Saturday 13 August 2011

4:15 Newbury (13th August) - Result

An EBF Maiden Fillies' Stakes over 6f 8y on good ground.

Lulla may not have caught the eye on debut when nearer last than first at Sandown over 5f but certainly made a big impression at Goodwood when narrowly defeated. The form of that race looks strong with the third and fourth running big races since. This daughter of Oasis Dream has a high level of natural speed and many of these will be struggling to keep tabs on Tregoning's juvenile. It will take a fair sort to lower her colours today and even at short odds looks a decent bet.

An outsider with a glimmer of hope may be Camrock Star. William Knight's representative showed promise on debut and quite fancied on her second start at Folkestone. She pulled fiercely that day and had no chance of lasting to the line and this drop back in distance may help her settle.

Of the others, Chapellerie - trained by Brian Meehan - may have fair win and place claims if priced 13/2 & less.

Conclusion: This looks one way traffic with Lulla, who will most probably lead all the way. Not much meat on the bone at even money but has proven ability and it would take a talented debutant to beat her. Of the form horses, Chapellerie has place claims if priced 13/2 & less, while Camrock Star could be something of a dark horse at speculative odds.

HCE: ''Dreamwriter penned her own script here as Hannon's unfancied second string won with ease. Whether she ran in a different race and the leaders went a shade too fast only time will tell but this looked an impressive starter. Chapellerie hit the frame, going forward from a fair debut, while Serene Oasis finished third. Lulla travelled well but was left standing at the finish in a puzzling race.''