Light on highlights with her first three runs in novice company on the all-weather, the Bated Breath filly returned from a 137-day break seven days ago and gave her all against a well-backed winner. At one point it looked as though she would prevail but Hayley Turner didn’t give up on the favourite and over-hauled the selection close home.
Perfect Grace handled the step up in trip on firm ground well and, now straighter for the experience, should prove hard to beat in a distinctly average handicap.
Perfect Grace 2pt win @ Evs
The mare had been plugging away without success in better races this year but looked happier dropped into Class 6, basement level six days ago. Unfortunate to bump into a heavily odds on favourite, she nonetheless gave the winner a hell of a fright and a repeat effort can see her victorious in this company.
Sonnet Rose 1pt win @ 5-2
He looked threatening when last seen over course and distance in a near £7,000 contest but failed to go through with his challenge at the business end of the race. He boasts - if that is the right word - a second and third place finish from three visits to the North Yorkshire venue and, with cheekpieces utilised for the first time, could better those stats.
Stronsay 1pt win @ 5-1
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