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  • 15:35 E.B.F. 'Green Desert' Maiden Stakes 1m

  • (Str) £11,500 added 2yo 15 ran
  • Winner £7,439 2nd £2,214 3rd £1,106 4th £553
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf
    Weighed In
  • Winning time: 1m 40.88s
  • Off time: 15:36:24

Perennial win for team Hills

Charlie and Michael win with smart juvenile

Last Updated: 08/09/11 4:29pm

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Perennial (pink cap) gets up to win the maiden

Perennial (pink cap) gets up to win the maiden

Perennial won the E.B.F. 'Green Desert' Maiden Stakes over the straight mile at Doncaster for Charlie Hills on Thursday.

Dynamic Duo and Kung Hei Fat Choy took them along in the early exchanges but it was all change in the final furlong when Curzon Line came with his challenge only to be run out of the places in the closing stages.

12-1 chance Perennial got up in a thrilling finish to win by half a length under Michael Hills with Encke (7-2) second and Rawaafed (11-4 favourite) a further head back in third.

Winning trainer Charlie Hills said: "He has a great temperament this horse and we've always liked him. He's shown a good turn of foot so hopefully has a nice future ahead of him.

"We'll get him home and speak to Teddy Grimthorpe but there are no immediate plans. I wouldn't think he'd run too many times this year. There's a bit of improvement in him and he should come on a lot. He's going to stay well."

His brother Michael, the winning jockey, added: "He's done nice work and while he's going to improve a lot for this race he's shown us a nice bit of class at home.

"When I asked him to go he quickened up like a nice horse. I think he has a future."

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