16:25 Newbury Fri 17 May 2019
From family of connections' smart middle-distance stayer Duretto, but has shown only modest form in two starts so far. Needs this for a handicap mark.
Has a modest pedigree, and showed only a modicum of ability on debut here. Did a bit better when fifth at Windsor last time, but surprise if he could better that here.
Cost $625,000 as a foal. Promise when fourth on debut at Lingfield (1m) in November, and better than he could show after racing with the choke out at Chelmsford on his return. May well do much better somewhere down the line.
Invincible Spirit half-brother to 2-y-o 1m½f winner Antonian out of a half-sister to smart 1m-1¼m handicapper Wasan. Appeals on pedigree for excellent yard, and needs a market check on debut.
By Garswood out of a 7f-1¼m winner. Yard 1-62 with 3-y-o turf runners outside of handicaps in last few years, and others much more appealing.
half-brother to smart 1m winner Flowrider and useful 1m1f winner Switching out of Prix Saint-Alary winner Wavering. Yard 7-26 with 3-y-o runners here in last five years, and he must be high on the shortlist.
From an excellent family, but he showed nothing but inexperience on his debut at Newmarket last month, and while he will improve at some stage, has plenty to find to meet the standard required here.
From an excellent family and caught the eye when 5L sixth of 14 to Good Birthday in a 1m novice here in October. Sure to improve on that, and has had wind surgery prior to this reappearance.
Full-brother to useful 1¼m-1½m winner Collide out of a useful winning half-sister to Bated Breath and Cityscape. Plenty to like on paper, and dangerous to assume he's the yard's neglected on riding arrangements.
Helmet half-brother to three winners, one of them useful, but no easy task on debut, and yard just 1-24 in 3-y-o non-handicaps here in the last decade.
Dubawi half-brother to 1m winner Arctic Sea out of a winning half-sister to useful 1m-1¾m winner Handsome Man. Sent off at 10/3 for debut at Salisbury in the autumn, but showed little. Presumably thought capable of better.
By Nathaniel out of a maiden half-sister to G1 6f winner The Right Man. Yard gets the occasional first-time winner, but runners usually benefit from experience.
Disappointed on sole 2-y-o start, but much improved when sixth of 16 to Sinjaari in a 1¼m maiden at Windsor last month, weakening as if the run would bring him on. Not dismissed out of hand, for all Dubai Tradition looks the first-string.
Half-brother to smart 1¼m-1½m AW winner Grendisar among others, but tailed off on debut at Windsor recently, and gelded since.
Kittens Joy half-brother to two winners, including useful 1½m-1¾m winner Flaming Marvel . Yard amongst the winners of late, and one to note in the market.
From the family of owners' Irish Oaks runner-up Volume, but he showed little after racing freely on his debut here last month, and is now tried in a hood.
Showed some ability when blinkered on AW debut, but always behind after a slow start at Windsor last month, and hood reached for now.
Well beaten in two starts over 1¼m to date, and won't be of interest until qualified for handicaps.
Down the field in a pair of turf events at up to 1m last season, and while this daughter of Australia is likely to improve this year, she needs this run to get a handicap mark.
Last Year's Winner
|15||Al Muffrih||3||9-5||10/11||Full Result|
|T: W J HaggasJ: James Doyle|
Logician (3/1), High Commissioner (4/1), Orchidia (5/1), Dubai Tradition (6/1), Arabist (15/2), Military Move (8/1), Najib (12/1), Geomatrician (16/1), Raining Fire (16/1), Almokhtaar (25/1), Verify (28/1), Cambric (33/1), Mr Nice Guy (40/1), Master Milliner (40/1), Air Hair Lair (50/1), Admirals Bay (50/1), Capricorn Prince (50/1), Born Leader (66/1), William McKinley (100/1), Prime Approach (100/1)
- Dubai Tradition
- High Commissioner
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