Ovilia was engaged to run in the 5.50 at Fontwell yesterday and is hardly likely to travel here if taking part there. Her stablemate Sharp was picked up very cheaply, especially as he's a half-brother to a 7f Group 3 winner, so the betting may tell us more about him. INDIAN WINTER didn't show too much on his debut at Galway though much better was expected as he came in for sustained support. He's obviously well regarded and that may be enough in the context of this event as It's All An Act hasn't been seen since last November when he ran very green at Ludlow.
Indian Winter (IRE) 10-3 (12-0) Held up in rear, headway on outer approaching straight, ridden in 6th 2f out and soon no extra, 7th of 16, 28l behind Gate Please (12-0) at Galway 2m 2f N H flat sft in Aug '12.
It's All An Act (IRE) 10-3 (11-2) Held up in mid-division, pushed along 6f out, headway 5f out, outpaced over 2f out, wandered over 1f out, stayed on one pace, 4th of 9, 8l behind Be Bop Boru (11-2) at Ludlow 2m mdn NH flat (5) sft in Nov.
Sharp Haafhd colt out of Brightest.
Ovilia (IRE) 9-2 (10-4) Set slow pace, headed 10f out, led again 6f out, headed over 2f out, no extra well inside final furlong, lost 3rd close home, 4th of 10, 7l behind Miss Sassypants (10-11) at Worcester 2m mares n h flat (6) gd in Aug.