15:35 Ascot

Friday 27 July 2018

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Markerstudy British EBF Valiant Stakes (Fillies' & Mares' Listed)

Class 1  |   7f 213y  |   Good to Firm  |   7 Runners  |   Turf
Off time: 15:40  |   Winning time: 1m 41.72s
Weighed In
1st
1
(7)
4/1
T: T D BarronJ: B A Curtis
Held up last, good headway on outside over 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, stayed on to lead and veered sharply left near finish op 5/1 tchd 7/2
2nd
nk
7
(9)
6/1
T: R M BeckettJ: Harry Bentley
Raced keenly, held up in last pair, good headway on outside over 2f out, went 2nd over 1f out, ridden into narrow lead well inside final furlong, headed and not pace of winner near finish op 11/2
3rd
½
8
(3)
10/3
T: J R FanshaweJ: W Buick
Tracked leading pair on inside, switched out over 2f out, 2nd 2f out, soon led, ridden over 1f out, narrowly headed well inside final furlong, 3rd and held when rider dropped whip close home, stayed on tchd 3/1 and tchd 7/2
4th
nk
4
(1)
12/1
T: H PalmerJ: James Doyle
Tracked leader until 2f out, soon not much room, switched right to inside over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, not pace to challenge op 14/1 tchd 16/1
5th
1 ¾
6
(5)
6/4f
T: W J HaggasJ: S De Sousa
Steadied stat, raced keenly, held up in 5th, not clear run over 2f out, limited response when in the clear final furlong op 5/4
6th
½
2
(2)
20/1
T: R HannonJ: Hollie Doyle
Raced keenly, led until inside final 2f, lost 2nd over 1f out, chased leaders, weakened inside final furlong op 33/1
7th
½
3
(4)
25/1
T: H CandyJ: Nicola Currie
Dwelt, chased leaders on outside, wide on home turn, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong op 28/1 tchd 33/1

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Non-Runners

9
(8)
Shepherd Market63
Weight: 8-7|  Age: 3
T: C G Cox  J: David Probert
5
(6)
Yeah Baby Yeah20
Weight: 9-1|  Age: 5
T: Miss Gay Kelleway  J: G Mosse
Betting

Forecast

Beshaayir (6/4), Preening (10/3), Clon Coulis (4/1), Di Fede (6/1), Shepherd Market (6/1), Unforgetable Filly (12/1), Flying North (20/1), Queen of Time (25/1), Yeah Baby Yeah (25/1)

Verdict
A thoroughly competitive feature race in which the Hugo Palmer-trained Unforgetable Filly is the class act. However, it's difficult to know exactly what to make of her at present with the application of first-time blinkers setting the alarm bells ringing. Clon Coulis produced a career best effort when bolting up in the Pipalong Stakes at Pontefract, so it'll be interesting to see if she's capable of backing up in a stronger contest. However, the pair of lightly raced, progressive fillies Preening and BESHAAYIR are preferred. The selection faces a big step up in grade, but couldn't have been any more impressive in winning a Class 3 C&D handicap recently.
  1. Beshaayir
  2. Preening
  3. Clon Coulis

Previous Winners

2017
On Her Toes
Weight: 8-7  |Age: 3
Weight: 8-7  |  
Age: 3  |  
J: J Fanning
  |  
T: W J Haggas
8/1
Prize Money
1st: £34,026.002nd: £12,900.003rd: £6,456.004th: £3,216.005th: £1,614.006th: £810.00

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