SPRING FLING - having been twice placed 4th at pattern race level, Spring Fling won the Land O’Burns (listed) at Ayr on Saturday. She’s now likely to have one more run in the Coral Charge (G3) at Sundown on Eclipse Day before retiring to Ladyswood.
LAND O’BURNS STAKES
The Listed Land O’Burns Stakes, the feature race of the day at Ayr yesterday, was won by the Henry Candy-trained Spring Fling. The six-year-old daughter of Assertive took cover in the main body of the field as Merry Banter (Bated Breath) took off in front at a fast pace. The winner struggled to find racing room, but when she did a furlong from home, she quickened well to win by a length and a quarter from Rural Celebration (Pastoral Pursuits), with Queen Kindly (Frankel) a further neck behind in third.
This was Spring Fling’s first victory at Stakes level and her third win from 18 starts, during a career which has lasted five seasons.
Bred by Caroline Wilson, the Goffs UK graduate is a half-sister to the Gr.1 Diamond Jubilee Stakes and Gr.1 Haydock Sprint Cup winner and young sire Twilight Son (Kyllachy) and the Gr.3 Hackwood Stakes and Gr.1 Sprint Cup-placed Music Master (Piccolo).