Roly Poly takes G1 honours in the Falmouth

Filed on 14 Jul 2017 @ 15:20

The Aidan O'Brien-trained Roly Poly (War Front) made the most of the absence of her stablemate Winter - to whom she has been second on her last two starts - to win the Group One Tattersalls Falmouth Stakes at Newmarket's Moet et Chandon July Festival.

The long-absent Wuheida was a fine second for Charlie Appleby, fading late on.

Winning rider Ryan Moore said: "It went very well. Her last two runs were very good runs behind Winter.

"She improved right through the spring and deserved to win a Group One. She was touched off in the Cheveley Park last year. She's just a very tough and very honest filly."

Appleby was thrilled with the performance of Wuheida, saying: "I'm delighted. She's travelled well throughout and as William (Buick) said, she's just gone for her girths (got tired), which is what I expected to be honest.

"Her class has taken her to where she is today and I'd be pretty confident she's going to take a good leap forward.

"As regards trip, William felt she may even have got a bit quicker since last year. I was thinking after this we might be looking to go up to 10 (furlongs), but we might stick to around a mile.

"Let's let the dust settle, see how she is tomorrow morning and make a plan from there."

Filed on 14 Jul 2017 @ 15:20