19:15 Wolverhampton Fri 4 January 2019
Gio Ponti half-brother to a 1m-1m½f winner on dirt and turf. Caught the eye making late headway on debut over C&D last month, and should be competitive with normal improvement.
Bought for €18,500 at the breeze-up sales in May, but never out of the rear when beating one rival over slightly shorter here last week, and will need more time on that evidence.
Bred for stamina, and has looked a work in progress in two starts at up to this trip to date. Cheekpieces on now, but may need handicaps to show what he can do.
Has improved by the race so far, and shaped very well when neck second of 11 to Top Rank in a 1m novice at Lingfield last month. Will be hard to beat if matching that form, and profile is a positive one.
Improved on a poor debut effort when fourth over 7f at Newcatle last time. That still leaves her with plenty to find, but this longer trip ought to see her progress again.
Gregorian half-sister to 1¼m-1½m winner Kenmay and 7f-1m3f winner Queen Califfa , out of a half-sister to useful 7f winner Sueboog. Yard can ready one when needed, and market will guide on debut.
Pour Moi half-sister to 1m winner Emerald. Yard's newcomers invariably better for experience, but she does make some appeal on pedigree, so folly to ignore.
Has improved gradually with each start, and ran creditably when 2½L third of 10 to Garrel Glen in a 7f novice at Newmarket in October. From family of King Edward VII Stakes winner Plea Bargain, so longer trip ought to suit.
Last Year's Winner
|10||Desert Wind||3||9-2||13/2||Full Result|
|T: E F VaughanJ: S Donohoe|
Robert L'Echelle (4/5), Gino Wotimean (11/4), Stay Forever (9/2), Eclittica (14/1), Colony Queen (20/1), Ostrich (25/1), Bolt N Brown (33/1), Hilbre Lake (100/1)
- Robert L'Echelle
- Stay Forever
- Gino Wotimean
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