18:10 Kempton Wed 8 August 2018
Learnt plenty from his Wolverhampton debut when well backed to take a novice auction event there in June and he duly obliged, battling well for a head success . Penalty here makes life harder but clearly going the right way.
Nicely enough bred but has looked a bit at sea in two starts so far and didn't show enough at Doncaster last time out, although soft ground a possible excuse. May be of more interest in handicaps after today.
Has a couple of efforts to his name here at Kempton that would give him a chance, and ran up to his mark when second over 7f here last time. Lacks the scope a few of these have but should run his race and ought to be on the premises.
Price tag took a major hit when bought for just 4,000gns in February (went for 125,000gns as a yearling), already gelded and despite some appeal on pedigree, yard not known for 2yo winners. Can only be watched on debut.
Likely to need a bit of time on pedigree and that was very much the way it looked on his Ffos Las debut, slowly away and beat one home. No realistic chance on that.
Half-brother to some very useful sorts, including Nimr (best at 1m) and Dordogne (8f-10f), and should find this trip a suitable launchpad. Yard 3-27 with their 3yos here.
Looked sure to win a race after a very solid debut over 7f here last October, finishing second, but slight concern he's not been seen since then and has been gelded in the meantime. Market likely to be best guide as to his chance, given all that.
Sent off huge prices and well beaten all three starts, beating only a handful of horses home. No realistic chance here.
Never in the hunt on debut at Salisbury, finishing last of seven runners, and needs massive improvement to get anywhere near the main protagonists here.
Not the worst debut in the world when getting the hang of things late at Ffos Las on debut and should improve, but this looks too hard for her at this stage.
Not beaten a horse home in three starts and needs to improve out of all recognition here.
Last Year's Winner
Maaward (6/4), Algaffaal (2/1), Acclafrith (4/1), Blame Culture (4/1), Bhodi (16/1), Fronsac (20/1), Forgotten Promises (100/1), Bridgefullofdreams (100/1), Flashdanza (100/1), Royal King (100/1), Maximum Vision (200/1), Western Dynamisme (200/1)
- Blame Culture
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