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17:45 Nottingham

Betfred Million Fillies' Handicap (Class 5)

  • 9 Runners
  • Distance: 5f 13y
  • Going: Soft, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf
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Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 1m 3.41s
  • 9 Ran
1st
Silk -
2nd
Silk -
3rd
Silk -
1(9)
Silk - Red, White epaulets, halved sleeves
33/1
  • Form 25007P-
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-4
  • Official Rating 70
  • Trainer C E Brittain
  • Jockey Ted Durcan

mid-division, ridden halfway, weakened over 1f out

2(8)
Silk - Maroon, Beige stripe, Maroon sleeves, Beige spots and spots on cap
5/1
  • Form 87-1
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-4
  • Official Rating 70
  • Trainer H Candy
  • Jockey Dane O'Neill

chased leader over 3f

3(6)
Silk - Pink and Green check, Pink sleeves and cap
9/2
  • Form 64146-
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-3
  • Official Rating 69
  • Trainer J J Quinn
  • Jockey J Fanning

slowly into stride, outpaced, ran on inside final furlong, nearest finish

4(4)
Silk - Purple
4/1
  • Form 01-6534
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-1
  • Official Rating 67
  • Trainer R Hannon
  • Jockey P J Dobbs

slowly into stride, outpaced, ridden and headway over 1f out, ran on to lead well inside final furlong

5(3)
Silk - White, dark blue epaulets, dark blue and white halved sleeves, quartered cap
  • Form 324725-
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-11
  • Official Rating 63
  • Trainer T D Easterby
  • Jockey R Winston

mid-division, ridden halfway, weakened over 1f out

6(5)
Silk - Red, Black epaulets, Red and White striped sleeves, Red cap, White star

Quadrophenia

194 D
11/2
  • Form 217-
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-10
  • Official Rating 62
  • Trainer J G Given
  • Jockey Dale Gibson

mid-division, ridden halfway, kept on one pace

7(1)
Silk - Orange, White sleeves, White cap, Purple spots
8/1
  • Form 08530-2
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-8
  • Official Rating 60
  • Trainer M Dods
  • Jockey J Quinn

keen, prominent, led halfway, ridden over 1fout, headed well inside final furlong

8(2)
Silk - White, Black disc, Black and White halved sleeves, Black cap

Tombalina

10 D
14/1
  • Form 01-5875
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-4
  • Official Rating 52
  • Trainer C J Teague
  • Jockey M Coumbe

soon led, headed halfway, ridden and soon weakened

9(7)
Silk - DARK GREEN, RED seams, hooped sleeves, quartered cap
16/1
  • Form 08-72
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-4
  • Official Rating 46
  • Trainer R J Hodges
  • Jockey J F McDonald

chased leaders, ridden halfway, one pace

In depth

Verdict

Rapsgate has been running with credit on the sand this winter and returns to turf on a fair mark but there was plenty to like about the way that Devine Dancer won her Lingfield maiden and she is preferred with Quadrophenia rated the best of the rest. The selection makes her handicap debut on a fair mark judged by that improved display at Lingfield and Henry Candy's filly looks the one they all have to beat on that evidence. John Quinn's Fayr Sky would have claims on the pick of her form but lacks a recent run, while Toy Top has been given no help from the handicapper and may now have too much weight for what she has achieved. The Ron Hodges-trained In Fashion looks to be going the right way and has to be considered although a bigger threat seems likely to come from the lightly raced Quadrophenia, especially if any rain arrives. Devine Dancer has solid claims on Lingfield form though and is taken to make a winning start on turf.

Formwatch

Devine Dancer 33-1 (8-12) Chased leader, led halfway, ridden out, won at Lingfield 5f 3yo mdn aut (5) pol in Mar beating Cool Sting (9-3) by 3/4l, 9 ran.

Fayr Sky (IRE) 4-1 (8-12) Mid-division, ridden over 1f out, soon no impression, 6th of 10, 3 1/2l behind Imperial Lucky (7-12) at Catterick 7f 2yo fll hcp (4) gf in Oct.

Rapsgate (IRE) 4-1 (8-1) Held up, headway on outside final furlong, no danger, 4th of 6, 3l behind Sands Crooner (8-6) at Lingfield 5f 3yo hcp (4) pol in Mar.

Myths And Verses 10-1 (7-12) Raced stand side, chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, one pace final furlong, 5th of 13, 3 1/2l behind Bathwick Alice (8-5) at Leicester 6f 2yo fll hcp (4) gf in Sept.

Quadrophenia 7-1 (9-1) Not much room after 1f stand side, soon behind, ridden over 3f out, stayed on and not much room inside final furlong, 7th of 18, 8l behind North Walk (9-5) at Ayr 6f 2yo hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Oct.

Toy Top (USA) 28-1 (8-13) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, stayed on to take 2nd towards finish, 2nd of 14, 1 1/2l behind Mormeatmic (8-6) at Catterick 5f 3yo hcp (6) gs.

Tombalina 20-1 (8-1) Led, headed inside final furlong, weakened towards finish, 5th of 14, 3l behind Mormeatmic (8-6) at Catterick 5f 3yo hcp (6) gs.

In Fashion 9-1 (9-0) Led, ridden over 1f out, kept on final furlong until headed close home, 2nd of 9, hd behind Titus Wonder (8-7) at Southwell 5f banded stk (7) fbs.