19:00 Windsor Mon 29 April 2019
Mount Nelson gelding. Half-brother to several winners. Flattered by his proximity to an easy winner on second start in July last year and lengthy absence to overcome.
Twice a runner in bumpers with a win on debut and ran to a similar level when third and only headed late at Lingfield on second start. With a strong yard and market should be a good guide.
Both his hurdles wins have come over 2m (first two starts for this yard) in juvenile company. Disappointing latest albeit in tough company and market support would be interesting on Flat debut.
Stepped up on his initial bumper to run quite markedly to finish fourth at Huntingdon before failing to repeat that performance last time. Best watched on Flat debut.
First foal of Gold Cup winner Estimate, gelded since two runs last year. Looked the type to improve with age and market support would be interesting for powerful stable.
Decent pedigree, and related to the yard's useful Good Choice. Never really got involved while not being disgraced on debut and stable's runners can improve significantly for the run. Market should prove informative.
Son of Sea The Moon who cost 52,000 gns as a yearling. Plenty of promise in both starts last year while showing improvement and staying on as though this trip will suit. Leading contender.
Cost 110,000gns as a yearling. Out of a Group-placed 6f winner, promising fifth of 16 in maiden at Nottingham and ran to a similar standard when third in a novice at Redcar. More needed for win purposes.
325,000gns son of Toronado stayed on strongly for a close second at Chelmsford on debut which sets the standard. Not far off that level next start when again slowly away. Likely to improve with time and looks a leading player on reappearance.
Gelded son of Poet's Voice on debut, a half-brother to 6f AW winner Golden Opportunity. Best watched unless significant market support.
Invincible Spirit colt that is a half-brother to Spinwheel and point winner New List. Disappointing on November debut, represents powerful connections so worth a check in the betting.
Union Rags colt cost $130,000 as a yearling. May be better on AW in time but well tried in Wood Ditton on debut and physically impressed. Could be a big improver.
Camelot colt shaped with promise on debut for Ed Dunlop and showed improvement on first start for current yard. May need a bit further in time but proved a bit unlucky and likely to be involved.
Sea The Moon colt, cost 80,000gns as a yearling, ran to a similar standard in both starts to date before being withdrawn after unseating his rider to post. Significant improvement needed.
Invincible Spirit colt was green on debut but showed big improvement when staying on well over this C&D. Does have a high head carriage but represents powerful connections and should be competitive.
Daughter of New Approach, sister to 1m2f-1m4f winner Nigel. Starts over a realistic distance and market likely best guide.
Last Year's Winner
|T: R CharltonJ: K Shoemark|
Sinjaari (11/10), Global Heat (3/1), Entrusting (11/2), Durston (8/1), Calculation (10/1), Will of Iron (14/1), Norma (40/1), Najib (50/1), Corncrake (50/1), Thounder (66/1), Horatio Star (66/1), Thelonious (66/1), Samba Saravah (100/1), Lyrical Waters (100/1), Zaydanides (100/1), Pour Joie (100/1)
- Will of Iron
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