1.18 Wetherby – Iroko – WON 9/4 (Adv 9/2)

An unexposed 4yo who looks to be on a potentially lenient mark for his handicap debut. Having shown plenty of promise in France including when runner up in a nice race at Auteuil where the winner followed up next time and where the 3rd, 4th, 5th and 7th have all since won. Twice raced for the Oliver Greenall yard last season, he was highly tried on both occasions with connections not wanting to lose his novice status this season, unless the won a decent pot. He ran with promise on both occasions, firstly in a Grade 1 at Chepstow behind Porticello and then in a Grade 2 at Kempton behind Kings Salute. On both occasions he travelled nicely but found himself outpaced before then staying on again near the finish suggesting a longer trip would suit. He steps up half a mile here and off a mark 121 he could easily prove himself a good deal better than that.

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