European Breeders' Fund Upavon Fillies' Stakes (Listed) 1m 1f 198y
- (3yo+, 1m 1f 198y, Class 1, 10 runners)
- Winner £24,102 2nd £9,138 3rd £4,573 4th £2,278 5th £1,143 6th £574
- Going: Good to Firm (Good, Good to Firm in places last 4f)
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 2m 8.08s
- Off time: 15:57:13
|1st||8 Mango Diva||5/1|
|2nd||1 Hippy Hippy Shake||½||11/4j|
|3rd||9 Rock Choir||1¼||11/4j|
Hippy Hippy Shake 19
|4||130 9-4||L M Cumani||R L Moore||100||11/4j|
Bana Wu 54
|4||126 9-0||A M Balding||David Probert||102||9/2|
Dark Orchid (USA) 19
|4||126 9-0 h||Saeed bin Suroor||S De Sousa||95||14/1|
|4||126 9-0||R M Beckett||Jim Crowley||88||25/1|
Semayyel (IRE) 11
|4||126 9-0 p1||C E Brittain||Freddie Tylicki||95||33/1|
Gertrude Versed 25
|3||117 8-5||J H M Gosden||N Mackay||91||16/1|
Light Up My Life (IRE) 19
|3||117 8-5 p||R Hannon||P Hanagan||99||12/1|
Mango Diva 56
|3||117 8-5||Sir Michael Stoute||F Norton||94||5/1|
Rock Choir 26
|3||117 8-5 h||W J Haggas||Andrea Atzeni||94||11/4j|
|3||117 8-5||D Kubler||J P Fahy||80||80/1|
Opera Gal (IRE)
||5||9-0||A M Balding||J Fortune||3/1|
This looks wide-open as a number of the field have already shown ability at this level and higher. Hippy Hippy Shake is penalised for her York win, however, and will do well to follow up. Bana Wu must go on the short-list after three solid runs this term but Gertrude Versed may not appreciate the drop in distance and there's no guarantee that Light Up My Life, who apparently has the beating of Mango Diva on their run together in the Sandringham Handicap at Ascot, will stay this far. Semayyel is back at a more realistic level but lacks the scope of ROCK CHOIR, who deserves a chance to pick up some black type after demolishing a decent field at Newbury on her handicap debut. She'd also won her maiden with authority and could be anything.
Mango Diva 6-1fav (8-10) Raced centre, held up towards rear, headway 2f out, stayed on same pace and no impression inside final furlong, 9th of 26, 7l behind Annecdote (8-7) at Royal Ascot 1m 3yo Listed hcp (1) gf in Jun.
Hippy Hippy Shake 7-1 (9-4) Held up 5th and last, headway on outside 3f out, challenged over 1f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, stayed on well towards finish, won at York 1m 2f fll lst stks (1) gf in Jul beating Lady Nouf (8-8) by 1l, 6 ran.
Rock Choir 5-2fav (9-4) Tracked leader until 5f out, led 2f out, clear entering final furlong, easily, won at Newbury 1m 2f 3yo fll hcp 0-90 (3) gf in Jul beating Wall Of Sound (9-3) by 4 1/2l, 7 ran.
Gertrude Versed 9-1 (8-4) Keen in touch, effort and every chance over 2f out, outpaced by winner final furlong, 2nd of 7, 10l behind Waila (8-6) at Newmarket 1m 4f fll lst stks (1) gf in Jul.
Bana Wu 16-1 (8-10) Held up towards rear, headway on outer over 2f out, ridden and every chance inside final furlong, kept on towards finish, 3rd of 15, 3/4l behind Forgotten Voice (9-2) at Royal Ascot 1m 2f listed hcp 0-110 (1) gf in Jun.
Semayyel (IRE) 100-1 (9-6) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 11th of 14, 12l behind Winsili (8-11) at Goodwood 1m 2f flls Grp 1 (1) gd.
Rosaceous 5-1 (9-2) Took keen hold, tracked leading pair, bumped and pushed left 5f out, dropped to rear over 3f out, stayed on to 3rd again inside final 2f, no chance with leading duo, 3rd of 4, 8l behind Big Thunder (9-8) at Ascot 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jul.
Rhagori 33-1 (9-4) In rear, headway 2f out, ridden and soon chased winner, no impression final furlong, 2nd of 13, 2 3/4l behind Ribbons (8-10) at Goodwood 1m 1f flls hcp 0-95 (3) gs in Jul.
Light Up My Life (IRE) 11-2 (8-7) Set steady pace, headed over 2f out, weakened quickly, eased, last of 10, 9l behind Zibelina (8-7) at Ascot 1m fll lst stks (1) gd in Jul.
Dark Orchid (USA) 40-1 (9-1) Behind until some late headway, never nearer, 8th of 10, 4 1/2l behind Zibelina (8-7) at Ascot 1m fll lst stks (1) gd in Jul.