End in sight for Pyrrha

Star fillies race plans

Last Updated: 15/05/11 12:41pm

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Pyrrha is set to have three more racecourse starts before she gives birth to a son of 2008 Derby winner New Approach.

Chris Wall's five-year-old is currently in foal to 2008 Epsom hero and five-time Group One winner New Approach and ran a fine race on her first appearance of the year, finishing third in Lingfield's Chartwell Fillies' Stakes.

"She's in foal to New Approach and I'm not sure where we go next with her," said trainer Chris Wall.

"Unfortunately, the fillies programme over seven furlongs is rather spread out through the year.

"There are basically four races - there are three here in England and one in Ireland.

"She'll only be able to run in three of those, so we'll see. She could run in the John O'Gaunt at Haydock at the end of the month, or there is the Ballycorus Stakes at Leopardstown she could go for.

"There is also a race in France and they are all possibilities."

Wall has another smart filly on his hands in the shape of Bounty Box, victorious in Listed company at Nottingham earlier this month.

"We were very pleased with her at Nottingham and I think she might just have improved a bit more this year," Wall added.

"I think her run in the Abernant Stakes (seventh) showed she can be competitive against the colts, so we'll have to see what we do.

"There is a race at Haydock for her but that is only next weekend and might come a bit too soon.

"We might just hang on to her and run her in the Cathedral Stakes at Salisbury. A stiff six furlongs on fast ground would suit.

"She has won twice in Listed company now and it would be nice to get placed or even win at Group level."

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