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  • 14:15 Whiteley Clinic Prestige Stakes 7f

  • (Fillies' Group 3) £40,000 added 2yo 8 ran
  • Winner £22,684 2nd £8,600 3rd £4,304 4th £2,144
  • Going: Good to Soft
  • Surface: Turf
    Weighed In
  • Winning time: 1m 28.53s
  • Off time: 14:17:22

Ollie Olga lands Prestige

'Tough little filly' takes successful step up in class

Last Updated: 25/08/12 2:41pm

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Martin Harley: Rode Ollie Olga

Martin Harley: Rode Ollie Olga

Ollie Olga completed her hat-trick in the Whiteley Clinic Prestige Stakes at Goodwood.

Mick Channon's filly took the step up to Group Three company in her stride when keeping on well to keep her unbeaten record intact.

Sky Lantern was sent off an odds-on favourite to land a first win in the seven furlong contest for trainer Richard Hannon but had to settle for second having seemed ill at ease on the rain-softened ground.

The pair had raced in midfield behind Redressthebalance and Savanna La Mar with Richard Hughes pulling the grey juvenile to the outside with a quarter of a mile to run.

Travelling Strongly

Martin Harley was travelling strongly on his inside but had to wait for a gap to emerge and, when it did, the Stormy Atlantic filly quickened to the front.

Sky Lantern stayed on resolutely but Ollie Olga stuck her head down and prevailed by half a length; there was a length back to Amazonas in third.

Channon said: "She's a tough little filly. She never knows when she's beaten but she just does enough.

"She'll probably go a mile now. The May Hill Stakes at Doncaster is an option, but she'll probably go straight for the Group One at Newmarket (Fillies' Mile, September 28)."

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