- Date: 15 September 2021
- Going: Sprint course: SOFT, Round course: HEAVY
- Surface: Turf
- Status: Completed
Blandford Bloodstock Novice Stakes (3) (Class 3)
- Distance: 7f
- Age: 2 years old+
- Runners: 7
- Prize: £12,000
- Race status: Weighed In
Time Test colt who was set a stiff task on debut and duly struggled when 18¾ lengths last of 6 to Masekela in listed race at Newbury (7f, good). Should make much more of an impact here.
|14/08/21||Newbury||6/6||Flat||7f||Good||9st 1lbs||Pat Dobbs||22.47||►|
Well held both starts.
Oasis Dream colt who attracted plenty of support in the morning but proved to be a disappointment when twelfth of 13 in novice (6/1) at Windsor (6f). Clearly thought capable of better.
|28/08/21||Windsor||12/13||Flat||6f 12y||Gd/Frm||9st 5lbs||Ray Dawson||7.8||►|
Cheap purchase from the Breeze-Ups but showed a bit when third in a Chelmsford maiden on debut and far from disgraced in Group 3 C&D, though bare form may flatter him. One to beat still.
Fountain of Youth colt. Dam 2-y-o 6f winner. Offered little in novice event at Lingfield (6f, AW, 100/1) on debut 25 days ago.
|21/08/21||Lingfield Park||9/11||Flat||6f 1y||Std||9st 3lbs||Charlie Bennett||282.08||►|
Foaled February 4. Decorated Knight colt. Dam, 2-y-o 6f winner, half-sister to high-class winner up to 2½m Order of St George. Yard 5-30 with 2-y-o newcomers this season. Likely type.
Foaled March 22. £100,000 2-y-o, Wootton Bassett half-brother to smart winner up to 1m Salateen. Dam, 9.3f-13f winner, also won over hurdles. Yard 7-45 with 2-y-o newcomers this season. One to note.
ATHEBY might be flattered by the bare form when fifth of 6 in the Solario Stakes over C&D last month but still rates the one to beat back in a novice. Well-connected newcomers Damaar and Wodeton are likely threats, while Holiday should do better having been set a stiff task on debut.