Appleby’s run of success with juveniles continues at Yarmouth
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Charlie Appleby's incredible run of success with his juveniles continued apace with the victory of Wild Illusion in the totepool Racecourse Cashback Available Fillies' Novice Stakes at Yarmouth.
The well-bred filly was Appleby's 23rd two-year-old winner of the season and this daughter of Dubawi could be booked for the top.
Entered in the Moyglare Stud Stakes and the Fillies' Mile later in the year, she was sent off the 15-8 favourite under James Doyle to make a winning debut.
Having broke smartly the result was never really in doubt, despite William Haggas' Give And Take briefly looking a threat.
Wild Illusion's dam, Rumh, was a Listed winner who ended up running over two miles so the fact she showed enough speed to win over a mile on debut bodes well for next year.
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Sent off at 8-1, Silvestre de Sousa's mount had shown some ability when second on debut at Chelmsford and came markedly forward from that, travelling nicely on the outside to two out and quickly putting the race to bed at the furlong pole.
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Seyasah, the even-money favourite, had no answer, and was two and three-quarter lengths in arrears.
Astute Boy, who had been second on his two previous runs, finally took top honours in the Follow @totepoolracing On Twitter Maiden Handicap.
From some way out it was between Astute Boy and Mambo Dancer, and with winning trainer Ed Vaughan having his string in great form his followers were rewarded at 6-1.
Perhaps the one to take out of the race was the Queen's Glassalt, who stayed on late in the day for third.
Blaze Of Hearts (11-2) could be given a chance in the totepool Racecourse Debit Card Betting Handicap and so it proved as the Dean Ivory-trained gelding took full advantage of his current mark of 72 to beat the pacesetting Stosur by a length and a half. Favourite Rubensian never threatened to get in a telling blow, while the well-fancied Issue was unruly at the start and eventually withdrawn, leading to a 20p deduction in the pound on all bets.