Swettenham Stud Fillies' Trial Stakes (Listed) 1m 2f 6y
- (3yo, 1m 2f 6y, Class 1, 8 runners)
- Winner £20,983 2nd £7,955 3rd £3,981 4th £1,983 5th £995 6th £500
- Going: Good
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 2m 5.38s
- Off time: 14:00:53
|2nd||4 Lahinch Classics||nk||7/1|
Grace And Favour 21
|3||126 9-0||A M Balding||David Probert||33/1|
Hadaatha (IRE) 29
|3||126 9-0||R Varian||P Hanagan||83||4/1|
|3||126 9-0||P W Chapple-Hyam||J P Spencer||83||5/1|
Lahinch Classics (IRE) 30
|3||126 9-0||D Wachman||W M Lordan||7/1|
Lamar (IRE) 12
|3||126 9-0 h||J Tate||L Morris||96||17/2|
Likelihood (USA) 263
|3||126 9-0 h||J H M Gosden||R Havlin||80||16/1|
Sound Reflection (USA) 12
|3||126 9-0 h||C Appleby||S De Sousa||100||8/1|
|3||126 9-0||L M Cumani||R Hughes||88||9/4f|
||3||8-12||J H M Gosden||William Buick||2/1|
Most of these have entries in the top fillies races with the exception of Likelihood. Which is surprising given the Gosden yard won this with subsequent Group 1 heroine Winsili last year and the high-class Izzy Top in 2011. Hadaatha and Inchila are both a big price for the Oaks at present but that will change if either of the maiden winners land this while Luca Cumani must consider Volume capable of much better as she was beaten in a handicap on her reappearance. A sister to Fame And Glory, Sandown fourth Grace And Favour will no doubt improve while Lahinch Classics represents Ireland after winning a maiden at Dundalk. Lamar wasn't disgraced in the 1000 Guineas despite starting at 100/1, while SOUND REFLECTION ran well in September's Fillies' Mile at Newmarket. Rated 100 with a recent outing under her belt, it's up to the others to improve past the Godolphin filly in this.
Volume 13-2 (9-3) Pulled hard close up, ridden and every chance from over 1 f out, no extra towards finish, 3rd of 8, 3l behind Cloudscape (9-2) at Newmarket 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) gd in Apr.
Lahinch Classics (IRE) 6-5fav (9-0) Always prominent, 3rd entering straight, ridden to lead 1 1/2f out, stayed on well under pressure final furlong, won at Dundalk 1m 3f 3yo mdn fll pol in Apr beating Photo Call (9-0) by 1l, 10 ran.
Hadaatha (IRE) 7-2 (9-0) Slowly away raced stand side soon in touch, headway to press leader over 1f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, ran on, won at Newmarket 7f mdn fll stks (4) gd in Apr beating Eastern Belle (9-0) by 1 1/4l, 19 ran.
Inchila 9-2 (9-0) Held up towards rear, pulled hard first 2f, headway going well and waiting for room over 2f out, switched right over 1f out, quickened to lead inside final furlong, pushed out, readily, won at Newbury 1m 2f mdn fll stks (4) gs in Apr beating Cascading (9-0) by 1 1/4l, 11 ran.
Lamar (IRE) 100-1 (9-0) Raced awkwardly away in rear, never on terms, 10th of 17, 6l behind Miss France (9-0) at Newmarket 1m 3yo Fll Grp 1 (1) gf.
Sound Reflection (USA) 4-1 (9-0) Led, 5 lengths clear halfway, reduced lead over 2f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 6, 7l behind Taghrooda (9-0) at Newmarket 1m 2f 3yo lst fll (1) gf.
Likelihood (USA) 4-5fav (9-0) Made virtually all, in command when edged right to near side rail from 2f out, stayed on well, won at Chepstow 1m 2yo flls mdn auc stks (5) gd in Aug beating Gratzie (9-0) by 2 3/4l, 10 ran.
Grace And Favour 6-1 (9-0) Led, driven and headed over 2f out, soon rallied, weakened final furlong, 4th of 13, 5l behind Kallisha (9-0) at Sandown 1m 2f mdn fll stks (4) sft in Apr.