14:45 Nottingham Tue 21 May 2019
First Defence gelded half-brother to Irish Listed/US Grade 3 winner Postulation. Second of nine in minor event at Bath (1m, good to firm; 4-1) on debut 20 days ago and should have a say here again.
7,500 gns yearling, Heeraat colt. Half-brother to smart 5f-6½f winner Perfect Pasture and 5f winner Perfect Peak. Watching brief on debut, unless market vibes are strong.
£18,000 yearling, Tamayuz colt. Half-brother to two-year-old 6f winner Boomerang Betty. Yard not commonly associated with first-time-out winners and entitled to come on for this.
Well beaten last year on debut around here, sole outing for trainer Tony Carroll, and similar tale when sixth of nine in minor event at Salisbury (7f, good to firm) 23 days ago. Stiff ask once more on that evidence.
Gelded son of Pour Moi, sold cheaply for 1,000 gns as a foal. Once-raced maiden. Last of 10 in minor event at Lingfield (7f, good to firm; 33-1) 10 months ago. May want a bit further to be at best.
Rip Van Winkle gelding. Brother to useful 1m winner Pyjama Party and half-brother to two-year-old 7f winner Izapi. Represents top team and well worth noting on debut.
Archipenko filly. Half-sister to 1m3f winner Alcavella. Should have ability on breeding and market can reveal what is anticipated on first start.
Rip Van Winkle filly and first foal of a dam who was a winning miler. Sent off 100-1 in maiden over C&D last season, off since. Hard to make case for.
Casamento filly. Dam, 6f winner, half-sister to useful winner up to 1m2½f Jules Et Jim. Looks an unlikely sort on debut here.
Excelebration filly who cost 10,000 gns as a yearling and is a half-sister to a 1m AW winner. Needs to find plenty more after two runs.
Daughter of Ravens Pass and a sister to a 1m2f winner in France. Third of 10 in minor event at Haydock (1m, heavy, 16/1) on debut 24 days ago. Should be more to come if handling forecast better surface.
Last Year's Winner
|T: R VarianJ: Jim Crowley|
Aegeus (2/1), Tabassor (9/4), Sleepdancer (11/4), Sweet Celebration (10/1), Aldente (14/1), Keith (50/1), Mirabelle Plum (50/1), Interrogator (50/1), Gregory The Great (50/1), Pourmorechampagne (100/1), Mallons Spirit (100/1)
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