13:35 Newbury Fri 17 May 2019
Bated Breath half-brother to 1m1f G3 Earl of Sefton winner Phoenix Tower and six others. Won 7f novice at Salisbury by a head from Songkran last month, showing a good attitude. Will improve, and respected.
Well beaten on sole juvenile start, and no impact in race won by Biometric at Salisbury last time. This gelding is one for low-grade handicaps unless showing marked improvement here.
Kodiac gelding who cost 120,000 gns as a yearling and is from a successful family in Germany. Better effort to date when plugging on into third over 7f at Goodwood 13 days ago. May need a stiffer test.
Full-brother to 1m winner Makambe from a good family. Gelded and had wind surgery prior to this debut, which tempers confidence in his immediate prospects, but market useful.
By Harbour Watch out of a fair 7f winner, and cost just €9,000 as a yearling. Yard can ready a newcomer, but this one doesn't stand out on paper.
€420,000 brother to smart 2-y-o High Celebrity (third in Cheveley Park Stakes) and half-brother to 1½m winner High Memory from family of top-notch US filly Surfside. Makes lots of appeal on paper, and shortlisted on racecourse bow.
Best effort to date when second of 11 to Prince Eiji in a 7f maiden at Ascot in September. Bit below that form on final start, but still comes strongly into the reckoning here after a winter break.
Exceed And Excel half-brother to numerous winners, including smart 1¼m-1¾m winner Great Hall. Local stable does well here, and folly to ignore on debut.
Half-brother to smart sprinters Heeraat and Ambiance out of an unraced half-sister to Golden Jubilee Stakes winner Malhub. Debut at this trip suggests he may not have all his family's speed, but he is a newcomer to note in the betting.
From an excellent family, her siblings including G3 1¼m winner Folkswood and smart 1¼m winner Good Omen, out of a daughter of Coronation Stakes winner Balisada. Market support should be noted.
Full-sister to Storm Rock, a smart handicapper at around 1m for connections, and modest 6f winner Hurricane Rock. Yard without a winner this season, and would be a surprise if she bucked that trend.
Has owner's Oaks winner Time Charter as great-granddam, and pick of her efforts last year when second in a 7f novice at Newmarket on second start. Disappointing since, but has a major chance if back to her best here.
Last Year's Winner
|11||Mystic Flight||3||9-2||16/1||Full Result|
|T: R VarianJ: Jack Mitchell|
Red Armada (15/8), Majaalis (7/2), Posted (5/1), Biometric (8/1), Excellent Magic (8/1), Strict (16/1), Nigel Nott (16/1), City Wanderer (20/1), Cool Possibility (33/1), Reynolds (50/1), Levanter (66/1), Four Feet (66/1), Aiguillette (100/1)
- Red Armada
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