Friday 18 September 2020
Unibet Thanks The Frontline Workers Novice Stakes (Div 2)
Class 5 | 6f | Standard / Slow | 10 Runners | Polytrack
Off time: 16:37 | Winning time: 1m 12.71s
Tongue strap on for 1st time, went backwards from debut when last of 11 in maiden at Windsor (6f, good to firm, 20/1), missing break. Off 13 months. Hooded for 1st time.
Sixth of 9 in minor event (20/1) at Windsor (6f, good to firm) on debut. Off 13 months. First run for yard after leaving Ed Dunlop. Hooded for 1st time.
100/1, achieved nothing when tenth of 11 in minor event at Wolverhampton (7.2f) on debut 13 days ago, slowly away.
Mazameer filly. Half-sister to winner abroad by Clodovil. Dam Greek maiden half-sister to useful 2-y-o 5f winner Kissing Lights.
150/1, failed to progress from debut when ninth of 13 in maiden at Lingfield (7.6f, good to firm) 35 days ago. Back down in trip.
Promising sort who was given a sympathetic introduction when fourth of 9 in minor event (22/1) at Lingfield (6f, AW) on debut 22 days ago, considerately handled. Open to progress.
Promising individual. 15/2, offered something to work when sixth of 11 in minor event at Wolverhampton (7.2f) on debut 13 days ago, slowly away. Open to improvement.
Once-raced maiden. Ninth of 10 in minor event at Wolverhampton (7.2f, 20/1) on debut 9 days ago, always behind.
Thrice-raced maiden. Ran better than on her return when second of 9 in minor event at Ayr (6f, good to soft, 11/2) 25 days ago, running on. Difficult to oppose.
Twice-raced maiden. Last of 10 in minor event (100/1) at Wolverhampton (7.2f) 9 days ago, heavily eased off. Likely to struggle once again.
Daleelaty (7/4), Sweet Joanna (9/4), Blue Dawn (10/3), Island Warrior (17/2), Owhatanight (9/1), Super Superjack (40/1), Rainbow Mirage (66/1), Maxi Miss (125/1), Tilsworth Taibo (125/1), Aprils Rose (250/1)
The weaker of the two divisions on paper, and Richard Fahey's SWEET JOANNA is taken to get the job done having stepped up from her reappearance when runner-up at Ayr last month. Blue Dawn was given a sympathetic introduction at Lingfield 3 weeks ago and looks sure to build on that, while Daleelaty is another who should improve on her debut effort.
- SWEET JOANNA (IRE)
- BLUE DAWN