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Salisbury Sun Apr 30 2yo race review

Salisbury 1500 Sun Apr 30
Fillies' Conditions Stakes
5f, Class 3, 1m0.26s
(slow by 0.46s)
Firm

Daddies Girl. Third run of career, unplaced as favourite six days earlier at Windsor. Had benefit of 5lb claimer here. Jumped well, contested lead. Wound up at halfway and wouldn't let anything past. Foughht on well.

Take Shelter. Strong second at Newmarket 11 days ago. Jumped well and went towards rail, causing mild interference behind. Sat three wide with cover. Challenged 2f out but unable to get past the winner.

Billesdon Brook. Feb 24. Checked at start, lost a few lengths, settled at tail. Made ground from halfway then given full bore approaching 1f pole. Claimed third on the line. Nice run, bred for further.

Campion. Poor debut at Wolverhampton when started 5/2 fav. Started well, settled just behind the pace. Made his run at 2f, only lost second and third in final 75yds.

Di Fede. Apr 20. Half-sister to seven winners. Little slow to begin, settled on rail 3-4L behind leader. Didn't emerge fo rher run until final furlong, ran on nicely final stages, not given a hard run.

Highland Mary. Mar 22, £36k yearling. Last into the gates, checked as soon as they jumped, lost a couple of lengths. Bit green, bouncing around back in the field. Just plugged on in the last furlong.

Hastenplace. Mar 23, £16k vendor buyback as yearling. Drawn widest of all, away well, then eased behind midfield. Bit green when making his run, didn't make up much ground but will learn from that. Just plugged on in final furlong.

Esther. May 11, £20k 2yo. Away well, straight to the lead. Pressured and eventually weakened from the furlong.

Dolly Dagger. Apr 8. Slow to begin, cost her early momentum and ended up out the back. Made some ground in final furlong.

Zain Smarts. Mar 29, £50k yearling (30k gns foal). Caused all sorts of chaos at the start when dived left after gates opened. Enough early pace to contest the lead but sitting three wide. Run ended at 2f and eased up in final furlong. Not as bad as margin may suggest.

KEY POINTS
Winner wasn't stopping, third horse flew home and Di Fede worked home nicely without telling everybody about it.

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