19:55 Chelmsford City Thu 21 February 2019
Full-brother to 1m winner North Wedge, and cost 270,000 as a 2-y-o. This belated debut suggests he's had his issues, however, and probably best watched on debut.
Dam won UAE 1000 Guineas, and he shaped well enough on debut at Newcastle a year ago. Failed to build on that initial promise when last seen, and returns from a lengthy break. Wears a hood now, and market will be useful.
By Requinto out of an unraced mare, and another making a rather belated debut. Yard's newcomers invariably need experience.
Has shown ability on all four starts, going down by the narrowest of margins in a 7f novice at Southwell on return. Should give another solid account.
Has beaten just one home on each start to date, and will surely find weaker openings than this. No appeal.
Cost €350,000 as a yearling and has shaped with promise on both runs despite failing to justify very short odds at Wolverhampton (1m1½f) last time. Probably caught a tartar there, and the one to beat on with a repeat.
Beaten favourite on last two starts, albeit showing fairly useful form, and went under only narrowly when third at Kempton last time, a tendency to hang not helping. Can have no excuses here.
Champs Elysees half-sister to smart 6f-1m winner Furrion and 1¼m winner Open The Red. Entitled to need the experience on debut, but worthy a cursory market check.
Last Year's Winner
White Coat (1/2), Kinver Edge (3/1), Barossa Red (5/1), Love Explodes (12/1), Lovely Approach (20/1), Bawaader (20/1), Noel (50/1), Georgearthurhenry (100/1)
- Kinver Edge
- White Coat
- Barossa Red
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