Vines BMW Fillies' Handicap 6f
- (4yo+, 6f, Class 5, 5 runners)
- Winner £2,727 2nd £805 3rd £403
- Going: Standard
- Surface: Polytrack
- Winning time: 1m 14.78s
- Off time: 16:22:19
|1st||2 If So||Evsf|
|2nd||3 Catalinas Diamond||1||6/1|
|6||133 9-7||Peter Grayson||S O'Hara (5)||68||14/1|
If So 205
|4||132 9-6 h||J R Fanshawe||Hayley Turner||67||Evsf|
Catalinas Diamond (IRE) 20
|5||131 9-5 t||P G Murphy||S J Drowne||66||6/1|
Amber Heights 22
|5||129 9-3||H Candy||Amy Scott (5)||64||2/1|
Chevise (IRE) 29
|5||126 9-0 p||S Woodman||Matthew Davies||61||12/1|
||4||811 b1||T D McCarthy||Non Runner||58||NR|
||4||8-12||P F I Cole||S De Sousa||4/1|
Kempton winner If So is good enough to get involved on her seasonal reappearance but Avonvalley has a fitness edge. The latter scored at Wolverhampton in March though was beaten off today's mark last time. AMBER HEIGHTS returned to action with a victory at Kempton last month. Henry Candy's mare is 3lb higher today but scored a shade cosily despite the narrow winning-margin and gets the vote to follow-up. Chevise finished ahead of Catalinas Diamond when runner-up here recently but this is tougher.
Ziefhd 12-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, soon weakened, last of 14, 30l behind Intomist (9-6) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Apr.
If So 8-1 (9-3) Mid-division, headway over 1f out, soon ridden and one pace, 3rd of 18, 1 3/4l behind Gull Rock (8-11) at Leicester 6f fll hcp (5) gs in Oct.
Catalinas Diamond (IRE) 16-1 (9-5) Held up, ridden over 1f out, never near leaders, 7th of 11, 4 1/2l behind Haadeeth (9-6) at Lingfield 6f hacp 0-70 (5) pol in Apr.
Chevise (IRE) 14-1 (9-3) Held up, headway on outside over 3f out, ridden and unable to quicken over 1f out, stayed on same pace, 5th of 7, 2 1/4l behind Dark Lane (9-6) at Lingfield 5f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Apr.
Amber Heights 13-2 (8-13) Held up in last pair, headway on outside over 1f out, pushed along and sustained run inside final furlong to lead close home, won at Kempton 6f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Apr beating Rose Garnet (8-10) by 1/2l, 7 ran.
Avonvalley 16-1 (9-0) Held up in rear, headway over 1f out, never on terms, 4th of 12, 3l behind New Decade (8-13) at Wolverhampton 6f hacp 0-70 (5) pol in Apr.