18:15 Wolverhampton Sat 8 December 2018
Made steady progress in each of his four runs so far. Should continue to improve and very likely to be on the premises once more.
New Approach colt that is tongue-tied for his racecourse debut here. Half-brother to a couple of smart performers and yard certainly know how to ready one first time.
Already gelded son of Rip Van Winkle that cost €50,000 as a yearling. Well held on debut over this C&D and needs to take a big step forward on that.
By Toronado out of a temperamental maiden, herself out of Prestige Stakes (7f Group 3) winner Geminiani. Well held in two starts so far and likely to be aimed at handicaps on the back of this.
Dam won Jebel Hatta and Dubai Duty Free (both Group 1s) at Meydan. Has shaped in both starts so far that he will benefit from going up in trip. Keeping on over 1m at Chelmsford last time.
By Tamayuz out of a dual 7½f winner who was listed placed over 1m2f. Never really involved on debut at Kempton and likely to need a bit further than this in time.
Cost €70,000 as a foal but went unsold for less as a yearling. Well held in two starts so far and needs major improvement to take this.
Dansili colt; third foal; dam was a winner up to 1m2f including at Listed level. Very much respected on debut for powerful yard.
Son of Footstepsinthesand fetched €38,000 as a foal and just 10,000 gns as a yearling. Looked in need of the run on debut at Lingfield and should do a little better in time.
Daughter of Nathaniel that is related to a couple of smart performers. Sure to know her job on debut for powerful team but may ultimately need further than this in time.
Last Year's Winner
|8||Cross Counter||2||9-2||7/2||Full Result|
|T: C ApplebyJ: A Kirby|
Nabbeyl (9/4), Sucellus (11/4), Capla Crusader (3/1), Water's Edge (8/1), Elegant Love (10/1), Into The Zone (11/1), Grape Shot (22/1), Shawaaheq (40/1), Mr Zoom Zoom (40/1), Junior Rip (50/1), Sittin Handy (200/1)
- Grape Shot
- Elegant Love
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