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All New racinguk.com British EBF Novice Stakes

5f 217y

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No. Horse Odds
1 (3) 18/1
2 (1) 4/1
3 (8) 2/1
4 (4) 7/2
5 (7) 33/1
6 (5) 5/1
7 (6) 11/2
8 (2) 80/1
Verdict

Saisons D'or arguably sets the standard in this contest but, while he should be in the mix, it would not be the biggest of surprises to see something improve past him. It was not the strongest of Haydock maidens that WRENTHORPE finished second in on his debut but that performance did suggest that he can win a race of this nature. Nicklaus has yet to live up to his expensive price tag but it is far too soon to be writing him off.

Verdict

NICKLAUS did better with his debut under his belt without making the major leap expected when midfield at Kempton 3 weeks ago. Yet, he's in good hands and should find that aiding his development further so can be expected to go close back on turf. Enrolment had conditions as a possible excuse last time and is feared, ahead of Saisons D'or.

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