17:45 Chelmsford City Tue 19 November 2019
Newcomer by Gleneagles a half sister to eight winners including inc St Leger third Michelangelo. Bred to appreciate middle distances but not taken lightly for the champion trainer.
Galileo newcomer cost €400,000 as the first foal out of a Group 2 winner and Group 1 placed mare in New Zealand. Attractive pedigree means she demands respect on debut.
Nathaniel filly out of a three-time winning mare looked more a long term prospect when a slow starting 11th of 20 at Newmarket last month.
75,000gns newcomer by Zoffany a half-sister to two AW winners so should appreciate this surface. Market a useful guide to expectations.
Some promise about this daughter of the yard's 2000 guineas winner Night Of Thunder when fifth of 13 on debut at Kempton but fair step up needed to play a part here.
Improved from debut to second run still looking as though further progress could be gleaned from subsequent starts. 7f hasn't really looked far enough so far and a step up to 1m therefore is a positive.
One of three for the champion trainer; this filly by Frankel is a three-parts sister to a useful AW winner out of an American winning dam. Market will help reveal yard pecking order.
Daughter of Casamento bred to excel at three over middle distances so her second at Nottingham over 1m½f on heavy was a good start. This probably stronger but can't be ruled out by any means with progress likely.
65.000gns yearling by Lope De Vega is a half-sister to winners Stratum (1m2f-2m2f;useful 2m hurdle) and Dynali (1m1f two-year-old). Probably need further/more time but worth a check in the market.
Filly by Due Diligence showed promise to stay on into fourth at Southwell last month as the only newcomer in a 12-runner field. This is a great deal deeper however.
Filly by Kingman not shown enough to be fancied so far including rather remote ninth of 11 here over 7f latest. Probably do better today.
Daughter of Golden Horn a fast finishing second beaten a neck over 7f here on debut last month. Can only improve for the experience gained and that allied with a beneficial extra 1f makes her the one to beat.
90,000gns yearling daughter of Iffraaj a half-sister to four winners. Suspect she will prove best watched today with wide draw far from ideal.
150,000 gns Siyouni filly out of a half-sister to smart 1m winner Wannabe Yours. Yard not noted for being prolific with juveniles, and she may be more of a long-term prospect.
Last Year's Winner
|1||Spanish Aria||2||9-0||10/11||Full Result|
|T: J H M GosdenJ: R Havlin|
Rideson (4/7), Marcela De Vega (9/2), Red Poppy (9/2), Lisbet (12/1), Magic Dust (12/1), Agreed (14/1), Island Hideaway (20/1), Assayer (20/1), Fantail (25/1), Out For A Duck (25/1), Flower Of Thunder (33/1), Surprise Encounter (50/1), Reehaam (50/1), Cheese And Wine (50/1), Sparkling Or Still (50/1), Wannabe Betsy (66/1)
- Red Poppy
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