14:20 Ripon Mon 13 August 2018
Yet to beat a rival in two starts, a C&D Novice Auction and a Catterick seller. Beaten long way in each and looks likely to be the rank outsider here.
Finished 11th of 13 beaten over 15L on debut at 100/1 at Thirsk over 7f. Never involved at any point there so little to recommend serious involvement today.
30,000gns yearling by Cape Cross out of an unplaced sister to Group One and Group Two winners at 10f and 12f respectively. Trainer runs two here so market informative. Cape Cross progeny tend to like fast ground so won't want much rain.
Last of 13 beaten 17L on racecourse debut at Thirsk over 7f last month. Never travelled there and vast improvement needed to play a significant part in this.
25,000gns yearling by Poet's Voice out of a dam successful at 5f-1m including at two and at Listed level. Speedy enough pedigree so interesting to see how the betting goes with fellow debutant from the yard Delectable.
Improved on Carlisle debut when travelling well to just about lead 1f out at Musselburgh ten days ago before eventually finishing third. Bred to appreciate this extra furlong and looks a leading player with more improvement possible.
Finished second in back to back Novice Auction contests on the AW at Kempton and Chelmsford before disappointing at Ayr but may have done too much early on there. Still has to prove turf effectiveness but form on AW good enough to win this.
Last Year's Winner
|T: J TateJ: D Tudhope|
Mrs Hoo (5/4), Nina Petrovna (9/4), Delectable (4/1), French Sonnet (9/1), Flo Jo's Girl (25/1), Baby Maureb (50/1), Are You Locking Up (100/1)
- Mrs Hoo
- Nina Petrovna
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