14:40 Nottingham Thu 14 June 2018
Some encouragement to be taken from the pedigree that he can make up into a useful sort over middle distances but looks one more for handicaps after today, as he's looked short of speed in two starts to date.
€38,000 purchase at Arqana Deauville as a yearling, showed plenty of promise (at a big price) at Newbury on debut and improved on that when fourth at Chepstow last time, hanging a little under pressure. May need more again here.
Looked backward in two starts last year and now tried in cheekpieces for seasonal debut. Needs this for a handicap mark and can only be watched at present.
First foal, dam a sister to the very useful hurdler High Bridge and this one sets the standard on his neck second on debut at Doncaster. This track will suit and just a repeat of that debut may be enough. Good chance of getting off the mark.
No great stars in the family but half-sister Absolutely Right did win an all weather maiden. Yard just 1-24 with their 3yos here and on that, not hard to think she'll need the experience today.
Little was expected on her debut, sent off at 150-1 for a Newcastle maiden and she finished tailed off. No realistic chance on that.
Not a lot to be taken from her pedigree but despite only beating one home on her Kempton debut last October she did show a modicum of ability, and may do better this year. Best watched today, but one to keep an eye on.
Last Year's Winner
Sharamm (1/5), Diocles Of Rome (5/1), Rock Boy Grey (6/1), Fanan (10/1), Autumn War (10/1), Kismat (33/1), Advanced Virgo (33/1), Gilted Princess (40/1), Holte End (150/1)
- Rock Boy Grey
- Diocles Of Rome
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