16:35 Lingfield Wed 13 March 2019
Ran twice in bumpers and twice on the Flat, showing little on any occasion. Huge improvement required and easy to overlook.
Two starts in France and three for current stable with a career-best neck second over further at Chester last June. Back down from handicap company and a significant absence to overcome but sets the standard.
Debutante by Lilbourne; seventh foal and a half-brother to five winners. Trainer's runners tend to improve for the run and one to watch unless significant market support.
Third over this C&D in novice company on his second start while not necessarily improving from his Wolverhampton debut. More needed but stable remain in great form and significant progress not out of the question.
Son of Universal; second foal and gelded ahead of debut. Doesn't catch the eye on pedigree and stable a touch quiet at present.
Authorized colt and Derby entry, pulled far too hard in both starts so far but made eye-catching late progress over a mile at Windsor in October. Likely to have progressed with time and suited by step up in trip. Leading contender.
Nicely-bred Born To Sea colt who fetched 30,000gns as a yearling. In-form and leading stable well capable of readying a newcomer and worth a close check in the betting.
Eighth foal and a half-sister to 1m winner Dutch Lady. Never got involved when sent off at long odds on November's debut and remains one to watch.
Last Year's Winner
Emirates Empire (1/1), Heart Of Soul (5/2), Boutonniere (3/1), Royal Born (10/1), Clap Your Hands (25/1), Blue Beirut (25/1), Grange Walk (50/1), Tattenhams (100/1)
- Emirates Empire
- Heart Of Soul
- Royal Born
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