Folkestone

  • 16:50 Roman Road Fillies' Handicap1m 1f 149y

  • Winner £2,386 2nd £705 3rd £352
  • Going: Good to Firm, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 3.77s
  • Off time: 16:50:41
16:50 Folkestone Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Full Bloom 9/1
2nd Sweet Secret 11/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (6) 41248-0 Black, light blue seams, black cap, light blue star Sweet Secret 24
Nag me
4 9-12 J Gask A Kirby 66 11/112.00
2 (7) 30-4412 Dark blue, red spots, white sleeves Choral Festival 10
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-9 J J Bridger P J Dobbs 63 2/13.00
3 (3) 2-26357 PURPLE, PURPLE and YELLOW check sleeves, quartered cap Woop Woop (IRE) 10
Nag me
3 9-3 Stef Higgins S Sanders 68 7/24.50
4 (1) 01 Maroon, Black cap Chatterer (IRE) 12
Nag meDistance Winner
3 9-2 t M P Tregoning Katia Scallan (7) 67 7/24.50
5 (2) 452 White, Dark Blue cross belts and armlets Full Bloom 132
Nag me
3 9-1 p1 G A Butler S J Drowne 66 9/110.00
6 (4) 085-439 Red and light blue diamonds, light blue sleeves, red armlets, light blue cap Lady Barastar (IRE) 17
Nag me
3 8-12 p W R Swinburn S W Kelly 63 9/25.50
Non runners
7 (5)053025Out Of The Storm38-6S DowAdam Beschizza57

Verdict

Choral Festival has been in good form over 1m4f but it's not certain this drop in trip will suit the five-year-old, who may also be back in the handicapper's grip now. Sweet Secret should be all the better for last month's run at Windsor but Woop Woop and Lady Barastar appear to be going backwards and Out Of The Storm has also had plenty of chances. CHATTERER stepped up markedly on her debut run 10 days earlier when landing a maiden at Lingfield last month. She almost certainly has more to offer and can follow up here at the chief expense of Full Bloom, who has shown promise on the Polytrack but makes her debut on turf following a break.