Kempton novice stakes to be lit up by promising debutants
Colts by Exceed And Excel and Camelot set for first test
Returning Glory, an Exceed And Excel grandson of the 1992 Prix Saint-Alary scorer Rosefinch, is the standout newcomer in the second division of the mile novice stakes at Kempton on Wednesday evening (5.10).
The Godolphin homebred is also a half-brother to True Story, who was second in a Meydan Group 2 and third in the Dante Stakes.
Camelot colt Caradoc, out of the winning Danehill Dancer mare Applause, is another exciting debutant.
Caradoc was bought by SackvilleDonald for 270,000gns at Book 1 of the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale, and appears to be held in high regard with an early entry for next year's Derby.
Camelot has already sired a French Group 2 winner in his first season in Fighting Irish.
Of those with experience, the once-raced Shakour makes plenty of appeal as a Declaration Of War half-brother to Order Of St George and Pattern scorers Angel Terrace and Asperity. They are out of a winning daughter of champion US two-year-old filly Storm Song.
Shakour is owned by Australian breeding operation Emirates Park, who picked him up for 250,000gns at Book 1 of last year's Tattersalls October Yearling Sale.
Trained by John Gosden and ridden by Robert Havlin, Shakour finished a promising sixth on his only start at Wolverhampton last month and he will again be fitted with a tongue-tie.