British Stallion Studs E.B.F. Fillies' Handicap 1m 2f 18y
- (3yo+, 1m 2f 18y, Class 4, 5 runners)
- Winner £6,469 2nd £1,925 3rd £962 4th £481
- Going: Good to Firm
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 2m 8.34s
- Off time: 20:10:42
|2nd||1 Play Street||4½||12/1|
Play Street 41
|4||138 9-12||J G Portman||Martin Harley (5)||76||12/1|
Huffoof (IRE) 24
|3||130 9-4 b||R Varian||S M Levey||78||5/2|
|3||130 9-4||Saeed bin Suroor||M Barzalona||78||3/1|
Willowing (USA) 313
|3||129 9-3||Saeed bin Suroor||Ahmed Ajtebi||77||7/1|
Soryah (IRE) 27
|3||127 9-1||L M Cumani||R Hughes||75||7/4f|
||3||9-0||Sir Mark Prescott||L Morris||2/1|
Godolphin set a real puzzle for punters with two fillies in the race and with Willowing just 4lb higher than when she won on the Polytrack last autumn, and Controversy likely to be fully primed after three starts this season, it would be a brave man to rule either out. Roger Varian has always held HUFFOOF in high regard and though she disappointed over further at Pontefract, she'd won well on a previous visit to the West Yorkshire track and the form of that race has worked out well. Soryah stayed on resolutely on her first attempt at the trip, and the question will be as to whether the assessor has got his sums right. Play Street appears capable of giving her running on any surface though she faces no easy task in conceding the weight-for-age allowance.
Soryah (IRE) 3-1fav (8-12) Chased leaders, pushed along over 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, went 2nd towards finish, 2nd of 11, 1l behind Missed Call (8-12) at Doncaster 1m 2f fll mdn stks (5) gd in Jun.
Play Street 7-1 (9-0) Took keen hold tracking leading pair, went 2nd over 3f out, led inside final 3f, ridden clear over 1f out, reduced lead in closing stages, always holding on, won at Chepstow 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) gs in Jun beating May Be Some Time (9-0) by nk, 7 ran.
Huffoof (IRE) 11-8fav (8-11) Took keen hold tracking leading pair, ridden well over 2f out, went 2nd inside final 2f, driven and no impression when hung left and lost 2nd over 1f out, hung left and no extra final furlong, 3rd of 4, 8l behind Centred (9-1) at Pontefract 1m 4f flls hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Willowing (USA) 7-4fav (9-5) Tracked leader, led 2f out, soon ridden, kept on final furlong, always doing enough, won at Kempton 1m Fillies Handicap (0-75) (2yo) (5) pol in Sep beating Signature Dish (8-13) by 3/4l, 7 ran.
Controversy 7-1 (8-12) Tracked leaders in 3rd, ridden over 1f out, soon weakened, 4th of 8, 8l behind Bollin Greta (9-3) at Doncaster 1m 4f flls hcp 0-85 (4) gf.