32Red Fillies' Handicap 5f 216y
- (4yo+, 5f 216y, Class 5, 4 runners)
- Winner £2,911 2nd £866 3rd £433 4th £216
- Going: Standard
- Surface: Polytrack
- Winning time: 1m 15.01s
- Off time: 18:45:55
|1st||3 Star Up In The Sky||4/11f|
Pira Palace (IRE) 302
|4||133 9-7||J R Boyle||Stephen Craine||75||20/1|
Beau Mistral (IRE) 2
|5||131 9-5||Paul Green||L Morris||73||8/1|
Star Up In The Sky (USA) (ex6) 10
|4||131 9-5 b||K A Ryan||Kevin Stott (5)||67||4/11f|
Ray of Joy 31
|8||128 9-2 v||J R Jenkins||F Tylicki||70||4/1|
||4||94 p||R M H Cowell||T P Queally||72||NR|
Amethyst Dawn (IRE)
||7||8-10||A Reid||Robert Tart||5/1|
STAR UP IN THE SKY makes most appeal despite a penalty for her recent win over course and distance. Kevin Ryan's filly scored by nearly three lengths and hasn't finished improving yet on that evidence. Iffranesia never figured at Southwell last time but has been running well over 5f on the Polytrack and landed a double in February. Ray Of Joy is facing a tougher task after winning at Kempton last month while Beau Mistral has finished nearer last than first since scoring at Redcar in September. Pira Palace has the past form to figure but was tailed off on her comeback and the jury is out on her.
Iffranesia (FR) 9-2 (9-4) Chased leaders, ridden halfway, kept on inside final furlong, not trouble leaders, 4th of 8, 4 1/2l behind Sir Geoffrey (8-7) at Southwell 5f hcp 0-75 (5) fbs in Mar.
Star Up In The Sky (USA) 3-1fav (8-11) Tracked leaders in 3rd, led over 1f out, ridden inside final furlong, kept on well, won at Wolverhampton 6f fll hcp (0-75) (5) pol in Mar beating Oasis Spirit (9-0) by 2 3/4l, 7 ran.
Beau Mistral (IRE) 14-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders, ridden halfway, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 7, 15l behind Klynch (9-7) at Southwell 6f hcp 0-75 (5) fbs.
Ray of Joy 9-2 (9-7) Chased leaders on inside, went 2nd travelling well over 2f out, challenged 2f out, ridden to lead over 1f out, ran on, ridden out, won at Kempton 6f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Mar beating Mill I Am (8-13) by 1/2l, 7 ran.
Pira Palace (IRE) 14-1 (9-7) Started very slowly and lost all chance, tailed off throughout, 10th of 11, 30l behind Milly's Gift (9-6) at Kempton 6f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Jun.