Redrock Entertainment Atalanta Fillies' Stakes
Group 3, Sandown Park 14:30
£65,000 added,
3yo plus,
1m 14y, Class 1   
Saturday 20th August 2016

1 Persuasive 6/4F
2 Blond Me 9/1
3 Lucy The Painter 20/1
12 ran Distances: 3l, ¾l, 1¼l
TIME 1m 42.74s (slow by 3.24s)

Persuasive still unbeaten after authoritative success in the Atalanta Stakes

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Persuasive looked ready for a crack at the top level after easily winning the Group Three Atalanta Fillies' Stakes at Sandown.

John Gosden's Cheveley Park-owned three-year-old took her unbeaten tally to five after a convincing success in the hands of Robert Havlin.

Settled in the rear early on, Persuasive cut her way through the pack effortlessly and won going away by three lengths to justify a starting price of 6/4 favourite.

Blond Me (9/1) was second with Lucy The Painter (20/1) third.

Cheveley Park's managing director Chris Richardson said: "She was very impressive and has done very well since Royal Ascot.

"We're very happy with her and she's a filly that looks very progressive. I'm hoping she will step up eventually to Group One level.

"We'll have to see how we get on, but we will be considering races like the Sun Chariot and the Matron Stakes.

"Whether we go straight up to Group One I'm not sure. The way she did it today you'd be tempted."

Gosden was at York, where he said: "She did it very nicely. We'd freshened her up since Ascot and it worked.

"She's a talented, progressive filly but there's no decision on where she goes next. She is well entered up, though."

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Redrock Entertainment Atalanta Fillies' Stakes
£65,000 added, 3yo plus, 1m 14y, Class 1
12 ran
Going: Good to Soft, Good in places

Pos Dr D Horse SP Jockey Weight Trainer Age
1st (4) Persuasive (IRE) 6/4f R Havlin
J H M Gosden 3
2nd (12) 3 Blond Me (IRE) 9/1 Oisin Murphy
A M Balding 4
3rd (5) ¾ Lucy The Painter (IRE) 20/1 Harry Bentley
E De Giles 4
4th (9) Mix And Mingle (IRE) 10/1 T E Durcan
C F Wall 3
5th (8) nk Pirouette 14/1 T P Queally
H Morrison 3
6th (6) Spirit Raiser (IRE) 9/1 F Tylicki
J R Fanshawe 5
7th (1) ½ Red Box 9/1 M Harley
Sir Mark Prescott 3
8th (7) Epsom Icon 16/1 James Doyle
M R Channon 3
9th (11) hd September Stars (IRE) 10/1 Jim Crowley
R M Beckett 3
10th (10) nk Australian Queen 66/1 J Fanning
D R C Elsworth 3
11th (2) nk Black Cherry 20/1 Tom Marquand
R Hannon 4
12th (3) 8 Clotilde 25/1 M Dwyer
W J Knight 4

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