EBF Stallions Breeding Winners/At The Races Fillies' Handicap 7f 9y
- (3yo, 7f 9y, Class 4, 7 runners)
- Winner £6,301 2nd £1,886 3rd £943 4th £472 5th £235
- Going: Good to Firm, Good in places (Watered)
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 1m 23.42s
- Off time: 15:55:53
|2nd||1 Perfect Persuasion||½||4/6f|
Perfect Persuasion 36
|3||133 9-7||W J Haggas||R L Moore||80||4/6f|
|3||133 9-7||Sir Mark Prescott||Rosie Jessop (3)||80||20/1|
Laftah (IRE) 22
|3||132 9-6 h||R Varian||P Hanagan||79||9/2|
Valen (IRE) 48
|3||131 9-5||M L W Bell||T P Queally||78||8/1|
|3||130 9-4||C G Cox||A Kirby||77||20/1|
Joie De Reve (IRE) 22
|3||127 9-1 h||D M Simcock||J P Spencer||74||11/1|
Relation Alexander (IRE) 19
|3||127 9-1||P W D'Arcy||Martin Harley||74||20/1|
||3||9-3||W J Haggas||P Hanagan||11/4|
After three runs on Polytrack, the latest a very unlucky run at Kempton, Perfect Persuasion will be fancied to make amends. However, she will find Salisbury winner LAFTAH a very tough opponent and Roger Varian's filly, who cost 200,000gns as a foal, looks the type to go on to bigger things so is handed the vote. Valen doesn't appear to have improved from her maiden success at Ffos Las but the handicapper is slowly releasing his grip and she was staying on over 6f at Newmarket last time. With Clive Cox continuing to fire in the winners, the lightly-raced Redinha could be capable of more than she's shown to date on her handicap debut while Wolverhampton winner Joie De Reve is having her first start on Turf.
Laftah (IRE) 5-1 (9-0) Made all, set steady pace, ridden and quickened pace approaching 2f out, soon pressed and hung left, ran on, won at Salisbury 7f mdn fll stks (5) gf in Jun beating Elizona (9-0) by 3/4l, 5 ran.
Perfect Persuasion 7-4fav (9-0) Switched right after start, took keen hold and held up well in rear, still last and plenty to do 2f out, headway on wide outside over 1f out, strong run inside final furlong, went 3rd near finish, never able to challenge, 3rd of 13, 1/2l behind Maria Bella (9-1) at Kempton 7f 3yo fll hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Jun.
Relation Alexander (IRE) 66-1 (9-0) Tracked leader, weakened quickly well over 1f out, last of 10, 31l behind Evita Peron (9-0) at Newmarket 7f 3yo lst fll (1) sft in Jun.
Valen (IRE) 8-1 (9-2) Held up, pushed along over 2f out, stayed on final 100 yards, never on terms, 6th of 11, 4l behind Baby Bush (8-13) at Newmarket 6f 3yo fll hcp 0-85 (4) sft in May.
Joie De Reve (IRE) 7-2 (9-1) Held up in touch, ridden over 2f out, outpaced over 1f out, stayed on towards finish, 4th of 8, 4l behind Oh So Sassy (10-0) at Kempton 6f fll hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Jun.
Redinha 8-1 (9-0) Steadied start, took keen hold in rear, never a factor, 9th of 10, 14l behind Principle Equation (9-0) at Windsor 1m mdn flls stks (5) gd in Jun.
Threetimesalady 11-2 (9-6) Towards rear, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 7, 14l behind Sir Guy Porteous (9-7) at Carlisle 7f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf.