20:05 Newmarket Thu 16 May 2019
Progressed with racing between October and December 2018 (mainly on the AW), justifying favouritism when making a winning handicap debut at Newcastle (1m); 6lb higher for the return to turf; up in trip.
Dark Angel gelding who is bred to stay this trip (half-brother to four winners including Monarch's Glen (1m1f-1m3f)); best effort to date came when beaten ½L by Great Bear at Wolverhampton (1m+) in November; handicap debut.
Half-brother to the 2013 Musidora winner Liber Nauticus; runner up on the AW at Wolverhampton (1m1f+) and Kempton (1m); place possibilities, but could find that a couple are slightly better treated on handicap debut.
$400,000 yearling; brother to the 1m AW winner Althaaqib; placed on all three starts and generally progressing well; finished just over 1L behind subsequent 2000 Guineas runner up King Of Change at Wolverhampton (1m1f+) in November.
Galileo filly; cost 800,000gns as a yearling; has shown plenty of ability over 7f (twice a runner up) and is bred to be suited by a greater emphasis on stamina; that said, she didn't set the world alight on seasonal reappearance at Nottingham (1m+).
Australia colt (20,000gns yearling); raised his game when beaten a short-head by Gold Bere at Lingfield (1m) in January; will need to do so once more now switched to handicapping and racing on turf for the first time.
Mastercraftsman filly; has run to a similar standard of form on all four starts (7f-1m+); finished just in front of today's rival Mary Somerville on handicap debut at Nottingham; 1lb lower.
Off the mark at the third time of asking in a fairly moderate 7f maiden auction fillies' stakes at Wolverhampton in September; scope to do better over this trip on handicap debut (half-sister to a 1m2f dirt winner), but in all reality does need to.
Last Year's Winner
|T: Ian WilliamsJ: P Mathers|
Sezim (11/4), Copal (7/2), Mary Somerville (5/1), Amjaady (6/1), Holy Kingdom (13/2), Battle Of Wills (7/1), Arctic Fox (16/1), Minnelli (33/1)
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