13:50 Doncaster Thu 13 September 2018
Bolted up on debut at Bath in May (5f, firm) and has coped well enough with a rise in grade since; beaten just over 1L (fourth) in a 6f Conditions Stakes at Chester 12-days ago; introduced to nurseries off an opening mark of 88.
Shown plenty of ability on all three starts, but none more so than when finishing third of 20 to Red Balloons in a valuable 6f contest at York's Ebor Festival last month; solid chance on nursery bow.
Runner-up in each of her first two outings (5f-6f), but took full advantage of an ease in grade to take a 5½f Brighton maiden (good to firm) last month by a ever widening 3¾L; more on today on nursery debut, but rates as a definite player.
Won on each of her first two starts during June (5½f-6f), but with sights set higher has arguably under-performed a fraction since; marginally improved effort latest when finishing 2L fourth of eight at Goodwood (6f).
Whilst clearly outclassed in a Listed contest at Sandown (7f) in July, she at least ran to form there; runner-up here (7f) on her penultimate start, so has no track worries whatsoever, but softer ground is an unknown on nursery debut.
Narrow 6f novice stakes scorer at Redcar in June (20/1), and there or thereabouts in four subsequent starts (5f-7f); introduced to nurseries off a fairly stiff looking mark and likely to be found out late on after racing prominently early doors.
Cost €250,000 as a juvenile, but has been brought along steadily from mid-season onward; her best effort so far came over 7f at Glorious Goodwood when finishing approx 1L third to Accordance (maiden fillies); blinkers applied on nursery debut.
Ripon winner (6f, good) on her third start having shown ability prior to that at Thirsk and here at Doncaster; awkward at the gates on nursery debut at York (6f) last month (finished 16th of 18) and needs to better that showing.
Progressing with racing, recording a standout career best when bounding clear to win by 6L on Tapeta at Wolverhampton (6f) last month; hit with a 12lb rise and switches to turf for the first-time, so that's potentially a fair leveller.
An interesting filly on paper (sister to the 1m-1m2f winner Dance of Fire); overcame another modest start to win comfortably by just under 2L at Nottingham (6f median auction) latest; further progress likely on nursery debut.
Made all to win over 6f at Newbury in July (14/1), before finishing a creditable fifth of 25 in the 5f Weatherbys Super Sprint; gave an equivalent showing on nursery debut at Newmarket (6f) latest and whilst not necessarily improving, holds claims.
Sharp early season sort who has proved that she handles cut underfoot; strictly held by Evie Speed on recent Ripon form (6f), but she had valid excuses there (slowly away; returning from a three month absence); cheekpieces applied on nursery debut.
Winner of a 6f fillies novice auction stakes at Windsor in July, she took a slight step forward when edged out by a neck on nursery debut at Newbury (7f) latest; raised 5lb; stablemate of Cookupastorm.
Last Year's Winner
|T: K R BurkeJ: C Lee|
Lady Cosette (4/1), Stay Classy (6/1), Winter Light (6/1), K Club (7/1), Gallovie (8/1), Strict Tempo (9/1), Porcelain Girl (10/1), Cookupastorm (11/1), Evie Speed (12/1), Muthhila (16/1), Prairie Spy (25/1), Itizzit (25/1), Freed From Desire (33/1), Dame Gladys (33/1)
- Strict Tempo
- Lady Cosette
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