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Hair we go... La Pelosa looks a cut above at Sandown


By Anita Chambers

La Pelosa enjoyed no sort of luck on her most recent outing but can get back on the winning track in the British Stallion Studs EBF Star Stakes at Sandown.

Charlie Appleby's filly was one of the main victims of the rough finish to the Duchess of Cambridge Stakes at Newmarket earlier this month, suffering notable inference.

La Pelosa, meaning hairy in Spanish, almost certainly would not have beaten the impressive winner, Pretty Pollyanna, but the manner in which she was staying on made a place look likely.

She similarly showed decent reserves when beaten just a neck in the Albany Stakes, so perhaps this is the opportune moment to to try seven furlongs for the first time.

This Listed affair is also less taxing on paper than the Newmarket assignment, and should give La Pelosa a fine chance of a confidence-booster ahead of bigger targets later in the campaign.

Mt Augustus can defy a 7lb hike in the ratings in the Sri Lanka The Wonder Of Asia Handicap.

DONCASTER: 5.15 Burtonwood, 5.50 Gentle Look, 6.25 Hope Is High, 7.00 Crotchet, 7.30 Rapier, 8.00 Right Direction, 8.30 Bomad.

LEOPARDSTOWN: 5.30 Cedars Of Lebanon, 6.00 Crockford, 6.35 Goddess, 7.10 Bold Approach, 7.40 Phoenix Lightning, 8.10 Night Of Power, 8.45 Talsara.

LIMERICK: 5.40 Kamil, 6.15 Feeling The Love, 6.50 Native Lass, 7.20 Running In Heels, 7.50 Ravenhill, 8.25 Castle Howard, 8.55 Galvin.

NEWBURY: 5.35 Attain, 6.10 Legends Of War, 6.40 To The Moon, 7.15 Tahreek, 7.45 Blyton, 8.20 Power To Exceed, 8.50 He's Our Star.

SANDOWN: 1.50 Fraser Island, 2.20 LA PELOSA (NAP), 2.55 Mt Augustus, 3.25 Dorella, 4.00 Camomile Lawn, 4.30 Arigato, 5.00 Duke Of North.

WORCESTER: 2.10 Fit For Fifty, 2.40 Mr Satco, 3.15 Ezanak, 3.45 Cora Sundrop, 4.20 The Twisler, 4.50 The Last But One, 5.20 Tidal Watch, 5.55 Balkinstown.

YARMOUTH: 2.00 Catapult, 2.30 Fognini, 3.05 Destinys Rock, 3.35 Grey Spirit, 4.10 L'Explora, 4.40 Revived, 5.10 Kachumba.

DOUBLE: La Pelosa and Tahreek.

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