13:30 Ayr Thu 20 September 2018
Slowly away and detached early on, but finished runner-up in a Salisbury Listed contest last month (1m, good); previously a debut winner on good to soft (Ffos Las), so can be expected to handle the underfoot conditions.
Started 50/1 when finishing last of nine on debut at Musselburgh (7f, good) behind stablemate Caballero; massive improvement required.
€100,000 yearling; has shown reasonable form in all three career starts (7f-1m+); ultimately proved no match for the Roger Varian-trained Three Comets at Hamilton latest (1m+ good to soft), but that was a fair effort in the context of today's race.
60,000gns yearling; first foal by an unraced dam (Tooraweeenah) who was a half-sister to the 1m juvenile Group 1 winner Mus-If and the 1m2f Listed winner Jammaal; market helpful in assessing the credentials of this late emerging juvenile.
8,000gns foal (£11,000 vendor yearling); first foal out of the 7f Fibresand/1m turf winner Combustible; others likely far stronger and streetwise.
Kingman colt, €130,000 yearling (€145,000 juvenile); half-brother to two winners; pitched in deep on debut at York (7f, good to firm) behind the ill-fated Commanding Officer (sixth); shaped encouragingly, so of major interest despite slower ground.
Unraced ninth living foal by Bella Chica (5f-6f juvenile winner); half-brother to three winners including Sleepy Sioux (5f-6f); others far more appealing over this trip on soft ground; trainer doubly represented.
65,000gns foal, €35,000 yearling; showed early speed on his second start at Kempton recently (1m), before weakening to finish eight of 11 to Artois; not achieved enough thus far.
€30,000 yearling; half-brother to three winners; started 9/2 on debut at Goodwood (1m, good to soft) last month when beaten 6¾L (third) by Two Blondes; further progress anticipated, but is required.
Ninth foal; half-brother to five Flat winners including in this ownership Good Boy Alfie (1m1f) and Costa Percy (1m4f+); 12/1 on debut at Musselburgh (7f, good) last month, and in finishing sixth of nine looked in need of that experience.
€230,000 yearling; tenth foal; half-brother to six winners including Seeharn (6f-7f); improved on his Wolverhampton debut when staying on to finish 4½L third to winning newcomer Global Hero at Salisbury (1m good to firm); further improvement likely.
Last Year's Winner
Dark Jedi (11/10), George Mallory (9/2), Lariat (13/2), Takumi (15/2), Bullion Boss (9/1), Arctic Fox (10/1), Deebee (14/1), Jacko (28/1), My Little Orphan (28/1), Be Proud (33/1), Elysian Flame (100/1), Beechwood Jude (100/1), God Of Dreams (100/1)
- George Mallory
- Dark Jedi
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