Aspall Cyder 1728 Sweet Solera Stakes
Group 3, Newmarket 15:40
£60,000 guaranteed,
2yo only,
7f, Class 1   
Saturday 12th August 2023


1 Fallen Angel 9/4F
2 Soprano 4/1
3 Les Bleus 40/1
8 ran Distances: 3l, 1¾l, shd
Time: 1m 24.48s (slow by 1.38s)

Karl Burke’s Fallen Angel, a daughter of Too Darn Hot, looked the part when making a successful racecourse debut at Haydock in May before being touched off by Shuwari in the Listed Star Stakes at Sandown.

Stepping up to Group Three company, Fallen Angel was the 9-4 favourite in the hands of Danny Tudhope and travelled strongly for much of the seven-furlong contest before being asked to go about her business.

Soprano, third in the Albany at Royal Ascot and the Star Stakes, did her best to make a race of it, but Burke’s filly was much too strong, quickening three lengths clear.

QuinnBet make Fallen Angel 16-1 for next year’s 1000 Guineas, while Coral were even more impressed and trimmed her odds to 14-1 from 33-1.


“It was very impressive,” Tudhope told Racing TV. “I probably learned a lot about her the last day at Sandown, I maybe didn’t make as much use of her, but the ground that day was very soft and you’re always a bit wary of how quick you’re going.

“This filly stays this trip well, she wants a mile now and she may even get 10 furlongs in time.

“The further she went today the better – she powered clear up the hill.

“She’s just a classy filly who goes on all types of ground and she’s got a great mind on her. She tries, she’s game, she’s just a very likeable filly.

“I’m sure she’ll have all the right entries. I don’t know where she’ll go next, but the future is very bright.”


Sweet Solera Stakes
£60,000 guaranteed, 2yo only, 7f, Class 1
8 ran
Going: Good, Good to Firm in places

1 (7)    Fallen Angel 2 9-2 K R Burke Daniel Tudhope 9/4F
2 (2)
3 Soprano 2 9-2 George Boughey Kieran Shoemark 4/1
3 (5)
Les Bleus 2 9-2 Richard Hughes Finley Marsh 40/1
4 (4)
shd Jabaara 2 9-2 Roger Varian David Egan 17/2
5 (6) Carolina Reaper 2 9-2 Charlie Johnston Jack Mitchell 9/2
6 (8)
5 Wild Goddess 2 9-2 Charlie Appleby William Buick 7/2
7 (1)
Queen's Reign 2 9-2 Ed Walker Rossa Ryan 11/1
8 (3)
2 Cry Fiction 2 9-2 Jonathan Portman Trevor Whelan 28/1