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Montaz Restaurant British EBF Novice Stakes (Plus 10)

5fGood to Firm (Good in Places)

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No. Horse Odds
1 (5) 14/1
2 (2) 7/1
3 (6) 5/2
4 (3) 16/1
5 (7) 33/1
6 (1) 25/1
7 (4) 9/4
8 (8) 4/1
Verdict

It will be interesting to see how the four Godolphin representatives fare in the betting market but the most interesting of them on paper is arguably Well Of Wisdom. The son of Oasis Dream is a half-brother to the Australian Group 1 scorer Avilius, while another close relative of his is the Group 2 winner Saint Baudolino. Jockey bookings possibly suggest that Full Verse is Charlie Appleby's second string but he is arguably bred to be a better juvenile than Well Of Wisdom, being by Kodiac and out of a Queen Mary winner. Electrical Storm is a half-brother to Ribchester by Dubawi and is the pick of Saeed bin Suroor's pair. That said, the one to beat is clearly STRONG POWER, who only went down narrowly on his debut in the Brocklesby last month. That form has been boosted with the third winning since and George Scott's colt is entitled to improve for that experience. Percy Green and Millionaire Waltz are others who merit a market inspection.

Verdict

While he's up against a clutch of likely-looking Godolphin newcomers, STRONG POWER shaped like a sure-fire future winner when going close on debut at Doncaster and is taken to put that experience to good use here. Well of Wisdom is William Buick's pick of the Charlie Appleby-trained duo and he has to be feared, while Electrical Storm also boasts an appealing pedigree.