14:50 Lingfield
British Stallion Studs EBF Novice Stakes (Plus 10 Race) (4) 2yo
British Stallion Studs EBF Novice Stakes (Plus 10 Race) (4) 2yo
Going:
Good To Firm
Good To Firm
Distance: 4f 217y Runners: 8
Flat Turf
Good To Firm 4f 217y
Hard Taskmaster is likely to improve considerably for his debut experience but this can go to GLORY FIGHTER, who did well to finish so close at Newbury when running green from the worst of the draw. Tin Hat is highly respected despite the penalty and any market support for newcomers Soldiers Call and Merge should be heeded.[Andrew Mount]
RP Ratings Glory Fighter
LAMBOURN Glory Fighter
POSTDATA Glory Fighter
SPOTLIGHT Glory Fighter
TOPSPEED Glory Fighter
NEWMARKET Kodinar
No Runner Rating Previous Odds Odds Each Way 1/5 1-2-3
3 (8)
Glory Fighter
G Mosse/C Hills
Age: 2
Weight: 9-2
Spotlight Form: 2
94 4/5, 5/6
4/5
SP
Debut Newbury second (5f, good to soft) can be upgraded as he raced choke-out from tricky stall 1 draw; 10l fourth ran much better at Pontefract next time to give the form some substance and looks the one to beat.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 20/04/18
    NBY 5GS 2yCl4 Md,6K
    9-5
    2/10 1 1/2l, Dave Dexter[7/2]9-5
    Gerald Mosse
    78
    82
1 (4)
Tin Hat
T Queally/E Houghton
Age: 2
Weight: 9-5
Spotlight Form: 21
92 5/2, 11/4
3/1
SP
Narrowly beaten by Kinks (impressive Ripon winner since) at Bath on debut (5f, good) and comfortably landed very short odds at Brighton next time (5f, good to soft); carries penalty but still holds obvious claims.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 02/05/18
    BRI 5GS 2yCl5 Au,4K
    9-2
    1/4 2 1/4l, Swiss Chime[1/4F]8-11
    Edward Greatrex
    43
    81
  • 20/04/18
    BAT 5Gd 2yCl5 Au,4K
    9-2
    2/11 1/4l, Kinks[9/1]9-2
    Edward Greatrex
    68
    80
8 (6)
Kodinar
T Marquand/W Haggas
Age: 2
Weight: 8-11
Spotlight Form: 4
76 10/1, 9/1
8/1
SP
Encouraging debut fourth at Ripon last month (5f, soft); time was nothing special but no great surprise to see her find the required improvement if coping with this faster going.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 19/04/18
    RIP 5Sft 2yCl5,4K
    9-0
    4/10 5 1/2l, Light My Fire[4/1]9-0
    Joe Fanning
    26
    59
5 (3)
Merge
J Crowley/G Scott
Age: 2
Weight: 9-2
Spotlight
12/1, 11/1
12/1
SP
Already-gelded February first foal of unplaced dam; sales price took a major hike from foal (13,000euros) to yearling (£110,000) and worth a close look in the betting.
4 (2)
Hard Taskmaster
L Morris/J Tate
Age: 2
Weight: 9-2
Spotlight Form: 6
58 14/1, 16/1
14/1
SP
Started as the 3-1 second favourite on last month's debut at Brighton where he beat only a couple home after breaking slowly and running green; yard has good strike-rate with second-time out juveniles (4-10 with those that were beaten on debut after starting at 4-1 or shorter) and one to consider.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 24/04/18
    BRI 5GF 2yCl5 Md,4K
    9-5
    6/8 8 1/4l, Its The Only Way[3/1]9-5
    Luke Morris
    13
    46
6 (7)
Soldier's Call
E Greatrex/A Watson
Age: 2
Weight: 9-2
Spotlight
16/1, 20/1
16/1
SP
85,000gns yearling; second foal of 5f French Listed winner; yard had well-backed 2yo newcomer score at Beverley last week and market will guide.
2 (1)
Dark Panther
L Keniry/E Walker
Age: 2
Weight: 9-2
Spotlight Form: 8
29 33/1, 28/1
33/1
SP
Nibbled at in the betting ahead of debut at Brighton but blew the start and failed to settle, eventually coming home last of eight (5f, good to firm); easy to forgive that effort and likely to do much better here.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 24/04/18
    BRI 5GF 2yCl5 Md,4K
    9-5
    8/8 16 1/2l, Its The Only Way[7/1]9-5
    Liam Keniry
    17
7 (5)
Suo Gan
H Crouch/G Baker
Age: 2
Weight: 9-2
Spotlight
66/1, 50/1
66/1
SP
22,000euros yearling; half-brother to five winners; yard just 1-67 with juvenile newcomers since 2013 and likely best watched.
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