La version de votre navigateur est obsolète. Nous vous recommandons vivement d'actualiser votre navigateur vers la dernière version.

Two Hearts Gets The Job Done

Posted 6/9/2019

            Bruce Springsteen sang "Two Hearts girl will get the job done" in his 1980 song Two Hearts, and our two year old Havana Gold boy Two Hearts certainly did get the job done at Wolverhampton racecourse on Friday 30th August when holding on by a nose under jockey Rossa Ryan to win his first race on his seventh outing. He was very close to a second head bob loss in a few days having been beaten into second at Ripon on Bank Holiday Monday by a short head and a second close defeat would have been tough on him and connections. On both occasions he seemed to think he had done enough once he was in the lead and appeared to idle a bit whilst the others caught up. We believe he enjoyed the extra furlong in these 6f events and, as well as continuing to learn about racing with every run, he is showing an admirable consistency and desire to try his best. Perhaps he just needs to be delivered a little later in his challenge before he starts thinking about waiting for his mates!Two Hearts holds on to beat Port Noir a nose at Wolverhampton over 6f. Photo:- J HipkissTwo Hearts holds on to beat Port Noir a nose at Wolverhampton over 6f. Photo:- J Hipkiss

            Having started off with a 43 handicap rating after his first three runs, he was elevated to 49 following a good run at Musselburgh earlier in August. The Ripon effort could be qualified in the sixties given it was not a handicap and he was beating horses rated quite a bit above him. Friday's effort could also be rated around the high 50's/60 mark so it seemed fair enough when the handicapper raised him 8lbs to 57 following these two efforts. I believe he has a bit more improvement in him especially given his running style and would not surprise me to see him get to 65 or so in the not too distant future.

            After four good placed efforts, Two Hearts, based at Birkby near Northallerton in North Yorkshire with trainer Grant Tuer, has broken his maiden on his seventh outing and has shown that he has inherited some of Kodiac 88 rated dam Miss Mullberry's speed and ability. In fact Miss M almost won black type on two occasions in addition to winning three races over the 5f distance. He has improved 14lbs in the last month or so and, whilst he is demonstrating his friendly nature by waiting for the others once he hits the front, his running style, consistency and head carriage suggest that he is trying hard and is a genuine horse. He will now have a short rest and then hopefully we will see him back on the racecourse later in the month to continue his improving career.      Jim Atkinson, Rossa Ryan, Kath Tuer & Grant Tuer in the winners' enclosure with hero Two Hearts after his win at Wolves Photo:- J HipkissJim Atkinson, Rossa Ryan, Kath Tuer & Grant Tuer in the winners' enclosure with hero Two Hearts after his win at Wolves Photo:- J Hipkiss