A review of the action from Tuesday's meeting at Leicester
Last Updated: October 8, 2013 6:20pm
Ted Durcan: Rode Bold Lass
Trainer David Lanigan believes the future is bright for Bold Lass after she made an impressive start to her career at Leicester.
A daughter of the brilliant Sea The Stars and related to several previous winners, Bold Lass was a 12/1 shot for what looked a competitive first division of the British Stallion Studs EBF Maiden Fillies' Stakes.
Maria Bella and Amaseena dominated the market after finishing third and fourth respectively at Kempton a fortnight ago, with the latter the 5/2 favourite to turn the form around.
But neither were able to keep with Bold Lass, who came home with a length in hand under Ted Durcan.
Amaseena and Maria Bella finished second and third to give the form some credence.
Lanigan said: "On her home-work I thought she was a nice filly and I thought she'd run in the first three or four without winning.
"But for her to go and win first time is great. She's by Sea The Stars and like a lot of his stock she's just taken a while to come to hand, but they also have great temperaments, and she's no different.
"She actually would have been out a bit earlier but she had some bad stomach ulcers in the summer and we just had to back off her for a while.
"Hopefully she can go on from here. It's always tricky with fillies at this time of year as they can go in their coats quickly, so we'll just see how she comes out of the race before deciding whether to run her again this year."
The Ben de Haan-trained Generalyse secured his first win since last November with a runaway victory in the Red Deer Handicap.
Beaten just a nose at Kempton a week ago, the 11/4 favourite was pushed clear by Jim Crowley to score by three and three-quarter lengths from Another Try.
The trainer said: "It's about time he got his head in front again and he's done it really well, so I'm delighted. Jim gave him a good ride and it's a particularly good result as the horse was bred and is owned by mother-in-law.
"We'll see how he comes out of the race. There is a 0-75 handicap coming up at Newcastle in about a week, so he might go there."
The feature event in terms of prize-money on the card was the Squirrel Conditions Stakes, but just four runners went to post.
Godolphin's Miner's Lamp was the 4/11 favourite and stayed on dourly to score by a length and a quarter from Gold Top to give jockey Silvestre de Sousa yet another winner following his Pontefract four-timer on Monday.
"I'm very pleased with him. He's a big fellow - he's just a galloper," the Brazilian rider told At The Races.
"There wasn't much pace early on, but he's done it well. Maybe next year we'd be thinking about going a mile and a half. He's got a bit of potential."
Trainer William Haggas and jockey Ryan Moore combined to take the second division of the fillies' maiden with 9/2 shot Token Of Love.
Moore later completed a double on Jeremy Noseda's 11/10 favourite Endless Light in the Dormouse Maiden Stakes.
Lady Cecil's 2/1 favourite Hamelin looks a horse to follow after claiming the Vaderstad Dealer Handicap under Richard Hughes.
The Stoat Selling Stakes went to 5/4 favourite Banreenahreenkah, while Barista (16/1) did the job nicely in the concluding Leveret Apprentice Handicap.