Ascot

  • 15:15 Bovis Homes Fillies' Handicap 1m

  • Winner £29,110 2nd £8,662 3rd £4,329 4th £2,164
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 42.19s
  • Off time: 15:16:37
15:15 Ascot Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Gifted Girl (IRE) 11/1
2nd Westwiththenight (IRE) 11/8
3rd Princess Of Orange 20/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (10) 82663-7 Dark Blue, Orange star and star on cap Arsaadi (IRE) 77
4 9-10 p1 W J Haggas Liam Jones 102 9/110.00
2 (11) 4/26261- RED, WHITE sleeves, BLUE and WHITE striped cap Gifted Girl (IRE) 168
Distance Winner
4 9-0 P F I Cole T P Queally 92 11/112.00
3 (2) 32100-7 Orange, dark green sleeves Princess Of Orange 11
Distance Winner
4 8-13 Rae Guest T E Durcan 91 20/121.00
4 (5) 2/1434-1 Black and White (halved), sleeves reversed, Red cap Westwiththenight (IRE) 14
Distance Winner
4 8-12 W J Haggas R Hughes 90 11/82.38
5 (6) 3/34312- Black, Rose collar, cuffs and cap Fulney 234
Distance Winner
4 8-3 J M P Eustace Catherine Gannon 81 14/115.00
6 (8) 3223-11 Dark Blue, White cross belts, checked sleeves and cap Sharp And Smart (IRE) 5 (ex6)
Distance Winner
4 8-3 H Morrison P Hanagan 75 5/16.00
7 (4) 141110- Light Blue, Dark Blue star and star on cap Shena's Dream (IRE) 199
Distance Winner
4 8-2 S C Williams F Norton 80 20/121.00
8 (7) 1/5462-3 Dark Green and Red check, Dark Green sleeves, Pink cap Modern Romance (IRE) 14
4 8-0 M Botti Andrea Atzeni 78 8/19.00
9 (1) 15300-5 White, Red chevron, Gold cap Candycakes (IRE) 14
4 8-0 M L W Bell D E Egan (3) 77 33/134.00
10 (9) 53429-5 blue, silver braid, black cap Tipping Over (IRE) 22
3 8-0 H Palmer Noel Garbutt (7) 86 40/141.00
11 (3) 0212- Purple, yellow cross belts, chevrons on sleeves Lizzie Tudor 220
Distance Winner
3 8-0 A M Balding David Probert 78 16/117.00

Verdict

This looks tricky as WESTWITHTHENIGHT won doing handstands at Doncaster on her return but has been raised 11lb as a consequence. But an entry in a Group 2 race here next month suggests there's more to come from Willie Haggas's filly and she's preferred to stablemate Arsaadi. The latter is unreliable though perfectly capable of winning this on her day but Gifted Girl has yet to prove herself at this level. That last comment also applies to Sharp And Smart, a winner at Bath and Chepstow in recent days and Shena's Dream, who landed a hat-trick in lesser company last year. Maiden winner Lizzie Tudor also has plenty on her plate and could have been found an easier opportunity on her seasonal debut but should go well.