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Half Light continues upward curve with Hamburg G3 success


Half Light maintained her rich vein of form with another tenacious victory in the G3 Hamburger Stutenmeile at Hamburg, Germany, on Sunday, 12 July.

Making her Group-race debut in the mile contest, the Shamardal filly was covered up in a close sixth by Soufiane Saadi. She was switched down the inside after the cutaway at the top of the straight and stayed on gamely, collaring long-time leader Song Of Life with half a furlong left before going away to win by a length and a half.

It was a third straight win for the four-year-old, who had previously captured a conditions race and the Listed Prix Urban Sea for Henri-Alex Pantall in France.

Soufiane Saadi said: “Henri-Alex Pantall told me that I had to wait a little bit with Half Light in the middle of the race. I went on the inside in the straight and it was easy with this filly. I think she can go for better races now, whether it’s in France or Germany.”