Saturday 4 July 2020
bet365.com Fillies' Novice Stakes (Div 1)
Class 5 | 7f 212y | Soft | 10 Runners | Turf
Off time: 15:17 | Winning time: 1m 46.42s
Ex-bumper performer. Soundly beaten behind Frankly Darling on belated Flat debut, and while she fared better at Ripon last time (fifth of 12), she will be of more interest when getting a handicap mark after this outing.
Well backed, and much improved from debut when winning a 1m maiden at Kempton last time by 1¼L from Wolflet. Can progress again, and has sound claims if so doing.
Al Kazeem filly out of a 7f/1m winner, herself half-sister to owner's useful winner up to 1m Magic Cat. Yard not known for winning with debutants, and this filly is best watched.
By Exceed And Excel out of a useful French 6½f-1m winner, herself out of 1m/1¼m Listed winner Nashmiah. Appeals on pedigree, for all very soft ground would be an obvious concern for a first-time starter.
Sire Gregorian was best in the mud, and this filly is a half-sibling to several winners. Entitled to need the run, though, and no easy task on balance.
37,000 gns yearling by Night Of Thunder with plenty interesting winners in the extended family. Found only one too strong on debut over 7f at Lingfield despite being unfancied, and should be in the mix with normal improvement.
Showed a biot of promise when fifth of 11 to Noble Dawn in a Wolverhampton novice last year, but below that form on her return, and looks another one who will be seen to better effect in low-grade handicaps.
Some smart winners in her pedigree, and shaped better than the result when 2½L sixth of 8 to Flying West in a 1m maiden at Lingfield last month despite looking quirky. Blinkers retained, and can get involved if her temperament holds.
Epaulette half-sister to connections' smart 1m winner History Writer and 1¼m winner Edmond Dantes. Has a likeable pedigree, and yard can ready a newcomer, with the market often a good guide. Worth noting for signs of confidence.
By Lope de Vega out of a winning full-sister to Superlative Stakes winner Gustav Klimt. Fitting of a hood for debut is a slight negative, but she needs a market check given her pedigree and connections.
First Kingdom (11/8), Grande Rumore (5/1), Arabic Charm (5/1), Shouldering (13/2), Wondrous Words (9/1), Lover's Moon (9/1), Filo's Flyer (12/1), Bianca Castafiore (14/1), Bellatrixsa (25/1), Knapsack (33/1), Finally Mine (33/1), Al Simmo (80/1), Fair Sheriff (125/1)
- Lover's Moon
- First Kingdom
- Grande Rumore