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G3 third for Bright Melody in Classic Trial


Bright Melody made good late headway to finish third in the G3 Classic Trial at Kempton Park, UK, on Wednesday, 3 June.

The Charlie Appleby-trained three-year-old, who overcame greenness when scoring on debut at Chelmsford City in January, once again showed signs of inexperience throughout the 10-furlong Polytrack contest.

After missing the break, the son of Dubawi ran in snatches in sixth of the nine runners under William Buick and was briefly outpaced with three furlongs to race.

Bright Melody started to stay on under pressure in the straight and made eye-catching progress inside the final furlong, taking third in the closing stages to go down by four lengths in total.

Charlie Appleby said: “It was a pleasing run from Bright Melody, who still showed signs of greenness, and we feel that stepping up in distance will hopefully see further improvement. It is nice to see our first runner for a while produce a good performance.”