16:30 Haydock Fri 24 May 2019
Comfortable winner of 6f novice event at this track in September was well held on return when fourth of nine here under the same 7lb penalty she carries here. Will come on for that run but penalty again leaves her vulnerable.
Newcomer by Albaasil cost £6,000 as a yearling half-sister to two fair winning sprinters. Stable not known for debut success.
Newcomer by ascending sire Lope De Vega cost 155,000gns as yearling. Half-sister to seven winners the best of them being Group Two winning sprinter Anjaal. Plenty to like in the bloodlines so market support notable.
Ordinary debut effort at Newmarket in the autumn left behind with a slightly unlucky in running C&D third last month. Progress further now and highly respected here.
Leroidesanimaux filly, half-sister to four winners and dam a 1m2f AW winner. Shaped with promise on debut but disappointed subsequently. Bit to prove but this yard too hot to rule her out.
70,000gns Zoffany filly overcame greenness on debut when fourth at Newcastle and better still in same finishing position next at Kempton. Extra 1f here sure to suit based on evidence to date so has each-way claims for in-form yard.
Daughter of Dubawi out of a Listed winner on the AW. Took a while for the penny to drop on debut at Windsor over 1m½f where she belatedly kept on for fourth. Know much more this time and highly respected for the champion trainer.
€30,000 Iffraaj filly related to four winners was withdrawn from intended debut at Bath three weeks ago. Others have more impressive pedigrees but foolish to use that as a negative against runners from this yard.
Camelot filly was very green and slow to jump away when finishing a long last of 11 on debut. Slight progress next at Wetherby but looks a long-term prospect.
Cost €375,000 as a yearling; too green to do herself justice on debut at Wolverhampton (1m+); taken out of two races where she would have been stable second string and she probably is here also with Nonchalance more compelling.
Last Year's Winner
|T: H PalmerJ: Josephine Gordon|
Nonchalance (6/4), Infuse (4/1), Whimbrel (5/1), Conga (8/1), Lucky Turn (10/1), Casting Spells (12/1), Lilligram (16/1), Regal Lilly (20/1), Soloist (40/1), Caster Semenya (100/1)
- Casting Spells
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