A good read, Laird. Informative and insightful. The font size is so much easier to read, too. It is interesting Mark Johnston training so many two-year-olds this season. He has always had a big string but this is something out of the ordinary. In the past, he used to send out his better horses at the start of May, but with all trainers with plenty of quality horse it is as much to do with intention. It is clear Johnston intended to have three decent juveniles in the first three races and must have wanted to make a statement. All looked decent physical specimens which perhaps isn't too much f a surprise consider they are well bred and early season many of the opposition will be lesser horses. I see that in the 1:55 Musselburgh (Friday) that Johnston field the debutante Sixth Sense for the Scottish Brocklesby. It is interesting to note that this horse was one of two entered for the Brocklesby at Doncaster, where Ravenhoe won. It is intriguing to see how this youngster goes against First Bombardment as the Johnston horses will certainly give a level of form to measure where they stand. It is strange how Johnston's debutant juveniles of past either won easily or where poor losers. Looking forward to see how he progresses this season.
Thanks for the comments Jason. Sixth Sense would appear to be a few weeks younger than the three winners and as you say it will be interesting to see how he goes against First Bombardment.
I've written a post about the race and added a link to your post. All the best.