2.05 Nottingham – HOLLANDER (nb)
The selection is a son of Dutch Art who is a half brother to fairly useful 5-6f winner Effusive out of a useful dual 7f winning sister to smart dual 7f winner (including at Group 3 level)/1000 Guineas fourth Infallible (later dam of 1m Group 2 winner Mutakayyef and Stewards’ Cup winner Intrinsic) and Group 3-placed dual 6f winner Watchable and a three-parts sister to the dam of French 6.5f Group 1 winner Garswood (by Dutch Art). This colt is trained by William Muir and fetched 160,000gns as a yearling at auction, looking the part on pedigree as a half brother to a pair of winners and out of a useful sister to the high-class racemare/broodmare Infallible and also the very useful sprinter Watchful, whilst also featuring among his relations is the smart Garswood (by the same sire). He comes from a stable that can occasionally ready a newcomer to strike at the first time of asking (often underestimated in the market), whilst it boasts a 20 per cent strike-rate at this venue in recent times; those with previous form set a fair but hardly insurmountable standard, and a bold debut showing from this son of Dutch Art would come as no surprise.
8.30 Warwick – JERSEY BEAN (nap)
The selection is a son of Court Cave who is closely related to very useful dual 2m hurdle winner (including at Listed level) Mischievous Milly (by Old Vic) and a half brother to bumper debut winner Robinesse, out of a maiden daughter of a bumper/2m 6f-3m hurdle/2m 4f-3m 2f chase winning half sister to bumper/2m 3f hurdle winner My Baton, bumper (debut)/2m-2m 3f hurdle winner Valerio and to the dam of Listed bumper winner Amorello. This gelding is trained by Oliver Sherwood and saw his sales price increase from €25,000 as a foal to €44,000 as a 3yo, making a good amount of appeal on pedigree as a close relation to dual bumper runner-up/2m Listed hurdle winner Mischievous Milly and a half sister to debut winner in this sphere in the shape of Robinesse, both of whom raced for this stable, while there are several others in the family that were more than capable in bumpers. Both of his aforementioned siblings made their first start around this time of year, with Mischievous Milly actually debuting here when finding only Polly Peachum too good; absolutely no surprise to see this son of Court Cave off the mark at the first time of asking.