A couple of nice three-year-old fillies broke their maiden this week to bring the yard's seasonal tally to 51.
Progressive, a homebred of Cheveley Park Stud, was having her second outing at Newcastle on Sunday having made a pleasing enough debut at Newbury two weeks ago. She was taking on a competitive looking field and the market favoured her chances, but it proved to be a tightly fought contest with Progressive sticking her neck out to win the 1m2f fillies' novice by a neck. She is a lovely scopey filly who should build on this success as she steps up in trip.
On Wednesday at Lingfield September Power looked to appreciate the step up to 1m4f as she managed to get up by a head in the Class 5 Fillies' Handicap. She showed signs of greenness on her seasonal reappearance at Windsor, so Silvestre De Sousa quite sensibly gave her a very patient ride this time round, easing her into contention. The split came just in time for September Power, who was short of room off the home bend, but managed to make her challenge inside the final furlong to get the better of the favourite Viola. Hopefully this daughter of Mastercraftsman can continue to progress now that she has got her head in front.