Young Love could complete a treble of sorts at Hollywoodbets Kenilworth on Saturday. She won leg 1 and leg 3 of last season’s Winter Series for fillies and now gets a chance to win leg 2 in the first season the series has been opened to four-year-olds. (Picture: Wayne Marks)
Three-year-old Happy Chance ticks all the boxes for the World Sports Betting Ladies Mile, a Listed event carded as Race 7 at Hollywoodbets Kenilworth with ten entries. Off time is 15h15.
The smart Dynasty filly loves the distance, manages soft going and sports the correct form pattern, having won before third-up after a rest. Trainer Brett Crawford knows how to get them super-fit – Happy Chance seems primed to run a career peak and add to her tally of three wins from eight starts.
Many handy types entered the race (Young Love, Echo of Life, Do Angels Cry, and Kwinta’s Light), so the pace should be accurate. The last named could be the best of these pace pressers as she has been admirably dependable this year, but she was run out of it by Happy Chance over shorter last time and may again find it too hard to resist that rival’s finishing dart.
Going Up and Gold Poker Game are two entries from Bass Racing with legit claims. The former narrowly missed at her one earlier dip over this trip, ran well in a higher-class last time and is at her best on soft ground.
Gold Poker Game, a progressive Gold Standard filly, has her task complicated by a wide draw of 10 (racing is on the Winter course with a shorter run-in of around 470m), but will be staying on purposefully and has a chance to beat another well-performed filly, Love is a Rose.
Greg Ennion reports the latter is doing well ahead of this race after romping to a convincing score of over 1800m at Hollywoodbets Kenilworth a month ago. The more torrid the pace, the better for his stamina-laden entry.