Sajwah heats up for Salisbury glory
11:38am Wednesday 31st August 2011
Sajwah can make the most of the step back to Listed class in the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Dick Poole Fillies’ Stakes at Salisbury.
The Exceed And Excel filly was a winner at Warwick on her racecourse bow back in May, prompting connections to up her to Group 3 company at Royal Ascot next time out.
Sajwah really did not look at home on the easy ground there, finishing eight lengths off the winner with the reopposing Inetrobil claiming the runner-up spot.
That rival was again in the field when Sajwah was sent for the Cherry Hinton at Newmarket and the gap was much smaller with Inetrobil fourth, just half a length in front of Sajwah in fifth.
The selection still has a little to find with her old adversary, but she remains lightly raced while Inetrobil has seen plenty of action this term.
Trainer Charlie Hills obviously thinks Sajwah is a bit better than average and a drop in class, combined with good ground, should do the trick.
Theladyinquestion must hold an excellent chance in the EBF “Compton Place” Lochsong Fillies’ Stakes.
A winner of one of her three juvenile starts, the Dubawi filly had a long spell on the sidelines due to a suspensory injury sustained in a valuable sales event on the final of those three outings.
Connections obviously think a bit of her as they opted to return her to training and that faith was vindicated when she won at Newmarket first time out.
Admittedly things fell right for her that day, but her one-length verdict was particularly meritorious. She looked as though she would improve for the run.
The ladyinquestion can prove a particularly apt winner for Andrew Balding, whose father Ian handled the great Lochsong.
Sabotage can break a length losing run in the CGA “Persian Punch” Conditions Stakes.
The five-year-old has not hit the mark since winning at Meydan in February 2010 but hinted at a return to form when fifth at Chester last time.
He did not get the best of runs that day so could be capable of more than bare form suggests.
Munsarim found it tough going at Goodwood but – freshened up after a short break – he must go close in the John Smith’s Redcar Straight-Mile Championship at Redcar.
Keith Dalgleish threw him into a competitive handicap at the Glorious meeting and he ran a respectable race to finish just over seven lengths off the winner in 12th.
Previously successful at Ayr and Newcastle, Munsarim is not the most consistent of performers but is capable of a bold show.
2.10 Dannios, 2.40 Farhaan, 3.15 Kaylena, 3.50 Sajwah (NAP), 4.25 Theladyinquestion, 5.00 Rebecca Romero, 5.30 Sabotage.
2.00 Nemushka, 2.30 Taffe, 3.05 Ryedane, 3.40 Munsarim, 4.15 Diamond Fay, 4.50 Amir Pasha, 5.20 Falcun, 5.50 Glenmuir.
Tomorrow’s other meetings: Kempton and Newton Abbot.
Today’s meetings: Bath, Carlisle, Folkestone, Hereford and Kempton.
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