Threading steps up to win well at York after stalls drama
Last Updated: 18/05/18 3:16pm
Threading ran out a wide-margin winner of an incident-packed Longines Irish Champions Weekend Fillies' Stakes at York.
Mark Johnston's filly won the Lowther on the Knavesmire last season, but in two appearances since she had run to nothing like that form.
Whether she had to do that on this occasion is up for debate, too, as two of her rivals were withdrawn at the start.
William Haggas' Awesometank was not keen on going into the stalls and the delay she caused meant favourite Sheikha Reika got upset and was also withdrawn.
It was a nasty incident, but thankfully Roger Varian's filly was reported to be none the worse.
That left Threading (7-2) with just three to beat and she did so in emphatic style under William Buick.
"I think her performance was impressive, she got down low and quickened up well," said Buick.
"I know the race wasn't a strong indication if she would get a fast-run mile, but she could do no more than that."