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  • 17:00 Tweenhills Pretty Polly Stakes 1m 2f

  • (Fillies' Listed) £40,000 added 3yo 10 ran
  • Winner £22,684 2nd £8,600 3rd £4,304 4th £2,144
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf
    Weighed In
  • Winning time: 2m 9.75s
  • Off time: 17:27:38

Full result

17:00 Newmarket Result 6th May 2012
Pos Draw Dist Horse Weight Jockey Trainer Age SP
1st (2) Kailani 8-12 M Barzalona M Al Zarooni 3 6/1
Dwelt raced centre, towards rear, headway 3f out, led overall and drifted to far side rail over 2f out, ridden and ran on strongly opened 6/1 touched 6/1
2nd (6) 7 Hazel Lavery (IRE) 9-1 M Hills C Hills 3 4/1
Raced centre, in touch, headway 3f out, ridden and every chance over 2f out, stayed on to chase clear winner inside final furlong opened 9/2 touched 9/2 £3750-£1500 £2250-£500
3rd (10) Lacily (USA) 8-12 L Dettori M Al Zarooni 3 5/1
Dwelt headway to soon lead overall, raced center, ridden and headed over 2f out, kept on same pace opened 4/1 touched 11/2
4th (8) 1 Salford Art (IRE) 8-12 J P Murtagh D R C Elsworth 3 10/1
Raced centre tracked leader, ridden 4f out, ridden and every chance over 2f out, kept on one pace opened 8/1 touched 10/1
5th (3) 4 Miracle Maid 8-12 A Kirby C G Cox 3 16/1
Raced centre held up, headway over 4f out, ridden and outpaced over 2f out, kept on towards finish opened 16/1 touched 16/1
6th (7) What's Up (IRE) 8-12 J P Spencer K A Ryan 3 20/1
Raced centre in rear, headway 3f out, drifted to far side over 2f out, weakened over 1f out opened 14/1 touched 20/1
7th (5) ½ Petaluma 8-12 Martin Harley M R Channon 3 33/1
Raced centre held up, headway over 4f out, ridden and outpaced over 2f out, kept on inside final furlong opened 33/1 touched 33/1
8th (1) 10 Arsaadi (IRE) 8-12 Ahmed Ajtebi W J Haggas 3 5/2f
Raced alone towards far side, in touch, ridden over 3f out, weakened over 1f out opened 4/1 touched 4/1 £4000-£1000
9th (4) 8 Bon Allumage 8-12 T P Queally Sir H R A Cecil 3 10/1
Raced centre in touch, ridden 3f out, weakening when hung to far side opened 14/1 touched 14/1
10th (11) 6 Red Hand (USA) 8-12 William Buick J H M Gosden 3 10/1
Raced centre tracked leader, ridden and weakened over 2f out opened 12/1 touched 12/1 £5000-£500(x2)
NR (9) Cubanita 8-12 Jim Crowley R M Beckett 3

Betting breakdown

Tote Win: £7.70 Tote Place: £2.90,2.00,2.10
Straight Forecast: £31.32 Exacta: £46.40 Trifecta: £189.40 Swingers: 1&2:7.30 2&3:5.20 1&3:6.30

Jackpot: £50,271.32 carried forward to Beverley, 7th May
Placepot: £348.70, Pool: £216837.28, 453.88 winning tickets
Quadpot: £35.50, Pool: £11349.78, 236.37 winning tickets

Verdict

Ouija Board was the last winner of this Oaks trial to go on to Epsom glory and although the more exposed runners in this field didn't appear to have that sort of scope there were plenty unexposed sorts in the line-up and it was one of those that prevailed in good fashion. Kailani, whose dam was a 1000 Guineas winner, had had just the one previous start, winning a backend maiden at Yarmouth. She was held up in rear before making a positive move approaching the two furlong maker, making her way across to the far side of the track as she did so. She continued to edge across to the rail but her jockey allowed her to do so, riding with just hands and heels and the way that this daughter of Monsun quickened was impressive. She doesn't hold an Oaks entry but that race is apparently the plan and the trip should hold no fears but she may well encounter different ground next month and will have her effectiveness to prove on a faster surface if so. There was a yawning gap back to Hazel Lavery who was one of the higher rated fillies in the race with a mark of 95. She had chased home Fillies Mile second Samitar in a sales race on her final juvenile start and posted a solid run on her seasonal return having come under pressure some way from home. Connections believe that she will prove better suited by a faster surface and and may be tempted into a crack at the Oaks; that may be flying too high but she looks capable of making her mark at a lesser level. There was a good deal to like about the run of Lacily, a stablemate of the winner. She helped to cut out a reasonable early pace given the testing conditions and did well to rally for third having been in danger of being swamped as the field spread across the width of the track with a quarter of a mile to run. She is the daughter of an Oaks winner and her rider was at pains to say that she shouldn't be judged on this run with better ground expected to bring about an improved performance. Salford Art, the highest rated runner in the field, had done most of her racing on a sound surface, she stuck to her task and appeared to get the trip well enough. Miracle Maid was rather pitched into the deep end having had just the one start at Newbury last time, when finishing fourth in an October maiden. This was an encouraging enough return from the well-bred filly who is a half-sister to Katchit and Oaks Trial winner Miracle Seeker amongst others. Arsaadi was made favourite on the back of a good run to finish third to Rougemont in a sales race at this track. She raced apart from the field in the early stages but this was presumably in an attempt to find better ground and the winner ended up on the same part of the track. Their finishing efforts couldn't have been further apart, however, as she was struggling from a long way out with her jockey understandably not hard on her once her chance had gone.