15:10 Kempton Sat 20 April 2019
- Racing TV Conditions Stakes (Plus 10) (Class 2)
- 7 Runners
- Surface: Polytrack
Progressed with each start last year and followed all the way win in Brighton maiden when carrying off the same tactics in 1m nursery at Ripon on final start. Sold for 120,000 gns since and probably needs to improve again to concede the penalty.
Landed a gamble on soft ground debut at Goodwood over 6f last autumn but although running well here last month, has blown out since at Newbury and something t prove at present.
Stiff task when down the field in Group 2 in Italy when last seen in October but had progressed with each start prior to that and back in calmer waters here.
Winning debut over 7f here in September beating a hot favourite and clear of the remainder. In-form stable house some decent three-year-olds and holds a 2,000 Guineas entry. Interesting contender.
Won nicely on only start at Salisbury last backend despite looking as though the 7f trip was on the short side. Plenty more to come and has Group 1 entries. Stable going well and commands plenty of respect.
Off the mark at the third attempt when scoring over C&D prior to fair third in Conditions event back here. That form has taken a few knocks since and probably needs to improve again.
75,000 gns breeze up buy a year ago. Second foal of a once raced dam. In at the deep end for debut and major surprise if up to the task.
Last Year's Winner
|4||Kings Shield||3||9-2||4/6||Full Result|
|T: J H M GosdenJ: Oisin Murphy|
Senza Limiti (7/4), Riviera Nights (3/1), Leroy Leroy (6/1), Target Zone (6/1), Chairmanoftheboard (13/2), Name The Wind (10/1), Juan De Valdes (50/1)
- Name The Wind
- Senza Limiti
- Target Zone
Top commentator Simon Holt previews the card at Lingfield for All-Weather Finals Day and he has four selections including Island Of Life.
Wissahickon can live up to his billing as the star turn at Lingfield on Good Friday, according to Nick Robson.
Matt Brocklebank fancies Lady Bergamot to run a huge race on her seasonal reappearance at Newcastle on Good Friday.