Belfast Telegraph

Wednesday 24 September 2014

Get that Fab Feeling at Linfield

Feeling Fab is worth one more chance in the EBF Maiden Fillies’ Stakes at Lingfield.

The Refuse To Bend filly made a really pleasing debut at Thirsk, finishing second to a highly-regarded juvenile from the Mark Wallace stable.

Because of that, she was sent off at the skinny odds of 4-11 for her next start at Catterick, but faded tamely in the closing stages and came home third.

That performance was too bad to be true - but it may have come too soon as it was just over a week after her debut.

As Feeling Fab has had a month to recover since Catterick, there will be no excuses if Mark Johnston’s charge does not come home in front this time.

Whenever Ed Dunlop requests the services of Frankie Dettori the hint should be taken - which is the case with Girl Of Pangaea in the Tulyar Median Auction Maiden Stakes.

This once-raced daughter of Soviet Star made a pleasing debut last November when second of 10 at Kempton.

Girl Of Pangaea has obviously had her problems, having been off the track for 10 months, and while she has a long way to go to live up to her €105,000 price-tag, the filly can gain a valuable first victory.

Johnston’s Chilly Filly should appreciate the step up to a mile in the Edward Frost "Sorry" Maiden Auction Stakes at Beverley.

The juvenile has shown up well in two seven-furlong maidens to date, but being by Montjeu she is sure to improve for an extra furlong.

Chilly Filly has run a little green on both of her starts but should now be all the better for the experience.

George Moore’s Reel Buddy Star was a game winner at Ripon in soft conditions at the end of last month and should go well again off bottom weight in the Bay, Filey, Premier Coastal Holiday race.

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