Wide-open Windsor sprint finale

Clear Spring and Stellarta head the sponsors' wide-open betting for Monday's Sky Bet Windsor Sprint Series Finale Handicap at Windsor.

Clear Spring: Pictured winning at Newbury back in May

A field of 14 has been declared for Monday night's valuable six-furlong dash, with the John Spearing-trained Clear Spring heading the weights.

He has to give and a stone and more to every one of his rivals having been left on an official mark of 102 after finishing fourth behind Growl in the course qualifier on his latest public outing in June.

Adam Kirby gets the leg-up on the vastly experienced eight-year-old, who was a winner at this venue two summers ago.

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Joining him at the top of Sky Bet's ante-post market is five-year-old mare Stellarta.

Michael Blanshard's charge filled the runner-up spot in her qualifier in May and has held her form well subsequently, finishing third to subsequent Stewards' Cup winner Dancing Star and herself running a huge race when a close fourth to Hoof It in the Stewards' Cup consolation race at Glorious Goodwood last time out.

Mike Murphy's three-time course scorer Rio Ronaldo is third in the market after some solid efforts in defeat including an excellent second in the aforementioned track and trip contest won by Growl.

David Evans' Flowers On Venus is an 8/1 shot under John Egan but needs to put a slightly disappointing Newmarket effort behind him, when eighth of 11 as the 5/2 favourite.

Others in the shake-up are Eve Johnson Houghton's Goring, who surprised a few people when winning over this distance at Windsor a fortnight ago, and John Jenkins' Pretty Bubbles, who has been kept fresh for the final after winning a qualifier at the end of last month.

The sponsors bet: 6/1 Clear Spring, Stellarta; 15/2 Rio Ronaldo; 8/1 Flowers On Venus; 10/1 Goring, Pretty Bubbles, Rosie's Premiere, 12/1 Foxtrot Knight, Ice Age, Young John; 14/1 bar.

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