Lolita given new Lys of life

by British Horseracing Authority News Headlines 4 years ago

Moi Lolita and Collusiva represent overseas interests in Thursday’s 32Red/ Fleur de Lys Fillies’ Stakes at Lingfield.

The Listed event is the first of 16 ‘Win And You’re In’ races for the �1million All-Weather Championships Finals Day on Good Friday next year.

Moi Lolita is trained in Germany by Markus Klug and has finished second at this level back home.

Klug said: “We are bringing Moi Lolita over to Lingfield because she doesn’t like soft ground and the owner is keen to have a runner in England.

“She looks well at the moment and we wanted to try her on an all-weather surface as it is preferable to racing on turf at this time of year.

“She has black type in Germany already, having finished second at Bad Doberan in August, and I hope that she can run well again.”

Collusiva is trained by Italian Giuseppe Botti at his Chantilly base in France.

Richard Hannon runs two, Indignant and Forgive, who beat just one home in the Cambridgeshire last time out.

Alex Smith, of owners Highclere Thoroughbred Racing, said: “Forgive was not suited by the hustle and bustle of the Cambridgeshire, but has been very consistent this year apart from that.

“She ran in this race last year when not beaten that far (just over three lengths back in eighth) and we would love to get some black type for her. She has won at Kempton Park on the Polytrack so the surface is not a worry.

“She has a good draw (one), Silvestre de Sousa, who partners her, is in good form, and she will be ridden positively.”

The highest-rated filly in the race is Sir Michael Stoute’s Enrol.

Hughie Morrison runs Spicy Dal, who was not beaten too far by subsequent Champions Day winner Seal Of Approval at Newbury in August.

“She only just got into the race as her rating is only 88 but I’m not sure why it’s so low as she’s Listed placed,” said Morrison.

“On her form behind Seal Of Approval, beaten five lengths, you wouldn’t have thought she’d be far away.

“Ideally, I would have liked the race to be over 10 furlongs rather than a mile but this is the last opportunity she’ll get to run on a decent surface.”

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