Wednesday 31 October 2018
EBF Stallions Golden Horn Maiden Stakes (Plus 10) (Div 1)
Class 4 | 1m 75y | Good to Firm (Good in places ) | 10 Runners | Turf
Off time: 12:40 | Winning time: 1m 48.31s
Dark Angel half-brother to six winners. Looked very green when last to finish on debut at Brighton, but much improved when 1¾L third of 9 to Elysian Flame in 1m novice at Haydock last time. Will progress again.
Out of a grand-daughter of Prix Maurice de Gheest winner Interval, but fetched a modest £35,000 as a yearling, and well beaten on debut at York earlier this month. One for the longer term.
Dam was runner-up in 1000 Guineas and Coronation Stakes and has produced several useful winners already. This son of Kingman is probably much better than he could show on debut at Sandown when a respectable fifth over 1m.
Australia half-brother to Group 1 Prix de L'Opera winner Ridasiyna and useful winner up to 1½m Ranjaan. Bred to be smart, so deserves a market check on racecourse bow.
Farhh half-brother to owner's recent QEII third Century Dream out of a winning half-sister to smart 1¼m-1½m winner Submariner. Bred to be decent, and yard 3-22 with 2-y-o newcomers here in recent years, so market clues should be heeded.
Full-brother to 1m winner Blue Geranium and half-brother to useful 1m winner Flashy Snapper out of 1000 Guineas third Super Sleuth. Not without appeal on paper, but yard's strike-rate with 2-y-o debutants is poor.
Modest enough pedigree, but didn't shape too badly when 8L sixth of 16 to Sam Cooke in 1m novice at York, staying on. Likely to need further than this in due course.
Looked a likely improver when a promising sixth on debut over 7f at Newmarket, but raced too freely when filling same spot over this trip at Windsor last time. Needs to show that was just a blip.
Typical of yard's juveniles in that he's bred to improve markedly for time and distance. Well beaten on both starts to date, and needs another run for a handicap mark.
Charm Spirit half-brother to six winners, most notably smart 1m7½f Group 2 winner Kite Wood. Badly in need of experience when seventh of 11 to Pablo Escobarr in 1m2f maiden at Goodwood, and will do better in time.
Dalaalaat (11/10), Vexed (6/1), Peckinpah (7/1), Brawny (15/2), Asian Angel (8/1), Kybosh (10/1), King Of Change (12/1), Technician (12/1), Dehradun (20/1), Robert Fitzroy (25/1), Cadeau d'Amour (66/1), Starter (150/1)
- Asian Angel