Emirates Angel also on target at Chepstow
The sun (occasionally) appearing has coincided with a good spell for the fillies in the yard, with Amo Racing’s Girl Magic completing her seasonal hat-trick in good style at Lingfield.
The three-year-old has become something of a specialist at Lingfield’s turf track and is now 3-3 there, overcoming a drop to the minimum trip on her favoured fast ground to get on top in the final furlong. By Havana Grey out of a very sharp (TF 102) dam, she is blessed with her parents’ speed and having recorded a TF rating of 95 here she isn’t far short of a dart at black type herself. It was a sensible positive ride from Kevin Stott, and she’s proving herself admirably tough and consistent.
Whilst it was a fifth career win for Girl Magic, at the other end of the scale Emirates Angel was breaking her maiden on just her third start, this time at Chepstow. She’d taken a bit of time to learn what the game was all about, but learn she had and the step up to seven under the positive tactics brought out enough improvement to run out a semi-comfortable winner, helped by her professionalism vs the runner-up! She now heads to the sales as a progressive, winning filly with a useful Darley pedigree on her dam side.
Lexington Belle perhaps ran the best race of the lot in going down fighting by a neck in the very valuable seven furlong nursery at the York Ebor festival. She was given a lovely attacking ride by PJ McDonald and stuck to her task in incredibly game fashion. She’s due to go up another 10lbs after this, and so will race off her old mark once more at Salisbury on Friday.
Hala Emaraaty also ran really well in the Gimcrack at York, edging his form to new heights. He’s in the sale and as a 94-rated 2yo should attract plenty of interest. Power Mode was a little disappointing in the same race, but with sights lowered slightly in the near future we’d be expecting him to show his true ability.