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Printing Dollars

Printing Dollars ran better than the bare form of her run suggests in the mares’ handicap hurdle. She travelled really well through her race for Sam Waley-Cohen. Her jumping was good, and she moved well behind the leader Minellareflection over the third last flight and as they raced to the home turn. She came under pressure quickly though after they straightened up for home, and she weakened from there. She got very tired from the second last flight, and her rider just kept her going to take sixth place, well behind the winner Robin Gold.

This was Warren Greatrex’s mare’s seasonal debut, it was her first run since she was pulled up in a handicap hurdle at Doncaster in February, so there is every chance that she will come on for it. She had had a wind operation in the interim too, and she was racing here on ground that was probably softer than ideal over the three-mile trip. Her best runs to date have been on good or good to soft ground, no softer, over three miles or two miles and five furlongs, and she will be of interest when she can get back on better ground now. The handicapper dropped her by another 3lb to a mark of 118, a mark that is 17lb lower than the mark on which she started off last season, and she will be of interest now off that type of mark when she can get back on better ground.

Ascot, 21st November 2020