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Sakhee Oh So Sharp Stakes (Fillies' Group 3) 7f

  • (2yo, 7f, Class 1, 9 runners)
  • Winner £22,684 2nd £8,600 3rd £4,304 4th £2,144 5th £1,076 6th £540
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 1m 23.86s
  • Off time: 13:16:19
  • Last Updated: September 28 2012, 14:34 BST

Waterway Run got the better of Light Up My Life in a battle for the Sakhee Oh So Sharp Stakes at Newmarket on Friday.

Waterway Run (right): Breeders' Cup next
Waterway Run (right): Breeders' Cup next

Ralph Beckett's filly won a York nursery last time but stepped up on that effort by landing this Group 3 contest by half a length.

Annie's Fortune was another three lengths back in third, with Power Of Light fourth.

Sky Bet go 33/1 about the daughter of Arch for next year's 1,000 Guineas.

Beckett said: "She'll go to the Breeders' Cup next for Juvenile Fillies' Turf. She was nominated as a foal so it makes sense."

"I was very pleased. She's a tough filly and the ground is probably on the slow side for her. She was just pitching a little bit I felt early on and genuinely fast ground is what she requires.

"She's a tough girl and the travelling won't bother her. Being a syndicate filly it will be a lot of fun for them."

Winning Jim Crowley said: "She's not that big, but she's got a great attitude.

"She was quite impressive at York when she won and she's done it well today.

"We've gone a nice gallop and when I kicked her into the dip she found plenty.

"Yesterday there was a tailwind behind us, but today it is a crosswind. It's beautiful ground, though."

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