Kompton McKenzie: form guide
|1(7)||73||Al Mortajaz (FR) 13||2||9-5 t1||S Crisford||R Havlin|
|2(1)||72||Barasti Dancer (IRE) 14||2||9-5||K R Burke||C Lee (3)|
|3(6)||Exousia||2||9-5||H Spiller||S Donohoe|
|4(12)||04||Freedom And Wheat (IRE) 13||2||9-5||B G Powell||S W Kelly|
|5(10)||Kompton Mckenzie (IRE)||2||9-5||H Spiller||Rob Hornby|
|6(5)||5||Mighty Midjet 11||2||9-5||M Appleby||A Mullen|
|7(3)||Pegasus Bridge||2||9-5||Eve Johnson Houghton||Charles Bishop|
|8(9)||9||Gregorian Girl 35||2||9-0||D K Ivory||R Winston|
|9(2)||23||Jungle Juice (IRE) 26||2||9-0||M R Channon||F Norton|
|10(4)||6||Ocean Reach 33||2||9-0||R J Price||Hollie Doyle|
|11(8)||44||Pot Luck 15||2||9-0||A M Balding||David Probert|
|12(11)||Shifting Gold (IRE)||2||9-0||W J Knight||M Harley|
Betting Forecast: Barasti Dancer (9/4), Jungle Juice (2/1), Pot Luck (11/2), Al Mortajaz (10/1), Pegasus Bridge (12/1), Kompton Mckenzie (14/1), Exousia (16/1), Shifting Gold (16/1), Mighty Midjet (20/1), Freedom And Wheat (50/1), Gregorian Girl (50/1), Ocean Reach (66/1)
No more than an average contest. Barasti Dancer is the one to beat on his recent second, the form of which was well-advertised today. Jungle Juice looks next best, but a better run from Might Midjet wouldn’t surprise, whilst newcomer Pegasus Bridge could be a danger too.
Recommended Bet: Pot Luck’s debut form worked out nicely, so it was a shame she couldn’t run better in what looked a winnable contest at Chepstow last time. However, the switch to the AW looks a good move (half-brothers Tartan Trip, Lord Huntingdon and Hidden Stash were all winners on the AW) and she should be an each-way price.
1pt each-way Pot Luck
0.5pts combination exacta 2-7-11
- No show on debut and probably flattered when third of five at Epsom last time, getting the run of things in front. Minor claims at best.
- Marked improvement on debut effort at Ripon when runner-up is five-runner novice at Musselburgh a fortnight ago, the form of which has been franked with the winner going in again today. Well-drawn for one with experience and looks the one to beat.
- Retained cheaply at the sales as a yearling and makes limited appeal on pedigree. Yard also run Kompton McKenzie.
- Unfancied and well held on both starts to date. Drawn in the car park and looks one for low-grade nurseries in due course.
- Related to several winners at around this trip and yard has had a winning two year old newcomer here this year. Still, drawn wide and others make more appeal.
- Apprentice-ridden on debut when 8L fifth of eight over 5f at Beverley 10 days ago. Andrew Mullen takes over and this son of Dunaden should be much more at home over this trip. Interesting, though yard’s record of 7-190 with two year olds in the past five seasons does temper enthusiasm.
- The most expensive of these at auction and boasts a nice pedigree, being out a half-sister to Italian Group 1 winner/St James’s Palace third Hearts Of Fire. Yard is 2-6 with two year olds on the AW this year and 3-14 here in recent years. Well drawn and makes plenty of appeal.
- Unfancied and beat just one home on debut at Chelmsford last month. Hard to see her playing a part.
- Similar level of form in two novice contests last month, runner-up when on debut in what was a weak contest by Goodwood standards before finishing third at Wetherby. Beaten favourite on both occasions, but form is amongst the strongest on offer and has to be respected from good draw for yard enjoying an excellent campaign.
- Showed little on debut at Chepstow a month ago and looks sure to need further in time. Opposable.
- Pot Luck
- €27,000 yearling, out of a winning mare who is herself a half-sister to a 1m Group 2 winner. Yard’s juveniles tend to improve with experience and wide draw is no help.