17:05 Newcastle Fri 8 November 2019
Ran two similar races over 6f at Catterick when missing the break but up to 7f here three weeks ago, starting on terms made all the difference as he got up to win by a head. Concedes weight to all as a result but sets the standard.
£22,000 yearling by Cable Bay. Dam was a modest performer over middle distances. Faced a tall order on debut at Doncaster (7f, heavy) 14 days ago but was still tailed off, failing to a beat rival. Best watched.
150,000 gns as a foal but went for just 25,000 gns as a two-year-old. Well beaten on both starts thus far at Kempton and Lingfield (both 7f) and may be seen in a better light when handicapping.
Cost €20,000 but after a poor debut at York (1m, soft) he took a small step forward at Lingfield (7f, Polytrack) eight days ago. Was still well beaten that day and is another who probably needs more time.
€15,000 2yo; third foal; dam didn't beat a rival in two career starts but has produced Willkommen, a 1m4f AW winner. Sire is a speed influence so this trip seems a fair starting point and is interesting if the market speaks positively.
Two creditable runs at Catterick within 10 days, finishing sixth (6f, soft) on debut before improving to be fourth (5f, heavy) 10 days ago. Longer trip should suit on pedigree (half-brother to 2m winner) and has shown more ability than some.
Was green, missed the break and his rider lost on iron debut at Doncaster (7f, heavy) two weeks ago but despite all that shaped nicely to finish fifth, making some late ground. If things go a tad smoother this time, he has more to offer.
Tailed off on his Thirsk debut (7f, good to firm) when wearing blinkers but showed more at Southwell (7f, Fibresand) with the headgear removed four weeks ago. Still needs to step up considerably on that to be involved.
Cost €5,000 as a yearling. Full-brother to a 7f AW two-year-old winner but was a big outsider when finishing well down the field here over 1m two weeks ago. Makes limited appeal on that evidence with a big step forward required.
By Showcasing, her dam has produced two winners (1m/1m4f-2m) thus far. Sent off 66/1 when showing very little at Doncaster (1m, heavy) on debut two weeks ago, beaten 37L. Makes little appeal on that form with big improvement needed.
8,000gns Y; first foal; dam won on debut over 6f. Yard only 2/36 overall with their juveniles this year (neither on debut) and is best watched unless the betting indicates positivity ahead of her first appearance.
Battle Of Marengo filly, bought for £10,000 as a yearling. Half-sister to a juvenile 5f winner: dam won over 5f. 25-1 and last of seven, beaten 17L, on debut at Pontefract (6f, good to soft) in June. Can only watch on her return to the racecourse.
Showed plenty of promise on two starts so far. Beaten 1¾L when second at Wolverhampton (7f, Tapeta) on debut before coming home third at this course, beaten 5½L, two weeks ago. That is decent form in the context of this and should be involved.
Swiss Spirit filly who cost a mere 800 gns as a yearling. Has been tailed off on both outings over C&D, beaten 40L and 25L. A similar outcome again wouldn't be a surprise.
Last Year's Winner
|10||Island Glen||2||9-1||10/3||Full Result|
|T: Mrs H MainJ: David Egan|
Trinity Girl (5/2), Brunch (7/2), Wadi Al Salaam (4/1), Martin's Brig (6/1), Where's Mick (9/1), Glencoe Boy (25/1), Class Clown (25/1), Anno Maximo (50/1), Hayuplass (50/1), Malizia (50/1), Home For Half Past (100/1), Marengo Sally (100/1), Free Cash (200/1), Charmore (250/1)
- Trinity Girl
- Wadi Al Salaam
- Where's Mick
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