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JPR Roofing And Flooring Ltd Novice Stakes

6f 20y

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No. Horse Odds
1 (7) 4/9
2 (10) 100/1
3 (11)
4 (2) 15/2
5 (5) 14/1
6 (9) 40/1
7 (12) 10/1
8 (8) 14/1
9 (6) 7/2
10 (3) 100/1
11 (1) 100/1
12 (4) 66/1
Verdict

ALKARAAMA cost $600,000 as a foal and shaped like one to follow when third on debut at Doncaster last month for Sir Michael Stoute. The Newmarket handler has a healthy record at this track, and it would be a surprise if his charge wasn't very competitive on Tapeta debut. Ice Cave only beat one home on his first day at school at Chelmsford 26 days ago and will surely prove better than that given time, while Alabama Dreaming continues to improve and shouldn't be far away.

Verdict

This drop in trip is unlikely to inconvenience ALKARAAMA, who travelled like the best horse in the race for a long way prior to finishing third over 7f on Doncaster debut last month. The War Front colt is open to plenty of improvement and can take this before going on to better things. There's much to like about newcomer Chil Chil on paper and he is next best ahead of Alabama Dreaming.