Method was sent off at 11/10 on debut at Doncaster last month, indicating that he is held in high regard at home, and he created an excellent impression, quickening four and a quarter lengths clear and posting a very high rating for a debutant (106p). He then built on that promise, edging his rating up a couple of pounds to 108p, when winning the Listed Rose Bowl Stakes at Newbury on Saturday.
Method stood out on his debut form but it was still impressive how readily he put his rivals to the sword, forging two and a quarter lengths clear inside the final furlong. He is an exciting prospect, rated only 2 lb behind the leading two-year-old colt seen so far this season, Master of The Seas, and he will surely have some of the top races on his agenda.
Keep faith with Frenetic
The Group 2 Airlie Stud Stakes – contested over six furlongs at the Curragh on Sunday –was billed as a match between Frenetic, an impressive winner of both starts, and Mother Earth, who had shown improved form since being beaten by Frenetic on debut.
There was a shock, however, as 33/1 shot Aloha Star reeled in Frenetic inside the final furlong, with Mother Earth left behind in third. Mother Earth is ready for a step up in trip to seven furlongs, but Frenetic (remains on 104p) is all speed and should benefit from a return to five furlongs. She showed loads of pace when winning a five-furlong listed race by five lengths on her previous start she remains a filly to be positive about.
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Roberto Escobarr is a name to note
The second race at York on Sunday was a novice, but it was stronger than some pattern races. Brentford Hope, a hugely impressive winner of his only start last season, was sent off 6/4 favourite on his belated return to action and, while he failed to live up to his billing, he shaped with some promise in fifth, his inexperience and lack of race fitness counting against him.
The first five home are all worth viewing positively, particularly the decisive winner Roberto Escobarr. He had shown plenty of promise when third at Haydock on debut and took a huge step forward at York, improving his rating from 84P to 103P. He proved very strong at the finish of that mile-and-a-quarter contest, pulling four lengths clear of his rivals and looking like he would have no problem with a step up in trip. He could enter the reckoning for the St Leger.
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