13:15 Naas Sun 20 October 2019
Gelding by Footstepsinthesand far from disgraced when a keeping on ninth of 21 over 5½f at Navan on debut. Improvement likely and has place prospects now.
Newcomer by Elusive Pimpernel who cost €38,000 as a yearling. Full brother to two winners (inc Listed) and half to five more. Interesting newcomer; market to guide.
American Pharoah colt, cost $1m as a yearling. Breakthrough effort in finishing second of 11 latest (third start) at Limerick and he now has leading claims with blinkers likely to have a positive effect.
Tries another set of new headgear but patience wearing thin now after his last of 11 latest in his fourth career start.
Second here on debut (good) and just touched off at the Curragh last time out on heavy both over today's trip. Matter of time surely and leading contender here.
Ballydoyle newcomer looks stable second string on jockey bookings but he is typically well bred for one from this yard being by War Front out of Oaks winner Was. Market can guide but may need further.
New connections paid 62,000gns for this son of Showcasing after a fourth of seven at Haydock and third of six at Hamilton. Will win races but probably handicaps down the line.
Son of No Nay Never finished a respectable sixth of 14 here beaten 5L in a C&D maiden last month. Come forward for that now and has sound place claims.
90,000gns son of Ravens Pass finished 13th of 19 on debut at the Curragh last month. Looked the sort to improve for the outing but best watched again.
Soundly beaten in maidens over 1m and 7f to date although both were won by Pattern level juveniles. Not sure 6f will suit but one to watch with handicaps in mind.
Never able to get involved on debut at Navan a couple of weeks ago eventually finishing 15th of 21. Best watched again.
Newcomer by Cappella Sansevero cost €5,000 as a yearling from an unraced dam. Looks one best watched on debut.
Down the field in maidens at Fairyhouse and the Curragh so no encouragement gleaned for his chances here.
Son of Muhaarar is a half-brother to winners Mustajeeb (6f-1m inc at 2/Group 2), Muannid, Tahreek nd Mulkeyya. From top yard so one to note in the betting ring.
Ivawood newcomer retained for £3,500 by the vendor at auction. Out of a poor dam in France and one to watch only here.
Last Year's Winner
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Johan Zoffani (13/8), Nullifier (9/4), Hong Kong (11/2), Shooting Spirit (6/1), Thaleeq (7/1), Knight Of Malta (16/1), Elusive King (16/1), Sansevero Chapel (33/1), Distant Vista (33/1), Praise You (40/1), Slieve Bearnagh (50/1), Matera (50/1), Zephron (66/1), Pimlico Publican (66/1), Impossiblecometrue (66/1), Rodney Bay (100/1)
- Johan Zoffani
- Hong Kong
- Shooting Spirit
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