Despite a dwelt start MUKADDAMAH finished best of all to get off the mark at the first time of asking under Jim Crowley in the Coral Proud To Support British Racing Fillies' Novice Stakes at Wolverhampton this afternoon.
An element of greenness when breaking on her debut run meant MUKADDAMAH had not given herself an easy first run. But partnered with the experienced Jim Crowley they patiently made up ground throughout the race, with PUNDA MARIA from the William Haggas yard, taking up position as the pace setter in the early stages. Turning into the home straight a gap opened up along the inside rail and Crowley made his move, MUKADDAMAH finishing strongly with a striking turn of foot to hit the line half a length ahead of PUNDA MARIA in second.
Congratulations to Shadwell and the team, despite losing a few lengths at the start the New Approach filly got it right where it mattered and showed plenty of class in the finish. An 80,000gns half-sister to five winners meant MUKADDAMAH attracted plenty of interest, and the filly justified market favouritism in the end. MUKADDAMAH will have no doubt gained valuable experience from the run and we look forward to seeing what more the filly can go on to do next time out.