- Date: 22 July 2021
- Going: GOOD to FIRM
- Surface: Turf
- Status: Completed
Air Centric Air Conditioning Novice Stakes (5) (Class 5)
- Distance: 7f 6y
- Age: 3 years old+
- Runners: 7
- Prize: £6,800
- Race status: Weighed In
Promising type. Won 14-runner maiden (11/8) at Kempton (7f) on second and final start at 2 yrs, Since undergone a wind op and will surely go close here if ready to roll following an 8-month absence.
Once-raced maiden. Third of 7 in minor event at Wolverhampton (7.2f, 7/2) on belated debut in November, finishing well. Open to improvement and appears to be the main threat to Aratus.
|24/11/20||Wolverhampton||3/7||Flat||7f 36y||Slow||9st 2lbs||Richard Kingscote||4.87||►|
Shamardal filly. Half-sister to smart winner up to 6f Leading Spirit and 7f winner Spirit of Light. Lots to like on paper and interesting to see what the market has to say.
Once-raced maiden. Eighth of 13 in minor event at Wetherby (7f, firm, 33/1) on debut 44 days ago. Easy enough to look elsewhere.
|08/06/21||Wetherby||8/13||Flat||7f||Firm||8st 11lbs||Duran Fentiman||48.06||►|
Twice-raced maiden. Tenth of 12 in minor event at Hamilton (8.3f, good to firm, 40/1) 7 days ago. Probably more one for handicaps further down the line.
Once-raced maiden. Sixth of 8 in minor event at this course (6f, firm, 11/1) on debut. Off 13 months. First run for yard after leaving Richard Fahey. Hooded for 1st time.
|26/06/20||Doncaster||6/8||Flat||6f 2y||Firm||8st 12lbs||Paddy Mathers||15.5||►|
Once-raced maiden. 200/1, twelfth of 13 in minor event at Wetherby (7f, firm) on debut 44 days ago. Impossible to make a case for.
|08/06/21||Wetherby||12/13||Flat||7f||Firm||9st 12lbs||Connor Murtagh||818.52||►|
ARATUS did the job well in a 7f Kempton maiden when last seen in November and, with the prospect of better to come from this colt, he looks the way to go. That said, Good Humor made an encouraging belated start to his career towards the end of last year and is open to improvement, while newcomer Next Victory merits close attention in the betting.