Tuesday 30 April 2019

Fashion to be the Star of the Show at Ascot (Fillies Conditions Stakes Preview)


2.50 Ascot: 

Naas Racecourse Royal Ascot Trials Day British EBF Fillies' Conditions Stakes (Plus 10) (Class 3) (3YO only) 

This looks a great 3-year-old fillies race, with some potentially very good horses, so let's take a look at them. 

1 Aim Power:

This Richard Hannon trained Zebedee filly started her 2-year-old career in a class 2 race(which is always a good sign), not fancied at 12/1 she was in need of the run and finished down the field. Next race was a class 5 where she ran out an easy winner at 5/2, from then on she has contested at a high level without threatening to win, looks vulnerable to a rising star. 

2 Ajrar:

Another Richard Hannon filly who has also contested some high-level races as a 2-year-old without troubling the winners. It would be a surprise if this Nayef filly was to trouble the market principles here. 

3 Baba Ghanouj

Interesting runner for Ed Walker and ridden by one of my favourite Jockeys G Mosse. This Sea the Stars filly is owned by Mr B E Nielsen who of course owns the John Gosden trained Stradivarius and also owns the Ed Walker-trained 4-year-old filly Agrotera, who actually finished second in this same race last year. Baba Ghanouj won the second time of asking in a 12 runner race at odds of 3/1, she could be value at odds of around 12/1. 

4 Fashion’s Star:

This Sea the Stars filly produced a fine effort to win the first timeout in a class 2 conditions race at Newbury back in September. Trained by Roger Charlton and owned by Mr Andrew Ronson, she fell out of the stalls but quickened impressively inside the last furlong to take the 10.000 prize money and establish herself as a filly to follow. Another sign that she was held in high regard at Beckhampton stables is the lofty entries Roger Charlton entered her for as a 2-year-old, the Group 2 Rockfel Stakes and the Group 1 Fillies Mile Stakes are worth taking note of. 

5 Hidden Message:  

At the time of writing this she is favourite after coming fifth in the Group 3 Oh So Sharp Stakes last October. This Scat Daddy filly is trained by W Haggas and owned by Qatar racing and started her 2-year-old career well with an impressive victory in a novice race back in September. Hidden Message also had an entry for the Group 2 Rockfel Stakes last season so was also well-thought of. 

6 Modern Millie

Another well-thought of filly by Sixties Icon and trained by Mick Channon, she had an early entry for the Group 1 Moyglare Stakes as a 2-year-old but didn’t run, but the potential she must have shown last season was confirmed in April when she ran a great race to finish sixth in the Group 3 Duty Free Stakes at Newbury. 

7 Muchly:

Trained by John Gosden and ridden Frankie Dettori, this Iffraaj filly also ran in the Duty Free Stakes finishing down in ninth after leading the field before weakening over a furlong out, she has only ever raced on soft ground so will be interesting to see if she takes to the expected good to firm going here. 

8 Queen Power

This could be another class act from the King Power Racing owners. Trained by Sir Michael Stoute and ridden by S D Sousa, this Shamardal filly has only had one run to date when taking apart a decent field back in October with the second and third both winning since.No lofty entries last season to give me any clues so this dark horse could be anything, I would take a look at the market before betting. 

9 Quick

Third runner in the field for trainer Richard Hannon and possibly his best chance with this unexposed Olympic Glory filly. Not seen out as a 2-year-old and no group entries so another dark horse in the field, but she did make a nice impression when beating a potentially nice John Gosden horse called Millicent Fawcett at Newbury in April, also another horse I really like called Farnham a close up fifth. 

10 Model Guest

Showcasing filly owned by John Guest and trained by G G Margarson. Had a busy 2-year-old career, running six times at a decent level, her best effort to date was her last race when finishing fourth in the Group 2 Rockfel Stakes at Newmarket in October. Not without a chance if some unexposed horses disappoint. Conclusion: Great race ahead and the one I am most looking forward to watching. Hard race to pick a winner with so much potential on show but I will be hoping I can get an each way price for Fashion’s Star, and she can go from strength to strength as the season progresses. Thanks for reading and good luck with your selection.

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