Sharp's Doom Bar Fillies' Handicap 6f 212y
- (3yo, 6f 212y, Class 4, 7 runners)
- Winner £4,852 2nd £1,444 3rd £722 4th £361
- Going: Good
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 1m 27.60s
- Off time: 16:36:28
Perfect Haven 24
|3||133 9-7 h||R M Beckett||Jim Crowley||80||8/1|
Elnadwa (USA) 242
|3||130 9-4||Saeed bin Suroor||P Hanagan||77||11/2|
Ghanaian (FR) 255
|3||130 9-4||Saeed bin Suroor||S De Sousa||77||5/6f|
|3||129 9-3||H Candy||Dane O'Neill||76||12/1|
Russian Royale 19
|3||124 8-12||W S Kittow||S W Kelly||71||8/1|
This Is Nice (IRE) 12
|3||123 8-11||Tom Dascombe||R Kingscote||70||11/1|
|3||118 8-6||M Appleby||A Mullen||65||20/1|
Ghanaian ended last season with a second in a competitive nursery at Newmarket and stablemate Elnadwa scored at Wolverhampton in October. But both are making their seasonal debuts today and RUSSIAN ROYALE may have the beating of them on this occasion. She made a winning return over 6f here last month giving the impression today's trip would suit and Stuart Kittow's filly gets the vote. Perfect Haven ran a shocker at Newbury last time while Secretly has yet to match last year's debut effort at the same track in a couple of subsequent starts. This Is Nice finally opened her account in a Brighton maiden and will find this much tougher.
Ghanaian (FR) 11-2 (8-5) Held up, headway 3f out, ridden and every chance over 1f out, ran on, 3rd of 12, 1l behind Annecdote (8-8) at Newmarket 7f 2yo fll hcp (2) gd in Sep.
Elnadwa (USA) 13-8fav (8-12) Always prominent, led over 1f out, ran on well, won at Wolverhampton 7f 2yo mdn auc stks (6) pol in Oct beating Mumeyez (9-3) by 2 1/4l, 10 ran.
This Is Nice (IRE) 7-4 (8-10) Made all, ridden over 1f out, kept on well final furlong, eased close home, unchallenged, won at Brighton 7f mdn stks (5) gs in May beating Dodina (8-10) by 1 1/2l, 5 ran.
Perfect Haven 13-2 (9-6) Led until over 2f out, soon weakened, 8th of 12, 14l behind Annecdote (9-7) at Newbury 7f 3yo fll hcp 0-85 (4) gf in May.
Guishan 22-1 (8-12) Raced centre, in touch, ridden over 2f out, kept on, not trouble leaders, 6th of 15, 7l behind Hartwright (9-2) at Nottingham 6f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gs in May.
Russian Royale 20-1 (8-12) Chased leaders on inside, ridden to challenge and edged left inside final furlong, edged left again and led post, won at Salisbury 6f fll mdn stks (5) gd in May beating It's Taboo (8-12) by ns, 13 ran.
Secretly 6-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, stayed on one pace, 4th of 10, 2l behind Saucy Minx (9-0) at Goodwood 7f mdn fll stks (5) gs in May.