Five Times a Lady
WINNER 6 OF 2023: RATTLING, trained by Richard Hannon and ridden by Alec Voikhansky (-7): The 'Betuk Over 40,000 Live Streamed Races Handicap' over 6f at Lingfield.
Why she was the outsider of the field was a strange one, having won in October, November and December over this distance, all in the hands of Richard's apprentice Alec.
Drawn in the centre she broke well, but others decided to push forward and make the running, so Alec was happy to track them, although getting hampered 5f out. Coming around the bend, she had to track wide, but made good headway 1f from home. Ridden in the straight, she went into 2nd and quickened nicely to lead inside the final furlong, running on well, with ears pricked, she won by a length.
"Rattling has nicked it for Alec Voikhansky!" Watch the full race replay here: https://www.attheraces.com/racecard/Lingfield/28-January-2023/1418
Timeform rated it as a career best p92, saying: "Got back on the up in a race that panned out much better than last time; mid-field, pushed along over 2f out, led inside final 1f, kept up to work; she's likeable."
Syndicate manager Tim says: "I was very impressed with that and seeing her and Alec winning again - they are making a great team, as he as ridden her for 4 of her 5 wins. In the review I did for her owners, I mentioned working back from Finals Day, as she is in the form of her life. She is a lovely filly and has given her owners some fun; not just because of her 5 wins, but her consistency, as she has finished in the top three 11 times from 17 starts. Well done to Richard and his team and congratulations once again to her syndicate."