Wednesday 18 March 2020

Maiden 3-Year-Olds to follow 2020

ALASH ORDA is by Kodiac (GB) out of Albanka (USA), trained by Roger Varian and owned by Mr Nurlan Bizakov. The Roger Varian bay filly ran a race full of promise on her anticipated debut at Salisbury last September. The surprise Michael Stoute winner Snow Shower looks a nice type. Despite being on and off the bridle Alash Order finished the race well and should pick up her maiden win this season. A half-sister to another Roger Varian filly Altyn Orda who ended her career with an official rating of 112. 

ASFURASAGIRA is by Night Of Thunder (IRE) out of Oriental Melody (IRE), trained by Owen Burrows and owned and bred by Hadi Al-Tajir. The Owen Burrows chestnut filly is a half-sister to Oriental Song who only ran three times for the same connections, the highlight being her last run when finishing fifth in the Dick Poole Fillies' Stakes (Group 3). Afurasagira did attract slight support before the start when backed from 11/1 to 9/1 but I think the price showed she needed the run that day and so it proved when slowly away and carrying her head to the left before staying on to finish fourth on her debut at Leicester. An injury kept her off the track for the rest of the season so as long as she has recovered from that injury Asfurasagira will hopefully lose her maiden tag this season. 

BOMA GREEN is by Iffraaj (GB) out of Dubai Cyclone (USA), trained by J Noseda until May 2019 and now trained by Charlie Fellowes and owned by Mrs Susan Roy. The £105,000 purchase made a favourable impression when making his debut in a Class 2 Maiden Stakes race way back in May. Showing inexperience and missing the break Boma Green made steady headway under a considerate ride by Frankie Dettori and kept on well into third. The winner Repartee has since finished third in the Gimcrack Stakes and also looks a nice type for this season. As long as the layoff isn't a problem Boma Green looks the type to improve after a promising debut last May. 

COSMIC PRINCESS is by Kingman (GB) out of Galaxy Highflyer (GB), trained by H Morrison and owned by Helena Springfield Ltd. The 3-year-old filly went into my trackers with an eye-catching performance in her only race at Kempton last October. Hollie Doyle steadied Cosmic Princess at the start and the 33/1 outsider was given a learning process before running on late to finish six behind some promising types from the big yards. The third that day was Shimmering for John Gosden who easily won her next race at Lingfield and another who will do well this season. A step up to a mile could see further improvement and hopefully, she can get her first win on the board. 

DECLARING LOVE is by Dubawi (IRE) out of Wedding March (IRE), trained by Charlie Appleby and owned by Godolphin. I don't think I will get rich backing this Dubawi filly on her next start but I’m really interested to see how far she can go this season for the all-conquering Godolphin team. I was looking forward to seeing her run after a promising debut at Newmarket in May. Little did I know at the time that the winner of this hot race Daahyeh would go on to win the Albany Stakes next timeout and the second Raffle Prize would go on to win the Queen Mary. A step up to a mile should see this filly improve again to be involved in some pattern races this season and hopefully after the layoff she has strengthened up over the winter. 

FRANKENSTELLA is by Frankel (GB) out of L'ancresse (IRE), trained by John Quinn and owned by Phoenix Thoroughbred Limited. The Frankel filly made her debut at Nottingham last September and came with a huge price tag around her neck. Purchased for 480,000 euros at the Arqana 2018 August Yearling Sales. Frankenstella is a full brother to the 118 rated Master Of Reality who won the Sequence Events Vintage Crop Stakes (Group 3) at Navan last April. Frankestella was never on terms on what was her first day at school, slowly away and always behind. A step up in trip should see Frankenstella make significant progress this season and hopefully pay some of that price tag back. 

LORD CAMPARI is by Kingman (GB) out of Blanche Dubawi (IRE), trained by Roger Varian and owned by Sheikh Mohammed Obaid Al Maktoum. The Kingman colt was bought for 350,000 gns at the 2018 October Yearling Sales. Lord Campari looked to be given a nice introduction by jockey Andrea Atzeni after pulling his chances away early on. Lord Campari plugged onto finish six in what looked a nice enough race. The winner Palace Pier won again next timeout and looks a useful prospect for the season ahead. Another who could benefit from a step up in distance. Thanks for reading and look out for my next 3-year-old Maidens to follow.

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