The Platinum Queen’s outstanding Goodwood success has left connections pondering an extra entry for the Group One Nunthorpe Stakes at York.
The Richard Fahey-trained The Platinum Queen was a remarkable champion of the Alice Keppel Fillies’ Issues Stakes on Wednesday, defeating an area of 10 by 4 lengths as the 5-6 favourite.
The race was just one of 2 under consideration for the conference, with owners Middleham Park Racing likewise deliberating a tilt at the Group Three Molecomb Stakes over the very same five-furlong journey.
Richard Hannon’s Trillium won the last race as well as The Platinum Queen inevitably lined up for the Alice Keppel in the future on the same card, duly winning and posting the quickest time as she stopped the clock at 56.5 secs.
Those numbers have actually left links questioning if they should have actually gone with the Molecomb after all, with their filly’s winning time a new track record for two-year-olds.
” We were rather impressed with just how Trillium went about her organization in the Molecomb, the jury was out on whether we must or we should not have run in that race afterwards,” stated Middleham Park’s Tom Palin.
” Then we go and also do what we have actually done as well as reduced her colours and damaged the track record.
” There were a couple of people thinking we’d done the wrong thing yet she’s quite a forward-going filly. She’s not buzzy, she does not sweat or anything like that, but for her advancement, we felt it was best to provide her a somewhat quieter day in somewhat calmer waters to get another win under her belt.
” We have actually type of had our cake as well as eating it. We had that quieter race and in the exact same breath, she’s shown simply what she can by setting a new performance history down there.”
The Middleham Park group are currently faced with one more choice ahead of York’s Ebor conference, with the Listed Roses Stakes an opportunity together with a supplemental entrance for the Team One Nunthorpe.
Both races are run over 5 furlongs yet the last would be a substantial step up in quality, though Palin is motivated by the sectional information as well as also have a Team One-winning rider lined up should they choose the Nunthorpe.
He stated: “She will definitely most likely to York, the Roses get on Saturday, the Noted five-furlong race. I picture she would certainly be even-money or perhaps a little bit shorter than that if she went there. It is still a precise alternative yet over the weekend there has been a fair bit of action in journalism with individuals doing the sectionals as well as considering up the sprint department.
” There’s an opportunity of us taking our possibility, we’ve had a little check out the numbers as well as it isn’t the stupidest idea on the planet.
” It does not look like there’s a Battaash out there presently, someone that is simply laying their claim on the division. I believe it looks fairly an open division and also King George at Goodwood kind of confirmed that.
” There were six horses completing within two lengths, including our very own Clarendon Residence, who is a 105 equine and also would need to give our filly rather a great deal of weight in the race. It’s extremely, extremely likely that we will consider taking on the Nunthorpe.
” We will most likely leave it as late as we risk, so we understand just how the filly is. We’ll make the decision as well as speak to the syndicate when we have actually got all the details at our disposal and also we feel it’s something we wish to gamble on.
” It could be fairly showing off to chance and also try. She has rate however it’s not simply speed up, she’s classy also.
” The trainer remains in favour and we have actually provisionally booked a jockey as we’ve spoken with Hollie Doyle and also it looks as though she ‘d enjoy riding.”