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Coal Stock seemed to improve beyond recognition last time out over course and distance. Difficult to know whether this son of Red Jazz has finally found his feet or flattered.
Harry Dunlop's Mafeking wasn't disgraced on debut and intriguing to see he went to France in his second start when fancied in the betting but disappointed. A big price today, but I wouldn't give up all hope just yet because I would take the trip across the channel as a positive.
Rod Millman is a capable trainer when given the ammunition. This son of Mastercraftsman, Master Grey, was strongly fancied on debut when showing limited ability. He was supported on the second start at Salisbury when stepping up in distance. That was a tough race and the form has been franked a number of times. To be fair, this grey colt showed ability that day before being squeezed out in the closing stages.
Richard Hannon's Move Over ran well on debut but been a touch disappointing on his last two starts. The blinkers have been applied today which suggests he hasn't been trying or losing focus. This son of Acclamation is probably better than seen. A slightly frustrating character.
Charlie Hills' Rhosneigr wasn't fancied on debut when starting 33-1. However, this son of Iffraaj was supported at Leicester when returning over 7f. The form of that race is fair enough and going the right way.
Mark Johnston has a wealth of talented two-year-olds and a string envied by most. Mail Order is a 30,000G purchase at the yearling sales. Johnston is one of those trainers who easily wins easily or finds disappointing losers when making their racecourse bows.
Miss Condi hails from a trainer who doesn't have many juveniles. Best watched.
Simon Crisford's two-year-olds are usually strong in the market if fancied but Shrewd Approach started at 14-1 when beaten on debut at Kempton. More is needed.
Conclusion: A tricky-looking race. A good few have something to prove after showing limited ability or lacking. Difficult to know what to think about Coal Stock after two poor runs he seemed to find Pegasus wings. If that form is true, then he would hold very good each-way claims. Master Grey is interesting. He is clearly held in some regard and there was a glimmer of ability last time out at Salisbury in what was a competitive heat. Another who could hold fair claims and hit the frame. Rhosneigr didn't show a great deal on debut but went well second start. The form of that race is decent for a race of this type. Looks the leading light.