14:05 Leopardstown Sat 20 October 2018
Highly promising debut last month when 5L fifth of 12 behind the decent Magna Grecia. Could have finished closer but for trouble in running and just normal improvement would certainly make him one of the leading players in this maiden.
Fourth foal of dam who didn't make the track. Interesting to see how he compares to Repetitio from the same yard in the market.
Some appeal on breeding but stable not associated with two-year-old maiden winners.
2,000,000 gns first foal of the 2013 1,000 Guineas winner Sky Lantern. The dam made a winning debut as a juvenile and he has to be of interest with such a superb pedigree.
Tailed off throughout on debut last month and hard to fancy on that evidence.
Creditable second over 7f on debut at The Curragh but failed to build on that over this trip at Naas earlier in the month. Just possible that was a very strong and too early to write off yet.
Dam won Grade 2 in America and also won as a juvenile. Betting should tell us more in relation to others in the race from his stable.
No immediate promise at big price on recent debut.
55,000 gns yearling. Related to a pair of winners from 6f to 1m but stable yet to have a two-year-old winner in 2018.
First foal. Dam won at 7f and 1m2f for this trainer and was rated 100 at her best. Jockey bookings suggest others from the stable are more forward.
Third foal. Related to a modest winner and would need to see market speaking positively to warrant interest on debut.
Took step forward from debut when sixth at Leopardstown in August. Off the track since but the form of that race is strong with all of those who finished in front of him having progressed. One of the more interesting of those with experience.
Shaped with lots of promise when 4L fourth of 13 on Curragh debut last month having been prominent all the way. The form of that maiden has been franked and should play a part in this.
Relatively cheap yearling and likely to need more time and distance on paper.
First foal, dam was a high class filly for this stable. Not given a hard time on debut when 7L third of nine. The winner has since gone on to land a Listed contest and he seems sure to have learned from that experience. One to consider.
Some promise on debut last month but will need plenty of improvement to land this.
Third foal. Dam won from 7f to 1m2f. Trainer also represented by another newcomer here in Cuban Hope.
130,000 gns purchase. Showed a bit of ability on recent debut but does need to improve on that.
Breeding suggests he will need more of a trip next year to be seen at his best.
No promise at big prices in a pair of maidens to date.
Last Year's Winner
|2||James Cook||2||9-5||4/7||Full Result|
|T: A P O'BrienJ: J A Heffernan|
Gentile Bellini (7/2), Rakan (4/1), Mr Secretary (5/1), I Am Superman (5/1), Conor Hogan (10/1), Patience Patience (14/1), Scorched Earth (16/1), Kangaroo Valley (16/1), Jasikan (16/1), Marshall Law (20/1), Macquarie (20/1), Lawn Boy (20/1), Repetitio (25/1), Franklyn (25/1), Magic Shuffle (33/1), Lightning Storm (33/1), Red Gerry (40/1), Takarengo (40/1), Cuban Hope (50/1), Born In The U S A (50/1), Wicklow Raj (66/1), Heart Stealer (66/1), Kid Curry (66/1)
- Mr Secretary
- Conor Hogan
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