8th Jun 2017 | Horse Racing
Sandown Tips: Gallifrey
Beaten 3.75 lengths by Oaks winner Enable on debut. Closing sectional only 0.36s slower and given an opening mark of 76.
After Gallifrey finished second on her debut at Newcastle I wrote in my notes, ‘second behind potentially smart Gosden filly’. That turned out to be a slight understatement, the filly in question was Enable who went onto take the Oaks!
Gallifrey put up an excellent performance in defeat, she was only beaten 3.75 lengths and her closing sectional was only 0.36s slower than Enable’s and 0.68s quicker than the third best in the race.
On her next start, Gallifrey comfortably won an ordinary maiden and although the time wasn’t spectacular the handicapper has given her an opening mark of 76. That is fair based on her maiden win but take the form of her debut run against Enable and she could be thrown-in.