Flying Phoenix wins at Ludlow
Flying Phoenix 6/4F 5 10-13 Michael Blake 105 86
Always prominent, chased leader 3 out, led next, stayed on well, comfortably (op 2/1)
6 Western Approaches 6/1 6 11-8 t Ian Williams 107 81
Led, ridden and headed 2 out, stayed on same pace last (op 5/1 tchd 7/1)
6 Miss Tilly Oscar (IRE) 9/2 7 10-9 David Evans 94 61
Held up, headway approaching 3 out, ridden and weakened before last (tchd 10/3)
7 Buxom (IRE) 100/30 6 11-11 v Jamie Snowden 110 68
Chased leader until pushed along and mistake 3 out, weakened next (op 11/4 tchd 7/2)
5 Faith Jicaro (IRE) 10/1 6 11-12 James Unett 111 63
Prominent, pushed along after 6th, weakened before next (tchd 9/1 and 11/1)
39 Faustina Pius (IRE) 14/1 5 11-3 b Matt Sheppard 102 —
Held up, headway 6th, ridden and weakened before next (op 12/1 tchd 16/1)
6 ran TIME 3m 50.40s (slow by 12.40s) Total SP 111%
NON RUNNER: Pass The Time
1st OWNER: Francise Tieman BRED: Winterbeck Manor Stud TRAINER: Michael Blake
2nd OWNER: Ian Williams
3rd OWNER: B J Mould
TOTE toteswingers 1&2 £2.40, 1&3 £1.30, 2&3 £2.90 WIN £2.90 PL £1.50, £3.00; Ex £11.60; CSF £10.70 TRIFECTA £48.70 Pool: £2326.87 - 35.82 winning units.
MY RACE NOTES
A modest race for mares, run in a time only slightly quicker than the earlier claimer.
FLYING PHOENIX, claimed from Dai Burchell´s stable after finishing second at Towcester, ran out a fluent winner on this first start for new connections. She was2lb well in here but gave the impression she can win another mares´ race.
Western Approaches had disappointed in two runs back from an absence but made a bold bid from the front, although the winner easily picked her off. She was due for a 5lb drop before this.
This was a little more encouraging from Miss Tilly Oscar, but she remains below her best.
Buxom won a weak race at Huntingdon and was readily seen off from this 6lb higher mark. [Richard Lowther]
QUOTES: Michael Blake, trainer of Flying Phoenix: "I only claimed her about ten days ago but she had been working well at home in the meantime. She´s in a seller at Leicester next week and we´ll take a look at that." .