14:10 Haydock Wed 13 June 2018
Built on a first run full of encouragement to score at Bath over today's trip staying on well and looking a bit better than the winning margin (1L). Looks as though he'll stay further than this trip and progress again; bred to be smart.
Left his debut form well behind on his second start at Thirsk over 1m4f and deserves extra credit considering his track position (caught a long way back). Looked a little ungainly but can improve and has the ability to win something like this.
Just had the one run so far and that came as a two-year-old last October on the AW over 1m1f. Made little impression on that occasion (got outpaced) and may do better this year but does lack some experience.
Price rose to €40,000 as a two-year-old but never ran at that age and now makes his debut. Closely related to a couple of staying winners, Rockfonic and Diversify and half-brother to several winners; yard rather quiet at the moment though.
First foal who cost 140,000 guineas as a two-year-old but only made his debut this season on the AW over 1m2f. Has a US pedigree but didn't offer much on his debut and may well be one for the longer term.
Showed promise on his debut runs as a juvenile and three-year-old but took a step backwards last time on his third run. May well still be learning and needing the experience but hardly impressed last time over 1m2f; went with little fluency.
Bred for stamina rather than speed (closely related to top-class 1m4f winner Postponed) and ran very green on his debut. Kept on under a hands-and-heels ride and they may well be more to come given his breeding over this trip.
His introduction as a two-year-old was a considerate one and he repaid that kindness with a much better second run (both those outings as a juvenile). Still looked as though he needed the experience but open to more progress on his return.
Newcomer who is a brother to two winners including the useful two-year-old 7f winner Minidress and half-brother to useful 1m2f winner Movie Set. Stable just starting to get going this year and worth noting in the market.
Last Year's Winner
Caliburn (11/10), Flintrock (9/2), Volcanic Sky (13/2), Ready To Impress (7/1), Plentiful (10/1), Mapped (16/1), Guardsman (33/1), Four Champs (50/1), Gallus (66/1)
- Volcanic Sky