HEARTSTRING had her second race in the EBF Fillies' Novice Stakes (Plus 10 Race)5f, Class 5. There was 4mm of rain overnight and another 4mm of watering, and the ground was given as good to firm (GoingStick 8.1).
HEARTSTRING was looking to improve on her maiden race. Jason Hart was again on board and this time had a much more favourable draw in the centre of the stalls. HEARTSTRING was quick away and raced across to the far rails with Ginvincible who had beaten her by 5 lengths 12 days earlier.
HEARTSTRING ran her race and was prominent on inner, just behind Ginvincible who led the pack. HEARTSTRING made her effort 2f out, with not too much room and switched left entering final furlong, soon ridden and kept on she only just failed by a neck to haul in Ginvincible in 3rd spot
HEARTSTRING again ran with promise, keeping on at the finish, and she looks one with more to offer once handicaps come into play.
There were one or two noteworthy efforts in this fillies' novice.
GLASS SLIPPERS, unlucky in running at Goodwood, had no such issues this time and cruised through the race before being shaken up to go and win. She had no issues with the drop back to 5f, but her trainer said she'd likely move back up to six for the Firth of Clyde Stakes next month. She won the race easily.
Rapture showed the benefit of her debut effort over the C&D and kept on well to take second despite a tendency to edge right. Another furlong looks likely to suit her.
Ginvincible showed good early speed to cross over and lead on the rail. She might be able to find a little novice on the AW before heading down the handicap route.
No Bills, a sister to 5f winner Roundhay Park (RPR 98) and half-sister to three other winners, performed a good bit above market expectations and that despite getting stopped in her run just inside the last. This was a promising start.
Rosebank, the first foal of a 6f/7f 2yo winner (RPR 98), was too green to show her true ability on her debut.