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EBF Stallions Highfield Farm Flying Fillies’ Stakes (Listed Race)

  • Prize money: £33612
  • 0m 6f 0y
  • Class 1
  • 11 runners
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EBF Stallions Highfield Farm Flying Fillies’ Stakes (Listed Race)

Runners: 11 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Scattered showers

5/1 (Won)

  • Win: £9.00
  • Place: £2.00

Form: 3-5110 D

Last run: 77 days

W: 9st 6lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 108

Form & Verdict

Has improved this season, winning Listed race at Chelmsford (6f, AW) in April and Group 3 at Chantilly (6f, soft) in May; got upset in the stalls and blew the start when back at Chantilly for a 5f Group 2 latest; drops in grade under a penalty, back up in trip; player.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

11th

12

(4)

21st Oct 2023

Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

13:50 Ascot

Believing

9st 0lb

J: Daniel Tudhope

T: George Boughey

Three Listed/Group 3 wins to her name this year and she notched a personal best when third of 16 in the Group 1 Sprint Cup at Haydock six weeks ago; still more required if she's to resume winning ways in first-time cheekpieces but she's not dismissed lightly; unraced on extremes of going; can give trouble in the stalls but has done little wrong once under way.

18/1

3rd

15

(17)

9th Sep 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

15:35 Haydock

Believing

9st 0lb

J: Jason Hart

T: George Boughey

Listed and Group 3 wins in the spring before losing her race at the start at Chantilly; back on track with Listed win at Pontefract (6f, good to firm) three weeks ago; her stalls antics and the rise in grade are concerns today, but she's a 3yo on the up and she may well have more to offer.

16/1

1st

1

(10)

20th Aug 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

15:25 Pontefract

Believing

9st 6lb

J: Daniel Tudhope

T: George Boughey

slowly away, held up in rear, still plenty to do 2f out, pushed along and headway on outer over 1f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, pushed out towards finish

5/1

10/1

  • Place: £1.80

Form: 0-4153 D

Last run: 19 days

W: 9st 1lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 92

Form & Verdict

Triple 6f winner (both turf wins on fast ground); not disgraced when fifth in a 5f Listed event at Ayr in June; matched her best effort when not ideally placed towards the centre of the track at Goodwood (6f, good to soft) latest; that race has worked out well and she could be a big player.

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1st

6

(7)

14th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

17:00 Newmarket

Funny Story

9st 2lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Ralph Beckett

On the up this season, winning a 6f handicap at Nottingham in June and turning in a career best when second of 11 in a Pontefract Listed event in August; not so good at Ayr (5.5f, good to soft) three weeks ago; another career best required to win.

10/1

7th

6

(3)

22nd Sep 2023

Good To Soft

0m 5f 110y

Class 1

14:50 Ayr

Funny Story

9st 0lb

J: Hector Crouch

T: Ralph Beckett

Progressive 3yo who was good third in Glorious Goodwood handicap (6f, good to soft) last month before going close in a Listed race at Pontefract (6f, good to firm) behind subsequent Group 1 third Believing; in good hands to continue to improve and she's on the shortlist.

6/1

2nd

9

(5)

20th Aug 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

15:25 Pontefract

Funny Story

9st 1lb

J: Hector Crouch

T: Ralph Beckett

towards rear of midfield, headway 2f out, led over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on

10/1

14/1

  • Place: £5.70

Form: 1-3320 D

Last run: 18 days

W: 9st 4lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 99

Form & Verdict

Multiple winner in France and Spain at up to 1m on good or slower; third in a Meydan fillies' Group 2 (1m, good) in February; returned from a break to be second in a Spanish conditions event in June before well beaten in a Goodwood Group 3 latest; needs to bounce back.

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6th

5

(6)

17th Sep 2023

Soft

0m 7f 6y

Class 1

15:35 Doncaster

Samedi Rien

9st 4lb

J: Vaclav Janacek

T: G Arizkorreta Elosegui

Trained in Spain where she's a five-time winner; placed in Group 2 at Meydan (1m) in February and Listed event at Pontefract (6f) four weeks ago; seems versatile ground-wise; largely consistent but, judged on ratings, needs a career-best performance to land this prize.

16/1

3rd

7

(14)

20th Aug 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

15:25 Pontefract

Samedi Rien

9st 4lb

J: Ioritz Mendizabal

T: G Arizkorreta Elosegui

held up in rear, still plenty to do 2f out, headway over 1f out, went third inside final furlong, kept on

14/1

11th

5

(13)

2nd Aug 2023

Good To Soft

0m 7f 0y

Class 1

14:25 Goodwood

Samedi Rien

9st 5lb

J: Jim Crowley

T: G Arizkorreta Elosegui

Trained in Spain and has had eight wins, five of them last term and the last two of those were on soft; creditable third at Meydan over 7f and 1m early this year and a close second back in Spain in June, but she needs something of a different order to trouble the best of these.

33/1

Form: 04-073 CD

Last run: 37 days

W: 9st 4lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 102

Form & Verdict

Prolific winning mare (5.5f-7f), mostly on a sound surface, including over C&D and twice in Listed races last season; has taken time to come to hand this season but showed she is still a force to be reckoned with when 1l third in the Group 3 Summer Stakes at York (6f, good) latest; big player.

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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

9th

1

(6)

28th Sep 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

15:00 Newmarket

Gale Force Maya

9st 12lb

J: Adam Farragher

T: Michael Dods

Prolific mare who was successful in this race in 2021 (off 5lb lower); more miss than hit in 2023 but her Group 3 third at York in July was up there with her best efforts; usually wears cheekpieces but blinkers are now tried; no surprise to see her go well as Michael Dods bids to win this race for the third season in a row.

6/1

14th

4

(6)

26th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

16:10 York

Gale Force Maya

9st 9lb

J: Connor Beasley

T: Michael Dods

prominent

10/1

33/1

Form: 795305 D

Last run: 8 days

W: 9st 1lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

Multiple winner over 5f-7f, her turf wins coming on a sound surface; her third in a 0-88 at Redcar last time suggests she has a bit to find in this field.

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4th

10

(4)

7th Apr 2024

Heavy

0m 5f 10y

Class 2

15:43 Bath

Glorious Angel

8st 5lb

J: Joe Leavy

T: Grant Tuer

Ran as well as could have been expected in Listed company at Doncaster last month and backed that up with a close second at Pontefract on Tuesday (5f, heavy); guaranteed to handle the ground and she should go well.

5/1

2nd

7

(8)

2nd Apr 2024

Soft

0m 5f 3y

Class 2

15:15 Pontefract

Glorious Angel

8st 10lb

J: Tyler Heard

T: Grant Tuer

Often a front-runner; ran as well as she was entitled to in a Listed race at the Lincoln meeting and ought to handle today's ground well.

4/1

12/1

Form: -74110 CD BF

Last run: 19 days

W: 9st 1lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 92

Form & Verdict

2-2 over this C&D, having won her maiden and a 0-105 handicap at the track (both good); reared when leaving the stalls when last as favourite for a Goodwood fillies' handicap (6f, good to soft; Funny Story third) latest; open to further progress if she can put that behind her.

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8th

4

(6)

1st Mar 2024

Standard

0m 7f 1y

Class 2

14:02 Lingfield (AW)

Kitai

9st 4lb

J: Alistair Rawlinson

T: Michael Appleby

Three turf wins on stiff tracks when trained by the Johnstons, the latest of them off this mark at Pontefract last July; well held on her next four starts and again when 50-1 for her stable debut on New Year's Day (6f, Tapeta); this is weaker but she'll need a full revival to feature.

33/1

13th

11

(7)

1st Jan 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

17:15 Newcastle (AW)

Kitai

8st 8lb

J: Mark Winn

T: Michael Appleby

Two wins for Charlie Johnston last summer, impressing over 6f at Pontefract in July; disappointing after that win though and has changed hands for 55,000gns since last seen; new yard may well find the key to her but she's making her stable debut in a warm race.

20/1

8th

1

(6)

16th Oct 2023

Good

0m 7f 33y

Class 3

16:10 Musselburgh

Kitai

9st 12lb

J: Joe Fanning

T: Charlie Johnston

Won two in a row in the first half of summer (7f/6f, soft/good) and could bounce back at some point, but she needs to produce more than she's managed on her last three starts.

5/1

12/1

Form: 065026 CD

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 4lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 94

Form & Verdict

Had Gale Force Maya just under 2l behind when winning this last year (good to firm); unable to add to that win since, coming close to that level of form only once, when second in a Chester handicap (6f, good) on penultimate start; too free back there latest (soft) but not written off.

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5th

3

(8)

13th Apr 2024

Standard

0m 7f 0y

Class 3

11:30 Chelmsford (AW)

Princess Shabnam

9st 8lb

J: Robert Havlin

T: S Woods

led

25/1

10th

3

(5)

7th Oct 2023

Standard

0m 6f 20y

Class 3

19:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Princess Shabnam

9st 13lb

J: Darragh Keenan

T: S Woods

Latest win came in a Pontefract Listed contest (6f, good to firm) in August last year, but not particularly consistent in the meantime; fair effort when fourth of seven at Chelmsford (6f, Polytrack; first-time tongue-tie) last month (Batal Dubai third), but she wouldn't be sure to build on it.

8/1

4th

2

(2)

14th Sep 2023

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 3

19:30 Chelmsford (AW)

Princess Shabnam

9st 12lb

J: Hollie Doyle

T: S Woods

Consistency has been an issue this year, following a good second at Chester (6f, good) in July with two heavy defeats; they have been in Listed company but should still have shown more; C&D winner last summer; not discounted back in a handicap.

7/1

16/1

Form: -92541 D

Last run: 13 days

W: 9st 4lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 92

Form & Verdict

Four-time sprint winner in Ireland, including last time out when she pulled clear in a Naas fillies' handicap (6f, soft) to match her career best; reported to be in foal and was fourth in a fillies' Listed event on her penultimate start, so she's respected.

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8th

4

(11)

20th Aug 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

15:25 Pontefract

Craft Irish

9st 4lb

J: Graham Lee

T: P J F Murphy

Four-time sprint winner in Ireland, including last time out when she pulled clear in a Naas fillies' handicap (6f, soft) to match her career best; reported to be in foal and was fourth in a fillies' Listed event on her penultimate start, so she's respected.

16/1

1st

1

(6)

7th Aug 2023

Soft

0m 5f 205y

15:25 Naas

Craft Irish

10st 0lb

J: Gavin Ryan

T: P J F Murphy

awkward start, pressed leader on near side of group, took keen hold early, led before halfway, shaken up and against near rail over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on well and went clear inside final furlong

9/4

4th

1

(9)

26th Jul 2023

Soft

0m 5f 205y

18:20 Naas

Craft Irish

9st 7lb

J: Gavin Ryan

T: P J F Murphy

raced near side, prominent, outpaced 1f out, ran on well final 110yds, went fourth towards finish

16/1

10/1

Form: 61- D

Last run: 255 days

W: 9st 1lb

3 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict

Pivotal filly who showed some promise on debut in a Goodwood fillies' maiden (6f, good to soft) in May 2022; took a big step up on that when last seen winning a Chelmsford novice event (6f, AW) convincingly last December; now hooded; dam a C&D winner who scored in Listed races (7f/1m); interesting.

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12th

3

(9)

14th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

17:00 Newmarket

Demi Pointe

9st 2lb

J: David Egan

T: Roger Varian

Easy winner of a 6f AW novice in December; well beaten in a Pontefract Listed event in August on her seasonal debut (wore a hood) but she fared better when second in a Class 3 fillies' handicap at Yarmouth last month (6f, good to soft); another significant step forward required to trouble the principals today.

20/1

2nd

2

(5)

19th Sep 2023

Good

0m 6f 3y

Class 3

16:35 Yarmouth

Demi Pointe

9st 9lb

J: David Egan

T: Roger Varian

Impressive 6f novice scorer at Chelmsford last December but off eight months before a well-held ninth in 6f Listed event at Pontefract 30 days ago; remains with potential but others look better treated at these weights.

7/1

9th

8

(4)

20th Aug 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

15:25 Pontefract

Demi Pointe

9st 1lb

J: P J McDonald

T: Roger Varian

mounted in chute

10/1

10th
10 (8)
Glenlaurel

7/1

Form: 8-4744 D

Last run: 18 days

W: 9st 1lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 99

Form & Verdict

Debut win at Thirsk (6f, good) last year remains her only success but she's shown a good level of form in defeat; career best last time when fourth in the Group 3 Oak Tree Stakes at Goodwood (7f, soft; slightly unlucky not to get third); not ruled out.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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10th

10

(8)

20th Aug 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

15:25 Pontefract

Glenlaurel

9st 1lb

J: Tom Eaves

T: Kevin Ryan

Debut win at Thirsk (6f, good) last year remains her only success but she's shown a good level of form in defeat; career best last time when fourth in the Group 3 Oak Tree Stakes at Goodwood (7f, soft; slightly unlucky not to get third); not ruled out.

7/1

4th

10

(10)

2nd Aug 2023

Good To Soft

0m 7f 0y

Class 1

14:25 Goodwood

Glenlaurel

8st 13lb

J: Neil Callan

T: Kevin Ryan

Ran in two Group races last summer after her winning debut; contested Listed events this campaign and has twice been a creditable fourth, including over 7f on soft at Carlisle last time, but this is a much harder task.

25/1

4th

5

(8)

28th Jun 2023

Good

0m 6f 195y

Class 1

16:50 Carlisle

Glenlaurel

9st 2lb

J: Tom Eaves

T: Kevin Ryan

Ran in two Group races after last season's winning debut; has again struggled to land a telling blow in two Listed events this campaign (6f, AW; 1m, good to firm) but she wasn't disgraced in either; soft ground would be a first.

10/1

Form: 127-26 D

Last run: 42 days

W: 9st 4lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 98

Form & Verdict

7f (AW) and 6f (good to firm) wins at three and posted a career best on her reappearance when second in a 0-95 Nottingham handicap (6f, good to firm) in June; may be open to further improvement but has that to prove after being down the field in this grade at Chelmsford (7f, AW) six weeks ago.

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Verdict Starting price

7th

7

(7)

6th Dec 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 1

19:30 Kempton (AW)

Another Romance

9st 1lb

J: David Probert

T: Harry & Roger Charlton

Last season she won over 7f on the AW and at 6f on turf; her reappearance in a Nottingham handicap was up there with her best form but has struggled at Listed level since then; left the Crisfords for 42,000gns; looks up against it in the reapplied hood (usual tongue-tie missing).

12/1

11th

3

(12)

20th Aug 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

15:25 Pontefract

Another Romance

9st 4lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: Simon & Ed Crisford

7f (AW) and 6f (good to firm) wins at three and posted a career best on her reappearance when second in a 0-95 Nottingham handicap (6f, good to firm) in June; may be open to further improvement but has that to prove after being down the field in this grade at Chelmsford (7f, AW) six weeks ago.

8/1

6th

2

(6)

9th Jul 2023

Standard

0m 7f 0y

Class 1

15:55 Chelmsford (AW)

Another Romance

9st 2lb

J: William Buick

T: Simon & Ed Crisford

Two wins last year (7f, AW and 6f, good to firm); career-best RPR when second of seven in a 6f handicap at Nottingham last month; return to 7f no problem and she's still relatively low mileage.

13/2

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Payout
Exacta £428.00
Straight Forecast £362.70
Trifecta £7242.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Gale Force Maya

NEWMARKET:

Demi Pointe

Daily Record:

Believing

The Times:

Rage Of Bamby

RP RATINGS:

Gale Force Maya

TOPSPEED:

Gale Force Maya

POSTDATA:

Gale Force Maya

Telegraph:

Gale Force Maya

D Express:

Gale Force Maya

Daily Mirror:

Gale Force Maya

The Sun:

Gale Force Maya

The Star:

Gale Force Maya