two days. This is a strong colt with plenty of scope; he´s appreciated the easy ground.
Category: General
One colt against six fillies in this modest maiden auction, in which previous experience proved key. The order didn´t change that much during the contest.

The market suggested that Star Pursuits, a 10,500gns 2yo with a speedy pedigree, was going to make a winning debut, but after missing a beat at the start she was under pressure a long way out and was eventually eased right off. She must have shown something at home and is surely much better than this. Her trainer reported that the filly was unsuited by the ground.

UNION ROSE had already shown ability in his first three starts and put his experience to good use, making just about every yard and stretching clear coming to the last 2f. He looks a nursery type.

Jimmy´s Girl, well held on her Windsor debut ten days earlier, was always in about the same place and ran better here, but she was still well beaten by the winner so will need to show plenty more if she is to win a race.

Maesmor Magic, 7,500euros half-sister to two winners at up to 7f, ran on for a never-nearer third and can improve.

River Spirit stepped up from her debut at this track when runner-up on the Lingfield Polytrack next time, but that looked a weak race and she was always struggling down the wide outside on this occasion. [David Bellingham]