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7fGood to Soft (Good in places)
A very interesting juvenile race to kick off the card and Mildenberger sets a high standard for all of his rivals to aim at. The son of Teofilo made a winning debut at Haydock a fortnight ago, although a 6lb penalty may leave him vulnerable. Charlie Appleby has had an outstanding year with juveniles already and he unleashes another well-bred newcomer in DUBHE. The son of Dubawi is out of the Irish Oaks winner Great Heavens, who is also a full-sister to Nathaniel. It should also be noted that the Dubawi/Galileo nick has already produced the 2000 Guineas winner Night Of Thunder, as well as other useful types in Dartmouth and Red Galileo. Ode To Autumn cost 220,000gns as is closely related to plenty of winners, while Wings Of Gold is from the family of Blythe Knight. Al Jellaby showed some encouraging signs on his debut at Salisbury last month and is another to note.
Potentially a strong event of its type and the one who catches the eye is the impeccably-bred DUBHE, who holds a Group 1 entry. Mildenberger looked a useful prospect when winning at Haydock 2 weeks ago and is the obvious threat under a penalty. The other Godolphin newcomer Wings of Gold is another likely type.