18:15 Newcastle Fri 9 February 2018
Irish 2000 Guineas entry sets the standard having romped home in blinkers at Chelmsford with some nice types behind. Backed on penultimate start when keen and becoming unbalanced in the Rowley Mile dip so this galloping track should suit.
Hardly a cheap purchase at $550,000 as a yearling and is a half-brother to four winners including Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies winner Halfbridled. Gelded since a promising Haydock debut and a threat to the topweight in receipt of 7lb.
€52,000 son of Teofilo out of a dam who was a turf winner in the US at 5f/1m. Half-brother went well here in 2016, but overall he faces a stiff task and the yard have a modest 5-61 with this age group on AW tracks.
Last Year's Winner
Gronkowski (1/4), Kings Full (7/2), Loyal Promise (22/1)
- Kings Full
- Loyal Promise
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