Two-Year-Olds underway with Maximum Impact at Leicester

Impressive start for Amo Racing juvenile

Professionalism came to the fore at Leicester on Friday as Amo Racing’s Maximum Impact made an impressive winning debut on the kind of deep ground rarely seen for flat racing in this country.

Desperate weather on top of already Heavy ground led to the stalls being out of action and a flag start being deemed necessary – just the kind of thing nobody needs with inexperienced two-year-olds! – but it was to Maximum Impact’s immense credit that he took everything so well and was able to produce the kind of performance some of his home work had been hinting at. 

Clearly it’s not a great idea to take the distances at Leicester at face value, but based on his pedigree and what we’ve seen from this horse at home it wouldn’t be a case of him needing slow ground to be at his best. Of course thoughts immediately wander to Ascot with any early season juvenile winners and that’s no different here, though it’s the Conditions race at the track at the start of May that would seem a logical next target.

There was more success for Amo Racing last week with Fix You taking advantage of a kind enough opening mark of 77 to make her handicap debut a winning one at Nottingham. She skipped through the ground and, unlike Maximum Impact, these are definitely the type of conditions she’s going to need going forward. Having had plenty of time off after her trip to France early last season, she showed she’d progressed nicely from her seasonal debut at Kempton and she may now head back into Listed company when she gets give under foot. 

Competing the trio of winners last week was another impressive filly in the shape of Roudee Racing’s She’s Centimental. The three-year-old was completing an all-weather hat-trick and came clear with a well-handicapped and race fit rival, showing a sharp, eye-catching turn of foot at the bend to settle matters. She’s a lovely filly for her owners to look forward to for this season, and despite being very much dirt bred she has suggested in her work that turf should be no problem. We’re very much looking forward to finding out!

Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Linkdin
Share on Pinterest