Trainer Rebecca Menzies is hoping one-eyed filly Rainbow Applause can pick up some prize money for NHS charities when the flat season eventually gets back under way.

The North-East based handler ran a competition on social media earlier this month to name a two-year-old daughter of Camacho out of Dubai Sea, drawing more than 1,000 entries.

The filly was named Rainbow Applause, with any prize money she earns and any profits made by her owners, the Rainbow Applause NHS Charity Racing Club, to be donated to charities directly associated with the NHS.

Menzies said: “We decided to run a naming competition on Facebook, just for a bit of fun really, and received an overwhelming response – I think the post reached around 45,000 people, which was amazing.

“We had over 1,000 name suggestions and a lot of them were NHS-themed, which gave us the idea of setting up the racing club.

“My personal favourite name was Eneitchess, but unfortunately it wasn’t available. We ended up with a shortlist of three names and Rainbow Applause was the one the overwhelming majority preferred.”