took keen hold, led, headed over 2f out, weakened over 1f out
last to break, held up in rear, headway over 2f out, edged left over 1f out, stayed on same pace
tracked leaders, went 2nd over 5f out, led over 2f out, soon headed, no impression on winner final furlong, kept on
2nd until over 5f out, stayed close up, challenged over 2f out, soon led, clear inside final furlong, pushed out, readily
held up, pushed along over 2f out, headway and edged slightly left over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, no impression on winner
With the benefit of experience, SACRED DANCE can open her account against some nicely-bred debutantes. She didn’t enjoy the fast ground when third at Haydock and Charlie Appleby won this with a short-priced favourite in 2016. Golden Times represents last year’s winning stable and has plenty of her stamina in her pedigree while Lola Paige was a 220,00gns yearling and is by Galileo. The Golden Horn filly Topkapi Star should stay but will find easier opportunities and Irish Eileen is already looking a bit exposed.
Golden Times (SWI) Lord Of England filly out of Ange Doree.
Irish Eileen 40-1 (9-0) Raced near side of group, chased winner until inside final 2f, slightly outpaced over 1f out, stayed on towards finish, 3rd of 9, 1/2l behind Aleneva (9-0) at Haydock 6f mdn fll stks (4) sft in Jun.
Lola Paige (IRE) Galileo filly out of Timbuktu.
Sacred Dance 10-11fav (9-0) Fly leapt start, in rear, pushed along over 2f out, wide and headway over 1f out, kept on one pace final furlong, 3rd of 9, 3/4l behind Rhea (9-0) at Haydock 7f fll stks (4) gf in May.
Topkapi Star Golden Horn filly out of Burlesque Star.