20:45 Epsom Downs Thu 18 July 2019
Rounded off a hectic juvenile season with a respectable second in a 1m Windsor nursery (soft); is yet to offer any positive signals so far this season (0-3).
Despite being a beaten favourite on his last couple of starts, this Aussie Rules entire has run to a consistent level of form since winning over 7f at Brighton (good to firm) in April; enters the reckoning in a weak race.
Has done the bulk of his racing to date on the AW, winning from a 4lb lower mark at Lingfield (7f) in January; equipment applied on his first competitive start for 113 days.
Six-race maiden who is arguably regressive; would hold a chance with Silvestre De Sousa aboard if able to reproduce her April Doncaster form (6f).
11-race maiden; well beaten on both starts in 2019 (5f-7f) showing no improvement whatsoever for a gelding operation; others rate as far more appealing.
Seven-race maiden; joined this trainer for 10,000gns in May (from Marco Botti); ran his best race on turf to date when finishing third of 13 to an odds-on favourite at Yarmouth (7f, good to firm) a fortnight ago; chance.
Seven-race maiden; generally poor since making a pleasing handicap debut at Windsor (third) in April; 5lb lower but is difficult to enthuse over given her more recent efforts.
Sepoy filly; didn't show a great deal of promise in three AW starts (7f-1m) for Michael Bell; sold for £6,000 last month; kicks-off her life in handicap company for Pat Phelan off a 166-day absence.
Raced handily until weakening quickly from the three furlong pole on handicap debut at Nottingham (1m½f, good to soft) three weeks ago; 5lb lower over a potentially more suitable trip.
Exposed as a modest performer after five career starts; filled the runner-up berth over 7f on Polytrack at Kempton three weeks ago but was in a different parish to the 7L winner Comeonfeeltheforce.
Ten-race maiden who has disappointed more often than not; fourth of 16 (beaten 1¾L) on her penultimate start but you wouldn't be banking on that form being reproduced.
Last Year's Winner
Your Mothers' Eyes (11/8), Shaleela's Dream (9/2), Princess Palliser (6/1), Fancy Flyer (8/1), Poet's Magic (12/1), Max Guevara (14/1), Lady Morpheus (16/1), Rajman (16/1), Quarto Cavallo (16/1), Miss Pollyanna (25/1), Crimson Kiss (33/1)
- Shaleela's Dream
- Crimson Kiss
- Your Mothers' Eyes
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