16:45 Newmarket Fri 12 October 2018
Limited ability showed in two starts at Salisbury over 7f (fourth) and Haydock latest over 1m (ninth). Drop back to 7f will suit better but more needed in what's likely to be a very hot contest.
Newcomer by Equiano is a half-sister to five winners from 6f-1m, none of them better than average. Trainer does well with two-year-olds but this a tall order against well bred types from most of the top yards.
Iffraaj debutant is a half-sister to four-winners from 1m2f-1m4f. Top yard's two-year-olds more often than not need first race so best watched barring market support.
Intello filly was doing her best work late on at Leicester on debut over 7f where she was beaten 6L into eighth of 16. Will have come on for that run but will need quite a big jump nevertheless.
240,000gns Showcasing filly showed signs of greenness on debut at Kempton over 7f on the AW before the penny dropped and she stayed on well for third. Possibly yard second string but by no means can she be ruled out.
Iffraaj filly could never get competitive on debut at Newbury where she eventually finished eighth of 11 over 7f. Majority from this yard come on well for first run so better is expected but also needed.
Expensive Galileo filly ran a race filled with promise on debut when she was beaten a neck by a Sir Michael Stoute horse who'd run twice before. Trouble in running may have cost her there but that form reads very well still in maiden company.
Debutant by New Approach out of a 1m2f Listed winner who won over 1m at two from a very good family under this ownership. Trainer's two-year-olds tend to progress for first run but market may guide.
Dalakhani filly from a decent middle-distance family. Looks one for the long term, but yard is going well and any support should be heeded.
Debutant by Intello is a sister to 1m two-year-old and 1m2f Listed winner Gabr out of a Group Two winner at two and four over 7f-1m. Fine family and yard won this with useful Veracious last year in same ownership.
Well bred Kingman filly ran green on debut at Newbury over 7f and looked set to finish in rear before getting the hang of things and fairly rattling home for third. Sure to have progressed plenty and big player here.
Newcomer by Dubawi is a sister to 7f-1m winner Algaith (including at two) and half-sister to three further winners. Yard now back in form after bug but yet to have a two-year-old winner this season.
Last Year's Winner
|T: Sir Michael StouteJ: R L Moore|
Mary Somerville (5/6), Firebird Song (4/1), Rhossili Down (11/2), Inclyne (7/1), Watheerah (10/1), Intricate (12/1), Prodigious (14/1), Just My Type (16/1), Nearooz (20/1), Fragrant Dawn (40/1), Princesse Mathilde (80/1), Aubretia (100/1), Diamond Cara (100/1)
- Mary Somerville
- Rhossili Down
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