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Horse Racing: Miss Jenny shows why she's seen as a black type filly; LINGFIELD.

Byline: by Ron Wood

MISS JENNY finished down the field in the Lowther Stakes at York on her previous start, but the fact she contested such indicated the regard in which she is held and she took full advantage of the return to maiden company here.

It was easy to see why trainer Brian Meehan stepped her up to Group company last time for, having shaped well on her debut at Windsor, she went on to chase home subsequent Moyglare Stakes runner-up Silca Chiave in a decent maiden at Newbury.

Ridden by Neil Callan, who was notching his 111th success of the year, she was always in a good position and had only to be pushed out to win convincingly.

The winning trainer's assistant, Jane Allison, said: "She's very nice and the jockey thinks she is a black type filly."

That victory will have pushed Meehan further up the 'hot trainers' list and another trainer who started the day in that table, Roger Charlton, was also on the scoresheet courtesy of Regent's Park.

Owned by the Queen and ridden by Steve Drowne, she made pretty much every yard and displayed a likeable attitude when challenged.

Charlton's assistant, Tom Grantham, said: "Steve gave her a great ride. He said he'd jump out and make the running on her, and that is the way she likes to be ridden."

King Charles defied the penalty he picked up for his recent success on Ling-field's turf course with another impressive victory, this time on the Polytrack, for Ed Dunlop and Daragh O'Donohoe.

Robin Trevor-Jones, Dunlop's travelling head groom, said: "He gallops on this surface at home, so that was not a problem. We'll just wait and seen what the hand-icapper does now."

The Chris Wall-trained Air Biscuit followed up her recent Brighton victory in the opening apprentice handicap in the hands of Jonjo Milczarek.

She was stepping up two furlongs in trip, but is certainly bred for the job, being by 2001 Derby hero Galileo.

The successful trainer said: "We'd hoped to drop her in a bit more, but she just broke so well. Jonjo did not panic, though, and did well to get her settled. Full credit to him as well for sticking to the inside on the bend, as some of the others fanned right out."

Star performance

King Charles followed up his win on Lingfield's turf course with a ready success on the Polytrack and is progressing well

Galileo again

In many people's eyes the natural successor to Sadler's Wells followed up his clean sweep in the St Leger with another winner courtesy of Air Biscuit - albeit at a considerably lower level!

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Regent's Park and Steve Drowne win at Lingfield yesterday GERRY CRANHAM
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Title Annotation:Sports
Publication:The Racing Post (London, England)
Date:Sep 13, 2006
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