14:05 Newmarket Sat 18 May 2019
Unbeaten two starts as a juvenile including listed race in France. Supplemented for 2,000 Guineas for reappearance and backed into 8/1 but never figured and finished 16th. Clearly thought capable of better and bred to appreciate this longer trip.
Good third on C&D comeback trying to give 7lb to pair of promising types. Followed up with Ripon win and while this demands more is clearly going the right way and shouldn't be dismissed.
Two runs on AW during winter and followed promising debut second with a smooth Kempton victory. Both those were at 1m and now on turf for first time but looks sure to improve and has Group 1 entries.
Just denied on debut last autumn but made no mistake when making all, again at Newbury in 1m maiden last month. Both starts were on soft so different ground conditions now but very promising and runs here instead of the Dante Stakes on Thursday.
Good ground winner only start at 2 in 1m Salisbury maiden, but that form has taken several knocks and was tailed off on comeback last month on soft. Happier back on the sound surface here but bit to prove now.
Similar level of form all five runs on AW and now makes turf debut. Can race keenly so step up from 1m not guaranteed to suit and fair bit to find on form.
Last Year's Winner
|1||Old Persian||3||9-3||1/2||Full Result|
|T: C ApplebyJ: W Buick|
Raise You (1/1), Al Hilalee (3/1), Khuzaam (9/2), Eightsome Reel (8/1), Stormwave (25/1), Target Zone (33/1)
- Raise You
- Al Hilalee
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