15:20 Redcar Fri 19 October 2018
- Market Cross Jewellers British EBF Novice Stakes (Plus 10) (Class 4)
- 7f 219y, Soft (Good to Soft in places)
- 10 Runners
- Surface: Turf
Won his first start after being gelded when landing a 6f handicap on the turf course at Lingfield back in July; hit with a stiff 10lb rise for those exertions and has struggled as a result since. Another stiff test ahead in a first-time visor.
Was a surprise winner (odds of 25/1) over 6f here on debut last month but ran out a convincing winner and should have more to offer. Step up in trip should suit and can be thereabouts if taking another step forward.
Shown promise without winning any of his three previous starts but created the impression he needs this sort of trip with a near miss last time out (not beaten far despite finishing fifth). Yet to race on soft ground, so a betting check is advised.
Bred to get a good deal further than this and, as he was never a factor on debut at Musselburgh last the month, the gelding already has improvement to find. Best watched until stepping up in trip judging by his first start.
An expensive recruit but didn't handle the course on debut at Chester, which is best forgotten. However, showed he has ability with a sound effort at Ascot last month. Races on different ground here but going the right way. One to bear in mind.
Started slowly on debut at Pontefract and ran in snatches near the finish. Drops back in trip, which may help, but still has a bit to prove after that run.
A rare runner at the course for his high-profile yard but this nicely-bred (by Godolphin) colt looks the part on paper and is one to monitor closely in the betting. Interesting contender.
Cost 42,00 gns and is a half-brother to winners between 1m and 1m2f. dam is an unraced sister to Breeders Cup winner, Domedriver, so cut in the ground could suit. one to bear in mind if he is supported for a first-time out win.
Never managed to get on terms when sixth of nine at Pontefract on debut but likely to have benefitted from the run and may have more to offer. Improvement needed though.
Didn't quite see out the mile on debut at Doncaster but lacked the speed to challenge over 7f on the AW at Newcastle last time. May do better over when she goes handicapping - probably over a longer trip.
Last Year's Winner
|9||Stephensons Rocket||2||9-2||2/5||Full Result|
|T: Ed WalkerJ: P Cosgrave|
Barys (7/4), Fox Leicester (9/4), Lord North (7/2), Ride The Monkey (12/1), Gordalan (14/1), Play It By Ear (16/1), Lucipherus (16/1), Arctic Fox (20/1), Barend Boy (28/1), Iron Mike (100/1), Custard (250/1)
- Lord North
- Fox Leicester
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