Gr1 Lancome Handicap

On the strength of her win in the Gr3 Helios Fillies Stakes, Millard's Cape Fillies Guineas winner Bimbina was sent off favourite for the Gr1 Lancome Handicap at odds of 11-10. She would have been shorter had stablemate Up The Creek, who has yet to find her form in the Transvaal, not drawn good support, to start at 28-10.

French-bred filly Confettine dictated the gallop through the turn, followed by Up The Creek, with Bimbina poised to strike in third along the running rail. Bimbina did just that as first Up The Creek and then Confettine tired, bursting ahead in the last 200m, to hold Eileen Alanna by three parts of a length.

The win improved Bimbina's already impressive record to six wins from 10 starts. She heads off to Natal for the winter season with earnings of R364 928.

 

1986 Gr1 Lancome Handicap

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