17:50 Wolverhampton

Saturday 7 December 2019

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  • Ladbrokes Home Of The Odds Boost EBF Novice Stakes
  • Class 5  |   1m 142y  |   Standard  |   11 Runners  |   Allweather
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 17:52  |   Winning time: 1m 50.71s
€27,000 foal (6,500gns vendor yearling); 66-1 when a debut fifth of 12 (beaten 25L) to Dancing Harry in a heavy ground novice at Newbury (1m).
3
(5)
16/1
€62,000 juvenile; slowly improving with racing having ventured over to France for his last couple of starts; seventh of nine (33-1) at Deauville (7½f, standard) latest; more realistic targets await.
4
(2)
100/1
44,000gns juvenile; has made absolutely no impact in two starts to date (1m-1m2f) and simply can't be recommended; stablemate of the equally unappealing Mack The Knife.
5
(12)
100/1
Australia colt (€155,000 yearling); has appeared to be devoid of any ability on the track to date, failing to beat a single rival Kempton (1m) and Chelmsford (1m2f) respectively; stablemate of Jersey Grey.
6
(4)
12/1
Unraced Zoffany colt; eighth foal from a twice-raced dam; half-brother to seven winners, including Ashadihan (6f-7f) and Mythical Madness (1m-1m2f).
8
(8)
Socially Shady
Age: 2|  Weight: 9-5| J: C Lee| T: K R BurkeWS
20/1
Unraced Zoffany gelding (50,000gns yearling); second foal from a half-sister to the 1m Group 1 winner Echelon and the 1m Group 2 winner Chic; gelded and has had wind surgery ahead of racecourse debut.
9
(6)
6/4
Kingman colt; fourth foal from the 1m2f Group 3 winner Waldlerche; half-brother to none other than the Arc hero Waldgeist (1m-1m4f) in addition to Waldlied (1m4f Grp 2) and Waldstern (1m-1m2f); a truly fascinating newcomer from a top trainer.
10
(13)
Zeimaam21
Age: 2|  Weight: 9-5| J: K Shoemark| T: Owen Burrows
3/1
Slade Power colt; took a step forward when finishing strongly (closing at the finish) behind the William Haggas-trained Fruition at Lingfield (1m) three weeks ago; will probably find a race of this nature, albeit a much less competitive one.
11
(3)
Zorant21
Age: 2|  Weight: 9-5| J: James Doyle| T: H Palmer
9/4
Invincible Spirit colt (120,000gns vendor yearling) from a stamina-laden dam (the 1m6f winner Filia Regina); green on debut at Lingfield (1m) three weeks ago when finishing seventh of 12 to Fruition - four places behind the reopposing Zeimaam.
12
(11)
200/1
No Nay Never filly; tailed off on both starts to date (5f); steps up markedly in trip with seemingly no chance whatsoever against this calibre of opponent; look elsewhere with immense confidence.
13
(7)
66/1
Unraced Holy Roman Emperor filly; second foal from a Group-placed 1m4f winner (Drifting Mist); interesting to see how she fares on debut with the future in mind; however, she's considered highly unlikely to play any significant role tonight.

Non-Runners

1
(9)
Borstal Bull7
Weight: 9-5|  Age: 2
T: Phillip Makin  J: P Mulrennan
NR
7
(10)
Royal Vote
Weight: 9-5|  Age: 2
T: S bin Suroor  J: Hector Crouch
NR

Betting

Forecast

Waldkonig (6/4), Zoran (9/4), Zeimaam (3/1), Royal Vote (7/2), Borstal Bull (5/1), Pablo Hernandez (12/1), Fighting Don (16/1), Socially Shady (20/1), Call My Bluff (50/1), Vischio (66/1), Jersey Grey (100/1), Mack The Knife (100/1), Handful Of Gold (200/1)

Verdict

A number of those declared (namely Borstall Bull, Zeimaam and Zoran) ought to prove capable of winning a similar contest, but tonight surely revolves around the John Gosden-trained newcomer WALDKONIG. This Kingman colt (from the Group 3 winner Waldlerche) is a half-brother to none other than the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe hero Waldgeist. Therefore, the strong suspicion is that he'll be among the very top rank of the Gosden juveniles, and hopefully we're about to witness the start of a hugely successful racing career. Others worthy of market inspection include the fellow newcomers Royal Vote (Saeed bin Suroor) and Socially Shady (Karl Burke).
  1. Waldkonig
  2. Royal Vote
  3. Zoran

Previous Winners

2018
New King
Weight: 9-2  |Age: 2
11/4

Prize Money

1st: £3,429.002nd: £1,020.003rd: £510.004th: £255.00

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