Bovis Homes Fillies' Handicap (Str) 1m
- (3yo+, 1m, Class 2, 11 runners)
- Winner £29,110 2nd £8,662 3rd £4,329 4th £2,164
- Going: Good to Firm
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 1m 42.19s
- Off time: 15:16:37
|1st||2 Gifted Girl||11/1|
|3rd||3 Princess Of Orange||1½||20/1|
Arsaadi (IRE) 77
|4||136 9-10 p1||W J Haggas||Liam Jones||102||9/1|
Gifted Girl (IRE) 168
|4||126 9-0||P F I Cole||T P Queally||92||11/1|
Princess Of Orange 11
|4||125 8-13||Rae Guest||T E Durcan||91||20/1|
Westwiththenight (IRE) 14
|4||124 8-12||W J Haggas||R Hughes||90||11/8f|
|4||115 8-3||J M P Eustace||Catherine Gannon||81||14/1|
Sharp And Smart (IRE) (ex6) 5
|4||115 8-3||H Morrison||P Hanagan||75||5/1|
Shena's Dream (IRE) 199
|4||114 8-2||S C Williams||F Norton||80||20/1|
Modern Romance (IRE) 14
|4||112 8-0||M Botti||Andrea Atzeni||78||8/1|
Candycakes (IRE) 14
|4||112 8-0||M L W Bell||D E Egan (3)||77||33/1|
Tipping Over (IRE) 22
|3||112 8-0||H Palmer||Noel Garbutt (7)||86||40/1|
Lizzie Tudor 220
|3||112 8-0||A M Balding||David Probert||78||16/1|
Making Eyes (IRE)
||4||9-2||H Palmer||I Mongan||11/2|
This looks tricky as WESTWITHTHENIGHT won doing handstands at Doncaster on her return but has been raised 11lb as a consequence. But an entry in a Group 2 race here next month suggests there's more to come from Willie Haggas's filly and she's preferred to stablemate Arsaadi. The latter is unreliable though perfectly capable of winning this on her day but Gifted Girl has yet to prove herself at this level. That last comment also applies to Sharp And Smart, a winner at Bath and Chepstow in recent days and Shena's Dream, who landed a hat-trick in lesser company last year. Maiden winner Lizzie Tudor also has plenty on her plate and could have been found an easier opportunity on her seasonal debut but should go well.
Gifted Girl (IRE) 5-2fav (9-5) Made all, set strong pace, quickened over 3f out, ridden clear over 1f out, ran on strongly, easily, won at Lingfield 1m fll hcp (4) pol in Nov beating Rugosa (8-12) by 4 1/2l, 9 ran.
Westwiththenight (IRE) 5-2fav (9-6) Steadied start, held up in rear, smooth headway over 2f out, went 2nd on bit 1f out, led inside final furlong, nudged clear, unextended, won at Doncaster 1m flls hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Apr beating Savanna Days (9-5) by 5l, 8 ran.
Princess Of Orange 16-1 (9-4) Slowly into stride, held up, ridden 2f out, headway over 1f out, no threat, 7th of 11, 4 1/2l behind Fast Finian (8-12) at Yarmouth 7f hcp 0-95 (3) gf in Apr.
Lizzie Tudor 7-2 (8-11) Held up in 6th, headway between horses inside final 2f, stayed on to 2nd inside final furlong, no chance with winner, 2nd of 7, 2 1/4l behind I'm Back (9-4) at Kempton 1m Handicap (0-95) (2yo) (3) pol in Oct.
Tipping Over (IRE) 16-1 (8-9) Keen tracked winner, ridden over 1f out, kept on one pace, 5th of 10, 8l behind Baltic Knight (9-3) at Newbury 7f 3yo hcp 0-100 (2) gs in Apr.
Sharp And Smart (IRE) 2-9fav (9-5) Made all, took keen hold, clear 6f out until ridden over 1f out, held on, won at Bath 1m fll hcp (0-75) (5) fm beating Sarangoo (9-0) by 3/4l, 4 ran.
Modern Romance (IRE) 11-2 (9-5) Chased leaders, went 3rd over 2f out, led over 1f out, ridden and headed inside final furlong, no extra in 3rd final 100 yards, 3rd of 8, 6l behind Westwiththenight (9-6) at Doncaster 1m flls hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Apr.
Candycakes (IRE) 9-2 (9-1) Soon led, set strong pace and 3 lengths clear, ridden and headed 3f out, chased winner until over 1f out, weakened to 4th soon after, dropped to 5th close home, 5th of 6, 20l behind Boonga Roogeta (9-0) at Doncaster 1m 2f fll hcp (0-85) (4yo+) (4) gf in Apr.
Arsaadi (IRE) 7-1 (8-8) Reared start and very slowly away, in rear, never a factor, 7th of 9, 11l behind Planteur (9-0) at Lingfield 1m 2f Listed stks (1) pol in Feb.
Fulney 8-1 (9-0) Led, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, stayed on same pace, 2nd of 13, 1/2l behind Forgive (9-7) at Sandown 1m 3yo fll hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Sep.
Shena's Dream (IRE) 7-1 (8-7) Led far side group, ridden and joined 3f out, headed approaching final furlong, soon weakened, 13th of 15, 27l behind Hippy Hippy Shake (9-1) at Newmarket 1m fll hcp (2) sft in Oct.