14:40 Pontefract Thu 27 September 2018
Footstepsinthesand colt that cost €25,000 at the sales. Sent off a big price on debut at Haydock and was never sighted. Needs to do plenty more now.
€58,000 as a yearling by Dandy Man out of an Italian mare who has produced six winners already. Showed improved effort on second start at Newcastle (6f, AW) staying on well. May need a little further in time but should be more to come.
Showed promise in his first two starts and progressed when a close fourth at Yarmouth. The third has franked the form since and with conditions unlikely to be a worry he should be involved again.
Son of Excelebration out of an Oasis Dream mare so speed on dam's side on debut. Price rose to £120,000 as a juvenile but was slowly away on debut and was never really going. This extra furlong should suit today and likely to be much more streetwise
Charm Spirit gelding that was a very cheap purchase. Hal-brother to 1m winner Mutafani. Yard are 0/12 with Juveniles this year and market best guide.
Failed to justify his hefty price tag (€160,000 as a yearling) and prominent position in the betting when beaten 11L on debut at Doncaster. Similar story at Beverley next time but this extra furlong should help and should be capable of better.
Disappointing that she couldn't take advantage of an good opportunity at Brighton (6f, good to firm) last time, when having the run of the race. Rallied once headed there but still sets the standard and should be a leading contender once more.
Newcomer by Royal Applause is the first filly out of a poor unplaced dam from a decent family at 1m-1m2f. Trainer only had two two-year-old runners this year and very surprising if she's involved here.
Daughter of Shamardal who is bred to be decent. Dam related to several high class performers. Leading yard can ready one first time and market check is essential.
Last Year's Winner
Make A Wish (5/4), Reeves (9/4), Warning Fire (9/2), Zip (11/2), Reloaded (6/1), Hot Contest (18/1), Steely Spirit (50/1), Sambucca Spirit (50/1), Burnage Boy (66/1), Redemptive (66/1)
- Make A Wish
- Steely Spirit
- Warning Fire