Talaayeb makes impressive debut

The rest of the news from Cambridgeshire Day where Talaayeb headed home a one-two for Hamdan Al Maktoum in the opener.

Talaayeb and Paul Mulrennan (black cap) come with a winning challenge down the centre to win the newmarketracourses.co.uk Maiden Fillies' Stakes.

The well-supported Talaayeb headed a one-two owner for Sheikh Hamdan Al Maktoum in the newmarketracecourses.co.uk Maiden Fillies' Stakes at Newmarket.

Backed down to 10/1 from 25/1 in the ring, the Owen Burrows-trained youngster ran out an authoritative winner from the Charlie Hills-trained Neshmeya in the same colours.

How's Lucy and Elas Ruby set the early pace while The Lacemaker joined in before Neshmeya, the 7/4 favourite, came with a promising run.

However, Paul Mulrennan delivered Talaayeb with a surge that saw her go two and a half lengths clear at the line. The Lacemaker was three lengths away in third place.

Mulrennan said: "I got a good tow into it and she really pulled away in the last furlong.

"The further she went the better she went, she'll definitely stay a mile in the future."

Burrows said: "I was very pleased with that. She had worked nicely at home. Paul (Hanagan) rode her last week and then went and rode Charlie's filly as well, and they both obviously worked well. He had to make a decision and unfortunately for him it didn't work out.

"My girl was very professional and although she was stuck in stall one, Paul managed to get her covered up and she will have learned plenty. She lost her backend when she went into the dip as well.

"She is a neat size, but she will do well over the winter and she is exciting. We can dare to dream. We will get our heads together and have a chat about what happens next. Those first two home are two nice fillies."

Salateen has hit some fine form after scoring last time at Lingfield and the David O'Meara-trained continued his improvement with an all-the-way win in the Racing UK HD Handicap at Newmarket at 9/1 under up and coming Phillip Makin.

Makin said: "He seems to have found some form and I really felt that he was going well – he's a very relaxed horse and I'm absolutely delighted."

O'Meara's representative Fearghal Davis added: "I'd imagine that he'll run again this season as he seems to be improving.

"He's a nice horse and it's very much a case of onwards and upwards. He was good the last day and we knew that if he ran to his last run he'd be bang there again."

Pichola Dance (14/1) is likely to return to the Rowley Mile for a crack at the Group Three Oh So Sharp Stakes at Dubai Future Champions Festival after landing the British Stallion Studs EBF 'Jersey Lily' Fillies' Nursery.

The Roger Varian-trained daughter of Distorted Humor followed up her recent Kempton all-weather victory in good style, accounting for Harmonise (16/1) by a half a length in the informative seven-furlong event. The 5/2 favourite, Blushing Rose, was a head further down in third.

After welcoming winning jockey Harry Bentley into the winner's enclosure, Varian said: "She is a nice filly and very tough. She likes fast ground and she is uncomplicated. She is a good-looking filly.

"We will come back and have a go at the Oh So Sharp. She likes fast ground and we are due to be dry into next week. How long we stay dry at this time of the year, you don't know. If it stays dry, there is no reason why she shouldn't come back and have a crack at it.

"I'm happy with the fast ground, because this is the autumn and before we know it, we are going to be racing on soft ground everywhere. But it is fast and it is fine. If you don't want to run on fast ground, you don't have to. But the fast-ground horses need a chance as well."

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