Undertake must have read the script on her debut at Lingfield this afternoon where she made a winning run up the rail under Jack Mitchell to take the 6f fillies' novice.
This precocious daughter of Kodiac is the first foal out of the 7f/1m winner Volition (Dark Angel). She has always looked an early typed and been very straightforward at home, so it was pleasing to see her translate her homework onto the track. She was smartly away from the stalls, but her jockey Jack Mitchell was happy to avoid the scrummage for the lead and chose to settle her just in behind the leaders. She travelled strongly through the race and crucially was able to maintain her position on the rail as the field rounded the home bend, quickening well up the inside to challenge for the lead. The eventual second Caroline Dale was putting up a strong challenge on her outside, but Undertake showed a good attitude and will to win to get up close to the line and record a half length victory. There is a possibility this filly could make her next start in the G3 Albany Stakes at Royal Ascot.
Later in the afternoon Motamayiz came with a late run to finish third in the 1m Handicap, but unfortunately had given away any chance of winning with a very slow start. This son of Charm Spirit was making his handicap debut and definitely looks capable of winning races down the line.
Another to make his handicap debut this afternoon was King Ragnar who ran a pleasing race in the 6f Class 2 Handicap at Newmarket, finishing third beaten a diminishing 3l. A winner on his final start as a two-year-old, this handsome son of Hot Streak acquitted himself very well off bottom weight and should be capable of building on this performance.