17:30 Newcastle Sat 16 March 2019
Made most until caught close home by the Harry Whittington-trained Young Bull on rules debut at Chepstow (2m, heavy) in December; that form looks fairly modest but conditions are suitable for another good run.
Cost €20,000 as a 3yo; shaped encouragingly on debut at Kelso last month when finishing sixth of 13 to Enlighten; capable of better at this more galloping track.
Cost €80,000 as a 3yo; first foal from an unraced dam who was a half-sister to the 2m4f/3m hurdle/chase winner Cannington Brook; declared a non-runner at Ayr last Saturday.
Bought for £55,000 in October 2018 (from Cormac Doyle); placed on his second start in an Irish PTP - 3m at Loughrea (good); rules debut for a trainer with a very healthy 28% strike-rate (10-36) at this track.
Half-brother to the bumper/2m7f hurdle winner Improved; lived up to his name when finishing a staying on second to Malystic (beaten 1L) on the Tapeta here last month; a much different test awaits now switched back to turf.
Eighth foal from a moderate dam (Miss Quickly); half-brother to the PTP/2m4f chase winner Mor Brook; can be expected to benefit from this initial racecourse experience.
Last Year's Winner
Ask Himself (6/4), Marown (3/1), Rock On Rocco (3/1), Show Promise (8/1), Elf De Re (10/1), Big Cheviot (25/1), Shamitsar (25/1)
- Rock On Rocco
- Elf De Re
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