13:10 Sandown

Sunday 2 August 2020

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Long Ditton Maiden Fillies' Stakes

Class 5  |   7f  |   Good (Good to Firm in places)  |   13 Runners  |   Turf

Weighed In

Off time: 13:11  |   Winning time: 1m 30.48s

1
(9)
Age: 4|  Weight: 9-6  |  J: Adam J McNamara |  T: Archie Watson|  OR: 87
2/1

Has left the care of George Margarson since finishing a tailed-off (heavily eased) last of 12 at Newmarket (1m, Class 3 handicap) in June; does possess ability (87-rated) but is fast running out of chances (0-14).

2
(8)
Age: 3|  Weight: 9-0  |  J: R P Downey |  T: R A Teal
50/1

Fourth foal from an unraced dam (out of a 6f-7f winning half-sister to the French Grp 2 winner Modern Look (1m)); stablemate of Kiwi Royale.

3
(4)
Age: 3|  Weight: 9-0  |  J: Cieren Fallon |  T: J Tate
5/2

By Muhaarar (72,000gns yearling); first foal from the Listed-placed 1m2f winner Bright Approach; it's usually prudent to have the utmost respect for the James Tate/Saeed Manana newcomers; on the premises?

4
(1)
Age: 3|  Weight: 9-0  |  J: William Carson |  T: R Brisland
40/1

By Iffraaj (40,000gns yearling); seventh foal from the 6f-7f winner Perfect Story; winning siblings include Perfect Cracker (7f-1m2f) and Tanseeb (6f).

5
(7)
Age: 3|  Weight: 9-0  |  J: S W Kelly |  T: C F Wall
7/1

Kept on in a pleasing manner when chasing home the odds-on favourite Mr Kiki in a Yarmouth novice (6f, good to firm) almost 12 months ago; mildly interesting to see if she can back that up as a three-year-old.

6
(12)
Age: 3|  Weight: 9-0  |  J: K Shoemark |  T: C G Cox
11/1

By Acclamation (£185,000 yearling); half-sister to the Grp 2 winner Mobsta (6f); got the message late when finishing a keeping on seventh to Tinker Toy at Salisbury (7f, good to firm) three weeks ago; chance.

7
(3)
Age: 3|  Weight: 9-0  |  J: L Morris |  T: Ali Stronge
150/1

Third foal from the French winner Bravia (6½f-1m); always in rear (50-1) on Kempton debut (1m) six weeks ago; better to look elsewhere.

8
(10)
Age: 3|  Weight: 9-0  |  J: Rob Hornby |  T: R A Teal
33/1

By Swiss Spirit; first foal from a moderate dam (placed between 6f and 1m2f+); stablemate of fellow newcomer Abilene Paradox.

9
(2)
Age: 3|  Weight: 9-0  |  J: R Havlin |  T: J H M Gosden
8/1

Half-sister to the recent Grp 2 Dahlia Stakes winner, and Queen Anne runner-up Terebellum; modest at best on track so far (Newbury & Newmarket Rowley Mile); that said, it's still early days and this isn't a deep race.

10
(11)
Age: 3|  Weight: 9-0  |  J: Kevin Lundie |  T: L A Dace
150/1

Half-sister to three winners, including Beleave (7f-1m, AW); in truth, it'll come as a major surprise if she's strong enough to take a significant hand on debut.

11
(13)
Age: 3|  Weight: 9-0  |  J: James Doyle |  T: Mrs A J Perrett
11/1

Second foal from the 1m1f-1m2f winner Scallop (sister to the 6f-1m scorer The Great Gabrial); sports the Khalid Adbullah silks on racecourse debut; stablemate of Ruby Red Empress.

12
(5)
Age: 3|  Weight: 9-0  |  J: David Probert |  T: H Candy
12/1

Fourth foal from the 6f AW winner Furbelow - winning siblings include Advertise (6f-6½f Grp 1) and Flavius Titus (6f-7f); ticks plenty of boxes on that basis, but did post a low-key effort (behind Fair Praise) on Salisbury debut (7f).

13
(6)
Age: 3|  Weight: 9-0  |  J: Charles Bishop |  T: Mrs A J Perrett
50/1

By Holy Roman Emperor; fourth foal from the 1m winner Rougette; weakened from the two furlong pole (18-1) on debut at Kempton (1m) six weeks ago; stablemate of Pholas.

Betting

Forecast

Model Guest (2/1), Aim For The Stars (5/2), Double Or Bubble (7/1), Lady Andaz (8/1), Fair Praise (11/1), Pholas (11/1), Publicise (12/1), Kiwi Royale (33/1), Black Box (40/1), Ruby Red Empress (50/1), Abilene Paradox (50/1), Hannalite (150/1), Lakshmi Lola (150/1)

Verdict
Model Guest has joined Archie Watson seeking that elusive first success, and with an official rating of 87 does possess the ability to plunder a race of this nature, although equally you wouldn't necessarily want to be setting your watch by her either. Meanwhile John Gosden's Lady Andaz has proved disappointing to date. Therefore, we'll elect to seek the solution elsewhere with the newcomers Pholas (Amanda Perrett) and Aim For The Stars (James Tate) both shortlisted. However, with the benefit of a mildly encouraging debut at Salisbury (made late headway) under her belt, it is FAIR PRAISE who receives the very tentative vote.
  1. Fair Praise
  2. Aim For The Stars
  3. Pholas
Prize Money
1st:
£3,493.00
2nd:
£1,040.00
3rd:
£519.00
4th:
£260.00

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