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Snow Angel makes all to give Alhebayeb form a nice boost.

Byline: Folkestone, James Pugh

EAGLE-EYED form experts would have cottoned on to the chances of 6-1 shot Snow Angel in the fillies' maiden after her Nottingham conquerer Alhebayeb won the Group 2 TNT July Stakes at Newmarket earlier in the day. The John Hills-trained speedster finished two and a quarter lengths behind the Hamdan Al Maktoumowned runner on her last start and she made all the running before producing a ready turn of foot to dispose of some well-regarded rivals by a length. Jubilant Queen, making her debut for Clive Cox, shaped with a great deal of promise in second, but she could not get to the leader. Winning jockey Seb Sanders said: "She came out so fast it was the obvious thing to do [make the running]. She ran very well at Nottingham. I thought it rode like a really decent race and I thought she won ver y well tonight." Bint Youmzain, who was sent off the 11-4 favourite on her debut, lost at least five lengths from the stalls but ran on to finish sixth after meeting trouble in running. The well-backed Charming gave Sanders a chance double on the night after Kirsty Milczarek failed to arrive in time to partner the Olivia Maylam-trained filly in the 5f handicap. The winner was backed down to 11-2 from a morning price of 10-1 before opening up on course at 9-1. She was sent off at 5-1 and held off the late challenge of Dear Maurice to score by a neck. Green takes gold Another morning gamble was landed when Green To Gold stormed clear to win the 1m71 /2f handicap in fine style in the hands of Liam Keniry, who was securing a double after winning the opener aboard Stirring Ballad. The Don Cantillon-trained seven-year-old, having his first start for 236 days since running over fences, had been available at 12-1 in the morning before drifting to 5-1 before the off from an opening show of 3-1. The result never looked in doubt once he took up the running up the home straight and he scored by three lengths. Cantillon said he had bought him to go chasing but he had been a "disaster over fences." He added he will play it by ear about which code the grey, who is owned by Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson in partnership with Sotirios Hassiakos, will be seen in next. The stewards held an inquiry into the improvement in form of Green To Gold, who finished last of eight on his last run on the Flat in November. Cantillon said the gelding had benefitted from a break and his confidence had improved from a change in training routine. The stewards ordered Green To Gold to be routine tested. Rain changes going The going at Folkestone changed dramatically throughout the evening after heavy rain battered the course before and during racing. The ground, which was officially good to firm before the opener, changed to good after the first race and went to soft after the third race.
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Publication:The Racing Post (London, England)
Date:Jul 13, 2012
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