14:05 Catterick Tue 7 August 2018
Better than the bare facts of his run at York would suggest showing up well before having steering problems in the closing stages. Will need to improve on that run and the yard have a better fancied one in Commander Solo.
Making steady progress and could well put his experience to good use here having turned in his best performance last time with a tongue-tie (retained here) on for the first-time. Well drawn for one who seemingly likes to attack from the front.
Never really in the race on his debut and it took a long while for the penny to drop over 7f at York. That did show that he had ability though and more is expected here on his second start from a good draw.
Yard are in superb form at the moment but have only had one winning debutante two-year-old in the past year (1-14). This one is a half-brother to a couple of decent winner with the unraced dam coming from a good family; not without a chance.
Good pedigree and made his debut in a race at Sandown where the yard had a good recent record (well found in the market). Made an unpromising start despite all of that though finishing last; needs to bounce back here.
Has at least won a race but that win only came in a seller from which he was claimed straight after by this yard. Now makes his debut for new connections but up in grade and work to do to score in this company.
Last Year's Winner
|3||Shrewd Approach||2||8-11||15/8||Full Result|
|T: S CrisfordJ: G Lee|
Al Mortajaz (7/4), Sky Cross (5/2), Commander Solo (7/2), Siege (6/1), Constant (6/1), Ollivander (8/1), The Big Bad (20/1), Allatoona (22/1)
- Commander Solo
- Al Mortajaz
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