16:15 Thirsk Sat 13 April 2019
€240,000 yearling; both of his wins have come over 6f on a sound surface; finished fourth in a Listed race at Maisons-Laffitte (6½f) on his penultimate start, and made the frame in a York nursery (5½f) in October; 1lb higher; progressive.
Finished down the field in the Windsor Castle at Royal Ascot (5f); pacy type who travelled strongly but found little at the finish when heavily supported in a Sandown novice (5f, good to soft) in August; off since; sharp track/ground will suit.
Well regarded by her trainer, she turned over a 4/9f on Northumberland Plate Day at Newcastle in June (5f novice); not far off that level of form since, beaten 3½L (fourth) in the 5f Roses Stakes (Listed) at York in August; chance.
Cost £58,000 as a juvenile; kicked-off his juvenile career late in the season, but quickly made up for lost time by winning at Catterick (5f, good to soft) and Wolverhampton (5f); races to the fore; makes his handicap debut seeking a hat-trick.
Purchased for €30,000 from Johnny Murtagh in November 2018, she makes her turf debut for Roger Fell after winning by a short-head at odds of 40/1 on the AW at Wolverhampton (5f); pacy and tough; sound surface will suit.
Progressed with racing as a juvenile, making all to score over 5f (good to firm) at Beverley and Carlisle; came up a fraction short in Redcar's 6f Listed Two Year Old Trophy (eighth of 21), albeit did show plenty of her customary early dash.
Favourite for four of his five starts as a juvenile, winning by 2L over an extended 5f at York (good to soft) in September; the form book indicates that he has work to do with today's rival Triggered.
Started off slowly as a juvenile but upped her game as the season progressed, winning four of her nine starts (5f-6f), including a Class 2 nursery at Goodwood (good) in September; a slow start hindered her chances at York (5½f) in October.
Progressed on the AW over the winter recording back-to-back Class 5 handicap wins at Newcastle (6f) and Southwell (5f); excuses latest; 6lb above his last winning mark; needs to find more in the newly-applied visor; better beyond 5f?
Stablemate of Princess Power having joined Nigel Tinkler for 26,000gns in October; 1-5 for Joseph O'Brien, scoring by a head from Backpfeifengesicht at Tipperary (5f, good) in August; lowest draw in stall 1 far from ideal.
Last Year's Winner
|T: K A RyanJ: Kevin Stott|
Leodis Dream (3/1), Mutawaffer (7/2), Triggered (11/2), Three Card Trick (6/1), Que Amoro (7/1), Yolo Again (12/1), Princess Power (14/1), Coolagh Magic (14/1), Little Legs (14/1), Tenax (28/1)
- Little Legs
- Leodis Dream
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