16:45 Kempton Wed 9 January 2019
Full-brother to 3 winners, including very smart miler Penitent and useful 2-y-o 5f-6f winner Supplicant. Gelded prior to this debut, and market will be informative.
Unfancied, but shaped with promise when 1½L third of 14 to Set Piece in a 7f novice here on debut. Sure to improve, and holds solid place claims.
Out of a winning half-sister to Dante winner/Derby runner-up Libertarian, and improved on a promising debut when ½L second of 13 to Elamir over 7f at Lingfield last time. Return to 1m will suit, and shortlisted.
Well-bred gelding who improved on his opening effort when 1¼L second of 12 to Absolutio in a 7f novice at Southwell last time. Another who will benefit from the return to 1m, and afforded plenty of respect.
Full-brother to 1m-1m3f winner Rudyard and half-brother to 7.5f winner Boyissime and 7f/1m winner Scala Regia. Yard in form, but no easy introduction in what looks a warm contest.
Tamayuz half-brother to useful 5f winner Coolfitch and 6f winner Sand Boy. Sales price rose dramatically to 330,000 gns as a yearling, and that alone makes him of interest for leading yard.
Well held here on debut, but much improved when neck second of 13 to Noble Lineage in a 7f novice at Wolverhampton. That makes him the form pick, for all there is a lot of untapped potential on show.
Nathaniel filly out of a half-sister to smart 1m-1½m winner Steppe Dancer. Very cheap purchase in the context of this contest, but yard can ready one, so not dismissed out of hand.
By Sea The Stars out of Prix Marcel Boussac runner-up Topaze Blanche, and represents a yard which gets its share of winners here, so worth heeding market signals.
Half-sister to a couple of winners at around this trip, but yard's strike-rate with newcomers is modest, and wide draw could be an issue given her lack of experience.
Half-sister to 7f winner King of Naples and useful 1m2f winner Drochaid. Bred to make her mark, but wide draw probably no help on debut, and others preferred.
Dam was second in the G1 Prix Royal Oak over 2m, and while this Le Havre filly is related to smart 1m handicapper Saltonstall, she will almost certainly need further in time.
Last Year's Winner
|4||Sovereign Duke||3||9-2||9/2||Full Result|
|T: H CandyJ: Fran Berry|
White Coat (13/8), Enchanting Man (3/1), Creationist (5/1), Yvette (6/1), Fox Kasper (10/1), Kanood (12/1), Spotton (16/1), Corncrake (16/1), Dobrianka (20/1), Kingdom Of Dubai (25/1), Capofaro (50/1), Breakfast Time (66/1), Evie May (100/1), Lady Mascara (125/1)
- White Coat
- Enchanting Man
- Fox Kasper
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