A couple of decent placed performances, but nothing closer sadly.
The obvious pick here would be Shahralasal, (try saying that after a pint or 2) but I think it might be worth looking else where, and Angels Wings could be interesting, by Dark Angel and out of a Dixieland Band mare and coming here for a yard with a decent record at this track.
She’s a Worldie has some serious speed on both sides of the family, she’s by this blogs most favourite of sires, Kodiac, and from a yard with a very impressive strike rate at this track. Sold!
On debut Hawkesbury looked to be playing a little game of “how green is it actually possible to look.” Hopefully he might behave a little better today and know whats expected of him a bit more, hopefully the extra furlong will help to frank some of the promise he showed on debut.
I’m really unconvinced by this race, however Honest Bob’s showed a huge amount of improvement to win last time out and a penalty might not stop him if that upwards curve continues.
While Ballydoyle/Coolmore might have entered half the equine population in this race I think it might be worth looking elsewhere, and it is Colour Rhapsody who has caught my eye, good trainer record, very promising sire. Potentially a smart one!
This is all about Super Quick I think, Not at all far away in fifth at York earlier in the month, from a yard with a good record here and could prove hard to beat.
I love a real challenge like this, and needless to say it will be no surprise if some very, very good horses come out of this incredibly competitive race. On balance of pedigree and trainer records, I have to side with Exceed and Excel filly, On High from the Hannon yard.