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  • Brown Hopes Fire Can Fly In Childers

Polypipe Flying Childers Stakes (Group 2) 5f

  • (2yo, 5f, Class 1, 7 runners)
  • Winner £39,697 2nd £15,050 3rd £7,532 4th £3,752 5th £1,883 6th £945
  • Going: Good to Soft
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 0m 59.94s
  • Off time: 13:43:16
Full result
Result 13:40 Doncaster
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 3 Green Door 18/1
2nd 9 Wind Fire 4/1
  • Last Updated: September 12 2013, 14:22 BST

David Brown has high hopes Wind Fire can prove up to the task in the Polypipe Flying Childers Stakes at Doncaster on Friday.

David Brown: High hopes for Wind Fire
David Brown: High hopes for Wind Fire

The American-bred filly, owned by Qatar Racing, has been a good servant to her trainer with a handful of classy performances.

As well as winning the Listed St Hugh's Stakes at Newbury, she has been placed in the Norfolk Stakes at Royal Ascot and York's Lowther Stakes.

"She's a five- or six-furlong horse, she can do either. The ground's a bit easier but I think it was a bit easier than good when she won at Newbury," said Brown.

"She's in great form and has never done anything but go forward and I'm expecting her to run well.

"The Flying Childers would be a good race for her to win. Let's hope she can do it. I'm looking forward to running her."

Olly Stevens is concerned about the rain-softened ground for his Windsor Castle winner Extortionist, but expects Green Door to be suited by the conditions.

"I'm at the sales in Keeneland but I understand the ground has been easing," he said.

"Green Door will be very happy with that. We've always held the horse in high regard. We ran him in the Norfolk and not the Windsor Castle for a reason," said Stevens.

"He might just like a bit of cut in the ground.

"Extortionist likes good ground. I wouldn't want too much more rain for him. It's great when the weather works in your favour and frustrating when it doesn't."

Of his two runners, Thunder Strike and Fast, trainer Richard Hannon feels the former has what it takes as he is effective over both the minimum trip and six furlongs.

"Thunder Strike stays six furlongs which will stand him in good stead if the Flying Childers proves more of a stamina test than normal, but he has speed to burn and is unbeaten in two races over five, so it would probably help if it dried up," the Herridge handler told www.richardhannon.racing.co.uk.

"Fast is only a pony, but walking her down to the start seems to have helped, and she is very nippy, so, while she would need to improve, she is worth another shot at black type."

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