16:40 Kelso Thu 15 February 2018
Unraced son of Milan out of a point-to-point placed dam (Pretty Impressive). Cost €38,000 as a three-year-old, and is a brother to point winner Templenaboe, and a half-brother to 2m7f hurdle/chase winner More Than Luck.
Half-brother to bumper winner Chez Castel Mail, but he failed to attract any interest at auction prior to making his debut at Newcastle in February (a well beaten fourth to Al Shahir). Placed over C&D latest following wind surgery.
Well regarded Yeats gelding who proved sharper for wind surgery when beaten 2¼L by I'm To Blame at Musselburgh last month. Softer ground conditions here, but this €130,000 purchase is massively respected. Stablemate of Blaydon.
Getaway gelding who cost £90,000 following a 4L debut point-to-point success at Bartlemy (3m maiden, good). Travelled like the best horse in the race, and only done for greeness, when beaten a head by Highland Hunter on rules bow over C&D latest.
Closely related to Vintage Clouds, but looked in need of the experience when left toiling on debut at Haydock in late December (finished a distant last of five to Air Navigator). Looks to be the stable second string behind Hitman Fred.
Unraced fifth foal by Sakhee out of the 7f winner Peace Lily. Cost 3,000 gns as a yearling, this half-sister to 7f-1m winner Golden Wedding faces a very testing introduction to life on the racecourse. Stamina doubts.
Last Year's Winner
|T: N G RichardsJ: R D Day|
Hitman Fred (6/4), Dr Hooves (13/8), Dali Mail (6/1), Blaydon (9/1), Tupence (16/1), Vintage Glen (25/1), Bell Ofthe Bongate (25/1)
- Hitman Fred
- Dr Hooves
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