Owned by the Highclere Thoroughbred Racing syndicate named in honour of the fillies’ dam, Hallowed Park, Elation built on the promise of her debut fifth at Newbury when getting the better of the William Haggas-trained Perfect Thought to win by half a length under Silvestre De Sousa.
A 130,000 guineas purchase from the Craven Breeze-Up Sale in the spring, Elation is a daughter of Invincible Spirit from the family of Derby runner-up Walk In The Park and she did well to overcome a difficult to draw in stall one and being forced to race on the outside without cover to get on top inside the final furlong.
There was a further length back to Clubbable in third with the front three drawing well clear of the remainder in what looked a useful event for the course and Elation ought to stay further and improve with time to provide her syndicate members with plenty of fun throughout the remainder of the summer and beyond.
Roger said: “Elation has improved from her first run and she is going the right way. She did well under the circumstances here and she still showed her inexperience when hitting the front. She should continue to improve and we will probably look at 7f options next time.”
Silvestre De Sousa, Sam Freedman and the connections of Elation following her victory at Ripon on Monday.