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  • Fintry Shines In Atalanta

Thoroughbred Breeders' Association Atalanta Stakes (Fillies' Group 3) 1m 14y

  • (3yo+, 1m 14y, Class 1, 9 runners)
  • Winner £36,862 2nd £13,975 3rd £6,994 4th £3,484 5th £1,748 6th £878
  • Going: Good to Soft (Back straight Good, Sprint: Soft, Good to Soft places)
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 1m 43.01s
  • Off time: 15:15:36
  • Last Updated: August 30 2014, 15:38 BST

Fintry (6-4 favourite) oozed class as she overcame a 7lb penalty and an 90-day absence to land the Thoroughbred Breeders' Association Atalanta Stakes.

Finitry wins The Thoroughbred Breeders' Association Atalanta Stakes
Finitry wins The Thoroughbred Breeders' Association Atalanta Stakes

Andre Fabre's French raider had been laid low with a cough since winning a Group Two at Chantilly on her previous start, but that did not stop her making a successful return as she warmed up for a crack at the Sun Chariot Stakes at Newmarket.

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She bounded clear under Maxime Guyon after heading the pace-setting Audacia and came home a length and a quarter clear of the staying-on Odeliz with Water Hole third.

Guyon said: "That was very simple. She won a Group Two last time, so today she won again. When she got in front she stopped a little bit. She's a very good filly."

Lisa Jane Graffard, Godolphin's French representative, said: "Absolutely delighted. We just wanted to see the filly have a good comeback.

"She'd been off the track three months, but we knew she had the quality she showed us today so hopefully she can go for a big one at the end of the season.

"We came here because there were no suitable races on France and she was already a Group Two winner there and the timing of this race was right.

"It has to be discussed but I think the Sun Chariot would be the logical step."

Odeliz's trainer Karl Burke said: "She got caught in a bit of a pocket but there are no real excuses.

"She's been beaten by a very good filly. The big aim is the EP Taylor in Canada and we might try to find her a race before then."