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Willingly

2017   Chesnut   Filly

by Hot Streak (Ire)  ex  Paradise Place (GB)  ( Compton Place (GB) )

Owner:  Jacintha Hynes

By the Cornwallis and Temple Stakes winner and successful sire, Hot Streak, out of a winning Compton Place Mare, Paradise Place, this filly arrived at Rowdown for his enthusiastic Owner/Rider during the early Summer of 2020.

We put her on the track in a six furlong Maiden on Lingfield's polytrack in the middle of July, where she showed some speed for four furlongs or so; she will probably need further than six in time and will be seen to better effect in handicaps; she is a quietly progressive filly who outran her odds wihen a running on fourth at 300/1 in the second of her two Maiden runs at Sandown; and then ran equally as well, if not better, by finishing third to a Godolphin and a Chevely Park filly in what was almost certainly a good quality Novice Stake run over a mile at Leicester.

She ran in a variety of races on the aw over the first half of the Winter, finishing third over a mile at Kempton at the beginning of December; she had a break over January and February 2021 and returned to the track at the end of April running decently over seven and eight furlongs; she got off the mark at the end of June when holding on in a six furlong Classified Stake at Yarmouth; she then finished a close up second on easy ground at Windsor at the beginning of August. Two less effective runs followed, both over six furlongs at Chepstow and back at Yarmouth, before she bounced back to form to win a competitive six furlong Handicap at Leicester at the beginning of October; she should continue to be effective in similar grade handicaps going forward, particularly on easy ground turf.

After a Winter break we got her back on the track at Bath in the third week of May; benefitting from the run she was then an excellent third in a five furlong Handicap at Chepstow, leading over one out and just being caught close home to be beaten a neck; but she put that to rights by making all to win a six furlong Handicap at Leicester in the first week of July, holding on gamely under a very competent ride from young Mark Winn. And the Mare showed her continued improvement with maturity by following up directly in a heavy ground Ffos Las Handicap at the beginning of August winning decisively; she is a Mare to keep on the rightside of going forward and is capable of defying the inevitable hike, particularly if you allow Mark Winn's Claim.


Willingly's racing form, courtesy Racing Post

Willingly winning the Cazoo Handicap, five furlongs, Ffos Las 2nd August 2022 under Mark Winn

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