17:30 Chelmsford City Thu 24 October 2019
Maiden winner at Bath in August but his form has gone backwards in two handicap starts since. Stable quiet at present and he has questions to answer now.
80,000 gns Exceed And Excel colt ran very green when fifth of eight runners over 6f at Yarmouth on debut. With a strong stable so no surprise to see improvement on that modest start.
Dark Angel colt has run to a similar level in starts at Newbury and Wolverhampton (AW) so far. Stable in good form but he's going to need plenty of improvement.
Has hit the line well in both starts over 7f at this track and Southwell when third and second respectively. Looks as though he's still learning so likely to be involved as his form sets the standard.
Son of Invincible Spirit and a half-brother to winner Fikhaar. Ran on eye-catchingly when a close fourth on debut at Wolverhampton over this trip. Stable's runners tend to improve for the run and a likely contender.
Kitten's Joy colt and a fifth foal out of a US sprint juvenile winner. Fetched $150,000 as a yearling and 150,000 gns as a juvenile. Interesting dirt and AW pedigree but stable not noted for debut two-year-old winners.
Son of Lethal Force cost 20,000 gns as a foal and 60,000 gns as a yearling; a sixth foal and a half-brother to four winners. Market should prove best guide on debut.
Son of Mukhadram gelded ahead of debut. Bred to need a much stiffer test in time and likely best watched first time out.
Ran to a similar good level in two thirds at Kempton (AW) and Newmarket. Switched to front running tactics latterly and didn't quite see it out. Should have more to offer back in distance and a leading hope.
Dubawi colt out of an unraced Galileo mare; brother to Qatar 1m-1m2f winner Seema and a bumper winner. With a strong yard on debut but likely to need a stiffer test.
€80,000 Showcasing colt needed the run but went well for a long way on debut. Form needs improving on but stable's runners can leave their first run well behind. One to note in the market.
Failed to build on debut fourth when maybe not as suited by Southwell's fibresand surface. He's going to need a switch to this different AW track to extract some improvement.
Due Diligence colt has been soundly beaten in both starts to date. That gives him a mountain to climb in this company.
Ran with promise on debut but looked lacking in experience when below that at York. Place possibilities if bouncing back but may need more time.
Last Year's Winner
Daysaq (5/4), Animal Instinct (6/1), Karibana (6/1), Lyric Gold (9/1), Station To Station (10/1), Greycoat (16/1), Aberffraw (16/1), Marie's Gem (16/1), El Conquistador (20/1), Perfect Empire (25/1), Modern British Art (25/1), Abnaa (33/1), Quimerico (50/1), Howizeegeezer (50/1), Trouser The Cash (50/1)
- Animal Instinct