Betfred TV Free Stakes
(registered As The Fred Darling Stakes)
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Group 3, Chelmsford City 14:40
£45,000 added,
3yo only, 7f, Class 1  
Saturday 16th April 2016

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1 Marenko 5/2
2 Light Up Our World 16/1
3 Besharah 2/1F
8 ran Distances: 1¼l, hd, 1¾l
TIME 1m 25.64s (slow by 2.34s)

Ryan Moore strikes again as he lands the Fred Darling on Marenko

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Trained by Richard Hannon and ridden by Ryan Moore, Marenko was sent off a 5-2 shot after showing up well in Group company on more than one occasion last year.

Winner of a Kempton conditions event earlier this month, Marenko kept on with real purpose to seize the lead with around a furlong to go in the seven- furlong heat, eventually pulling clear of Light Up Our World. Besharah, the 2-1 favourite, finished third.

Hannon said: "I think the trip was a little bit on the short side for her as she's done very well from two to three and she's a scopey filly with a lovely attitude.

"We took her out of the Guineas as we thought about looking at a Listed race at Royal Ascot, but that's now obviously not the way forward so we will sleep on it and see where we go from here.

"Maybe towards the end of the year she might be a Sun Chariot type and she may be one for the Falmouth Stakes at the July meeting but she's done plenty for now and I'm happy to leave her for a bit."

Hannon also trains Light Up Our World and he expects her to shine over further.

He added: "The second will improve massively for going up to a mile and a quarter, but she's not quite there in her coat yet. They are two lovely fillies."

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Betfred TV Free Stakes
£45,000 added, 3yo only, 7f, Class 1
8 ran
Going: Standard (Polytrack)

Pos Dr D Horse SP Jockey Weight Trainer Age
1st (2) Marenko 5/2 R L Moore
R Hannon 3
2nd (4) Light Up Our World (IRE) 16/1 P J Dobbs
R Hannon 3
3rd (8) hd Besharah (IRE) 2/1f P Cosgrave
W J Haggas 3
4th (7) Aljazzi 4/1 Andrea Atzeni
M Botti 3
5th (5) ¾ Katie's Diamond (FR) 8/1 Oisin Murphy
K R Burke 3
6th (3) nk Rebel Surge (IRE) 50/1 William Twiston-Davies
Richard Spencer 3
7th (1) Veena (FR) 25/1 J P Spencer
D M Simcock 3
PU (6) Nassuvian Pearl 9/1 F M Berry
R M Beckett 3

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