16:25 York Sat 12 October 2019
€230,000 yearling, Kingman colt was slow away and very keen when fifth at Lingfield nine days ago. Looks the sort to improve plenty and respected for the champion trainer.
250,000gns yearling by Kodiac found only an Aidan O'Brien trained favourite with prior experience too good on debut when second at Newmarket and the way the first two pulled clear suggests him very much the one to beat today.
Son of Battle of Marengo finished second in maidens at Thirsk and Ayr last month suggesting him a sure-fire future winner. This is a deeper contest but still looks a solid each-way proposition.
Hugely promising debut third at Newbury after a slow start so his flop here latest was major disappointment. Sure that wasn't his true running however and after a break can be expected to bounce back and go close.
Slight progress latest but could still only manage midfield at Newmarket and on that basis looks one best watched until stepping into handicaps.
150,000gns yearling by Mastercraftsman looks stable first string (also run debutant Big Wing) after a promising fifth at Sandown last month. Most from this run improve in their second start so should have place potential now.
Not got competitive in three prior starts and this is the strongest race contested so far so makes no appeal.
£5,000 breeze-up purchase by promising first season sire Cable Bay is a half-brother to three winners. Already gelded and best watched in strong contest.
Homebred newcomer by Garswood is a half-brother to 5f winner Our Little Pony (inc 2yo) and 1m6f winner Fantastic Ms Fox, Likable pedigree but found a very warm race to start.
Last Year's Winner
Colour Image (13/8), Fox Duty Free (9/4), Al Rufaa (11/2), El Naseri (11/2), Big Wing (10/1), Gold Desert (12/1), Splinter (16/1), Gigi's Beach (33/1), Power Point (66/1), Hovingham (100/1)
- Colour Image
- Fox Duty Free
- El Naseri
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