Electric performance from Ladyland at Kempton

Watson youngster looks an Ascot type

  • Saturday 20 April
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Electric Ladyland continued the perfect start to her career when making it two from two with a front-running success in the RTV/British Stallion Studs EBF Novice Stakes at Kempton.

After lowering the two-year-old track record over five furlongs on the all-weather at Lingfield on her debut, the Archie Watson-trained daughter of Cable Bay was not for catching again, beating Littleton Hall by a length and a half to initiate a double for Luke Morris.

The winning rider said of the 11-8 scorer: “She is a very fast filly and has worked very well at home with Lady Kermit. The pair are very nice fillies.

“You would like to think she would end up an Ascot filly and something like the Lily Agnes on the way there has got to be a good option for her, as she is very good on turning tracks.”

Cowboy Soldier (20-1) showed he was ready to roll after a 243 lay off when completing Morris’ brace with a length-and-a-quarter success in the Bet At racingtv.com Handicap.

Greg Chung, assistant trainer to Robert Cowell, said: “He was just going through a growing phase last year, but Rob always thought plenty of the horse last year.

“We were a little bit worried about the draw (stall nine), but he handled that slightly slower surface well. Off a long lay off it was a promising run.”

El Gumryah gained compensation for a string of near misses when giving Simon Crisford a birthday winner in opening her account in the Racing TV Fillies’ Conditions Stakes.

After hitting the frame in each of her three starts at two, the daughter of No Nay Never gamely fought off her rivals from the front to capture the mile prize.

Although pressed late on by both Rainbow Heart and Rux Power, the 20-1 shot pulled out plenty before holding the latter at bay by three-quarters of a length.

Nausha was backed into odds-on favouritism but was disappointing in fourth.

Ed Crisford, assistant to his father, said: “That’s a birthday winner for dad. This filly did that well and we might look at something like the Listed race at York (Michael Seely) over a mile.

“Andrea (Atzeni) thought she might get a bit further in time. We will stick to the mile for now and see how she gets on.”

Eden Rose (3-1) defied an 11lb hike in the weights when making it three from four on the all-weather in the Racing TV Queen’s Prize Handicap.

The Mick Channon-trained four-year-old followed up her facile success at Lingfield with a length-and-a-quarter victory from Sharja Silk in the two-mile contest.

Assistant trainer Jack Channon said of the 3-1 winner: “She is a really nice filly that has taken a while to mature. She is a big, strong filly that was weak in the early part of her career.

“She stays really well and has that bit of class, so fingers crossed she keeps progressing.

“Races like the Northumberland Plate, or as she stays so well the Ascot Stakes, could be on the agenda.

“As Jon and Julia Aisbitt are owner-breeders they would like to get a bit of black type so we could look at races like the Lillie Langtry and Park Hill later in the season.”

Electric performance from Ladyland at Kempton
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