SIMONA (4f) 52 kgs. Drawn 8. Jarryd Penny rides for Bridget Stidolph.
This lovely Gimmethegreenlight (AUS) filly out of Western Winter (USA) mare takes on the boys in Satuday’s prestigious Castle Tankard run over 2000m. She has won six and been placed six times from 18 starts. Ran second to Ashton Park, when in receipt of 1.5 kgs, in the recent 1600m Independence Trophy (carrying 57.5 kgs).
Has yet to try 2000m but on Saturday this improving filly carries 52 kgs so certainly in with a shout. Has beaten Phantom Major over 1800m when in receipt of 2 kgs. They meet at level weights in the Tankard.
Photograph: Jarryd Penny and Simona have teamed up well before.