IT is still early to make any predictions as the two-year-old season is just about getting into its stride. Yet racing fans have seen Turn Me Loose, Come Dance With Me probably the most precocious to date, Chalice Pipe, Alacrann and on Saturday Elvira was added to the mix.
The two-year-old bay filly by Porto Santo - Diablo Forever was heavily touted by punters and went off as the 1/9 favourite in the five furlong round event run for the Winnie Anglin Cup. She justified that billing by going to the front from the off, then Elvira skittered away to break her maiden the first time of asking.
Dick Cardenas who piloted the Wayne DaCosta trained juvenile was never in doubt and was not required to use the whip at any stage during the 1:01.1 minutes it took Elvira to complete the distance of the race. Not a fast time by any means but it was more than sufficient to deal with her other maiden rivals.
"There was a strong head wind facing the horses when they were coming down the straight. Elvira handled it well and I am pleased with her performance and the final time," DaCosta said.
The juvenile season is developing nicely and we not wait for the two-year-old to compete at the non-winners of two level where for sure more will be revealed.