15:00 Doncaster Thu 13 September 2018
- DFS Park Hill Stakes (Group 2) (Fillies & Mares) (Class 1)
- 1m 6f 115y, Good (Good to Soft in places)
- 7 Runners
- Surface: Turf
Yet to race over further than 1m4f, but is a Group 2 winner over that trip (Lancashire Oaks), and she posted a fine effort in the Yorkshire Oaks latest when finishing 3¾L fourth to Sea Of Class; sister/half-sister to 2m hurdle/Flat winners.
Beaten a head by Horseplay in the Group 2 Lancashire Oaks at Haydock (1m4f, good to firm) in July, but is 3lb better off today. However, seemingly has more to find with the unexposed Pilaster on Lillie Langtry Stakes form (fourth; beaten 5L).
Cheekpieces applied for the first time, but she has well over 6L to make up on her Goodwood conqueror Pilaster; although a thoroughly likeable sort, she is far more exposed than today's chief rival; trainer has a strong recent race record.
Progressive 3yo filly who plied her trade initially on the AW with wins at Chelmsford (1m2f) and Kempton (1m4f) before switching back to turf for a game Group 2 win in the Lillie Langtry Stakes (1m6f) at Glorious Goodwood; major player.
Made all to land the Munster Oaks at Cork (1m4f Group 3) in June, but essentially disappointing in stronger races since, (some of the O'Brien-trained horses have been under a cloud); comfortably held by many of these rivals on recent form.
2L winner of a Class 2 1m5f fillies handicap at Newbury in July, and managed to get that all important Listed placed-form on her CV at Newmarket; likely to have to settle for a minor role at best; cheekpieces now applied.
Filly who is taking regular racing in her stride (seven runs since June); showed her tenacious side in dead-heating with Cimeara at Leopardstown (1m6f), before a 1m4f Group 3 win at Cork latest; clear stable number one (ahead of Flattering).
Last Year's Winner
|T: R M BeckettJ: P J Dobbs|
Pilaster (6/5), Horseplay (7/2), God Given (5/1), Sizzling (6/1), Isabel De Urbina (20/1), Galmarley (25/1), Flattering (28/1)
- God Given
Log in for access to this exclusive content.
Anita Chambers looks ahead to another busy Saturday and highlights her thoughts on the pick of the action from Ayr, Newbury and elsewhere.
Dave Ord is all over an Andrew Balding-trained horse for the Sporting Life Daily Nap on Sunday while he has two other selections as well.
Anita Chambers previews Sunday's action and heads to Uttoxeter for her best bet of the day.