14:00 Ayr Mon 16 July 2018
Won a five-runner Musselburgh contest on second start when upped from 6f to this trip, doing so quite readily. Open to further progress.
A 100,000 yearling, the War Command gelding is a half-brother to two-year-old 6f winner Gold Medallion and useful 1m winner Spiriting. Market check needed on debut outing.
Fetched 60,000 gns as a yearling and is a colt by Australian sire Sepoy and half-brother to 6f juvenile winner Enjazaat. Finished third of seven at York (6f, good to firm) on debut 16 days and should build on the run.
By Scat Daddy, so shouldn't lack for speed, needs to step up on efforts of two runs so far at Goodwood (6f, soft) and Newmarket (7f, good to firm) however.
Australia colt cost €90,000 as a yearling and is a half-brother to 1m4f winner The Last Debutante and winner up to 1m4f winner Al Malhouf. Represents top yard, in good form, and needs close attention.
No Nay Never gelding cost €60,000 as a yearling, then resold for 100,000 gns. Half-brother to 6f-1m4f winner Speciale Di Giorno and could be capable on debut.
Filly won nine-runner minor event at Chelmsford City (7f, AW) on debut 26 days ago, was fancied in the betting and well positioned throughout before holding on well (front two clear). Second Mark Johnston runner, looks the pick.
Bated Breath filly whose dam was a maiden, half-sister to smart 6f winner Primo Valentino and useful juvenile 6f winner Dora Carrington. Watching brief unless vibes are strong.
Havana Gold filly who is gradually progressing with experience, good second of 10 in at Kempton (7f, AW) latest, a second runner-up finish in succession. Should be in the finish again.
Last Year's Winner
Kilbarchan (9/4), Coolagh Magic (9/2), Khanmurjan (5/1), Wee Jim (11/2), Nina Petrovna (7/1), Bullion Boss (12/1), Mo Emmad Ali (16/1), Lord Lamington (25/1), Milabella (80/1)
- Wee Jim
- Nina Petrovna
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