15:45 Goodwood Thu 23 May 2019
- Jim Barry Handicap (Class 4)
- 1m 1f 11y, Good (Good to Firm in Places)
- 10 Runners
- Surface: Turf
Well related son of Dansili won Wolverhampton debut last December but was second in next two under penalty both as an odds-on fav at Kempton and Leciester. First handicap today and highly unexposed for champion trainer; appealing sort.
Failed to win in six two-year-old starts but ran well on several occasions. Stayed on for second over 7f on return at Lingfield and bred to stay at least this far so could very easily now see improvement for the extra 2f; highly respected.
Two wins as a juvenile and followed September's Catterick win with a narrow defeat at Epsom. Gelded and returned with a decent effort at Ripon but disappointed latest at Wetherby. Can do better now with champion aboard.
Went up 22lb for landing hat-trick late last season and latest run suggested handicapper had caught up. Gets 3lb back for seasonal reappearance but still nagging doubts over the mark.
Kingman half-brother to a Group 2 winner ran well in second start when second at Nottingham and on return at Chepstow when third of 16 over 1m2f. On that run this trip may suit better and enters handicaps highly unexposed.
Lingfield AW winner gone well in two of three handicaps since. Poached a useful lead at Haydock latest but eventually finished fourth. May attempt same tactics here and if he gets an unopposed lead he could go well.
Ran well in all three starts at two with a fourth, third and second in novice races over 1m. Handicap not impossible by any means as he makes his three-year-old bow and market support would be notable.
Sold for €175,000 after finishing second on debut at Chantilly (7f, good); mixed messages since, strongest when taking a 1m Sandown novice (good) by ¾L. Well held in three starts since, now goes back 1f in trip.
AW Novice winner at Newcastle bounced back from a substandard effort at Ripon to finish second over this trip at Musselburgh latest although he was beaten 6L. More needed in this deeper looking contest.
Best run of three starts to date when a close third in the French provinces last year. Fifth on return at Chepstow offered further hope for handicap career but suspect he may want softer ground than this.
Last Year's Winner
|3||Sing Out Loud||3||9-2||9/2||Full Result|
|T: G L MooreJ: Jim Crowley|
Wedding Blue (3/1), Baryshnikov (3/1), Sucellus (4/1), Al Mureib (5/1), Harvey Dent (12/1), Two Blondes (16/1), Mustadun (25/1), Culture (33/1), Sophosc (40/1), Flying Dragon (40/1)
- Al Mureib
- Wedding Blue
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