Bellosa bounds to impressive winning start at Newmarket

Horse Racing

Listed assignment could be next for striking Jane Chapple-Hyam victor.

Bellosa looked a filly with a real future as she proved the market right in the Rossdales Maiden Fillies’ Stakes at Newmarket.

Champion jockey Oisin Murphy was booked by Jane Chapple-Hyam and from an opening price of 25-1 the daughter of Awtaad went off the 7-2 joint-favourite.

Bounced out on the rail, she never saw another rival and made every yard for a seven-length win from the 40-1 shot Verreaux Eagle.

CHapple-Hyam was did stress, however, that rumours the three-year-old had been working with her Classic hopeful Saffron Beach, who was second in Wednesday’s Nell Gwyn, were wide of the mark.

“She’s a nice filly, she came to me after Christmas. Sir Edmund Loder (owner) sold his stud in Ireland and had a dispersal sale, but I was very fortunate to get to train this filly,” said Chapple-Hyam.

“She jumps keep improving with all her work and I’m thrilled with how she’s done it today. I didn’t expect that, though!

“I wanted her to hit the line strong, but she was conceding experience so that just shows her class.

“She worked with Ambassadorial, a good servant of mine, and went by him so I knew then we had a good one. I have to thank Adam Kirby because he rides her and likes her a lot as well.

“She has never worked with Saffron Beach, though, I don’t know where that rumour came from!”

She added: “I think we’ll look for a Listed race next, over six or seven furlongs, but I’ll talk to Sir Edmund (who owned the Marling). There are Listed races at Lingfield and Nottingham we could look at.

“I’m sure the lads had a nibble, they all look pretty happy so I’d say yes!”

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