17:15 Newton Abbot Mon 29 July 2019
Second in his only Irish point-to-point (beaten 6L) he had wind surgery prior to his C&D bumper debut (wore tongue-tie/cheekpieces). Ridden positively, had no answer to winner/favourite turn of pace; may well appreciate more of a test.
Stable don't have a bad bumper record with limited ammunition (2-14 last five seasons; 4-22 here since 1997). Hinted at ability on her debut (beaten 25L) over C&D in May; didn't settle fully but not knocked around; could progress, note a market move.
Trainer 2-7 with his GB bumper runners last five seasons (has a decent record in Ireland also in this sphere). This one showed a little more on her second start making late gains at Cork without threatening the leaders; possibility of more to come.
The only one in the field making their debut; first foal of an unraced dam who is a half-sister to bumper/2m-2m4f chase winner The Laodicean. Yard are 0-23 in the past five seasons in bumpers; needs others to falter to change that statistic.
Not disgraced on her bumper debut at Southwell (yard always to be respected in this sphere; 5-16 in bumpers here since 1997). Well related filly who showed a good attitude on her debut (looks a stayer, finished with running in her); leading player.
Last Year's Winner
|T: C J MannJ: Harry Bannister|
Josie Abbing (6/5), Crystal Gazing (7/4), Noel's Boy (4/1), I'm Notapartygirl (16/1), Lucky Purchase (33/1), The Lion Queen (50/1)
- Crystal Gazing
- Josie Abbing
- Noel's Boy
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