Miami Girl launches at Royal Ascot given the success of its Newmarket debut | Race News


Miami Girl has booked her ticket to Royal Ascot with a surprising first display in the Best Odds On The Betfair Exchange British EBF Maiden Stakes in Newmarket.

The Richard Hannon-trained filly had no trouble beating the colts on her first start and earned a 10-1 quote for Betfair’s Queen Mary on top.

With all the pre-race talk surrounding Andrew Balding’s expensive rookie, Syndicated, Amo Racing-owned Miami Girl was kicked out with a 5-1 chance – but as soon as Rossa Ryan gave him the office before the dive, the race was over.

She shot five and a half lengths clear, with Beautiful Sunrise trailing to beat the favorite for second place.

“She’s a real two-year-old girl, a little fickle – she hadn’t really shown us that at home,” Hannon said.

“I think it was a good performance for a filly against the colts. Rossa threw away from home, but they hadn’t galloped much.

“There’s the Marygate in York or the National Stakes in Sandown that she could target before Ascot and I think we could make hay while the sun is shining.

“We’ll see how she is and if she relaxes, but I would also be very happy to go to Ascot with the bubble still intact.”

George Baker has fine goals in mind for Cemhaan (100-30 favourites) who backed up his win at Salsibury 11 days ago by winning the £100,000 Betfair Daily Rewards Handicap in style under Hollie Doyle.

“I didn’t have a dime on me, but you don’t need it when you’re running for that kind of money,” Baker said.

“I thought he had been a bit loose, but he’s just a horse that stays quietly progressive. We had made the entrance for that before Salisbury and he had to win well there to come for that.

“I didn’t think he would win like this and hopefully he can squeeze in the bottom of something like the Ebor. He loves Epsom and there will probably be something for him at the Derby meeting.

“I hadn’t thought of two miles, but he drove the line strongly there to suggest he would get it, which would even lead to races like the Northumberland Plate. We have plenty of options there. he future, it’s only May 1st, it’s a long season and we’re bound to end up in the Arc!”


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