18:25 Newbury
Mirage Signs Novice Auction Stakes (Colts & Geldings) (5) 2yo
Mirage Signs Novice Auction Stakes (Colts & Geldings) (5) 2yo
Going:
Good To Firm
Good To Firm
Distance: 6f Runners: 8
Flat Turf
Good To Firm 6f
Fox Coach is the clear pick of those with previous experience having gone close at Newmarket on his debut. There are some interesting newcomers in opposition though, with Boitron and GRENADIER both taking the eye. The latter is related to a couple of very useful performers and can provide his up-and-coming yard with another juvenile scorer.[Paul Smith]
RP Ratings Fox Coach
NEWMARKET Fox Coach
POSTDATA Fox Coach
LAMBOURN Grenadier
SPOTLIGHT Grenadier
No Runner Rating Previous Odds Odds Each Way 1/5 1-2-3
3 (4)
Fox Coach
G Mosse/M Botti
Age: 2
Weight: 8-11
Spotlight Form: 2
94 1/1, 10/11
Evens
SP
Made encouraging start to his career when second to a rival with the benefit of a run at Newmarket a fortnight ago (6f, good to firm); should be able to build on that and looks the clear pick of those with experience.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 28/06/18
    NMK 6GF 2yCl4 Au,5K
    8-12
    2/12 3/4l, Happy Odyssey[7/1]8-9
    Marc Monaghan
    50
    77
1 (3)
Boitron
P Dobbs/R Hannon
Age: 2
Weight: 9-0
Spotlight
9/2, 5/1
11/2
SP
45,000euros yearling; brother to French 7.5f-1m2f winner Mezidon (RPR 89) and half-brother to 7f 2yo winner Bermonville (76); dam a Group-placed 6f winner; represents powerful 2yo stable and no surprise to see him figure on debut.
6 (5)
Grenadier
E Greatrex/A Watson
Age: 2
Weight: 8-9
Spotlight
11/2, 5/1
11/2
SP
12,000gns yearling; brother to Listed-winning sprinter Miss Lahar (RPR 102) and half-brother to four other winners, notably Group 3 winner Lady Lahar; up-and-coming yard have a fine strike-rate with their turf juveniles this season and he looks an interesting newcomer.
8 (1)
Champion Brogie
L Jones/J Moore
Age: 2
Weight: 8-7
Spotlight Form: 4
85 13/2, 7/1
13/2
SP
66-1 for recent Windsor debut and looked in need of the experience in the early stages; did make some good late headway after being denied a clear run though and no surprise to see him step forward with that behind him.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 30/06/18
    WDR 6GF 2yCl5,4K
    9-2
    4/9 7 1/2l, Masaru[66/1]9-2
    John Fahy
    44
    64
7 (6)
Meraki
G Wood/H Candy
Age: 2
Weight: 8-9
Spotlight Form: 0
12/1, 14/1
16/1
SP
Sent off a single-figure price for last month's Windsor debut (in a field of 16) but he started slowly and was far too green to do himself justice; needs to have learned quickly to make an impact in this field.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 25/06/18
    WDR 6GF 2yCl5 Md,4K
    9-5
    14/16 32l, Watchmyeverymove[8/1]9-5
    Fran Berry
2 (7)
Barbegazi
R Havlin/H Morrison
Age: 2
Weight: 8-11
Spotlight Form: 07
70 16/1, 18/1
20/1
SP
Offered something to work on at Leicester on debut last month but couldn't build on it at Goodwood 11 days later, weakening tamely out of contention; perhaps one for nurseries after this.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 15/06/18
    GOO 6GF 2yCl4 Au,7K
    8-13
    7/9 16 1/2l, Society Shock[4/1]8-11
    Charlie Bennett
    23
  • 04/06/18
    LEI 6Gd 2yCl5 MdAu,5K
    9-5
    10/14 9 1/4l, Over The Guns[16/1]9-0
    Rob Hornby
    20
    53
4 (2)
Hackle Setter
C Shepherd/S Kirk
Age: 2
Weight: 8-11
Spotlight
20/1, 18/1
20/1
SP
30,000euros yearling; half-brother to US dirt winner Feisty Tomboy; dam a US dirt winner who is a half-sister to two Grade 1 winners; stable's newcomers often better for a run but they did win the corresponding race in 2016 (although that runner had plenty of experience).
5 (8)
Kenoughty
S W Kelly/R Hughes
Age: 2
Weight: 8-11
Spotlight Form: 00
70 50/1, 66/1
50/1
SP
Down the field in two runs in May, albeit faring a bit better on the second occasion; has since been gelded; likely he'll find his niche once nurseries are on the agenda.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 28/05/18
    WDR 6Gd 2yCl5 Au,4K
    9-2
    10/10 7 1/2l, Seductive Moment[50/1]8-12
    Pat Dobbs
    21
    53
  • 17/05/18
    NMK 6Gd 2yCl4 Au,5K
    8-11
    12/14 25l, Usain Boat[25/1]9-0
    Nicola Currie
    5
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