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  • 14:35 Qatar Bloodstock Dahlia Stakes 1m 1f

  • (Fillies' Group 3) £50,000 added 4yo+ 11 ran
  • Winner £28,385 2nd £10,760 3rd £5,385 4th £2,685
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf
    Weighed In
  • Winning time: 1m 52.78s
  • Off time: 14:37:21

Dorcas lands Pretty Polly

Last Updated: 01/05/11 6:32pm

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Dorcas Lane - stayed on stoutly.

Dorcas Lane - stayed on stoutly.

Dorcas Lane lands Listed success in Pretty Polly Stakes

Lucy Wadham's Dorcas Lane won the Listed Tweenhills Pretty Polly Stakes at Newmarket.

The half-sister to seven winners, including Faasel, travelled just behind the pace in a tightly knit field under Champion Jockey Paul Hanagan.

Dorcas Lane was slightly outpaced when the tempo quickened but responded well to pressure as her rivals fell by the wayside one by one.

Izzi Top, who was still in the Guineas at the five day stage, and Primevere were both well supported in the market and the latter had been well backed for the Oaks but both flattered to deceive, failing to pick up as threatened, and could only finish in third and fourth.

Ralph Beckett's Charleston Lady stayed on to take second without threatening the winner on her seasonal reappearance.

The winner hadn't made her debut until January of this year when winning at Lingfield and had subsequently found one too strong in handicaps on her next two starts, including the well regarded Barbican who was due to run in the final race on the card.

"She was originally meant to run in a three-year-old hurdle at Auteuil but I gave her a run on the all-weather to get her started and we've taken it from there," said Wadham.

"I wouldn't supplement her for the Oaks and I don't know what we'll do now. She's in the Ribblesdale.

"It's my first winner at Newmarket but I'm a jumps trainer and I haven't had many runners here."

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