Thursday 6 August 2020
Minster FM Novice Stakes
Class 5 | 1m 4f 10y | Good (Good to Firm in places) | 7 Runners | Turf
Off time: 16:20 | Winning time: 2m 35.22s
Well beaten on both Flat starts to date, and while he's shown some ability over hurdles, it would be a surprise to see him competitive back in this sphere.
Golden Horn half-brother to 1¾m winner Hidden Depths and smart 6f/7f winner Miss Celestial, out of Musidora Stakes winner Liber Nauticus. Makes plenty of appeal on paper, for all this represents rather a late debut given his smart pedigree.
Yet to win, but has run to a fairly useful level, and ran up to his best when 1¾L third of 7 to Revolver in a 1¾m handicap at Haydock last time. Has been found a good opportunity to shed his maiden status here.
Better effort in similar races when sixth of 10 to Without A Fight at Redcar (1¼m) last time. Saddle slipped there, and better than the bare form, but still needs to improve markedly to play a part here.
Well beaten on debut at Yarmouth in June, but improved despite taking a strong hold when 14¼L sixth of 12 to Almighwar at Kempton last time. Can do better if settling, and has place claims here.
Half-brother to several winners, but was tailed off last on his racecourse bow at Redcar last month. Tongue tie added now, but makes scant appeal.
By Shirocco out of a 1m winner. Finished 3¾L seventh of 9 to Arrow of Gold on debut at Thirsk, but that came in a slowly-run contest, and he may be flattered by his relative proximity as a result.
Finely Tuned (2/7), Allgold (7/2), Just The Ticket (9/1), Eternal Romantic (16/1), Jervaulx (40/1), Teescomponentsfly (50/1), Alessandro Allori (50/1), Jesse Jude (100/1), Kirby Underdale (150/1)
- Finely Tuned
- Just The Ticket