Chic Columbine Takes Fillies' Final of British EBF £100K 2YO Series

Chic Columbine | Goodwood Racecourse

Highclere Racing's Chic Columbine (Fr) (Seahenge) nosed out Lexington Belle (Ire) (Belardo {Ire}) to land the Fillies' Final of the British EBF £100,000 2yo Series at Goodwood Racecourse Wednesday. Group 2-placed Les Blues (GB) (Blue Point {Ire}) finished back in third.

A €10,000 Osarus yearling graduate, the George Boughey- trained filly has finished in the top three in five prior starts, including her most recent success in the £50,000 British Stallion Studs EBF Carrie Red Nursery H. at Doncaster's St Leger meeting Sept. 14.

The Highclere filly qualified via two Band D restricted maiden races supported by the EBF.

George Boughey said: “I was delighted with Chic Columbine; it [British EBF Final] had been a plan for a while–obviously a huge amount of money and a great incentive for buying horses that fit into the restricted race system.

“We actively try and buy horses for this type of race; she is a filly who is probably going to step into black-type territory now and, hopefully, she can continue to progress.”

Edward Arkell from Goodwood Racecourse added: “We were delighted by the strength of the field for this renewal of the EBF 2yo Series Fillies' Final. Goodwood have always been great supporters of the British EBF and are hugely grateful to both them and the British stallion owners who contribute into the fund.”

The Colts and Geldings final, also worth £100,000, will be staged at York Oct. 13. Entries close Oct. 7.


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