Owned by Mr Robert Barnett, Mot Juste won a Beverley novice by seven lengths last month and she continued on her rapidly-progressive curve when accounting for the 105-rated Angel’s Hideaway by three quarters of a length, making it two victories from four starts and keeping the race in the yard for another twelve months having supplemented the success of Altyn Orda last year.
A homebred daughter of Distorted Humor, who is out of an own-sister to the dam of G1 Moyglare Stud Stakes winner Cursory Glance, Mot Juste adopted a midfield pitch under William Buick before making a sustained bid meeting the rising ground, edging to the front inside the final furlong and netting this £60,000 added prize quite comfortably come the line.
Later on the card, Sheikh Ahmed Al Maktoum’s Nearooz made a successful introduction in division one of the seven-furlong fillies’ maiden, coming home strongly in the hands of David Egan to get the better of fellow newcomer Watheerah by a short head.
A homebred daughter of New Approach, Nearooz is out of Listed Severals Stakes winner Modeyra, while her second dam, Zaharat Dubai, won the G1 Nassau Stakes having also been placed in the Oaks.
Roger said: “Mot Juste and Nearooz are two lovely fillies and both look nice prospects for next season. They handled themselves well on this track and relished the ground. I was delighted with them.”