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Horse Racing: Tuesday 16th May – Aidenldrebin Selections

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2.00 Beverley – LAITH ALAREEN (nb)

The selection is a son of Invincible Spirit who is the first foal of a maiden full sister to 6f 2yo debut winner Hip and a half sister to very smart 6-7f winner (including the Group 1 Cheveley Park Stakes) Hooray (by Invincible Spirit), very useful 7f-1m winner (including at Listed level) Hypnotic, Listed-placed 6f 2yo winner Mazyoun, dual 7f 3yo winner Macedon and 1m 2yo debut winner Notorize out of a 7f 2yo Listed winner. This colt is trained by David O’Meara and saw his sales price increase from £27,000 to £60,000 at the Goffs UK Breeze-Up Sale, looking the part on pedigree as the first foal and a full sister to first-time-out juvenile scorer and a half sister to several winners, most notably the 2010 Cheveley Park Stakes winner Hooray (by the same sire as this colt). The dam went close first time out and a fair few of the family have proven equal to the task on debut, while this colt represents the successful Invincible Spirit/Pivotal cross; his handler can ready a youngster to strike at the first time of asking, doing so a handful of times last spring including with a Breeze-Up purchase for this owner in Fayaz, and no surprise to see this colt go very close on debut.

4.50 SedgefieldBOWLER BILL (nap)

The selection is a son of Great Palm who is the third foal a debut bumper winner who was a half sister to very useful dual bumper (including on debut)/2m hurdle winner Sam’s Adventure, 2m-2m 4f hurdle winner Shanghide, bumper (debut)/2m 5f hurdle winner Eight Is My Number and bumper/2m 5f hurdle winner Kayf Adventure out of a 2m 1f hurdle winning half sister to useful 2m 4f-2m 5f hurdle/3m chase winner Major Adventure. This gelding is trained by Chris Grant and makes a good amount of appeal on pedigree, his dam a debut scorer in this sphere and a half sister to a trio of bumper winners (including a couple successful on debut) and another that went close first time out. He comes from a stable that has the odd winner in this sphere, with a couple of its more recent bumper scorers coming at this venue; no surprise whatsoever to see this son of Great Palm on the premises at the business end of matters.

About Author

Have been interested in horse racing since 2000, particularly the breeding side of things. Naturally, I enjoy picking apart maiden races given my love of pedigrees, but I am also at home with handicaps and Group races. Spotting potential early is very rewarding, as is picking up on a handicap project from an early stage, with my most satisfying success stories in recent years being Pere Blanc, More Of That, Turtle Watch and Arab Dawn.

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