Arup Fillies' Handicap 1m 2f
- (3yo+, 1m 2f, Class 5, 6 runners)
- Winner £2,588 2nd £770 3rd £385 4th £192
- Going: Soft
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 2m 16.20s
- Off time: 15:35:53
|1st||5 Fair Comment||6/1|
|2nd||2 Princess Icicle||3½||10/1|
Lady Guinevere 76
|4||140 10-0||S C Williams||James Doyle||67||3/1|
Princess Icicle 175
|6||139 9-13||Miss Jo Crowley||D Sweeney||66||10/1|
Society Pearl (IRE) 6
|4||137 9-11 h||P D Evans||A Kirby||64||8/1|
On Demand 23
|3||132 9-6||A M Balding||Jim Crowley||67||11/4j|
Fair Comment 14
|4||129 9-3||M Blanshard||David Probert||56||6/1|
Helen's Armada (IRE) 17
|3||127 9-1 t1||J P Shanahan||R Hughes||62||11/4j|
Helen's Armada (11/4), On Demand (11/4), Lady Guinevere (3/1), Fair Comment (6/1), Society Pearl (8/1), Princess Icicle (10/1)
Only one of these fillies has managed a win so far and Princess Icicle's victory came on the Polytrack two years ago. SOCIETY PEARL is tried in headgear after her fourth over course and distance last week. She gets a tentative vote in the hope that the hood has the desired effect, though On Demand will have needed her run here at the start of the month and looks as though she'll stay this longer trip. Lady Guinevere ran a shocker when favourite at Chepstow in June but Helen's Armada could go close as she handles soft going and wasn't beaten far last time at Ayr.
Fair Comment 10-1 (9-13) Led over 1f, tracked leader until pushed along over 3f out, ridden and no impression when lost 3rd well over 1f out, weakened, 5th of 7, 15l behind Last Echo (9-0) at Chepstow 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) sft.
Princess Icicle 6-1 (9-5) Prominent early, held up, ridden on outside over 2f out, soon well beaten, 8th of 9, 11l behind Compton Bird (9-2) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Mar.
Lady Guinevere 11-8fav (9-2) Unseated rider and ran loose to post, took keen hold, led and went to near side rail over 6f out, pushed along 3f out, soon headed, chased leaders, driven and beaten 2f out, behind and eased final furlong, tailed off, last of 6, 35l behind Tenbridge (8-7) at Chepstow 1m fll hcp (0-75) (5) gd in Jun.
Society Pearl (IRE) 14-1 (10-0) Mid-division, ridden over 3f out, outpaced 2f out, no extra final furlong, 4th of 8, 9l behind Greyemkay (8-8) at Ffos Las 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
On Demand 8-1 (9-1) Held up in last trio, headway on inside 3f out, ridden chasing leading pair over 2f out, one pace and no impression inside final furlong, 6th of 7, 3l behind Shimba Hills (8-13) at Ffos Las 1m 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gs.
Helen's Armada (IRE) 16-1 (8-10) Ridden away from stalls, in rear, headway on outside over 4f out, stayed on one pace inside final furlong, lost 3rd towards finish, 4th of 9, 4 1/2l behind Ingleby Symphony (10-0) at Ayr 1m hcp 0-75 (5) sft.