• Ian Ender


We take one runner up to Musselburgh on Wednesday afternoon when Red Amapola contests the, a 0-55 handicap over nine furlongs, for three year olds only, the going at the time of writing is good.

Red Amapola ran well on her debut in a novice auction at Wetherby in June. She then contested two further novice stakes and although she didn't match the form of that debut, she still ran with enough promise to suggest a handicap was within her compass. Since stepping in to handicap company she has failed to beat a single rival in two starts, although she has finished within 12 lengths of the winner on each occasion. Her mark of 49 remains unchanged, and Jason Hart will be in the saddle for the first time.

RED AMAPOLA 31 March 2018. Marcel-Si Belle. Owner-Miss Rebecca Dennis.

Red Amapola is the eighth and latest offspring of her dam to see the racecourse, four of which have made the winners enclosure, including the BHA 87 rated The Gill Brothers.Her dam was a well above average performer on the racecourse, winning twice, and finishing second in Listed company in Germany in 2008, and earning a best BHA rating of 95. Red Amapola's sire is Marcel, who won the Racing Post Trophy in 2015. He is a second season sire, and has only had nine individual runners to date, three of which have already won. Coincidentally we also train Creative Mojo, another filly from his first crop.

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