talkSPORT Powered By Fans Fillies' Handicap 7f 36y
- (4yo+, 7f 36y, Class 5, 6 runners)
- Winner £4,292 2nd £2,014 3rd £1,006 4th £503 5th £251
- Going: Standard
- Surface: AllWeather
- Winning time: 1m 27.47s
- Off time: 19:31:37
Smiling Sunflower (IRE) (ex5) 8
|4||139 9-13 t||M Appleby||Frederick Larson (3)|
Misty Ayr (IRE) 95
|4||137 9-11 p1||K Dalgleish||Callum Rodriguez|
|5||136 9-10 b||M Botti||Bradley Furniss (7)|
Amber Dew 7
|4||133 9-7 b||S Dixon||K T O'Neill|
|7||129 9-3||D Loughnane||Rossa Ryan|
Piffle (IRE) 10
|4||127 9-1||E Walker||George Downing|
SMILING SUNFLOWER made a winning debut for Mick Appleby’s yard in a Class 3 race here. She’s penalised but drops down a couple of grades for this and can go in again. Plumette also scored here last month but Piffle went close over track and trip earlier with Valentinka behind and she looks a bigger threat. Misty Ayr and Amber Dew are harder to recommend though the former slides further down the weights.
Piffle (IRE)5-2 (9-6) Tracked leaders, headway out wide inside final 2f, went 2nd and edged right over 1f out, stayed on same pace final furlong, no chance with winner, 2nd of 6, 3 3/4l behind Rooful (8-13) at Kempton 7f hcp fll (5) pol in Jan.
Plumette11-1 (9-6) Steadied and switched left start, held up in last trio, some headway hanging left when not clear run and switched right over 1f out, strong run inside final furlong, led towards finish, won at Wolverhampton 7f hcp (5) pol in Jan beating The Nail Gunner (9-4) by nk, 7 ran.
Smiling Sunflower (IRE)6-1 (8-9) Started very slowly, well behind until closer and in touch in rear 3f out, pushed along out wide chasing leaders over 2f out, went 2nd over 1f out, ridden to challenge inside final furlong, led inside final final 150 yards, won at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp fll (3) pol in Jan beating Colombidea (9-2) by 1 1/4l, 6 ran.
Misty Ayr (IRE)66-1 (9-8) Rear of mid-division, hard ridden 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 13, 5 1/2l behind Roudemental (9-5) at Newcastle 1m hcp (4) pol in Nov.
Valentinka25-1 (9-11) Close up, pushed along 2f out, ridden and kept on same pace final furlong, 5th of 12, 2 1/4l behind Super Den (9-5) at Lingfield 1m hcp (5) pol in Jan.
Amber Dew33-1 (8-11) Good speed from wide draw to lead, headed before halfway, lost 2nd inside final 3f, chased leaders, ridden 2f out, weakened soon after, last of 9, 10 1/4l behind Sir Robin (9-9) at Southwell 6f hcp (3) pol in Jan.