15:45 Newcastle Wed 20 February 2019
Talented juvenile who plundered valuable contests at the Curragh (6½f) and Chantilly (5½f Listed) in the latter half of 2018; top-rated (103) and carries a penalty for his AW/3yo debut.
Made an eye-catching debut (33/1) when finishing a keeping on fifth to Kareena Kapoor over C&D (Class 4 novice) last month; a son of Orientor, he's guaranteed to win races in the future, just not in this elevated company today.
£200,000 yearling who is tough to knock in terms of consistency (3-6 overall; 2-3 on the AW); regularly does things the hard way from the front as was the case when downing the 5/4f James Street at Lingfield in January (Class 3 handicap).
Two-time turf winner (6f) who was sold for 90,000gns in October; returned from a December jaunt to Qatar with a respectable 2+L fourth to No Nonsense (Deep Intrigue and You Never Can Tell behind) in a similar 6f FTQ at Kempton.
Won four on the bounce between June and August 2018 (all over 6f and mainly on the AW); has since found the step up in grade into Group 3 company and in a similar 6f FTQ too much and will be taken on for the lead by Deep Intrigue.
£95,000 yearling; winner of a 6f Salisbury maiden for Paul Cole in July 2018 (good to firm) before flopping on debut for this trainer at Doncaster in September; faces a very tough assignment for his AW introduction.
Ready 5L winner over C&D on AW debut in November (novice median auction) and holds a chance based upon his staying on FTQ third to Deputise at Wolverhampton in December; not so good latest and the cheekpieces are now applied.
Last Year's Winner
Barbill (13/8), Deep Intrigue (5/2), You Never Can Tell (6/1), Don Armado (7/1), Quiet Endeavour (11/1), Walkman (18/1), Call Me Ginger (100/1), Oberyn Martell (N/A), Fares Kodiac (N/A), Garrus (N/A), Key To Power (N/A), Lovin (N/A)
- Don Armado
- Deep Intrigue
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