14:50 Ascot Fri 13 July 2018
Dual 6f York winner who bounced back from a no show in the Coventry Stakes with a second placed nursery debut at Chelmsford (6f) on Saturday (Nayslayer third); likely to set a target for the others to aim towards (front-runner).
£26,000 juvenile; won his first two starts at Bath (5.5f) and Windsor (5f) before tackling stronger company in the 5f Windsor Castle Stakes (finished tenth of 28); dam stayed 6f, so no reason as to why this extra yardage should prove troublesome.
US based pedigree, cost a whopping $400,000 as a yearling; showed improvement on each start, but never more so than when with the tongue-tie fitted latest (retained) as a decisive 3+L winner of a Ripon novice (6f, good).
£67,000 yearling; ran to a similar level of form on his first two starts before a lesser effort over 7f at Salisbury last month; back in trip for nursery debut, but in truth this looks to be rather competitive on paper.
Hadn't shown much (although with some excuses) until a much improved effort on handicap debut at Chelmsford (6f) on Saturday, finishing just under 4L third to Buckingham (I Am A Dreamer second); needs to build further upon that today.
Last Year's Winner
|4||Rufus King||2||9-9||11/4||Full Result|
|T: M JohnstonJ: S De Sousa|
Semoum (6/5), James Watt (11/4), I Am A Dreamer (7/2), Pirate (10/1), Nayslayer (11/1)
- James Watt
- I Am A Dreamer
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