FANTASTIC FOX makes it two on the bounce, and exciting juveniles EJAABIYAH and MATSURI record their debut successes.
FANTASTIC FOX has enjoyed a resurgence of form as of late, winning last time out at Chelmsford last month and backing that performance up with another fine victory in this afternoon's 1m Handicap contest. The five-year-old son of Frankel has to wait for his moment in the final furlong, but a gap appeared and he was delivered to the line beautifully by Aidan Keeley.
Congratulations to connections King Power Racing!
Meanwhile at Kempton, we were delighted with two smart juvenile performances from EJAABIYAH and MATSURI.
EJAABIYAH made the perfect start to her racing career with an eye-catching performance under David Egan. The pair enjoyed a lovely tow into the race, before flicking on the turbos up the home straight and cruising away for an impressive 6L victory. EJAABIYAH is certainly bred to succeed, being an Emirates Park homebred daughter of Frankel out of the Golden Slipper winner Estijaab.
David Egan said: “It was a taking performance and I really enjoyed that. With the slow pace, she travelled nicely and I thought Luke [Morris] did a good job stacking them up in front, so I wanted to keep tabs on him. I got her rolling early, she had a terrific turn of foot and I loved the way she galloped out after the line. She's a beautiful looking filly by Frankel out of a Golden Slipper winner, so she's regally bred and quite smart too. She'd have won over any trip today. Hopefully, she'll tune up over the winter and be a nice filly next year.”
We can't wait to see what the future holds for this exciting filly. Congratulations to connections Emirates Park.
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Frankel filly Ejaabiyah, who holds an Irish Oaks entry, kicks in the turbos to power away from her rivals in what looked on paper a useful fillies' novice.
She looks very smart! @kemptonparkrace | @varianstable pic.twitter.com/p91PTGONVq
Later on in the card, stablemate MATSURI put up a similarly impressive display to shed his maiden tag at just the second time of asking. The two-year-old son of Sea The Stars had to wait for things to open up, but when clear passage came he picked up smartly to fire late on in the hands of Jack Mitchell.
Congratulations to Sheikh Mohammed Obaid Al Maktoum.
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700,000gns Sea The Stars colt Matsuri had to wait for a clear passage but he picked up smartly to pull it out of the fire late on.
It wasn't pretty he's clearly got a great attitude.@varianstable | @Mitchelljack77 | @kemptonparkrace pic.twitter.com/gCUGn0tWbb