Salisbury

  • 16:05 E.B.F. 'Exceed And Excel' Upavon Fillies' Stakes 1m 1f 198y

  • Winner £21,266 2nd £8,062 3rd £4,035 4th £2,010
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 4.81s
  • Off time: 16:05:30
16:05 Salisbury Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Primevere (IRE) 13/2
2nd Opera Gal (IRE) 10/1
3rd Seta 9/4

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (12) 1118-18 Brown, Beige chevrons, Brown sleeves and cap Seta 56
4 9-4 L M Cumani K Fallon 109 9/43.25
2 (10) 2127-20 Royal blue Anna Salai (USA) 56
4 9-0 M Al Zarooni L Dettori 105 4/15.00
3 (8) 0-74156 Grey and Pink diamonds, Pink sleeves and cap Bea Remembered 19
Distance Winner
4 9-0 B J Meehan M Dwyer 98 16/117.00
4 (11) 184274 Red, Yellow stars, Royal Blue sleeves, Royal Blue cap, Yellow stars Fanditha (IRE) 19
Course WinnerDistance Winner
5 9-0 M R Channon E Ahern 100 25/126.00
5 (6) 1-42353 Purple, Light Blue chevron, Light Blue cap Opera Gal (IRE) 25
Distance Winner
4 9-0 A M Balding J Fortune 95 10/111.00
6 (2) 11-4153 Red, white sash and cap Piano 47
Distance Winner
4 9-0 J H M Gosden R Hughes 99 13/27.50
7 (5) 940051 Dark Blue, White cross belts, Dark Blue sleeves, White stars, Dark Blue cap, White star Silver Grey (IRE) 6
Distance Winner
4 9-0 p R Ingram S J Drowne 84 33/134.00
8 (7) 41-26 Emerald Green and White diamonds, striped sleeves, Red cap Charleston Lady 25
3 8-5 R M Beckett R Ffrench 96 20/121.00
9 (9) 16-30 Red, White sash, Royal Blue cap Clinical 54
3 8-5 Sir Mark Prescott C Catlin 100 17/29.50
11 (4) 1324 Green, pink sash and cap, white sleeves Imperial Pippin (USA) 25
Distance Winner
3 8-5 J H M Gosden N Mackay 93 16/117.00
12 (3) 1-4422 Black and White (halved), sleeves reversed, Red cap Primevere (IRE) 19
3 8-5 R Charlton Hayley Turner 98 13/27.50
Non runners
10 (1)2121-15Humdrum38-5R HannonL Morris90

Verdict

Seta struggles in Group races but Luca Cumani's charge thrives at this level and can't be ignored here, despite trying this trip for the first time. Preference, however, is for PRIMEVERE who is bred to stay and ran a cracker over 1m on rain-softened ground at Ascot last month when headed in the shadows of the post by Sooraah. Clinical was outclassed in the Coronation Stakes but should also play a part on her earlier third at Epsom, while Charleston Lady finished ahead of the selection at Newmarket in May but ran poorly at the same course next time. Opera Gal and Piano are both consistent fillies but probably have something to find at the weights to get competitive in this.