15:15 Pontefract Tue 9 July 2019
- Weatherbys TBA Pipalong Stakes (Fillies' and Mares' Listed) (Class 1)
- 1m 6y, Good to Firm (Good in places)
- 11 Runners
- Surface: Turf
Sprung a major shock when winning last year's 1000 Guineas, and gained first win since when overcoming traffic to score in a 7f Listed race at Chelmsford last time. Merits plenty of respect at this level.
Progressive handicapper who won at York (7f, good/firm) in May and improved again when second of 8 to Breathtaking Look at Newmarket last time. Needs others to underperform if she's to gain black type here, however.
Won this race last year, and followed up in a 1m Listed race at Ascot. Better than ever when runner-up in the Royal Hunt Cup at that track last month, and will take the beating on a strict reading of that form.
Won a 7f Listed race at Carlisle just over a year ago, but unplaced in two subsequent runs at this level, and hasn't looked a true stayer when tried at this sort of trip in the past.
Useful handicapper at around 1¼m, and matched best form when in frame ion Listed contests at Ayr and Nottingham on her last two starts. Bit more required, and drop to 1m not certain to produce desired results.
Consistent sort on turf, and ran up to her best when 3¼L third of 7 to Victory Command at Hamilton last time. Rated 83 there, so clear that her task here is a pretty stiff one.
Better effort this year when a close fourth of 15 in a fillies' handicap at York on her reappearance. Bit below that form when fifth at Musselburgh (7f, Listed) last time, and although she stays 1m, she looks a little outmatched in this company.
Well held in handicaps at Newbury and Sandown from her elevated mark this term, and while she appeared to run well when seventh of 14 to Billesdon Brook in a 7f Listed race at Chelmsford last time, that effort may flatter her.
Won a Listed race at York last year and excelled herself when runner-up to Alpha Centauri in the Coronation Stakes at Royal Ascot. Tough task on return when down the field in Duke of Cambridge Stakes there last month, and this is easier.
Has only a maiden win to her name, and while she's run respectably in Listed and Group 3 company this year, she has something to find to make a breakthrough, and was well behind Billesdon Brook at Chelmsford last time.
Best effort this year when runner-up in a 7f Listed race at Musselburgh in early-June, and ran to a similar level when seventh of 9 to Insignia of Rank at the Curragh last time. Needs more to make the frame here.
Last Year's Winner
|9||Clon Coulis||4||9-0||11/1||Full Result|
|T: T D BarronJ: B A Curtis|
Clon Coulis (9/4), Billesdon Brook (3/1), Threading (3/1), Agincourt (8/1), New Day Dawn (12/1), Bubble And Squeak (14/1), Exhort (25/1), Wisdom Mind (25/1), Pattie (25/1), Vivianite (40/1), Never Be Enough (50/1), Dance Diva (66/1)
- Clon Coulis
- Billesdon Brook
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