bet365 Fillies' Mile
Fillies Group 1, Newmarket 15:35
£500,000 added,
2yo only,
1m, Class 1   
Friday 12th October 2018


1 Iridessa 14/1
2 Hermosa 5/2F
3 Pretty Pollyanna 7/2
8 ran Distances: 1½l, ¾l, 4l
Time: 1m 38.80s (slow by 3.80s)

Iridessa causes an upset under Wayne Lordan


Joseph O’Brien’s Iridessa made a big impression when making a winning debut at Killarney in July, before finishing fifth in the Debutante Stakes at the Curragh and third in a Listed race at Leopardstown.

She looked to have her work cut out stepped up to Group One level, but struck gold at 14-1 in the hands of Wayne Lordan.

Pretty Pollyanna, winner of the Duchess of Cambridge Stakes and Prix Morny during the summer, was bidding to bounce back from a slightly disappointing effort in the Cheveley Park a fortnight ago and looked the likeliest winner when cruising to the lead under Danny Tudhope.

However, tackling a mile for the first time, she gave best inside the final furlong and it was left for Iridessa and Aidan O’Brien’s 5-2 favourite Hermosa to fight it out.

Iridessa quickened up best and was always doing enough to hold Hermosa at bay by a length and a half. Pretty Pollyanna was another three-quarters of a length back in third.


bet365 Fillies' Mile (Fillies' Group 1)
£500,000 added, 2yo only, 1m, Class 1
8 ran
Going: Good to Firm

Pos Dr D Horse SP Jockey Weight Trainer Age
1st (7) Iridessa (IRE) 14/1 W M Lordan
Joseph P O'Brien 2
2nd (3) Hermosa (IRE) 5/2f D O'Brien
A P O'Brien 2
3rd (4) ¾ Pretty Pollyanna 7/2 D Tudhope
M L W Bell 2
4th (6) 4 Shambolic (IRE) 14/1 L Dettori
J H M Gosden 2
5th (2) 8 Zagitova (IRE) 5/1 J A Heffernan
A P O'Brien 2
6th (8) 2 Layaleena (IRE) 20/1 Jim Crowley
Sir Michael Stoute 2
7th (5) s.h Beyond Reason (IRE) 9/1 W Buick
C Appleby 2
8th (1) 6 Antonia De Vega (IRE) 5/1 Harry Bentley
R M Beckett 2

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