14:05 Pontefract Mon 8 October 2018
Produced a respectable effort when staying on for second at Wolverhampton on his second start. A little outpaced on the turn for home that day and should improve for the step up in trip here.
Finished a long way behind re-opposing stablemate Gravistas at Wolverhampton on debut. Expected to step forward from that but second string on jockey bookings and may want even further than this.
Gregorian colt, cost €11,000 as a foal and €60,000 as a yearling. Half-brother to five winners. Dam a winner over this trip and half-sister to a Group 1 winner. Yard have hit form and respected on debut here.
Exchange Rate colt, half-brother to three winners including a Group 3 winner as a juvenile. Dam a winner over staying trips. Making debut here and others make more appeal.
Stuck to his task well on debut at Goodwood when fifth of eight and showed plenty more at Kempton next time when runner-up. May do even better when tried over further but sets a solid standard here.
Minor progress when building on his debut with a third placed effort at Brighton but didn't improve on that at Sandown last time. Needs to improve markedly for the step up in trip here.
Last Year's Winner
|8||Austrian School||2||9-5||10/3||Full Result|
|T: M JohnstonJ: F Norton|
Gravistas (8/11), Just Hubert (11/4), Tony Chestnut (5/1), Iron Mike (18/1), Henry's Conquest (25/1), Jimmy Krankyar (50/1)
- Just Hubert
- Iron Mike
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