The Siyouni filly SHE DO confirmed herself to be on a sharp upward curve by taking the Listed Boadicea Stakes at Newmarket on Saturday.
Rated a solid 80 after seven runs before being pitched into Listed company at Ascot last weekend, the Gredley Family-owned three-year-old took the rise in class extremely well in finishing fifth. She built on that again when dropping back to six furlongs at Newmarket, travelling strongly before being produced on the line by a confident Callum Shepherd, the rider not once feeling the need to resort to the whip. The winning margin of a short head undervalues She Do's superiority on the day, and we're delighted to have secured winning black type for her.
There was success for a two-year-old filly at the other end of her career on Friday evening as PERIPATETIC broke her maiden at the second time of asking under Ray Dawson up at Newcastle. The Cheveley Park-owned and bred daughter of Ulysses had made an eye-catching start to life in a Newmarket Maiden in mid-September and was always doing enough to hold off the runner-up over the stiff Newcastle mile. A half-sister to the useful stayer Answered, she should be a nice prospect for her three-year-old season over middle-distances.
The weekend trio of winners was completed by King Power's Mystery Fox winning the nursery at Goodwood on Sunday under a beautiful front-running ride from Silvestre De Sousa. A consistent performer who has improved in nurseries, the Dark Angel colt deserved to get off the mark and should hopefully have more to offer as a three-year-old.