Persona Grata can maintain her unbeaten record by notching a third victory in the Bet In Play At Coral Handicap at Wolverhampton.
Ed Walker’s filly has made quite an impact in two starts to date, kicking off with a cosy neck success at this track in October, when she showed a very pleasing attitude to really assert near the finish.
The three-year-old then made the switch to handicap company last week and an initial mark of 70 proved no barrier to success as she saw off Elysian Prince by just under a length.
Persona Grata travelled noticeably well and showed a tidy turn of foot to assume control and win with a degree of authority, suggesting further progress is likely.
She turns out again quickly and can strike again before the handicapper has a chance to have his say.
* Selections -
DONCASTER: 12.10 Sgt Reckless, 12.45 A Boy Named Suzi, 1.20 Lochnell, 1.50 Categorical, 2.20 Askamore Darsi, 2.55 Billy Cuckoo, 3.25 Master Dee.
BANGOR: 12.20 Melodic Rendezvous, 12.55 Golden Sparkle, 1.30 Kingcora, 2.00 Days Of Heaven, 2.30 No No Mac, 3.05 Echo Foxtrot, 3.35 Barters Hill.
CHELTENHAM: 12.30 Kings Palace, 1.05 Liberty One, 1.40 Starluck, 2.10 Hadrian’s Approach, 2.40 Carruthers, 3.15 Big Easy, 3.45 Jack Frost.
DUNDALK: 6.15 Kimbay, 6.45 Sgt Rock, 7.15 Carvella, 7.45 Phils Wish, 8.15 Balmont Blast, 8.45 Misty Lane, 9.15 House Limit.
WOLVERHAMPTON: 4.00 Jebediah Shine, 4.30 Summersault, 5.00 Elbereth, 5.30 Duc De Seville, 6.00 PERSONA GRATA (NAP), 6.30 Grey Destiny, 7.00 Diamond Blue.
DOUBLE: Persona Grata and Sgt Reckless.