16:05 Newbury Sat 21 September 2019
Looked badly in need of the experience on debut (Ascot ,7f) failing to make any real impact (slowly away). May well do better with that encounter behind him for a yard going nicely with their juveniles this season; 4-16 with 2yo on second start.
€175,000 May Breeze-Up purchase by Lope De Vega out of a winning dam, half-sister to smart German Group winner up to 1m2f Fight Club. Yard well over the 25% strike-rate mark for 2yo debutants this year, market confidence a bonus.
One of the cheaper buys in this field (€5,000 yearling), third foal, half-brother to US 5f-6f turf/dirt AW winner Goldberry. Dam, maiden (stayed 6f). Stable just 1-37 with 2yo newcomers this year; best watched given a tough opening gig.
Half-brother to three winners including 2yo 1m winner Cap Francais (by Frankel) and 1m/1m3f winner St Jean Cap Ferrat. Yard 0-14 with newcomers in this sphere so far in 2019; only worthy of support if the market was positive on him.
Produced a promising first effort for a yard not known for their debutant 2yo's going close first-time out. Related to several winners from this yard; considerately handled on his debut over 6f (finished runner-up); should improve, more expected.
Disappointed on his second start going backwards from a debut where he had shaped well over 6f at Goodwood (second to Sovereign Beauty). Returned to the same venue over 7f he produced a laboured performance; more needed versus some useful rivals.
Showed some quality making a wining start (short-head too good for Smuggler), quickened well under a considerate ride (6f, Goodwood). Failed to repeat that effort here over 6f (ground may have been too quick); more needed under 3lb penalty.
Yard a modest 3-29 with 2yo newcomers this year; first foal, dam, 2yo 7f winner, half-sister to very smart 2-y-o 1m winner Crowded House. Would need some positive market vibes to be of real interest in smart contest.
Newcomer, Kingman filly, half-sister to several winners, including smart 1m2f-1m4f winner Star Catcher (Irish Oaks winner) and high-class winner at up to 1m4f Cannock Chase. Eye-catching pedigree, no major entries but worth noting in the market.
Last Year's Winner
|T: W J HaggasJ: M Harley|
Raaeq (11/8), Haqeeqy (9/2), Establish (11/2), Smuggler (8/1), Maurimo (10/1), Declared Interest (12/1), Sovereign Beauty (16/1), Juan Les Pins (25/1), Jadeer (33/1)
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