Both fillies were ridden by our Champion Apprentice, David Egan, who continues to impress in the saddle as he works his way through the remainder of his 3lb claim.
Owned by Mr Nurlan Bizakov, Turaya showed an excellent attitude to make a winning debut over 1m4f at the weekend, coming off the bridle a long way from home but making a sustained challenge when meeting the rising ground to get the better of the more experienced Hameem by half a length.
A half-sister to fellow winning newcomer Toumar from the family of the outstanding Bosra Sham, Turaya has stamina in abundance and she ought to progress across the course of the summer.
Roger said: “I thought this was one of the best rides of David’s career to date and the filly responded well to his persistence, staying on stoutly inside the final couple of furlongs. She shapes like she’ll get as far as you would like her to and she’ll come on for this. We’ll keep her sights low-key for now.”
On Monday, the Newsells Park-owned homebred Hermosita quickened clear in good style when taking her record to two victories from three starts with a one-and-three-quarter-length success at Redcar, her first start over seven furlongs.
The daughter of Exceed And Excel got the better of market rivals Pride’s Gold and Amandine to supplement her debut victory at Yarmouth as a juvenile and she looks a filly with black-type potential further down the line.
Roger said: “Hermosita has always worked nicely and she appreciated the step up in trip today. She likes quick ground and this was a good performance conceding weight to two promising sorts.”
Congratulations to all concerned.