17:00 Newbury Sat 23 March 2019
A youngster of immense potential having absolutely bolted up in both starts to date, at Uttoxeter and Exeter. Avoided Cheltenham to come here and can provide Noel Fehily with a farewell winning ride.
Improved on Ascot debut second when making all to win at Wetherby last time (good to soft). Second and third behind him both finished third next so fair if unexceptional form. This much tougher but should go well.
Placed in a good ground bumper on debut at Ascot but failed to really build on that next at Sputhwell when sixth of eight. Given time since so should now fare better but doubt he's quite up to this.
£56,000 purchase finished midfield in bumpers at Bangor and Chepstow so far. Likely be a chaser long term but no obvious chance here.
Well beaten on sole point-to-point start and finished well beaten at Chepstow and Ayr in two bumper so far. Impossible task here.
Quite a cheap purchase given powerful connections and looks second string on jockey bookings after hanging badly on debut where well beaten at Warwick. Likely need more time.
Bienemado newcomer cost £14,000 at three. Dam unraced half-sister to bumper/useful 2m-2m5f hurdle winner Blue Ride out of unraced sister to useful 2m2f-2m6f chase winner Jassu, family of Irish National winner Ebony Jane.
Yeats newcomer out of an unraced dam and half-brother to two maidens in such contests. Makes little appeal here.
Apsis newcomer a half-brother to Cheltenam De Vaige, a 14-race maiden trained by Fergal O'Brien. Hard to expect a great deal here.
Newcomer by Yeats sold for £24,000 at three. Third foal; dam unraced half-sister to useful 2m4f-2m6f hurdle winner Couleur France out of unraced half-sister to smart staying chaser Simon. Market check advised.
Second on debut here and at Doncaster latest although struggled in between in Huntingdon Listed contest. This likely of similar level to Huntingdon so will need to up her game.
Arcadio newcomer, £20,000 3yo; fifth foal; half-brother to winners Emma Beag (3m hurdle), Emmas Joy (bumper) and That'll Do So (point); dam 2m3f-3m hurdle/useful chase winner, half-sister to useful 2m6f-3m3f hurdle/chase winner Lord Americo.
Finished a solid third on debut in a Wetherby bumper when not unfancied by any means. Really likable pedigree once she jumps a hurdle so one to watch with interest.
Last Year's Winner
|T: H FryJ: N D Fehily|
Get In The Queue (1/3), Prince Llywelyn (6/1), Hotter Than Hell (8/1), Nimby (8/1), Fugitives Drift (10/1), Legends Ryde (14/1), Ben Buie (20/1), Versatility (33/1), Call Off The Dogs (33/1), Nye Bevan (33/1), Donladd (50/1), Frippon De Vaige (50/1), Dreamsundermyfeet (66/1), Magna Sam (100/1)
- Get In The Queue
- Prince Llywelyn
- Fugitives Drift
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