Serious Attitude Captures Cheveley Park

Serious Attitude Captures Cheveley Park
Photo: Trevor Jones
Serious Attitude holds off Aspen Darlin in the Cheveley Park Stakes to remain undefeated.

Serious Attitude remained unbeaten with a half-length victory over Aspen Darlin in the Cheveley Park Stakes (gr. I) for 2-year-old fillies at Newmarket Oct. 3.

Held up in the middle of the 16-horse field in the six-furlong event by jockey Jimmy Fortune, Serious Attitude made her bid with a quarter-mile to run and took the lead inside the final furlong. Sent off as the slight 4-1 choice, she finished up impressively to maintain her advantage over Aspen Darlin.

Serious Attitude, an Irish-bred daughter of Mtoto, had won her two previous starts for owners Rae Guest, who also trains her, and Derek J. Willis.

“She's a good two-year-old filly," Guest told Racing Post after the biggest win of his career. "Her breeder (Paddy Twomey) put her onto me and she's done very well.”

“She's by Mtoto, but is very fast. Hopefully we'll go for the (One Thousand) Guineas but she's got so much speed I'm not sure whether she'll stay.”

Aspen Darlin (12-1), who had seized the lead with three-sixteenths of a mile left for jockey Jimmy Quinn, finished second by three-quarters of a length over Pursuit of Glory and Johnny Murtagh. Adorn finished fourth. The final time was 1:09.94 over a course rated good to firm.

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