odds-on Chilly Filly
REPORT: BEVERLEY, Tuesday
ON a day not for the faint-hearted - racing took place only after a last minute inspection - the juvenile Huxaar showed his battling qualities when flooring the odds-on Chilly Filly to win the two-year-old maiden over an extended 1m, Tony Hamilton driving him out through the mud to score by two and a quarter lengths.
"He loves this ground and stays well," said his trainer Linda Stubbs, who has now had four individual two-year-olds winners from the five she has run this season, including the smart Saxford.
"He's owned by asyndicate, and will go to the October sales at Newmarket and should make someone a nice three-year-old," she added.
Lake Chini is also entered for the sales, but after scoring two wins in three days, on this occasion landing the 5f handicap by a length and a half under Dale Gibson, plans are on hold.
"He's been entered for the sales, but we might change our minds now," said his trainer Mick Easterby.
The 5f handicap went to Wicked Wilma from the Alan Berry yard, the filly gaining her first win since her juvenile days whengetting the better of Whozart by a length and a quarter.
"She's been a bit unlucky, but things went right for her this time," said Berry, who may run his star filly Look Busy at Chester on Saturday.
"I'd like to run her there, but she wouldn't want heavy ground and there is a suitable race for her at Newbury next weekend," he said.
Proven mudlark She's Our Lass, ridden by Neil Brown, made light of top weight to take the 1m2f handicap by four and a half lengths in the colours of John Walsh and Reuben Glynn to score for the tenth time in her 51-race career.
Formerly with Declan Carroll, she is now with Kevin Ryan, who said: "I've had her only for a about three weeks, but she's a grand little mare."
Paul Hanagan, who rode the third, Resounding Glory, was given a one-day ban (September 23) for careless riding.
Woteva heads to Ayr next week after a decisive win inthe 7½f nursery, the filly from the Brian Ellison yard staying on strongly to score by two and a half lengths in the hands of David Allan.
The winning trainer, who went the whole of August without a winner but has nowhad three this month, said: "She's not very big, and she got a bit crowded last week at Redcar, so we decided to have her handy this time and David gave her a fine ride. She'll now go for the mile nursery at Ayr."
The closest finish of the day came in the female riders' handicap, in which the Alan Lockwood-trained Bollin Freddie, who set up a clear lead under Alyson Deniel, held on by a noseand the same from Dark Planet and Ming Vase.
She's Our Lass, for winning for the tenth time
Shifting Gold showed his true colours on his nursery debut and did more than enough to suggest he can be placed to strike in the coming weeks