Northern Ireland’s Sendmylovetorose remained unbeaten and won the Group 2 Cherry Hinton Stakes at Newmarket. Andrew Oliver’s two-year-old filly was withdrawn from the Albany Stakes at Royal Ascot in June after getting trapped underneath the starting stalls. The extra rest may have proven to be a blessing on Saturday.
Jockey Colm O’Donoghue encouraged the filly in the six furlong horserace which saw soft turf conditions due to intermittent rain during the week. In the final stretch, Sendmylovetorose barely edged out Richard Hannon’s Maureen.
The winner earned £34,026 on behalf while the runner-up took in 2nd £12,900. Jadanna and Premier Steps came in third and fourth, respectively. Tom Dascombe’s Premier Steps came in third at Albany.
O’Donoghue told betfair.com: “She’s quite light on her feet and could handle better ground too. She’s got the class to do it on that ground and that’s the sign of a good filly. She’s still raw and green so there’s more to come.”
Horse racing tipsters had their eye on Sendmylovetorose after she made a winning debut at Navan several weeks back and won a Group 3 horserace at the Curragh.
Peter Chapple-Hyam’s highly touted Agent Allison was withheld from the six furlong meeting at the last minute. The horse made her debut at Pontefract, and came in second to Newfangled in the Albany Stakes at Royal Ascot.