16:10 Ayr Thu 20 September 2018
- British Stallion Studs Scottish Premier Series EBF Fillies' Handicap (Class 4)
- 1m 2f, Soft (Heavy in places)
- 8 Runners
- Surface: Turf
Enjoyed a strong autumn juvenile campaign in 2017, and back to her best in seeing off 17 others at Thirsk (1m, good to soft); raised 6lb, up 2f in trip (unknown), but no doubting that this is her time of year; trainer saddles three runners.
Remains on an upward curve despite climbing 16lb in the weights since April; game neck winner over this trip at Brighton recently (good to firm); raised 3lb; no ground concerns (handles soft).
Makes her handicap debut after decisively winning a 1m Ripon Novice (by an eased 3½L) last month. That race was her first start on a soft'ish' racing surface (good to soft), so strong possibility there's plenty more to come.
Returned to turf from a two-month absence when winning at Musselburgh (1m4f Class 5, good); that's encouraging given that she also hit the back of the net on her last two starts over C&D; raised 3lb; trainer saddles three runners.
11-race maiden who has slipped in the weights following some largely uninspiring performances in the latter half of 2018; difficult to consider at present (especially with soft ground likely).
Not managed to win since her debut at Carlisle in October 2016 (7f, soft), and finished a couple of places behind Vera Drake at Ripon latest (1m2f, good); stamina doubts at 1m2f; trainer has far better chances with Che Bella and Maulesden May.
Has absolutely blossomed since early July (3,2,1,1,3,1), climbing a combined total of 16lb in the weights; 5lb higher than when making all at Redcar latest (1m2f, good); has won on good to soft (untested on softer).
Seven-race maiden who showed some minor promise for previous trainer Marco Botti; not overly enticing in three starts for Jim Goldie (1m4f-1m6f), but has dropped 9lb (combined) and is back in trip today (keen type); untested on soft ground.
Last Year's Winner
Double Reflection (10/3), Bollin Joan (7/2), Agincourt (5/1), Che Bella (6/1), Sarvi (7/1), Vera Drake (15/2), Maulesden May (10/1), Ce La Vie (16/1)
- Che Bella
- Double Reflection
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