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Sense Of Style

Sense Of Style did well to stay on as well as she did to finish third behind Astadash and Emaniya in the Denny Cordell Lavarack & Lanwades Stud Stakes at Gowran Park on Saturday, coming from mid-division and finishing off her race well.

Settled in mid-division and along the inside early on by Shane Crosse, Sense Of Style was well back in the field as they straightened up for home. She travelled well on the run to the two-furlong marker though and, while she couldn’t get to the winner, she picked up well at the furlong pole and she finished off her race best of all, just failing to catch Emaniya for the runner-up spot.

It was a race in which the pace held up well, as it did generally on the day. Astadash and Emaniya, from stalls one and two respectively, were prominent from early and along the inside, and Sense Of Style did well to get as close to them as she did, coming from well back in the field. Joseph O’Brien’s filly has been busy this season, and she hasn’t won since she won her maiden at Naas last September, but her six runs this season have all been in listed or Group races, and this was probably a career-best effort, on her first run back after a short break.  Most of her races have been over seven furlongs or a mile, but she saw out this nine-and-a-half-furlong trip well, and she is worth another try at 10 furlongs. She goes well on soft ground, so she will remain of interest as we move more deeply into the autumn.
Gowran Park, 18th September 2021