14:10 Newcastle Fri 19 April 2019
Stepped up on Newbury debut when justifying favouritism at Yarmouth in October, both runs overs 6f. Drops in trip and has to concede weight to most of his rivals so looks a little vulnerable.
Promising debut third at Windsor before winning decisively over C&D in November. Carried his head awkwardly on that occasion and this is his first run since, but he has to be feared despite his penalty. Stable won this last year.
Showed enough in two races as a juvenile to be backed into odds-on favouritism at Southwell on his reappearance last month. Only runner-up in a weak contest that day and connections reach for cheekpieces.
Kodiac gelding who cost £48,000 as a yearling and is from the family of 5f Group 1 winner Kyllachy. Not devoid of promise when fifth of 10 on debut over 7f at Doncaster last month and trainer wastes no time in dropping him to the minimum trip.
Fair form on first two starts this year, but was held in fifth behind Exalted Angel at Southwell. This surface might be more suitable, but he still has plenty to find.
Showcasing colt who cost £200,000 as a two-year-old and is from the family of 1m Group 1 winner Fly To The Stars. Fine pedigree, but one which suggests this trip might be on the sharp side on debut.
By Kodiac out of a winning half-sister to high-class sprinter Signs of Blessing., she cost €180,000 as a yearling. Raced keenly when third of 11 over 6f on debut at Kempton in October so this drop in trip may suit. Leading stable going well.
A debutant by Piccolo, she is a half-sister to a 5f AW two-year-old winner. Faces some well-bred rivals and is probably best watched.
Bungle Inthejungle filly who is a half-sister to a couple of winners, but cut little ice when well behind on only start at Beverley last summer. Looks a work in progress,
Favourite when runner-up in a four-runner contest on debut at Nottingham last May and was well held on next start at York in October. Likely to have more to offer as a three-year-old, but others make more appeal.
Orientor filly who is a sister to 5f/6f winner Oriental Lilly. Promising second of 11 on debut at Wolverhampton last month and should improve, but this is a stronger race.
Last Year's Winner
|7||Cowboy Soldier||3||9-2||15/8||Full Result|
|T: R M H CowellJ: L Morris|
Show Me A Sunset (11/8), Rocket Action (9/4), Lufricia (7/1), Aplomb (8/1), Exalted Angel (11/1), Kodi King (18/1), Sound Of Iona (22/1), Olympic Spirit (50/1), Skeetah (80/1), Shall We Begin (100/1), Piccupaprosecco (100/1)
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