Sunday 2 August 2020
Long Ditton Maiden Fillies' Stakes
Class 5 | 7f | Good (Good to Firm in places) | 13 Runners | Turf
Off time: 13:11 | Winning time: 1m 30.48s
Has left the care of George Margarson since finishing a tailed-off (heavily eased) last of 12 at Newmarket (1m, Class 3 handicap) in June; does possess ability (87-rated) but is fast running out of chances (0-14).
Fourth foal from an unraced dam (out of a 6f-7f winning half-sister to the French Grp 2 winner Modern Look (1m)); stablemate of Kiwi Royale.
By Muhaarar (72,000gns yearling); first foal from the Listed-placed 1m2f winner Bright Approach; it's usually prudent to have the utmost respect for the James Tate/Saeed Manana newcomers; on the premises?
By Iffraaj (40,000gns yearling); seventh foal from the 6f-7f winner Perfect Story; winning siblings include Perfect Cracker (7f-1m2f) and Tanseeb (6f).
Kept on in a pleasing manner when chasing home the odds-on favourite Mr Kiki in a Yarmouth novice (6f, good to firm) almost 12 months ago; mildly interesting to see if she can back that up as a three-year-old.
By Acclamation (£185,000 yearling); half-sister to the Grp 2 winner Mobsta (6f); got the message late when finishing a keeping on seventh to Tinker Toy at Salisbury (7f, good to firm) three weeks ago; chance.
Third foal from the French winner Bravia (6½f-1m); always in rear (50-1) on Kempton debut (1m) six weeks ago; better to look elsewhere.
By Swiss Spirit; first foal from a moderate dam (placed between 6f and 1m2f+); stablemate of fellow newcomer Abilene Paradox.
Half-sister to the recent Grp 2 Dahlia Stakes winner, and Queen Anne runner-up Terebellum; modest at best on track so far (Newbury & Newmarket Rowley Mile); that said, it's still early days and this isn't a deep race.
Half-sister to three winners, including Beleave (7f-1m, AW); in truth, it'll come as a major surprise if she's strong enough to take a significant hand on debut.
Second foal from the 1m1f-1m2f winner Scallop (sister to the 6f-1m scorer The Great Gabrial); sports the Khalid Adbullah silks on racecourse debut; stablemate of Ruby Red Empress.
Fourth foal from the 6f AW winner Furbelow - winning siblings include Advertise (6f-6½f Grp 1) and Flavius Titus (6f-7f); ticks plenty of boxes on that basis, but did post a low-key effort (behind Fair Praise) on Salisbury debut (7f).
By Holy Roman Emperor; fourth foal from the 1m winner Rougette; weakened from the two furlong pole (18-1) on debut at Kempton (1m) six weeks ago; stablemate of Pholas.
Model Guest (2/1), Aim For The Stars (5/2), Double Or Bubble (7/1), Lady Andaz (8/1), Fair Praise (11/1), Pholas (11/1), Publicise (12/1), Kiwi Royale (33/1), Black Box (40/1), Ruby Red Empress (50/1), Abilene Paradox (50/1), Hannalite (150/1), Lakshmi Lola (150/1)
- Fair Praise
- Aim For The Stars