17:45 Chelmsford City Tue 13 November 2018
- Irish Lotto At totesport.com Novice Stakes (Class 5)
- 1m 2f, Standard
- 8 Runners
- Surface: Polytrack
70,000gns foal; switched to the AW (1m, Chelmsford) for his second start when justifying short odds in a maiden in commanding style; up in trip and carries a penalty, but looks just the type to keep on progressing.
133-rated hurdler who was beaten less than 5L by Buveur D'Air in the 2017 Grade 1 Fighting Fifth; sole previous Flat start came in October 2017 (Group 3) and almost certain to be headed back over hurdles imminently.
Left previous handler Luca Cumani for 6,000gns in October after a couple of fairly moderate runs in 1m2f AW novice contests; a major surprise if he's the solution.
80,000gns yearling who is closely related to the exceptional Cracksman (1m-1m4f); started 5/1jf for the Wood Ditton at Newmarket (1m) in April, finishing a weakening sixth of 19 to Sawwaah; absent since and now switched to synthetics.
Half-brother to a couple of winners (5f-1m2f); very green when struggling on debut (66/1) over C&D in September, but slightly more clued up next time at Pontefract (1m4f); learning about racing, yet requires a significant amount more.
£10,000 yearling; fourth foal out of a 7f winning dam (Daheeya); slowly away on debut at Newcastle (1m) last month but steadily got the message as the race progressed; albeit was still beaten 12L by the winner Character Witness; up in trip.
Half-sister to the 7f juvenile winner Time Zone; raced keenly on debut at Newcastle (1m) last month when finishing 2¼L third to Ring Dancer; open to further improvement, but has slight stamina question marks.
Nathaniel filly who cost 130,000gns as a yearling (daughter of George Washington); has plenty of racing experience, and was beaten less than 3L in a fillies novice over C&D in August; shortlisted.
Last Year's Winner
Flying Tiger (15/8), Matterhorn (4/1), Janabiya (9/2), Military Band (5/1), Be Thankful (6/1), Wise Fox (12/1), Pivello (33/1), Highfaluting (50/1)
- Military Band
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