Four set for Rowley Mile test

Mon 15 Apr 2019

The Craven meeting is almost upon us and a team of four will be making the short trip down the road from Carlburg for tomorrow’s opening day.

G3 Oh So Sharp winner Mot Juste is the star name amongst the cast, and she tests her 1000 Guineas credentials in the G3 Nell Gwyn Stakes (3.35) alongside the once-raced Scat Daddy filly Qabala. Although just a maiden winner, Qabala’s success came over C&D on the same quicker ground we can expect on the Rowley Mile tomorrow.

Roger said:

“Mot Juste has wintered well and certainly looks a stronger filly than she did last year. I have been pleased with her work, although I am sure the run will bring her forward. Qabala is an inexperienced filly but does have course and distance form, and she is training well. I think she has a bright future and a run here will give us some direction for the season ahead.”

Mastercraftsman filly Specialise makes her debut in the opening race (1.15), a one-mile maiden for fillies. The Saif Ali-owned three-year-old is out of the G2-winning juvenile My Special J’s, making her a half-sister to dual winner and Listed-placed Main Street.

Roger said:

“Specialise is a well-bred filly who is ready to make a start and should run nicely.”

Completing the quartet is Sheikh Mohammed Obaid’s Flavius Titus in the six furlong handicap for four-year-olds and older (1.50). The newly-gelded son of Lethal Force was a consistent type in seven furlong handicaps last season, showing enough promise in his final run over six furlongs at Ascot to start out over the same trip this term.

Roger added:

“Flavius Titus is in good form and is training away nicely. As you’d expect this looks a typically competitive Newmarket handicap, but the trip and ground should be in his favour.”

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