Thursday 14 November 2019

Freddie's Girl glory prompts Cowley to splash cash

Martin Kelly

Owner Anne Cowley displayed an insatiable appetite to splash the cash as she followed up Freddie's Girl's success by shelling out 15,800 guineas for Satwa Gold after his victory in the Bet NFL-Betdaq Selling Stakes at Lingfield.

Cowley and her husband, Fred, sponsor Stef Liddiard's yard and it was Liddiard who saddled Freddie's Girl to take the Betdaq Poker Maiden Stakes. Buoyed by that strike, Cowley fancied expanding her string and scared off all bidders as she dominated the post-race auction to nab Satwa Gold.

The former Ed Dunlop inmate coasted along under Hayley Turner and cruised clear inside the final furlong to easily justify his tag as the 4/5 favourite.

Crowley said: "I have only owned horses for five years and I now have four girls and a boy."


Freddie's Girl had earlier struck when dropped back to five furlongs with the 4/1 chance holding a slender advantage levelling up for home before gamely going clear to leave her five rivals toiling.

Turner went on to complete a 39/1 double as Vinces (7/1) pounced in the Bet FA Cup-Betdaq Handicap.

Divine Force proved himself exactly that with a last-to-first burst in the seven-furlong Marriott Hotel Opening Spring 2010 Handicap.

Peopleton Brook was weak in the market but defied the drift out to 25/1 to follow up his course-and-distance handicap victory earlier this month in the Golf At Lingfield Park Claiming Stakes.

Andrew Heffernan finally paid a visit to the Lingfield winner's enclosure as Aflaam's effort yielded success in the first division of the Handicap.

Ron Harris' five-year-old provided the 5lb claimer with his 42nd mount at the track and the partnership sat handy on the pace to collect by half a length.

Expansive Problem (14/1) swooped to take Division Two of the mile handicap while fellow top weight Prince Charlemagne (3/1) won the Lingfield Park Sporting Membership Handicap.

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