15:40 Kempton Wed 13 December 2017
€150,000 purchase in May by Bated Breath is a half brother to a couple of winners who both won on AW. Trainer has good record with AW two-year olds so market check required.
Cost 50,000 gns as a yearling. By Acclamation and full-brother to two useful winners rated 100 plus. Trainer has notably poor record here but pedigree of enough appeal to not write him off.
Stepped forward on fair turf debut when a good third over C&D last month when switched to AW. That as good form as any here so looks a leading contender today.
Equiano newcomer, brother to a 6f winner on the AW. Leading jumps trainer has very few two-year old runners and not had a winning two-year old debutant in last five years.
Not beat a rival in two starts to date, latest on AW at 150/1. Needs to prove he has some ability.
3¼L fourth at Doncaster last month was a pleasing effort in itself with her staying on quite eye-catchingly late on. The fact that race has thrown two subsequent winners only boosts her leading claims.
Improved on her last on debut with a fair fourth latest over 5f at Lingfield. That gives her a chance of a place here but plenty open to having more ability than her.
Took her time to get going on debut and things happened a bit quickly there at Chelmsford. May do better this time now she knows the job although hard to envisage a leading role.
Exceed and Excel newcomer related to three winners all effective at 1m2f plus. She too may need further and trainer's first string appears to be Belated Breath. Hood on debut rarely a good sign.
Last Year's Winner
Azpeitia (4/6), Monadee (5/2), Breathless Times (9/2), Dubai Acclaim (10/1), Cloud Eight (14/1), Belated Breath (14/1), Argon (16/1), Nikita (25/1), Kachumba (33/1), Silverturnstogold (50/1), Sir Hector (100/1), Eesha Says (100/1)
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