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The Roar: Fillies to dominate the two year old ranks this season

February 22, 2013

Andrew Hawkins is a Roar Expert

The old adage insists “a good colt will beat a good filly.” It speaks for itself, really.

With two year old racing set to hit its peak over the next six weeks, and with the running of the Blue Diamond Stakes at Caulfield this Saturday, it’s a good time to test whether this axiom will hold up for this year’s crop.

Are the colts set to dominate the fillies, or will it be another year for the fillies to shine?

Of course, it is possible we are yet to have seen the best two year old, and it only takes one horse to change this hypothesis.

On what we’ve seen so far, though, it is clear old logic will not apply. Good colts in this crop of two year olds are scant, and all data to date suggests the fillies are far superior to their male counterparts.

In fact, I’d be very surprised if the colts and geldings get the better of the fillies in either the Blue Diamond Stakes or the Golden Slipper.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. David Belovitch permalink
    February 23, 2013 12:05 pm

    Hi andr

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