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Bounce The Blues

Bounce The Blues ran a big race to finish second behind With Thanks in the Listed October Stakes over seven furlongs at Ascot on Saturday. Restrained early on by David Probert from her high draw beside the stands rail, she travelled strongly through her race just behind the pace. She picked up at the two-furlong marker, and she got a nice gap on the run to the furlong pole through which to deliver her challenge. She finished off her race well too, she got the better of leader and favourite Highfield Princess, but she just couldn’t catch With Thanks, who finished off her race well further out towards the centre of the track, going down by just a short head.

It was still a really good run by Andrew Balding’s filly on her first run back since July. She was well beaten in the Oak Tree Stakes at Goodwood on her last run before Saturday, but that obviously wasn’t her true running.   Winner of a listed race over a mile at Naas last August on her final run for Johnny Feane, she hasn’t won yet since she joined Andrew Balding, but she has finished in the first three now in five of her seven races since her arrival in Britain, all at listed or Group 3 level. She was weak in the market before Saturday’s race, so there is every chance that she will come on for that run, her first in over two months. She goes well on soft ground, so she will be of interest if she runs again before the end of the season.
2nd October 2021