18:45 Chelmsford City Thu 24 May 2018
Soldier Hollow gelding who cost €67,000 as a yearling and is related to plenty of winners. Improved on reappearance / second start at Wolverhampton last month (6l third) but must step up again.
Off the mark on second start at Windsor (1m, good to firm) this month, despite wandering around a bit in the closing stages. Should be more to come from this Camelot colt.
Oasis Dream colt, related to a winner over this trip in Tamadhor. Dam a winner and half-sister to multiple Group winners. Unfancied 33/1 chance and ran accordingly in Newmarket debut last month (7f, good to soft).
Didn't justify market expectations in a maiden at Newmarket in the autumn over 1m2f (good to firm). Should prove capable in time, yard going well.
Dansili colt who was too green to do himself justice on sole start as a juvenile. Improved on reappearance at Yarmouth (1m, good to firm) last month in finishing third. May prove capable of getting involved on AW bow.
Shamardal colt cost 80,000 gns as a yearling and is a half-brother to multiple winners. Market will reveal more but Queally a good booking for debut run.
Kodiac colt cost €77,000 as a foal, then made 120,000 gns as a yearling. Half-brother to 6f-1m winner Chapeau Bleu, wears hood on debut outing.
Improved on second start when 1L third behind Employer at Windsor (1m, good to firm) this month. Gets De Sousa back on board here and no reason not to build on that run.
Speightstown colt who fetched 70,000 gns as a yearling and is a half-brother to three winners over middle distances. Hasn't shown enough in two starts over similar trips to warrant selection here.
Exceed and Excel colt outran odds of 33/1 on debut at Nottingham (1m½f, soft) in November when finishing a head second. Five further winners have come out of the race since. Yard yet to really fire this term, but needs respecting.
Animal Kingdom colt who cost 60,000 gns as a juvenile and a half-brother to three winners in the USA. Better run at Yarmouth (1m, good to firm) last month on second start, though will need improving on that to score here.
Oasis Dream colt cost 180,000 gns yearling. Dam a two-year-old 7f winner, half-sister to high-class winner up to 2m Hartnell. Market check required on first start.
Colt by Teofilo, in trouble from the halfway stage in Newbury debut (1m, good to soft) last month. Should prove much better than that in time.
Intello filly who cost 9,000gns as a yearling, readily held off in outings on the AW at Lingfield and Wolverhampton this spring, goes up in trip now but not hard to bypass.
Last Year's Winner
Mutafani (3/1), Team Decision (7/2), Wafy (7/2), Employer (4/1), Drill (5/1), Qawamees (12/1), Courtside (14/1), Bawaasil (14/1), Rapier (14/1), Take It Down Under (20/1), Player's Luck (25/1), Glenglade (28/1), Tinos (33/1), Guarantor (50/1), Yvanlend (50/1), Madam Dragonfly (100/1)
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