York Dante Festival: Kevin Ryan’s Fonteyn gets off the mark with triumph in Listed Oaks Farm Stables Fillies’ Stakes

York Dante Festival: Kevin Ryan’s Fonteyn gets off the mark with triumph in Listed Oaks Farm Stables Fillies’ Stakes

Kevin Ryan

Fonteyn (6/1) beat Grande Dame and also Love Rate of interest to win Listed Oaks Farm Stables Fillies’ Stakes at York on Friday; instructor Kevin Ryan: “She’s still finding out. There’s plenty of time as the year goes on”; Bollin Joan wins Paddy Power “I Love Steak” Stakes.

Kevin Ryan’s Fonteyn landed Noted honours at York in taking the Oaks Farm Stables Fillies’ Stakes for Andrea Atzeni and owner Sheikh Mohammed Obaid.

The three-year-old was placed on both her adolescent starts and ended up the runner-up when disputing a Newmarket maiden in April as well as getting home a neck behind Juddmonte’s smartly-bred Crenelle.

A 6/1 come across the Knavesmire consequently, the little girl of Farhh travelled in the centre of the field and also struck the front with two furlongs to go, inevitably resisting 13/8 favourite Grande Dame by ahead.

Kevin Ryan said: “We didn’t believe she did whatever right at Newmarket and the front two were well clear.

” There was no point winning a little maiden, so I spoke to Sheikh Mohammed Obaid and also he remained in the full contract that we need to come right here for a Provided race and it’s repaid.

” I have nothing in mind. I’ll speak to Sheikh Mohammed Obaid. This was our first target and also currently we’ve obtained that out of the way we can now intend the rest of the project.

” She’s still discovering. There’s lots of time as the year takes place.”

Tim Easterby’s Bollin Joan slipped by hot preferred Rogue Bear in a thrilling climax to the Paddy Power “I Love Steak” Stakes.

The latter was a 13/8 chance to open he represent the campaign after ending up 3rd in the Lincoln at Doncaster and also the Spring Cup at Newbury.

Quit last for much of the way by Jack Mitchell, Rogue Bear competed keenly throughout and also was provided with what looked like a winning run inside the last two furlongs.

Yet 12/1 shot Bollin Joan, ending up just 5 days after finishing down the area at Hamilton, declined to bend under Duran Fentiman and clung on by ahead.

Easterby said: “She’s a fantastic filly. She ran on Sunday at Hamilton and also I assume she ran simply a bit free via the race and also didn’t obtain house.

” She wishes to come late though – just come on the line. Some horses can stand being run back-to-back, some can’t, she’s skilled as well as she likes it here.

” We’ll simply take the races as they feature her.”


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