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Mick Channon improver, Miss Attitude, shows the boys how it is done in 2-year-old maiden stakes at Sandown yesterday

Miss Attitude made all in a scintillating sprint on the straight track at Sandown on Thursday. Looking fitter than fifteen days beforehand, when she had returned after a break for a wind operation, she looked excellent in the paddock. Towering over the smaller sprinters in the paddock, she looked a little out of place: like a middle distance filly who had been entered in the wrong race. But not all great sprinters are built the same.

Sent off at a starting price of 16/1, the tall filly jumped quickly out of the gates and took a keen hold under Charlie Bishop. Chased along by the other filly in the race, Bonny Angel, Channon’s heroine demonstrated a perfect attitude to go further clear. As some might have been expecting her to fade, she just kept on.

When Bonny Angel faltered in the final furlong, one of the other favoured horses in the race, Danger Alert, mounted a strong challenge on the outside. As he loomed up, Miss Attitude stayed on gamely to hold him off by a length.

Although he wasn’t there to see the race, Channon will have been delighted by his filly’s progress.

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Channon’s other horse at the meeting, the 3-year-old gelding, Stevenson, was no match for some stronger types but will be much better for the race.