Teej A leading Bradley raid on Woodcote Stakes

Nick Bradley Racing have four darts to fire at the Betfred British EBF Woodcote Stakes at Epsom on Friday.

The popular syndicate won the contest in 2021 with Oscula, who was en route to greater things as she went on to win multiple Group races, including the Oak Tree Stakes at Goodwood.

This time the white- and black-starred silks will be carried by four fillies from four different stables, with the Karl Burke-trained Teej A the shortest in the market.

The daughter of Mehmas was second on debut in a Nottingham maiden, after which she headed to Chester to contest a six-furlong maiden and prevail by two and a quarter lengths from Brian Meehan’s Rashabar.

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“We run four and the big chance is Teej A, she won nicely at Chester and got the run of the race there,” said Bradley.

“Clifford (Lee) takes the ride as she’s Karl’s first string, she’s drawn in six – I’d have liked to be a bit lower, but I think she goes there with a good chance.”

Craig Lidster will be saddle J Street, a Washington DC filly who was fourth on debut at Beverley in a five-furlong maiden.

“She’ll improve plenty for that run, she’s well drawn in stall two and the more the track dries out the more it will suit her,” Bradley said.

“I think she’s got a bit of a chance, she was quick away at Beverley and I think she’ll be in a good position early and it’ll be a case of how many horses get past her in the home straight.”

Whiskey Glasses is the runner from Ollie Sangster’s stable and comes into the race having finishing sixth on her debut on the all-weather at Kempton earlier in the month.

Bradley said of the filly: “Whiskey Glasses is drawn eight, she was poorly drawn at Kempton on debut but she showed good gate speed there which was half the thinking behind running here.

“She will win a maiden, no problem, whether or not she’ll win tomorrow – it’s hard to say she would.

“She’ll break smartly, we’ll see if we can get a position early doors and take it from there.”

Lift Lady is the final Bradley runner, a Kevin Philippart De Foy-trained filly who may not line up if the ground is not suitable.



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“Lift Lady shows plenty of speed at home, she’s a good filly,” said Bradley.

“She didn’t run well at Leicester and we’re blaming that on the ground, we need the track to dry out but I do think she’s more than capable of winning a maiden.”

Elsewhere in the race is Richard Hannon’s New Charter, second on debut at Newmarket in mid-May, with Ralph Beckett’s Megalithic engaged and Assertively the other Burke runner.

Kevin Ryan’s End Of Story, Eve Johnson Houghton’s Tanager and Alice Haynes’ Atherstone Warrior complete the field.

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