19:50 Lingfield Sat 9 June 2018
Pastoral Pursuits half-sister to 1m3f/1m4f winner Monaco Rose. Beat only one rival home on debut at Windsor having gone off a 100/1 poke over extended-mile.
Mullionmileanhour fill half-sister to smart winner up to 1m4f Number Theory. A 100/1 chance on debut at Yarmouth (6f, good to firm) and beaten just over 10L finishing fifth of 10. Improvement to find upped in distance.
Rock Of Gibraltar gelding who didn't show a lot on debut over extended-mile at Windsor on debut 40 days ago and will need to step up on that now dropping back in distance.
£16,000 yearling, Harbour Watch gelding whose dam was a two-year-old 5f winner. Yard been relatively quiet, perhaps best watched on debut.
Excelebration gelding bought for €38,000 as a yearling in September 2016. Just the two runs behind him, finishing around 7L fifth over C&D in a novice stakes last time, can improve.
Sunday Break gelding cost €38,000 as a yearling. Half-brother to six winners including a French Group One winner over 1m. Well beaten over this trip on AW here on New Year's Eve, off since. More needed.
Swiss Spirit colt, twice went close last summer on turf over 6f at Yarmouth and here (both good to soft). Also gone well on the AW. Was poor when last spotted in November but wind operation since and pick of form is standout in this line-up.
Bahamian Bounty gelding who cost £115,000 guineas as a yearling. Finished fifth of 10 in maiden at Doncaster (7f, good to soft) in October on debut, off since. Likely capable of much better.
Footstepsinthesand colt showed promise last season and again when decent second in Newbury handicap (7f, good to soft) in April. Needs forgiving a poor show at Ascot last time, but likely that wasn't his true running. Tongue tie added.
Muhtathir filly who doesn't make any strong appeal on breeding and will potentially be best watched on this first outing.
Filly was a promising fifth of 12 over 7f on Kempton's AW (beaten 2¾L) on debut in September. Had only one outing over same C&D for Michael Madgwick since and back with original handler. Improvement needed.
Dick Turpin filly out of a mare who won four times over 1m2f including on soft ground. Fifth of seven in minor event at Goodwood (7f, soft) on debut eight months ago.
Home-bred daughter of Halling and a half-sister to moderate maiden Lazizah. Went off a 200/1 chance at Newbury (7f, good to firm) in novice stakes in September and beaten more than 17L. Watching brief seems safest.
Rip Van Winkle filly. Dam winner up to 6f out of useful winner up to 7f Presto Vento. Likely sort on debut for yard in decent for (17% strike rate from 24 runners lately).
Canford Cliffs filly. Half-sister to two-year-old 6f winner Shaka Zulu and two-year-old 7f/1m winner Under Control. No surprise to see her play a forward role on debut.
Last Year's Winner
Oliver Reed (9/4), Manthoor (5/2), Excelleration (6/1), Sweet Nature (15/2), Mukhaater (10/1), Poyle Charlotte (12/1), Cuban Spirit (12/1), Taoiseach (12/1), Antiguan Rock (22/1), Sweet Dreams (33/1), Lucky Kisses (33/1), Zahirah (66/1), Sugar Plum Fairy (66/1), Tilsworth Rose (66/1), Sky Bandit (66/1), French Cricket (66/1), Shanakill Star (100/1)
- Oliver Reed
- Sweet Dreams