18:15 Wolverhampton Fri 10 January 2020
Much improved on second start for John Gosden at Newmarket (1m2f) in October, he should be able to put up a good account of himself for new connections now stepping up in trip again.
Showed a modicum of promise on debut at Lingfield (7f) in July but failed to build on that here (1m1½f) last month after a break. Dam won over 1m6½f so there is some hope of seeing out this longer trip but needs to improve significantly.
€4,000 yearling; first foal; dam won over 1m1½f in Ireland; from the wider family of Group 1 Sendawar. Has been gelded for debut may well improve the experience. Best watched unless the market speaks in his favour.
Showed some ability on debut at Kempton (1m) when keeping on to take fourth. Matched that form but didn't improve over the same C&D shortly afterwards and further improvement required up 4f in trip.
Finished second on both outings at Newbury (1m) and Newcastle (1m2f), with a repeat of either run being good enough to win here. Extra trip should suit on pedigree and yard are 3/4 so far in 2020. The one to beat.
65,000 gns yearling by Lope De Vega is a half-sister to winners Stratum (1m2f-2m2f; useful 2m hurdle) and Dynali (1m1f two-year-old). Seemed in need of the experience on both starts, and takes a 4f step-up in trip. Will be better in time.
Always towards the rear on both starts at Kempton (1m) and will need significant improvement to get involved. Another taking a jump in trip and handicaps await after this.
Last Year's Winner
Waleydd (1/5), Pyramid Place (7/1), Marcela De Vega (12/1), Baltic Wolve (40/1), Mick (40/1), Manap (100/1), Villanelle (200/1)
- Baltic Wolve
- Marcela De Vega
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