Majestic Beauty leads cross-card double

Amo Racing filly maintains unbeaten record

As a yard we’ve been one of those quiet periods results-wise that hit every racing yard at some point in the season, so to come out the other side with Majestic Beauty and Lexington Belle both going in on the same day was some relief. 

It’s not that the horses have been running particularly badly. Minor setbacks, the little bugs that rapidly find their way around Newmarket, and perhaps a bit of bad luck here and there have all contributed to a slightly low-key period, but we would hope that the two fillies both getting their jobs done has put a line under that!

Majestic Beauty had debuted in May and looked a nice prospect in taking apart a small field at Catterick. After 12 weeks off Musselburgh under a penalty way always going to be a tougher examination, and it became even more of one when she was headed by the well-fancied Cover Point deep into the race, so for her to show plenty of heart to get back up in the shadow of the post under a strong ride from Rowan Scott was incredibly pleasing. She has lots of ability, a fantastic attitude, and pattern races now await. 

Lexington Belle’s on-track progress has been a little slower than Majestic Beauty’s, but she’s never lacked for ability at home and has been disappointing enough in her novice and maiden runs considering the level she was showing in her work. That all changed in good style up at Thirsk where she made the running and breezed clear entering the straight, never being in any danger from a long way out. She’ll be hit by the handicapper on Tuesday morning, but hopefully it is a case of the penny just really dropping with her and natural improvement can help offset the rise in the weights. She’s a second two-year-old winner for ourselves and Middleham Park this season after Lily Agnes second Ziggy’s Dream

Although Power Mode was “only” fourth of six on the step up to G3 company in France at the end of last month we were still really pleased with his performance. They went steadily and at the point where it became a bit of a sit and sprint Ryan Moore wasn’t hard on him, accepting that it would’ve taken something very out of the ordinary to pick up more experienced rivals with a high level of form from where he was positioned. We think an awful lot of this horse and this should’ve really helped sharpen him up after his facile debut win at Yarmouth. We really look forward to the likes of him, Asadna, and the three-year-old Listed winner Fix You competing at Group level in the coming weeks.

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