17:35 Southwell Sun 13 May 2018
Unraced first foal by Presenting out of the 2m-2m5f winning hurdler Soliya. Cost €23,000 as a foal, and represents a trainer who has kicked off the new jumps season in decent form.
Shirocco gelding out of a Grand Lodge mare who cost £72,000 as a three-year-old related to useful types in Barizan and Baradari. Worth a market check on debut.
Cheaply bought son of Gold Well but showed some promise when keeping on into fifth in heavy ground bumper at Wincanton last month. More experienced jockey takes over now.
By Ask out of a Saddlers' Hall mare, he cost €37,000 as a three-year-old and is from the family of high-class chaser Trabolgan. Never a threat on disastrous debut at Doncaster in February and not a lot to get excited about here.
Fetched £10,500 as a three-year-old and is a son of Arakan out of Bob Back mare, Related to a couple of winning jumpers, he is one to note on debut.
Never better than midfield on racecourse debut when finishing fifth of eight tailed off on good to soft ground last month. Looks up against it here.
Gelding by Linda's Lad out of an unraced dam who was a sister to a couple of winners in France. No extra in the closing stages when fifth of 10 on debut in a Bangor-On-Dee bumper last month. Progress possible in this company.
Gelded son of Sulamani out of a Most Welcome mare related to gutsy types Spirit Of Shankly, Cash And Go and Grand National winner Rule The World. Market likely to reveal expectations.
Cost a hefty €110,000 and must be an attractive specimen as his sale price rose by more than five times from a yearling to a three-year-old. Good yard still among the winners so may not be far away on debut.
Fame And Glory gelding by a Kayf Tara. Sire not renowned for his national hunt progeny and market will be the best guide to chances here.
Interesting Midnight Legend gelding out of a Be My Native mare related to Seeyouatmidnight, Bally Legend and Sizing John. Worth a market check on debut.
Last Year's Winner
Global Rhapsody (9/4), Bally Conor (10/3), Bararocco (4/1), Tel'art (6/1), Balleticon (11/1), Kitikat (12/1), Teescomponents Boy (12/1), Nifty At Fifty (14/1), Fransham (14/1), Extra Bald (14/1), Ask Paddington (25/1), Espalion (40/1)
- Global Rhapsody
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