Teaplanter previews the 8:10 at Kempton on Tuesday and is keen on Fly following up her debut success at Lingfield.
Fly makes her second appearance in this fillies handicap over 1 mile and this run is eagerly anticipated after her remarkable win last time at Kempton. She was positioned out the back and never going to pace for much of that 7 furlonmg contest on heavy ground, but she really found her stride in the final furlong to finish with a real flourish and pick up the leaders right on the line, winning by a neck.
She is a Pastoral Pursuits half sister to Seal of Approval and Gale Force and it was no surprise at all to see her struggle with the distance, even if she is by a speedier influence than those two relations. This step up to a mile will suit her, even though it is highly likely that 10 furlongs or further is what she will need to be seen at her best in due course. For that reason, we will keep stakes small, but she could be a really well handicapped filly off a mark of 70 and if we give some money away in this race, we will get it back when she steps up in trip.
James Fanshawe has his horses in flying form at the moment and it is noteworthy that Gale Force, Seal of Approval and another relative, Instance, all won their maidens at this venue. Fanshawe clearly likes targeting this track and we will back Fly to continue the family tradition.
1.5 points win Fly at 7/2 with Betfred and Betfair Sports