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2:20 Newmarket 7 May 2017

Charm Spirit Dahlia Stakes (Group 2) (Fillies & Mares)

(Class 1) (4yo+) 1m1f Row Good To Firm
1st £51,039 2nd £19,350 3rd £9,684 4th £4,824 5th £2,421 6th £1,215


Pos. (Draw)
Horse / SP
Trainer / Jockey
1 (1)  
4 90 v 113 94 115
b f Fastnet Rock (AUS) - Alexandrova (IRE) (Sadler's Wells)
Steadied start, held up in touch in last trio, closed and not clear run over 2f out, squeezed through to chase leaders 2f out, ridden and challenging over 1f out, led 1f out, stayed on strongly and drew away inside final furlong, readily (op 7/4 tchd 6/4)
2 (7)
6 90 100 84 107
b m Mount Nelson - Masandra (IRE) (Desert Prince)
Led, shifted left to rail and ridden 2f out, driven and headed 1f out, outpaced by winner but kept on for clear 2nd inside final furlong (op 20/1)
3 (4) [7¾]
4 90 106 70 97
b f Excellent Art - Midnight Flash (IRE) (Anabaa Blue)
Took keen hold, held up in touch in last trio, not clear run over 2f out, effort 2f out, no chance with leading pair but stayed on inside final furlong to go 3rd last strides (op 12/1)
4 (3) nk [8]
5 90 107 69 96
b m Iffraaj - Grecian Dancer (Dansili)
Took keen hold, tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, edging left and outpaced over 1f out, well held and plugged on same pace inside final furlong (op 7/2)
5 (8) ¾ [8¾]
4 90 h 102 67 95
b f Shamardal (USA) - Nouriya (Danehill Dancer)
Well in touch in midfield, effort 2f out, 3rd and outpaced under pressure over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong and lost 2 places final 75yds (tchd 9/1)
6 (6) 1 [9¾]
4 90 h 107 64 92
gr f Silver Frost (IRE) - Negra Del Oro (GER) (Danehill Dancer)
Held up in rear, ridden 3f out, no impression and no chance with leaders and switched right over 1f out, plugged on (trainer said filly was unsuited by the going, which on this occasion was good to firm, and would prefer a slower surface) (op 14/1)
7 (2) 17 [26¾]
4 90 103 13 79
b f Dubawi (IRE) - Princesse Dansante (IRE) (King's Best)
Hit nose on stall gate, went right start, soon chasing leader, ridden and just beginning to struggle when nudged right 2f out, dropped to rear and unbalanced on downhill run over 1f out, behind and eased inside final furlong, finished lame (trainer said filly struck its nose on the gate; vet reported that a post-race examination during routine testing, revealed the filly had blood in its left nostril that may have been as a result of the start and that the filly was lame on its left fore) (op 9/1 tchd 10/1)
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