Lennox Stakes: Sandrine strikes at Goodwood Pageant for in-form Andrew Balding and David Probert


Andrew Balding is having fun with a superb spell and likeable filly Sandrine continued the secure’s wealthy vein of kind taking the Group Two World Pool Lennox Stakes at Goodwood.

Third within the Falmouth Stakes at Newmarket, the drop at school helped the 12/1 winner, with David Probert having fun with a transparent run on the surface, having tracked long-time leaders Pogo and Blissful Energy, who set a good tempo.

Down in journey, Sandrine stayed on stoutly over the seven furlongs and having hit the entrance contained in the final half-furlong, had sufficient to repel the quick end of Kinross on the far rail, who was bidding to win back-to-back renewals underneath Frankie Dettori. He simply failed by a neck and there was a short-head again to Pogo in third.

Balding mentioned: “She barely blew the bend within the Coronation (Stakes, at Royal Ascot), however I assumed she dealt with it very well immediately.

“Sandrine regarded like she would win the Falmouth at one stage and possibly simply did not fairly get house. We simply felt if she was efficient at seven furlongs, she could possibly be a filly for the Prix de la Foret as she goes on any floor. We simply needed to attempt her spherical a right-handed bend earlier than that and it is labored out effectively.

“I do not know concerning the Breeders’ Cup. We’ll see what the proprietor needs to do, however the goal seems to be the Foret and she or he does not a penalty within the Metropolis of York Stakes in order that could possibly be a stepping stone to that.”

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Sandrine (inexperienced and white, close to aspect) wins the Lennox Stakes at Goodwood

Probert mentioned: “She quickened very effectively and I am simply delighted for her. I all the time thought she was a Group One filly and if she might get that Group One, it could be an incredible feeling for me and her.”

Ralph Beckett mentioned of Kinross: “He’s courageous, he has run one other correct race, Frankie felt that he was a few lengths additional again than he would have favored and that has value him, however he has run his race. That’s all you possibly can ask for.”

Charlie Hills was left to rue floor situations for Pogo.

“Sadly, they’ve put an excessive amount of water on for him immediately. He simply couldn’t get his ft out. Annoying. He has run a terrific race once more,” he mentioned.

“He was simply beginning to come once more, it in all probability will get a bit faster up the straight, on that bend it’s too free and didn’t swimsuit him.”





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