Michael Halford’s runner is well overdue a first success after four consecutive seconds. She’s not done much wrong and we can expect her trainer to squeeze a pinch more improvement now she’s switching to the all weather. They’re always a stable to be respected in this sphere and it will hopefully be the first of many winners here in the coming months.
A gutsy winner over course and distance on his latest start and although he’s taken back up to the ceiling rating of 65, he remains in the same company. Six of his 10 wins have been on the dirt for the JJ Feane stable – five of them coming here.
Ran a blinder on debut at Carlisle for Karl Burke behind a good type in Time to Study despite running with the choke out early on. Kept on well that day without threatening the winner and should have learned a lot from his first run. The Newcastle mile takes a bit of getting for these two-year-olds but Dougie Costello’s mount is bred to stay further.
He can hit the line strong when plenty have cried enough and the yard are in red-hot form at the moment.
Was third to Six Silver Lane the last time but surprisingly hasn’t been given a pound or two extra for that run by the handicapper. He started life on a mark of 76 and has worked his way down to 61. A solid trainer / jockey combo of Halford and CJ McGovern (7) and he’s perfectly drawn, one off the paint.
A one time superstar in the making for Balydoyle – but now he’s on a recovery mission for Aidan O’Brien’s son, Joseph.
Was a 6/1 shot behind Gleneagles in the 2,000 Guineas a couple of years back and also ran in the Derby and the Prix de l’Arc. He’s not been seen for 376 days but we could see some more magic from the rookie handler and his jockey brother.
He’s only finished out of the frame once in his last five races on turf and the dirt and is good up this 5f strip.
Should get the the perfect lead if sitting just off last-time-out winner Harpers Ruby who is drawn next door in stall six.
We just need PJ McDonald to have read the script here and go and deliver.