Charm Spirit Dahlia Stakes
Fillies' Group 2, Newmarket 14:20
£90,000 added,
4yo plus,
1m 1f, Class 1    
Sunday 7th May 2017


1 Somehow 13/8F
2 Elbereth 25/1
3 Aim To Please 14/1
7 ran NR: Nezwaah Distances: 3¼l, 4½l, nk
Time: 1m 49.19s (slow by 1.39s)

Somehow set for Newbury mission after Dahlia stroll

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Aidan O'Brien's Somehow was making a swift reappearance after having claimed a Listed prize at Gowran last Sunday and was the 13-8 favourite under Ryan Moore.

Elbereth set the fractions in front and saw off the majority of her rivals, but had no answer when Somehow ranged up alongside and the Ballydoyle inmate comfortably extended three and a quarter lengths clear at the line.

Elbereth was a long way clear of the remainder in second.

O'Brien said: "We're delighted with her. We thought she was a very nice filly last year.

"She loves following pace and she quickens very well.

"She also likes fast ground, which is also a big help to her. She loves racing. She's very straightforward. 

"We might have a look at the Lockinge Stakes (Newbury) or something like that."

Moore said: "Her two runs this year have been excellent.

"I think she's shown herself to be a high-class filly and she's dealt with them very easily."


Dahlia Stakes (Fillies' Group 2)
£90,000 added, 1m 1f, 4yo+, Class 1
7 ran
Going: Good to Firm

Pos Dr D Horse SP Jockey Weight Trainer Age
1st (1) Somehow (IRE) 13/8f R L Moore
A P O'Brien 4
2nd (7) Elbereth 25/1 David Probert
A M Balding 6
3rd (4) Aim To Please (FR) 14/1 G Mosse
F Doumen 4
4th (3) nk Muffri'Ha (IRE) 9/2 P Cosgrave
W J Haggas 5
5th (8) ¾ Aljazzi 10/1 L Dettori
M Botti 4
6th (6) 1 Silver Step (FR) 16/1 James Doyle
Mme P Brandt 4
7th (2) 17 Skiffle 8/1 W Buick
C Appleby 4
WN (5) Nezwaah Andrea Atzeni
R Varian 4
NR (9) Rosental J P Spencer
L M Cumani 5

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