Premier Food Courts Fillies' Handicap (Str) 7f
- (3yo+, 7f, Class 5, 11 runners)
- Winner £3,234 2nd £962 3rd £481 4th £240
- Going: Good to Soft
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 1m 29.24s
- Off time: 20:41:49
|1st||2 Pretty Bubbles||7/1|
|2nd||9 Royal Connection||2||11/2|
|3rd||3 Burnt Fingers||hd||7/2f|
It's Taboo 254
|4||139 9-13||M D I Usher||S J Drowne||69||16/1|
Pretty Bubbles 32
|5||138 9-12||J R Jenkins||Freddie Tylicki||68||7/1|
Burnt Fingers (IRE) 16
|4||136 9-10||B R Millman||Andrea Atzeni||66||7/2f|
Be Royale 16
|4||132 9-6||M Appleby||A Mullen||62||12/1|
Tregereth (IRE) 289
|4||131 9-5||J G Portman||Matthew Lawson (3)||61||25/1|
Two In The Pink (IRE) 65
|4||131 9-5||R J Smith||James Doyle||61||16/1|
Welsh Inlet (IRE) 16
|6||131 9-5||J J Bridger||William Carson||61||9/2|
|5||130 9-4 v||D Haydn Jones||Rosie Jessop (3)||60||8/1|
Royal Connection 12
|3||129 9-3||Richard Hannon||R Hughes||70||11/2|
Aristocratic Duty 10
|3||125 8-13||S Kirk||Josh Baudains (5)||66||10/1|
|3||121 8-9||J L Spearing||Philip Prince (5)||62||25/1|
||7||9-9||J R Jenkins||L Dettori||5/1|
Welsh Inlet is the one in good form on Turf, seeking a hat-trick for John Bridger, but he's 11lb higher now which is sure to make life tougher, although the mare remains a leading player. It's Taboo and Tregereth both face absences of over 250 days which may be an issue on this softened ground, whilst Pretty Bubbles and Two In The Pink have identical records in that they have faced the starter on all-weather surfaces on 12 of 13 starts and remain unproven on Turf. Be Royale is another whose best has come away from grass whilst Burnt Fingers could be the possible improver here. ROYAL CONNECTION is the one though as she had some useful juvenile form and will almost certainly have needed her Leicester comeback run after nearly seven months off. She's not badly handicapped against her elders and gets the vote. Tenbridge never went a yard three days ago at Chepstow but is useful on her day and it's interesting to see connections return her to the fray so quickly.
Pretty Bubbles 13-8fav (9-6) In touch in 4th, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 5, 2 1/4l behind Shahrazad (8-5) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Apr.
Royal Connection 25-1 (8-6) In touch in rear, ridden 2f out, not trouble leaders, 6th of 8, 10l behind Extremity (9-6) at Leicester 7f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gf.
Burnt Fingers (IRE) 11-4 (9-6) Took keen hold, tracked leader until over 1f out, soon weakened, 8th of 10, 11l behind Welsh Inlet (8-8) at Salisbury 7f app hcp 0-70 (5) gs.
Be Royale 12-1 (9-2) Held up towards rear on outside, headway over 2f out, one pace and no impression final furlong, 5th of 10, 8l behind Welsh Inlet (8-8) at Salisbury 7f app hcp 0-70 (5) gs.
Tenbridge 4-1 (8-9) Steadied and went left start, always in rear and never a factor, last of 12, 19l behind Eastern Dragon (9-2) at Chepstow 7f hcp 0-70 (5) sft.
Welsh Inlet (IRE) 10-1 (8-8) Held up towards rear, swiched left and headway on outside over 2f out, went 2nd over 1f out, pushed firmly into lead final 150 yards, kept on, won at Salisbury 7f app hcp 0-70 (5) gs beating Sea Soldier (8-4) by 1/2l, 10 ran.
It's Taboo 20-1 (8-3) Chased leaders, ridden inside final 2f, kept on same pace, weakened inside final furlong, last of 8, 10l behind Jubilante (9-1) at Pontefract 6f flls hcp 0-130 (3) gd in Sep.
Two In The Pink (IRE) 7-2 (9-2) Tracked leader until ridden over 2f out, stayed on and went 2nd again towards finish, no impression on winner, 2nd of 6, 1 1/4l behind Ishiamber (9-7) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Mar.
Insight 100-1 (9-0) In rear, ridden over 2f out, never on terms, 8th of 10, 7l behind My Spirit (9-0) at Nottingham 1m mdn fll stks (5) gs.
Aristocratic Duty 20-1 (9-0) Switched left from wide draw soon after start, held up in rear, driven and headway over 1f out, stayed on into mid-division inside final furlong, never reached leaders, 7th of 11, 4l behind Dreams Of Reality (9-7) at Lingfield 6f fll hcp (5) pol.
Tregereth (IRE) 7-1 (8-5) Took keen hold, tracked leaders on inside, switched right over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, led final 100 yards, won at Salisbury 6f fll hcp (5) gd in Aug beating Renoir's Lady (8-11) by 1l, 8 ran.