Chester Thursday August 20th

Track: Soft

The Emirates Arabian Apprentice Handicap Stakes (50-90) 7 Furlongs:
1. Lile D’Amour
Leanne Kershaw
2. Bas Hisaan Charlotte Kherton
3. Fayre Abi W Hogg

Distances: 2 ½, ½ 8 ran Time: 01:57:89

Winner owned by Mr. & Mrs. A Connally. Trained by Mrs. S Connally. Bred by Mr. & Mrs. P Deymonaz.

A competitive handicap with a surprise result for everyone except perhaps for the trainer of Lile D’Amour (Merlin Al Maury X Daad) Sue Connally who has always rated her a class filly and she proved it today. Running off seven stone ten pounds she was backed to the virtual exclusion of everything else eventually being sent off 6 / 4 on favourite and she obliged in emphatic fashion showing the field a clean pair of heels under a masterful ride from Leanne Kershaw to pull clear in the final furlong to win by a comfortable two and half lengths. She had previously done all her winning on the all weather at Southwell and Wolverhampton and clearly likes give in the ground but she is only six year old and seems very much on the upgrade. Bas Hisaan (Crusader X Maloof Hadiya) ran another solid race and seems to appreciate Charlotte Kerton’s confident style of riding, he stuck on gamely to his task to just hold onto second. Fayre Abi (Abitibi X Fayrelands Gold) ran well in third and seems to be returning to form, he’s slipped down the weights and should score soon.


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