Owned by Miss Yvonne Jacques, Contrive appreciated the drop back in trip and return to an artificial surface when making just about all under a proactive Andrea in the 1m novice, quickening up nicely off the turn for home and putting daylight between herself and her nine rivals, never proving seriously challenged to land the spoils by two and a quarter lengths.
A graduate of the Goffs Orby Yearling Sale, Contrive was purchased for €40,000 by Brian Grassick Bloodstock and the daughter of Mastercraftsman is out the Dalakhani mare Sixpenny Sweets, herself a half-sister to G2 Prix Guillaume d’Ornano winner Knight To Behold, who is set to line-up in the G2 Prix Dollar at Longchamp on Saturday, while Contrive’s yearling half-brother by War Command is set to sell at Book One of the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale next week.
Later on the afternoon, Meon Valley Stud homebred Wilbury Twist also showed bright speed on the sharp end to make just about every yard in the 7f fillies’ handicap.
The daughter of Pivotal was an unlucky loser over this course and distance last time out, being forced wide into the home bend before producing a sustained late thrust that just fell short, but she broke smartly from her wide draw in stall 11 today and was able to control matters on the sharp end, kicking clear in the home straight to open her account by a length and three quarters.
Roger said: “Both Contrive and Wilbury Twist deserved to get off the mark and both did it nicely, suggesting they will have more to offer moving forward. Andrea produced two super rides and I am delighted for both Yvonne Jacques and Mark Weinfeld, who are longstanding supporters of both myself and the sport.”