In what appears to be the best two-year-old fillies’ race of the season, the form of the Rockfel Stakes represented by PROMISING RUN
will hopefully prove good enough to see the pair competitive in this stiffer examination. In a race run in the fastest furlong-per-furlong time on the card that afternoon, the former proved very strong in the latter stages of that 7f contest 14 days ago and drawing clear up the hill, she gave out positive signals that stamina is very much her number one weapon. She should, therefore, relish today’s step up in trip and, as she’s already proven that she can handle going down into the dip at speed at the track, the daughter of Hard Spun looks overpriced at her early 13/2 quotes. The latter, although having a bit to find with her old adversary, may have a better chance than her odds suggests if the going rides on the soft side. Seen to good effect when there was plenty of ease in the ground the time before at Goodwood, Hugo Palmer’s charge didn’t have the pace of the Godolphin-trained winner when the tempo increased two out, but it was still nice to see her get her head down and plug on nicely for third up the hill. Hailing from a yard whose last four runners have all won, 25/1 seems a little insulting.