The Sweet Solera Stakes is the feature at Newmarket and there's plenty of classy fillies in the race looking to progress their careers.
Charlie Appleby has been firing on all cylinders with his juveniles this season and saddles POETIC CHARM, who is second best on BTO+ ratings. The Godolphin-owned filly is stoutly bred being a daughter of Dubawi out of Speirbhean - which makes her a half-sister of the mighty Teofilo. Poetic Charm enters the Sweet Solera having had just the one start but was plenty impressive on that occasion. The two-year-old romped to a one-length success at Newmarket last month on debut and got the better of the short-priced Aidan O'Brien favourite Sizzling. Poetic Charm will only improve from that effort and the soft ground should be no problem given the majority of her half-sibling's offspring handle cut in the going. James Doyle takes the reins and he brags a 50% better-than-expected win rate at the track. Poetic Charm also holds an entry in the Moyglare Stud Stakes, which shows connections may rate her as a Group One filly.
DANCE DIVA had her three-race unbeaten streak snapped last time out. However, Richard Fahey's charge unluckily ran into the highly-talented Nyaleti at Ascot. Beforehand, Dance Diva had flexed her muscle on three occasions. The daughter of Mayson's best victory was in the Empress Fillies' Stakes where she stuck to her task readily in the closing stages to score by one-and-a-quarter lengths. Dance Diva has sound claims on her Newmarket return. She tops BTO+ ratings and the soft going should be no problem for her.
MAYYASAH is plenty unexposed having had just the one run. That was a successful debut for Richard Hannon's filly at Newbury last month and there was plenty to like about the performance. Mayyasah raced keenly throughout the affair and wasted precious energy but she displayed a wicked turn of foot in the closing stages to win by two-and-a-half lengths from the well-fancied Mushahadaat. Mayyasah may have to improve further but the filly will enjoy the dig in the ground.
CAPLA TEMPTRESS is stepping up into Pattern company for the first time after racking up two successes. The daughter of Lope De Vega made a surprise winning debut at Chelmsford by a nose in June. On her second start at Newmarket, last month Marco Botti's charge was well backed and she didn't let punters down. Capla Temptress ran on well to put her rivals to the sword by three-and-a-half lengths, although the field was nowhere as strong as what she'll face this afternoon.
Ken Condon is bringing across MAMBA NOIRE for the contest. Connections will be pleased there's no Clemmie in the field who Mamba Noire has finished third to on her past two runs. The daughter of Wootton Bassett won't be being brought over for a day out, although she has failed to score since her debut and that's a concern.
Hannon also saddles Tajaanus who scooped the Star Stakes at Sandown earlier last time out. However, she was put to the sword by Dance Diva earlier this campaign and has form to reverse.
Article Posted on Saturday 12th August 2017 @ 09.21
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