Newmarket

  • 13:55 E.B.F. Piper-Heidsieck Montrose Fillies' Stakes 1m

  • Winner £13,043 2nd £4,945 3rd £2,475 4th £1,233
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 41.52s
  • Off time: 13:55:54
13:55 Newmarket Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Pure Excellence 5/1
2nd Desert Image 15/8
3rd Power of Light (IRE) 9/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (1) 5631 Dark Blue and Orange diabolo, Dark Blue sleeves, Orange armlets, Orange cap, Dark Blue diamond Becky Lou (USA) 63
2 8-12 p1 J Noseda J Fortune 85 16/117.00
2 (2) 4 Light Blue, Yellow seams, Light Blue sleeves and cap Cloudwalker (USA) 17
2 8-12 E F Vaughan G Lee 33/134.00
3 (5) 231 Green, pink sash and cap, white sleeves Desert Image 10
Course Winner
2 8-12 C Hills P Hanagan 85 15/82.88
4 (7) 1 Black, white disc, quartered cap Hollowina 35
Distance Winner
2 8-12 D H Brown R Winston 12/113.00
5 (8) 2 Red, White stars on sleeves Jadesnumberone (IRE) 28
2 8-12 M L W Bell Hayley Turner 5/16.00
6 (3) 14 Royal blue Power of Light (IRE) 36
Distance Winner
2 8-12 M Al Zarooni M Barzalona 9/25.50
7 (4) 393612 Black, white stars, yellow sleeves and cap Pure Excellence 7
Beaten Favourite
2 8-12 M Johnston J Fanning 87 5/16.00
8 (6) 2 Neon Pink, Green diabolo, striped sleeves, Pink cap, Green visor Similu 17
2 8-12 t B J Meehan Martin Lane 9/110.00

Verdict

Power Of Light will find this easier than the Group 3 she contested over 7f here last time. She'd won over a mile on her debut at Newcastle while Pure Excellence scored in heavy ground at Haydock last month but couldn't follow-up at Doncaster last Saturday. Becky Lou is a maiden winner at Chester and DESERT IMAGE also opened her account at this track last time. It was soft ground on that occasion and Charlie Hills' filly is fancied to take this step up in class in her stride as she won by four lengths eased down. Hollowina didn't beat much at Haydock on her debut but is still preferred to Cloudwalker, Jadesnumberone and Similu.