Class of 2020: Tom Dascombe

Cheshire-based trainer Tom Dascombe runs us through his 2020 juvenile squad.

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TOM DASCOMBE would normally be turning up the revs as his beloved Chester May meeting rapidly approached but like everyone else he is having to re-calculate any plans and make amendments to the training regime of his two-year-olds.

Surprisingly, Dascombe didn’t hit the bullseye with a juvenile in May of last year and his best month was August when he sent out seven two-year-old winners and had a highly respectable total of 24 winners from 161 runners in that division.

From his base in Manor House Stable in Malpas in Cheshire, Dascombe passed the magic million mark in prize money for a second time in success when his 67 winners netted £1,145, 875 and just under £300,000 of that impressively tally was accrued from the two-year-old team.

Dascombe is chomping at the bit waiting to get going again and he kindly went through his team of two-year-olds with Tony Elves for - mainly highlighting those that will be in action sooner rather than later.

Please note: Where a horse exists in the ATR database we have linked to its form and tracker profile below, we will update others when they become available.

Bay colt: AdaayVirtuality

“One would suspect that once racing starts he will be relatively ready to run. He is by a first-season sire and he seems quite sharp. There will be six furlong races by the time racing gets under way and he will be suited by five or six.”

Bay colt: HeeraatSitting Pretty

“He was doing everything right and going the right way and then just got a little bit weak so I am giving him a bit of time. As we don’t have to push on right now I am able to take a pull with him and he is cantering every day but we are not galloping him. I think he will be fine given a bit of time. It is difficult to know his trip right now but I would say he would be suited by seven furlongs.”

Brown colt: MehmasFaddwa

“He is very similar to our Guitafan colt and is very sharp. He would be racing now if racing was on and he is ready to rock and roll.”

Bay colt: Le HavreJamboree

“He is a nice horse we bought in France and he is definitely a horse to a who will have a three-year-old career. You won’t be seeing him out too soon and we’ll will just take our time with him. He is a French bred and I can see us aiming him at something in Deauville in August.”

Bay colt: KodiacOlive Branch

“He is a lovely big horse – strong and coping with it all. Being by Kodiac he will probably want five or six furlongs and he is very racy.”

Bay colt: IffraajMorning Frost

“He is probably going to be a seven furlong/miler and he will be out in July I guess. He is a big strong colt who looks lovely and he will definitely be winning best turned outs whatever else he achieves.”

Bay filly: Kodi BearScarlet Plum

“She is a very speedy Kodi Bear filly and she should be running now. As soon as racing starts she will be there.”

Bay colt: AwtaadAoife Alainn

“He is a very nice horse – just a little bit weak but one I like. He is owned by one of our best owners Derek Passant and he will certainly be winning races as a two-year-old.”

Bay filly: ZoffanyTadris

“She is very quick and you would have thought she had run three times already. She is on the button knows her job and I cannot wait to get her on the track to run her. She is raring to go.”

Bay colt: AcclamationThatsallimsaying

“He should be running and he looks very much like an Ascot two-year-old. He is very relaxed but also very sharp.”

Bay colt: GutaifanBella Ophelia

“He really needs a name as he would have been racing this week if there had been racing. He should be on the track racing over five furlongs and is ready to go. I am just holding onto him a little bit as I don’t want to blow his mind but he is fit and ready to go.”

Grey colt: Dark AngelDuchess Andorra

“He was very forward early on and then just went a bit weak and backward but now he’s back doing two strong canters. I am sure he will be ready to go at the end of May.”

Class of 2020: Tom Dascombe
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