Royal Ascot heroine Daahyeh Wants to Subtract the Course from the Shadwell Rockfel Stakes at Newmarket on Friday.
After following her Newmarket debut up with victory in the Albany Stakes at Berkshire in mid-June roger Varian’s filly looked every inch a juvenile at the building.
She has had to cope with all the runner-up spot inside her subsequent two begins, but has lost in defeat in chasing home Raffle Prize in the Duchess of Cambridge Stakes and Enjoy under a fortnight past.
Varian said:»Daahyeh ran great in the Moyglare on her very first attempt at seven furlongs if she was coming back after having a tiny break. I am quite happy at how she has come out of the race and I am very much looking forward to running her.
«It was a tight decision choosing between running her or at the Cheveley Park Stakes on Saturday.
«But the long-term strategy could consist of carrying her around into the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf over a longer excursion, so it seemed wise to stay at seven furlongs rather than yo-yoing back down to six.»
Daahyeh is among 3 Varian runners, with all the Bury trainer also saddling the maiden Stylistique – Frankie Dettori’s bracket – along with Salisbury second Alash Orda.
«Alash Orda is a lovely filly who is making a major jump in course, but she’ll be a wonderful horse at the time,» the coach added.
«Stylistique is becoming better and better and even though she’s still a maiden, I don’t think her present disability mark of 98 flatters her or him is any type of fluke.
«She will not need to improve considerably to make the frame on Friday.»
Earlier this month richard Hannon’s Cloak Of Spirits created a huge impression on her racecourse debut but could only finish sixth when favorite for the May Hill in Doncaster.
Aidan O’Brien – who maintained this Group Two prize for the third time with Just Beautiful 12 months past – depends on Blissful, who has won her last two starts at Tipperary and Leopardstown.
Festival Day is an intriguing contender for Mark Johnston, after bolting up at Chepstow, turning out only 10 days.
Charlie Johnston, assistant to his father, explained:»It wouldn’t be something we do throwing that a horse in at the deep end so quickly – but that filly was revealing enough early on to provide her several entries at this type of level.
«She was unfortunate to be beaten on her first run at Goodwood and she put that experience to work with at Chepstow last week.
«Daahyeh sets a very good standard and will be a tough nut to crack. It’s a tiny fact-finding mission for us, but we hope she will be aggressive.»
Another hopefuls are Under The Stars (James Tate), Hot Touch (Hugo Palmer) and Alabama Whitman (Richard Spencer).
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