Super Attitude secures Listed glory
REPORT: SALISBURY, Thursday
SERIOUS ATTITUDE showed a nice turn of foot to quicken up ingrandstyle under Jimmy Fortune to lift the Listed Dick Poole Fillies Stakes and maintain her 100 per cent winning record.
Rae Guest's charge had won impressively on her debut at Windsor last month and again left her rivals standing as she nipped an impressive three lengths clear of Sneak Preview.
The trainer said: "She is a very nice young filly and she should get further as Jimmy has come back and said there is more to come from her on what she showedtoday.
"She is in the valuable Tattersalls Sales race at Newmarket on October 2 and that is where she is likely to go with a 6lb penalty as that probably would not stop her the way she has won there."
Cityscape bolted up in the 1m novice stakes for trainer Roger Charlton and jockey Steve Drowne to earn a 33-1 quote for the Derby from Blue Square. The Khalid Abdullah-owned youngster was backed down to 11-10 favourite and passed the post nine lengths ahead of Such Optimism.
Charlton said: "I am happy with that as Steve said he did not really like the softer ground in the dip and where he goes next I don't know as he does not have to run againthis season."
Godolphin's horses have suddenly found their form and Regal Flush kept up the good work to make much of the running beforecollecting the 1m 6f conditions stakes.
Winning rider Frankie Dettori said: "This was a drop in class for him and it should act as a little confidence booster as he has really been up against it in his last two runs in Cup races."
Fanditha earned a trip to Ireland for Goffs Fillies Million at the end of the month after a battling neck verdict over odds on favourite Bouvardia in the first division of the juvenile fillies maiden.
Trainer Richard Hannon said: "I told Richard (Hughes) to get her out today as she has been slow away on her two other starts and she may well go to The Curragh for the big race as there is good prize money onoffer."
The second leg of the race went the way of Barry Hills's Intense as she took the initiative over a furlong out and then scored a shade comfortably from Three Moons in the hands of trainer's son Michael.
Amy Scott partnered her sixth career winner when steering Effigy to success from Straight Sets in the apprentices' handicap at the 16th time of asking.
When asked why it had taken so long for the four year old to win, his trainer Henry Candy quipped: "I think he liked the conditions of the race where it states that whips can be carried but not used!"
Just Like A Woman has struggled to get her head in front this season but she responded well to Hayley Turner's driving to deny Kay Es Jay for the 7f handicap.
Bold Argument landed the 5f handicap when swooping from last to first to prove too strong for Matterofact much to the delight of trainer Nerys Dutfield.
Cityscape looked a youngster with afuture when running away with the 1m novice stakes.