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- (4yo+, 7f, Class 5, 6 runners)
- Winner £2,588 2nd £770 3rd £385 4th £192
- Going: Standard
- Surface: Polytrack
- Winning time: 1m 26.41s
- Off time: 16:50:19
|1st||4 Compton Rainbow||5/2|
|2nd||2 Russian Ice||1¼||3/1|
Fairyinthewind (IRE) 12
|4||133 9-7 b1||P W D'Arcy||S Sanders||74||9/4f|
Russian Ice 25
|5||131 9-5 b||D K Ivory||G Baker||72||3/1|
Sugarformyhoney (IRE) 67
|4||130 9-4||S Durack||Charles Bishop (5)||71||4/1|
Compton Rainbow 21
|4||128 9-2 ht||H Adielsson||Ryan Tate (7)||69||5/2|
Demoiselle Bond 28
|5||119 8-7||Mrs L Richards||F Norton||60||14/1|
Sleepy Lucy 2
|4||114 8-2 e||R C Guest||Philip Prince (7) (ex1)||45||33/1|
Fairyinthewind has scored twice over a mile and drops back to 7f with blinkers replacing the usual cheekpieces. She's not certain to confirm December's running at Lingfield on worse terms with today's rival Russian Ice and the latter should go very close. SUGARFORMYHONEY has been in much better form since Charlie Bishop took over the reins and on the back of a close-up fifth over track and trip, Seamus Durack's filly can return to winning ways in this. This is tougher than the maiden Compton Rainbow won here last time and Demoiselle Bond has lost her way since scoring over 6f in back October.
Compton Rainbow 9-2 (9-7) Made all, driven 2f out, ridden clear approaching final furlong, stayed on well, won at Kempton 1m Fillies Maiden Auction Stakes (3-5yo) (5) pol beating Easy Life (8-8) by 3 1/2l, 6 ran.
Russian Ice 6-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, ridden to challenge over 1f out, every chance inside final furlong, kept on same pace, 5th of 7, 1 3/4l behind Al's Memory (9-0) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Fairyinthewind (IRE) 5-1 (9-4) Steadied start, held up in 5th, headway on outside over 3f out, stayed on chase winner final furlong, kept on same pace, 2nd of 7, 1l behind Whispering Warrior (8-12) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Sugarformyhoney (IRE) 6-1 (8-11) Tracked leaders, effort 2f out, soon ridden, stayed on to press leaders inside final furlong, no extra towards finish, 5th of 12, 2l behind Eager To Bow (9-3) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Nov.
Demoiselle Bond 14-1 (9-4) Led until over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 9, 10l behind Jonnie Skull (8-0) at Lingfield 6f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Dec.
Sleepy Lucy 15-2 (8-12) Not much room start, mid-division, ridden over 2f out, no real progress, 8th of 9, 10l behind Harvest Mist (8-10) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp (0-55) (6) pol.