16:35 Salisbury Tue 11 September 2018
- William Hill Radio Novice Stakes (Plus 10) (Class 4)
- 6f, Good to Firm
- 11 Runners
- Surface: Turf
Half brother Hansian Prince has won at 7f-1m½f, and this son of Kodiac saw his price rise from €88,000 to 185,000 gns as a yearling. Very impressive when winning on debut at Newmarket last month, and looks a pattern performer in the making.
Son of Dark Angel who showed something to work on when second of 9 to Miss Celestial in minor event at Lingfield in June, but well below that form last time, and tough task even if bouncing back here.
Charm Spirit gelding out of a listed winner. Better effort to date when 5L sixth of 11 to Watan in maiden at Goodwood last time, and should improve again, so has place claims.
Has a very ordinary pedigree, and merely hinted at ability when last of 11 at York on debut. Gelded since, and will find much easier openings.
Home-bred full-brother to the useful Prince Of The Dark who scored on debut for this yard last year. Didn't get a chance to show what he could do after a slow start on racecourse bow at Salisbury last month, and this run should reveal more.
Iffraaj half-brother to useful milers Garrick and Bullingdon out of Group 3 Fred Darling winner Rimth. Just modest form in two starts to date, and any improvement likely to come when handicapping after another outing.
Captain Gerrard filly out of a triple 5f winner. Has shown more temperament than ability in two starts to date, and of no serious interest here.
First foal of an unraced half-sister to useful 1m-1¼m winner Captain Courageous. Looks owner's third string on paper, but price rose to £80,000 as a yearling, so not ignored completely.
First foal of a fair maiden whose best form came around 7f. One of two in the race for in-form yard, and market should help split them.
Blend a mix of speed and stamina, but he's shown little of either in three starts to date, looking slow to learn. Looks a long-term project.
Invincible Spirit half-brother to several winners, including multiple Group winner Heavy Metal (Richmond Stakes winner at 2 yrs). Makes plenty of appeal on paper, although lack of big-race entries is a slight concern given connections.
Last Year's Winner
Jash (8/11), Royal Meeting (4/1), Alsimsaam (10/1), Conspiritor (12/1), Ginger Fox (14/1), Lethal Missile (16/1), Jilbaab (16/1), Flash of Power (20/1), Cuban Gold (50/1), Meraki (50/1), Grey Hare (100/1)
- Royal Meeting
Matt Brocklebank is in the Sporting Life Daily Nap hotseat on Wednesday and he reckons Warren Greatrex's Top Rock Talula can justify support at Lingfield.
Anita Chambers backs Caspar The Cub to get back to winning ways on Wednesday - she has a tip for every race.
We preview the Southorn Handicap at Happy Valley on Wednesday, live on Sky Sports Racing at 2.15, with a rundown of each runner and a look at potential tactics.