Dubai Duty Free Full Of Surprises E.B.F. Fillies' Conditions Stakes (Str) 7f
- (2yo, 7f, Class 2, 5 runners)
- Winner £9,960 2nd £2,982 3rd £1,491 4th £746 5th £373 6th £187
- Going: Soft
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 1m 30.28s
- Off time: 16:15:59
|1st||5 Lady Lara||5/4f|
|2nd||1 Rosehill Artist||1¼||9/2|
Rosehill Artist (IRE) 15
|2||128 9-2||C Hills||Andrea Atzeni||81||9/2|
Dime Dancer (IRE) 15
|2||124 8-12||Richard Hannon||R Hughes||9/1|
Lady Lara (IRE) 7
|2||124 8-12||A P Jarvis||James Doyle||90||5/4f|
Persian Bolt (USA) 15
|2||124 8-12||Eve Johnson Houghton||J P Fahy||10/1|
|2||124 8-12||W J Haggas||R L Moore||5/2|
||2||92||Noel Quinlan||T P Queally||NR|
||2||812||B J Meehan||J Fortune||NR|
||2||9-2||M Johnston||K Fallon||5/2|
Lady Lara looks the form pick on her third in last week's May Hill at Doncaster, when she wasn't unfancied. She'll probably start favourite but is a lot more exposed than her rivals. Fashion Fund will almost certainly be suited by the step up to 7f while Sweet Acclaim showed a willing attitude to score at Yarmouth and Persian Bolt will improve on her fifth at Salisbury when ahead of favourite Dime Dancer but behind ROSEHILL ARTIST. It's interesting that Charlie Hills feels comfortable taking on the other two again under a penalty and his Excellent Art filly can double her tally. Water Queen represents a stable in fine form and, though she'll be suited by further in time, is one to note.
Sweet Acclaim (IRE) 40-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, led and edged left inside final furlong, ridden and ran on, won at Yarmouth 6f 2yo stks (5) gd in Aug beating Sunrise Star (9-0) by 1/2l, 12 ran.
Fashion Fund 11-4 (9-0) Prominent, every chance over 2f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 3rd of 14, 2 3/4l behind Lightning Thunder (9-0) at Newbury 6f 2yo stks (4) gd in Aug.
Lady Lara (IRE) 12-1 (8-12) Held up in rear, headway on outside 3f out, ridden over 1f out, stayed on to 3rd final furlong, never going pace of winner, 3rd of 7, 4l behind Ihtimal (8-12) at Doncaster 1m 2yo fll Grp 2 (1) gs.
Rosehill Artist (IRE) 11-4 (9-0) Mid-division on outside, pushed along halfway, headway on outer 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, stayed on to lead final 100 yards, readily, won at Salisbury 7f 2yo stks (3) gf beating Alys Love (9-0) by 1/2l, 11 ran.
Water Queen Shamardal filly out of Central Force.
Dime Dancer (IRE) 9-4fav (9-0) Tracked leaders on rails, pushed along over 2f out, ridden lover 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 11, 3l behind Rosehill Artist (9-0) at Salisbury 7f 2yo stks (3) gf.
Persian Bolt (USA) 50-1 (9-0) Mid-division, headway 2f out, not clear run and switched sharply left over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, not pace to reach leaders, 5th of 11, 2l behind Rosehill Artist (9-0) at Salisbury 7f 2yo stks (3) gf.