17:20 Southwell Wed 15 January 2020
Didn't play a major role in the finish when a keeping on fourth to Monday's winner National Anthem over C&D 12 days ago; can the newly applied hood provide a much needed boost to his chances?
Kodiac colt (cost 150,000gns as a juvenile); placed on debut at Leicester (7f, good to firm) in September; pulled very hard when well below that level of form at Wolverhampton (7f) subsequently; drops back in trip here.
Exceed And Excel colt; started 9-2 when a weakening eighth of ten at Wolverhampton (6f) last week; needs to have taken plenty from that initial racecourse experience in order to figure positively; is in safe hands with Mark Johnston.
Gutaifan colt (cost 50,000gns as a yearling); closely related to the talented sprinters Divine and Alejandro; ran green when toiling throughout (33-1) on debut at Lingfield (6f) in November; is thought capable of better.
Muhaarar colt (70,000gns yearling); a pacy individual who went close on debut when beaten ¾L by River Nymph at Wolverhampton (6f) in November; better than the bare result latest (didn't stay 7f); does face strong competition for the lead.
Equiano filly (6,000gns foal); fourth foal; half-sister to the 6f winner Muscika; one to monitor in the market exchanges with Hayley Turner venturing north for the ride.
Last Year's Winner
Prince Caspian (7/4), Global Esteem (2/1), Lion Tower (10/3), Sur Mer (9/1), Lady Latte (10/1), Been Bobbied (12/1), Mr Terry (16/1), Lady Dandy (100/1)
- Mr Terry
- Prince Caspian
- Sur Mer
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