Dungeon Princess is chosen
DUNGEON PRINCESS can justify the journey from Lambourn to Musselburgh today by lifting the Stoneyhill Maiden Handicap over seven Mick Channon's stable has begun the Flat turf campaign in good form and the former England footballer has a squad of over 50 juveniles.
It is a fair guess that Channon rates the three year olds and upwards that remain in his care, and although Dungeon Princess is clearly no star, there is every chance she will improve given time and stepped up in distance.
Starting the 2 to 1 co favourite of three for a six furlong seller at Leicster on her most recent start, event, she could not summon a change of pace when ridden approaching the final furlong and went down by a length and a half to The Frisky Farmers.
That was a much more encouraging effort and the return to further here will be very much in her favour. Off a lenient looking, handicap mark, Dungeon Princess is taken to win her first race.
Les Eyre is another trainer whose string is in good order and his Goodbye Millie can continue the trend in the Pinkie Handicap.
The six year old has been given top weight to carry but is a fair performer in modest company and ran with credit in claiming company towards the end of last season.
At Lingfield, Errant is taken to complete a hat trick under a 5lb penalty in the Weatherbys Bulletin Magazine Handicap.