17:10 Wetherby Tue 20 February 2018
Cost just €1,600 but proving great value for that realtively small sum. Finished runner-up on debut in a bumper at Kelso before going one better at Musselburgh on seasonal reappearance but form of that taken a couple of knocks since. Place claims.
Well-bred sort who went off an even money favourite on Doncaster on debut, only to finish fourth of 15. Showed enough to suggest better may be expected and this trainer/jockey combination worthy of respect in current form. Likely to run well.
Bred for a stamina test and gave herself no chance at Hexham on debut when too keen early on. Easy to see why first-time hood is reached for but one who is likely to do better given plenty of time.
Well beaten on debut in a conditional bumper at Ayr and yard's record below par in bumpers. Hard to fancy.
Confirmed debut promise when winning here over 1m4½f last time out. Form of that run already franked by the third placed horse and could be worth siding with again given she's already proven in soft ground.
Finished a long way behind in the bumper reopposing It's O Kay finished fourth in. Work on to turn the form with that rival alone and yard not had a bumper winner for some time (limited amount of runners). Others hold stronger claims.
Mastercraftsman filly, unsold at the sales. Has more of a Flat pedigree than NH here and hard to see her making a mark on debut.
Last Year's Winner
|T: Kevin FrostJ: B S Hughes|
It's O Kay (4/5), Paper Promise (3/1), Maebh (3/1), Rococo Style (7/1), Miss Hamda (25/1), Alice Lisle (33/1), Quasha (125/1), Newtown Belle (150/1)
- It's O Kay
- Paper Promise
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