16:30 Ffos Las Thu 13 September 2018
Showed some ability when third in a bumper at Newton Abbot last month, but last week's effort here leaves him a long way short.
Hood fitted for belated reappearance having beaten an average lot in a slow time at Newcastle a year ago. Stable going well but there are enough red flags to warrant some caution.
Sent of at 100/1 for debut when he looked backward. This is less competitive and he will have improved for the experience, but the hood is retained and that suggests he still has something to learn.
Has looked badly in need of the experience on both starts to date and we will probably not see the best of him until sent handicapping.
Caught the eye when a never nearer fifth two weeks ago following a nine month absence. Has given the impression there is better to come and one to note if supported.
Has twice given the impression he wants further and the form of his latest effort, when a well beaten third, has not worked out. Stable resumed with a winner on Tuesday.
20,000 gns son of Kodiac related to four minor winners from 5f-1m. Not highly tried on debut but yard's runners do tend to improve for a run.
160,000 gns Exceed And Excel half-sister to useful winners Oh Goodness Me, Eradicate and Colima. Looked green on debut but travelled well for a long way and finished 1L behind Murahin. Supported that day and she has scope to achieve better.
€60,000 Showcasing filly out of 6f winner. Last of nine on debut and, although the ground may have been a factor, she has a lot to find.
This looks easier than recent tests and the slightly easier ground has to be considered a positive. A reproduction of either of her two best efforts would be good enough and she has cheekpieces to help.
Plenty of speed on the dam's side so good to se her dropping back in trip having failed to stay a mile on debut. Failed to reproduce that at Kempton next time but would not rule out in this company back on turf.
Last Year's Winner
Muraahin (7/4), Ghalia Al Thumama (4/1), Chrisellaine (5/1), Blue Willow (6/1), Atalanta's Boy (8/1), Duke Of Alba (8/1), Until Again (16/1), Peccary (20/1), Singing The Blues (33/1), Fire To The Reign (33/1), Boston T Party (50/1), Croeso Cymraeg (66/1), Knab Rock (80/1)
- Ghalia Al Thumama
- Blue Willow
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