Whistlin’ Trixie, Monday, August 20

Whistlin’ Trixie, Monday, August 20  In the British Stallions EBF Fillies’ Nursery Handicap (2.20) at Leicester on Monday, Quiet Waters is on a retrieval mission after finishing last of 14 on her handicap debut at Newmarket earlier this month. However, she was fractious in the stalls and heavily eased by jockey Edward Greatrex once it became clear she wasn’t going to be involved in the finish; she’s better judged on her previous form, in novice median auction races, which suggested her opening handicap mark was fair enough.

In the Nelson Fillies’ Handicap (2.50), Point In Time failed to trouble the judge in three starts on synthetic surfaces as a juvenile but, switched to turf, has made steady progress this season, culminating with a win, in this grade, at Newmarket 17 days ago. The daughter of Champs Elysees has been raised 4lb for that effort, but wasn’t beaten far in a 0-85 fillies’ handicap over course and distance on her penultimate start and can continue on an upward curve.

In the Coalville Yellow Cab and Underwood Equine Handicap (3.20), Welliesinthewater rallied well in the closing stages to only be beaten a head and a neck in a similar contest, over course and distance, last month. The testing 7 furlongs at Leicester appears to play to his strengths and, with a 1lb rise in the weights unlikely to make much difference, he can finally strike for Paddy Mathers, who’s ridden him seven times without success.

Selections: Quiet Waters, Point In Time, Welliesinthewater, 1-point Win Trixie

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