Wednesday 16 September 2020
Class 4 | 1m 1f 209y | Good (good to firm in places) | 7 Runners | Turf
Off time: 17:02 | Winning time: 2m 9.48s
Improved to make a winning handicap debut at Chelmsford after 6 months off, albeit seen to maximum effect under a well-judged ride. Could have more to offer given pedigree/connections. Turf debut.
Progressive sort who showed good battling qualities to win 4-runner handicap at Ripon last month. More needed here but remains lightly raced.
Unfancied in the betting but there seemed little fluke about his Goodwood success in July. Not seen to best effect there next time and can't rule out.
Much improved when opening account in 1m AW novice, looking quite impressive once in full flow. Not seen to best effect back from a break at Newmarket 18 days ago and remains with potential.
Improved to win 15-runner handicap at Haydock (10.2f, good) but struggled when upped in class over this C&D next time. This looks more suitable.
Free-going sort who has been consistent rather than progressive in defeat this season. Sold from Sir Michael Stoute 37,000 gns later in August. Up in trip and headgear left off on yard debut.
Confirmed debut promise when second at Newmarket (8f, good to soft), clear of rest. Weak in the betting after a 9-week lay-off on handicap bow at Kempton last month. Up in trip and hood re-applied.
Pitcher's Point (2/1), Zambezi Magic (9/2), Junkanoo (9/2), Baarrij (9/2), Dublin Pharaoh (13/2), Oslo (10/1), Topanticipation (40/1)
DUBLIN PHARAOH wasn't seen to best effect on his return/handicap bow at Newmarket and looks capable of defying a mark of 81 judged on his impressive win at Lingfield early in the year. Pitcher's Point justified market confidence when making all at Chelmsford on his comeback 2 weeks ago and probably has more to offer still given his profile, while Baarrij is another progressive sort.
- DUBLIN PHARAOH (USA)
- PITCHER'S POINT (USA)
- BAARRIJ (IRE)