MUSSELBURGH report By Gordon Brown
The sprightly eleven-year-old came through late to score for the fourth time under apprentice Harrison Shaw.
“She is an amazing mare and I’m proud to be associated with her,” the winning rider said. “She’s won sixteen times in her career in total and I’d say she’s capable of winning again. “It was a pretty trouble-free race for us and she can often be on her toes beforehand and sometimes you have to ride her down with any irons.”
Locally-born Andrew Mullen gained a narrow success on Catherine’s Girl in the opening nursery.
Trained by Ann Duffield, the 14-1 chance got up near the line to pip front-running Harswell Prince by a neck.
Mullen, who hails from nearby Tranent, said:
“The drop back to five furlongs helped her and she dug really deep. I hadn’t ridden her before today and she is pretty tough. “She’s pretty straightforward and travelled well into the race. She hit the line strong and there should be more to come. “She appreciated the better ground and there should be better to come as she was still a little bit green.”
Graham Lee and Blackberry came from last to first to land the fillies’ conditions stakes for trainer Bryan Smart.