GBI RACING

Anna Nerium floors better-fancied rivals in Free Handicap at Newmarket

Anna Nerium comes away in the Free Handicap Anna Nerium showed her male counterparts a clean pair of heels when running out a decisive winner of the bet365 European Free Handicap at Newmarket.
Richard Hannon's three-year-old won twice from five juvenile starts, including a Group Three success at Salisbury, but failed to get competitive in the Oh So Sharp Stakes here in October.
As the only filly in a 10-strong field, she was a 25-1 shot for her seasonal reappearance in this Listed contest, but there did not appear to be any fluke about her authoritative display.
Tom Marquand settled Anna Nerium in midfield for the first half of the seven-furlong contest and she showed a smart change of gear late on to pull three lengths clear of Finniston Farm.
Nebo and Snazzy Jazzy, the 9-2 joint-favourites, both finished well beaten.

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