18:00 Chelmsford City Tue 24 September 2019
Seeks the hat-trick following back-to-back 7f wins here and at Newmarket; given a further 5lb rise for beating Imperial Gloriana by a neck latest; very few concerns (on pedigree) that this extra yardage won't be within range; solid.
Beaten a short-head in a sustained duel with the subsequent conditions stakes second Kalsara at Kempton (7f) last month; reasonably consistent since, although may find a couple of others more progressive.
Well-related Gleneagles gelding; only minimal improvement from race to race so far, culminating in a 7L third to Volkan Star at Goodwood (1m, good) four weeks ago; gelded since and now sports a first-time visor.
Oasis Dream colt; kept on without ever landing a blow on the leaders when fifth (beaten approx 3L) to Vindicate over C&D last month; appeals as the type to do better now sent handicapping; trainer also saddles Locked N' Loaded.
€40,000 yearling; displayed promise on his second start at Newmarket (7f, good) when finishing off with a degree of purpose (fifth) behind the eventual winner Hashtagmetoo; low-key on recent Lingfield (1m) AW debut.
Beat the Jamie Osborne-trained Restless Endeavour by ½L when taking a 7f maiden auction fillies' stakes here last month; faced a stern test (last of four) in a conditions event latest; stamina taken on trust on nursery debut.
Stablemate of More Than A Prince; demonstrated his best form to date on AW debut (7f) here three weeks ago when a keeping on fourth of 11 (20-1) to Cobber Kain; market a useful guide on nursery debut.
Third in a Chepstow maiden (7f, good) in July, and that form has substance with both the winner and the second progressive since; has made no real improvement for the switch to nurseries, but is easing in the weights; tackles a new trip.
Camacho colt (€10,000 yearling); big prices and well beaten on all three starts (7f-1m); makes his nursery debut in a race where his trainer also saddles Webuyanyhorse and Forus.
Started off life in nurseries from a basement mark and has progressed quickly winning twice over C&D in recent weeks; no joy on turf off this mark at Yarmouth (7f), but it'll be no surprise if she's more effective back on the old Essex showground.
Last Year's Winner
|11||Hard Taskmaster||2||9-5||7/2||Full Result|
|T: J TateJ: Oisin Murphy|
Luna Wish (9/4), Oslo (3/1), Lady Red Moon (7/1), African Swift (8/1), More Than A Prince (8/1), Webuyanyhorse (8/1), Locked N' Loaded (14/1), Banmi (16/1), Forus (16/1), Boasty (16/1), London Calling (25/1), Thank The Irish (50/1)
- Lady Red Moon
- More Than A Prince
- African Swift
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