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Trevor Reid
1 minute read
30 Nov 2014
6:00 am

Grey Light a delight

Trevor Reid

Grade 1 form cannot be dismissed lightly and back in a handicap Grey Light could redeem herself by winning Race 7, a FM 84 Handicap over 2000m at Kenilworth Today.

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This daughter of Tapit ran fifth in the Grade 1 Silver Slipper in July over 1400m at Greyville where she had decent fillies like Carry On Alice and Rosier behind her and followed that up with a sixth to Same Jurisdiction in the Grade 1 Thekwini Stakes over 1600m at the same course. Behind Grey Light that day were subsequent winners and classy fillies Pine Princess and Alboran Sea as well as subsequent winner Run For Revelry.

Trainer Joey Ramsden may have been disappointed with her two comeback starts as Grey Light was no match for Acrostar over Kenilworth 1400m and her sixth place to Cold As Ice last time.

I think it safe to put a line through her last run as she was clearly outsprinted by some quality fillies and what looks an inspired move by Joey is to now give her a step up in trip. Jockey Bernard Fayd’Herbe was aboard her when she won her maiden so knows her well and pole position draw will be an advantage.

Irish Myth will appreciate the step up in trip after running on late in her last outing and could be coming back to form but may battle to give Grey Light 1.50kg.

Counting Angels and Pecan Nut are holding their form well enough and are sure to be in the firing line but one has to feel Grey Light has their measure.