15:55 Redcar Wed 26 September 2018
Son of Dubawi who has shaped with plenty of promise on both starts so far. No match for easy winner at Kempton last time but well clear of the rest. Should be more to come and leading payer once more.
Struggled in two starts so far including at Newmarket (7f, good-to-soft) last time out. More needed if he's to take this event.
Son of Delegator who has been well held on both starts so far. Likely to be better suited to handicaps on the back of this and best watched.
Poet's Voice colt, bred for speed and purchased for £24,000 as a yearling. Always outpaced at Carlisle (6f, soft) on debut. This extra furlong should help but improvement needed.
Showed steady improvement with each run and ran well to be second of 10 at Salisbury (1m, good to firm) last time. That form alone makes him a leading player here.
Son of Iffraaj who shaped with promise on debut. Should have learnt plenty from that and will be player here if able to show the benefit from that first run.
Already gelded son of Kyllachy who was a very cheap purchase at just £4,500. Dam was a maiden up to 1m2f. Likely to need this first experience and market will be good guide to prospects.
Speedily bred son of Dream Ahead that cost €52,000 as a yearling. Struggled so far but early days and not totally discounted if putting it all together.
Already gelded son of Intense Focus who cost €2,000 as a foal and went unsold at £3,800 as a yearling. Dam was unraced and likely to struggle on debut.
Archipenko colt who has been well held on two starts so far. Handicaps more suitable on the back of this and best watched for now.
Son of Gregorian who cost 15,000 gns as a foal and 20,000 gns as a yearling. Dam unraced half-sister to four winners. Market will be best guide on racecourse debut.
Second foal by Mastercraftsman, out of the 1m winner Alegra. Lots of promise on both starts so far and just failed to get up over 1m at Thirsk last time. This drop in trip not ideal on that evidence but sets a pretty clear standard and hard to beat.
Cape Cross filly that cost 28,000 gns as a yearling. Half-sister to three winners and dam was placed over 1m as a two-year-old. Likely type on paper and worth a market check.
Last Year's Winner
|3||Ventura Royal||2||9-0||5/1||Full Result|
|T: D O'MearaJ: D Tudhope|
Alfurat River (11/10), Chatham House (7/2), Blue Gardenia (4/1), Alkaamel (9/1), The Met (12/1), Irreverent (20/1), Love Kisses (33/1), Oh So Cross (66/1), Charlie's Boy (100/1), Killer Move (100/1), Boll Weevil (125/1), Russian Rum (150/1), Rodney After Dave (150/1)
- Blue Gardenia
- Alfurat River
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