15:00 Pontefract Tue 10 July 2018
- Weatherbys General Stud Book Pipalong Stakes (Fillies' Listed) (Class 1)
- 1m 6y, Good to Firm
- 10 Runners
- Surface: Turf
Won a Group 2 in Meydan in the early spring and has been highly tried since, and ran with credit in the Group 2 Duke Of Cambridge at Ascot last time. Takes a big drop in class here, has a good draw to work from and should be the one to beat.
Finished off last season with a handicap win but has been tried in Listed company this year. Has come up short but ran well last time and is worth a crack at a mile. Needs to find more but place chances all the same.
Won a Class 4 handicap at Thirsk in May but has been found wanting at Listed level since being stepped up after that. Ground to make up with a few of these on her Chelmsford run last time and plenty to find on the figures.
Came good on her second start this season, winning a small handicap at Windsor last time but this is a huge step up in class and she has a mountain to climb on the figures. Comes into this in good form, and conditions fine, but others preferred.
Almost made all to win at Hamilton last time and the way she rallied late suggests this stiff mile will be in her favour. Reasonably drawn to go forward again, and in what looks an open race for the places, she holds a chance.
Improving very quickly now and she's really in the groove, having rattled off a hat-trick of wins on quick ground this summer already. Has the best of the draw to work from and although she needs more, as a rapid improver she's not discounted.
Useful enough at Listed level, seemed not to appreciate the drop back to 7f last time out and this mile seems to suit better. Repeat of her close fourth at Goodwood in May gives her every chance of the places at worst.
Winner of a handicap back in January but form seems to have plateaued out since then and she finished well down the field on her latest start. Possibly happier at 7f as well and this will test her stamina. Others preferred.
Has kept her form very well for a year now, good second to the useful Nyaleti at Goodwood in May and ran just as well in a Group 2 at Epsom last time out. Looks the main danger to Promising Run on form and should be in the mix.
Had just the three starts so far, so open to improvement, but she'll need it on what she's shown so far as she was well beaten in a Group 3 last time out. Plenty to find on her sole success at Wolverhampton and not hard to look elsewhere.
Last Year's Winner
|6||Lincoln Rocks||4||9-0||14/1||Full Result|
|T: D O'MearaJ: D Tudhope|
Promising Run (15/8), Shenanigans (2/1), Isabella (8/1), Marilyn (10/1), Clon Coulis (11/1), Stage Name (14/1), Paco's Angel (16/1), Feathery (33/1), Pattie (66/1), Finale (80/1)
- Promising Run
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