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Silver Games

Silver Games ran an awful lot better than her finishing position in fifth place behind Cosmopolitan in a fillies’ handicap at Newbury on Saturday suggests. Mick Channon’s filly travelled as well as anything to the two furlong pole, and moved up menacingly a furlong out before just failing to get home, and fading right out of it inside the final 50 yards. Mentioned here before after a big run in the Sandringham Handicap at Royal Ascot, she was arguably an unlucky loser on her previous run before Saturday in another handicap over a mile at Ascot, when she got squeezed up at a vital part of the race. The ground was too soft for her on Saturday, and it looks now like she will benefit from a drop back down in distance as well. She travels well and she has bags of pace. She would be really interesting if tried over seven furlongs on fast ground next.

18th July 2009