15:35 Doncaster Thu 13 September 2018
- Weatherbys Racing Bank 300,000 2-Y-O Stakes (Class 2)
- 6f 111y, Good (Good to Soft in places)
- 22 Runners
- Surface: Turf
58,000gns yearling; consistent but frustrating in equal measures, disqualified after edging out Marhaba Milliar at Ascot in July (6f), but deservedly off the mark at Windsor (6f, good to firm) earlier this month; trainer saddles six runners.
£120,000 yearling by Slade Power; runner-up here over 6f on debut in July, but made no mistake just a couple of weeks later on Tapeta at Newcastle (6f) when comfortably beating Swiss Connection by 3L; progressive type.
All five starts so far have come over 7f, including when finishing down the field (ninth of 12) in the Group 2 Vintage Stakes at Glorious Goodwood; winner on his most recent start at Chester (Class 4 novice); trainer saddles six runners.
€65,000 yearling; runner-up on debut in a Cork maiden (6½f) before finding the Coventry Stakes too competitive; appeared to be a shade quirky despite breaking his duck at the third attempt at Down Royal (7f, good to firm) in July - second won since.
75,000gns yearling; sprung a surprise (25/1) when winning on soft ground on debut at Newmarket (7f) in July, but came up short in a Conditions Stakes race on Polytrack thereafter (too keen).
Made an inauspicious start to his career, but has scaled new heights since winning at Newbury in May (6f); beaten just 1L when third of five in the Group 1 Phoenix Stakes (Curragh), before a keeping on fourth in the Gimcrack (6f); blinkers applied.
Remains a maiden after four starts, and is one of the six strong hand supplied by his trainer Richard Hannon; 3½L runner-up to Nayef Road on nursery debut at Newmarket in July (7f good to firm); likely to struggle.
$95,000 yearling; proved well suited by the ease in grade when making the frame at Wolverhampton (6f) in August, having earlier found the National Stakes (Sandown) and the Brian Yeardley (Beverley) tough; stiff task for a five-race maiden.
85,000gns yearling (resold); justified favouritism when an all out neck winner at Newbury (6f good to firm) in July; not as competitive in Listed (7f) and nursery (6f AW) races since; needs to bounce back to form.
£50,000 yearling; promising debut when finishing a neck second to Production at Ascot (6f) in July, but less encouragement to be drawn from his second start (slowly away) and appears held by Dirty Rascal on that limited evidence.
£50,000 yearling; in need of the experience on debut at Glorious Goodwood (6f) in July, but put that to good use in a modest novice event at Thirsk (6f, good to soft) latest - awarded the race; more required; trainer also saddles Wasntexpectingthat.
Arrives seeking a hat-trick following 5f wins at Windsor (good to firm) and Sandown (good to soft); evidently is on a sharp upward curve, albeit this demands more over a new trip (bred to stay); remains of interest for trainer saddling six runners.
€240,000 yearling; followed up his Ffos Las novice win (6f) by hanging on grimly to score by a nose on nursery debut at Catterick (6f, good to firm) last month; should stay further (dam a half-sister to a 1m Hong Kong Group 1 winner).
£23,000 yearling; prominent-racing gelding with a gritty winning mentality (5f-6f); lost little in defeat when finishing fourth of 20 in the 6f Goffs Sales race at York last month; trainer triply represented.
£70,000 yearling; finished just a couple of places behind Celebrity Dancer (sixth of 20) over 6f at York last month, having won his two previous starts (over 7f); extra yardage in his favour today and shouldn't be dismissed.
€33,000 yearling; has proved to be fairly consistent all season and is a dual winner (5f-6f); far from disgraced in finishing 3L fifth of 18 (to Ginger Nut) in a 6f York nursery latest; trainer saddles two others, including Rathbone.
20,000gns yearling; twice a winner in seven starts so far, including over 7f in an AW nursery at Wolverhampton last month; plenty more required in this stronger race, but stamina proven at least; trainer saddles six runners.
€14,000 yearling; primed to strike early and on the go since April, but has held his form very well; ran a blinder off a slow start to finish a closing third of 25 in the 5f Newbury Super Sprint Stakes in July; tackles a new trip.
€87,000 yearling; still a maiden after four starts, but produced a clear career best when beaten a neck by Ginger Nut in a 6f nursery at York last month (stablemate The Great Heir fifth); worth a try over further; respected.
€40,000 yearling, prominent racing hat-trick seeker following his recent wins at Chepstow (6f) and Goodwood (7f); trip/ground should pose few problems, but this looks a tough ask given his positive no holding back run style.
28,000gns yearling; possibly not at his best with cut on his first two starts, but has progressed, and was a narrow winner at Beverley (5f, good to firm) in May; back from a 96-day absence and up in trip; trainer also saddles Get The Rhythm.
Stablemate of Good Luck Fox (same ownership) and four other Hannon-trained runners; 6f Windsor winner in August, and has kicked on since with the highlight being her fourth of eight in the Group 3 Prestige Stakes at Goodwood (beaten just over 2L).
Last Year's Winner
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|T: R VarianJ: Andrea Atzeni|
The Irish Rover (4/1), Aim Power (6/1), Louis Treize (7/1), Rathbone (9/1), Kinks (9/1), Celebrity Dancer (12/1), No Needs Never (16/1), Jfoul (16/1), Triggered (18/1), Good Luck Fox (20/1), Dirty Rascal (25/1), Mordred (25/1), The Great Heir (33/1), Wasntexpectingthat (33/1), Get The Rhythm (33/1), Critical Data (33/1), Red Bravo (40/1), Sir Victor (50/1), Almurr (50/1), Glory (66/1), Crantock Bay (100/1), Adam Tiler (150/1)
- Good Luck Fox
- Louis Treize
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