18:50 Ripon Tue 6 August 2019
Made all when scoring by 6L in a C&D seller (good) 17 days ago; doesn't appear to be harshly handicapped off an opening mark of 70; merits respect on the assumption that he'll handle the forecast softer ground.
Has failed to progress since making a mildly promising debut at Pontefract (5f, good to firm) in May; 150/1 when 23rd of 24 in the Weatherbys Super Sprint Stakes at Newbury latest.
Placed over C&D on debut for this trainer (formerly with Jamie Osborne) in June; drops back in trip on his second nursery start.
Equiano filly; hasn't exactly set the world alight, although was in the shake-up under similar conditions at Thirsk (6f, good to soft) in June; could fare better now sent handicapping.
Finished 6L fourth to the subsequent Group 3 Princess Margaret Stakes winner Under The Stars over C&D (good to firm) in July; weakened over 7f at Catterick latest and is eased in the weights a further few pounds; trainer saddles three runners.
Dark Angel filly (£31,000 yearling); has progressed steadily with each of her three qualifying runs; still early days and rates as the type to fare better in this grade; market helpful, the high draw less so.
Landed the odds (1/2f) in a very winnable contest when dropped back to 5f at Beverley (good to firm) three weeks ago; up in trip on nursery debut; stablemate of Fulbeck Rose.
Cost €33,000 as a yearling but has proved disappointing so far; slowly away on nursery debut at Musselburgh (5f, good) a fortnight ago; makes his second start as a gelding; needs a sharp upturn in form in order to figure.
Made late headway when finishing 4½L fourth to Infinite Grace over 5f here (good) in July - form boosted since by Dandizette; 2lb lower and well worth a try over 6f; very closely matched with Ice Skate; one of three to carry the Ontoawinner silks.
Cityscape colt; hasn't shown a great deal of obvious promise to date; makes his nursery debut for a trainer who also saddles both Knightcap and Ice Skate.
Showed improved form when making the frame in a 6f Catterick maiden (good to soft) last month; a degree of further progress couldn't be ruled out now introduced to handicapping.
Casamento colt; well beaten on all three starts to date (6f-7½f); difficult to build any form of constructive case for on nursery debut; stablemate of Mr Gus.
Ran on from the rear to get within approximately 1L of Ebony Adams on nursery debut at Nottingham (6f, good) 18 days ago; has every chance in a modest nursery if replicating that improved form; stablemate of Typsy Toad.
Has taken a while to find her feet, but found a more steady footing when finishing third to Infinite Grace (today's rival War Of Clans fourth) over 5f here (good) latest; possible player back up to 6f.
Well beaten in a C&D seller latest and faces a seemingly impossible task against the decisive 6L winner Isobar Wind; out of the handicap proper; look elsewhere with confidence.
Last Year's Winner
Isobar Wind (10/3), What A Business (5/1), Knightcap (11/2), Mr Gus (8/1), Secret Identity (9/1), Singe Anglais (11/1), War of Clans (12/1), Ice Skate (16/1), Shepherds Way (16/1), Il Maestro (20/1), Little Ted (25/1), River of Kings (25/1), Typsy Toad (28/1), Schumli (33/1), Fulbeck Rose (100/1)
- Mr Gus
- War of Clans
- Isobar Wind
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