SUNSHINEANDBUBBLES returned to the winner’s enclosure tonight at Wolverhampton, and after recent performances it was no surprise that she went off the 15/8 favourite. She had bumped into well treated rivals on her two most recent starts, and on both occasions there was a good distance back from her to the third. She fully deserved to go one better, and the race set up nicely for her, with a good gallop to chase.
Joe Fanning was back in the saddle and he held her up in midfield, but closed on the leader 2f out, and just needed a shake of the reins to take the lead over 1f out. She readily quickened clear, and was eased towards the finish, when Joe saw on the big screen how far ahead she actually was, winning easily by 8 lengths, the most emphatic victory of her four career wins. That’s the sort of dominating performance we all like to see as owners, until you start thinking about how the handicapper might react!