Love Travel, Love Trailfinders Fillies' Handicap 1m 3f 135y
- (3yo, 1m 3f 135y, Class 4, 9 runners)
- Winner £4,852 2nd £1,444 3rd £722 4th £361
- Going: Good to Firm, Good in places (Watered)
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 2m 26.84s
- Off time: 20:55:33
|2nd||10 High Love||2||14/1|
Crystal Nymph (IRE) 41
|3||133 9-7||Richard Hannon||R Hughes||77||6/1|
Gay Marriage (IRE) 27
|3||132 9-6||J H M Gosden||William Buick||76||7/1|
|3||132 9-6||Lady Cecil||James Doyle||76||7/1|
Yeah Baby (IRE) 21
|3||130 9-4 h||C Hills||T P Queally||74||9/1|
Strawberry Martini 29
|3||129 9-3||W R Muir||Martin Dwyer||73||20/1|
|3||129 9-3||A King||D Sweeney||73||7/1|
Shama's Song (IRE) 39
|3||129 9-3||Sir Michael Stoute||R L Moore||73||9/4f|
High Love 21
|3||119 8-7 p1||Tom Dascombe||William Carson||63||14/1|
|3||117 8-5||R M Beckett||Andrea Atzeni||61||8/1|
||3||813||M Botti||Martin Harley||69||NR|
||3||88 b||N P Littmoden||Ryan Powell||64||NR|
||3||9-2||E A L Dunlop||R L Moore||10/3|
Crystal Nymph and Gay Marriage are not to be discounted despite heading the weights but others do look better treated whilst the Cecil maiden, Colourful, is far enough up the handicap on the back of some fair efforts but disappointed last time. Yeah Baby bagged a first win over course and distance latest but this looks tougher and SHAMA'S SONG is preferred on the back of some progressive efforts, all of which have signposted that a step-up to 1m4f is just what's required. Nyanza looks as tough as nails sort for Alan King and should be in the shake-up once more whilst Bella Varenna found the combination of 1m4f and handicap company to her liking when scoring on Polytrack 12 days ago. She's on the upgrade and rates the prime threat to the Stoute filly.
Bella Varenna (IRE) 9-2 (8-10) Tracked leaders, ridden to lead inside final furlong, kept on well, won at Lingfield 1m 4f flls hcp (0-70) (3yo+) (5) pol beating By Jupiter (9-1) by 3/4l, 8 ran.
Oyster (IRE) 16-1 (9-0) Mid-division, ridden 2f out, stayed on into 3rd inside final furlong, no impression with winner, 3rd of 11, 2 1/4l behind Inevitable (9-2) at Nottingham 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Sleeper 16-1 (9-0) Held up in last pair, never a factor, 8th of 10, 9l behind Patterned (9-0) at Windsor 1m mdn flls stks (5) gs.
High Love 14-1 (8-8) Took keen hold, soon tracking leaders, went 2nd after 2f, pressed leader, ridden to lead briefly over 2f out, chased leader, edged left over 1f out, lost 2nd inside final furlong, no extra in 4th and wandered well inside final furlong, 4th of 12, 3 1/2l behind Yeah Baby (9-0) at Windsor 1m 4f fll hcp (5) gd in Jun.
Nyanza 12-1 (9-4) Tracked leaders, ridden and switched right over 2f out, soon edged left, every chance inside final furlong, held close home, 3rd of 15, 1l behind Loving Your Work (9-3) at Newbury 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jun.
Strawberry Martini 11-1 (8-8) Dwelt, in touch, pushed along 4f out, outpaced over 2f out, rallied inside final furlong, 4th of 7, 2 1/2l behind Westerly (8-6) at Pontefract 1m 4f 3yo mdn aut (5) gd in Jun.
Shama's Song (IRE) 6-1 (9-3) Held up towards rear, pushed along 3f out, headway over 2f out, chased winner over 1f out, kept on towards finish, 2nd of 9, 3/4l behind Lisamour (9-7) at Nottingham 1m 2f 3yo fll hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Jun.
Yeah Baby (IRE) 10-1 (9-0) Held up towards rear, headway over 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, ridden to lead and hung right well inside final furlong, held on (hand-timed), won at Windsor 1m 4f fll hcp (5) gd in Jun beating Dark Amber (9-10) by nk, 12 ran.
Gay Marriage (IRE) 8-1 (8-12) Close up, pushed along over 3f out, one pace final furlong, 5th of 8, 9l behind My Spirit (9-7) at Newbury 1m 2f 3yo fll hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Jun.
Crystal Nymph (IRE) 13-2 (8-9) In touch, headway over 1f out, ridden and kept on same pace final furlong, 4th of 9, 5l behind Rosehill Artist (9-1) at Salisbury 1m 2f flls hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jun.
Colourful 7-4fav (9-0) Prominent, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 10, 9l behind Galactic Heroine (9-0) at Doncaster 1m 2f fll mdn stks (5) gf in Jun.