2:30 – Wolverhampton – HOLIDAY INN WOLVERHAMPTON NURSERY (CLASS 5) (2yo 0-75) Standard 5f216y
Somethingboutmary makes her fourth start this afternoon and is looking to enhance her record at all weather tracks. The 2 year old chestnut filly was an early foal being born on 14 January and as such she made her racecourse debut on 10 April in the first 2 year old race on the fibresand surface at Southwell.
Although she ran green on her first start and was outpaced after 2 furlongs she did start to make headway on the outside of the other runners and when she was ridden around a furlong from home she stayed on well taking the lead inside the last 50 yards to win by ½ length. It was noteworthy that her rider did not have to go for everything to get her up suggesting that there may be more to come from her.
Her connections clearly thought so as she was stepped up in class markedly for her second run when she contested a fillies Listed race at the Dante meeting at York in May. At this stage of her career however it was a step to far as she hung and ran green again finishing 8th of the 11 runners some 13 lengths behind the winner and never being a factor in the race.
Her last run was at Lingfield 21 days ago when she contested her first handicap race running off an Official Rating of 65. She was fancied to do well as she went off joint favourite and she did not disappoint her supporters making virtually all, staying on well when ridden inside the final furlong to win by 1 length. Her jockey said: “She´s a bit quirky, but has loads of ability and hopefully will go on from here.”
With that in mind and her two wins on the all weather, the fact that the handicapper only put her up 5lbs for her win last time suggests that she should be a leading factor off her new mark of 70 in this Nursery. Only three of the eight runners have raced on the all weather before and while it is dangerous to write off their chances on this basis, Somethingboutmary has run on the surface at Lingfield and won. Moreover, Wolverhampton is a sharp left handed track and the runners have to make a full turn on the 6 furlong course which is very similar to the 6 furlong course she won over last time at Lingfield.
Amy Ryan takes over in the saddle today and Amy has ridden Somethingboutmary on her first two starts. Amy is the daughter of trainer Kevin Ryan and will have ridden Somethingboutmary in work many times so will know the filly well.
Somethingboutmary comes into the race today in winning form. She lead all the way at Lingfield last time and was not ridden to hard to win with Julie Burke only resorting to the whip twice off the final turn. It would seen probable that she will be effective off a mark just 5lbs higher than her Lingfield success and she is a game filly who battles well. She broke extremely quickly from the stalls at Lingfield and a repeat of this should see her running well again from a prominent position this afternoon.