Thrilling Victory in Cherry Hinton
Updated: Saturday, July 14, 2007 12:13 PM
Posted: Wednesday, July 11, 2007 1:13 PM
You'resothrilling made up for an unlucky run last month at Royal Ascot with a powerful one-length victory in the Irish Thoroughbred Marketing Cherry Hinton Stakes (Eng-II) on the opening day of the July meeting at Newmarket on Wednesday.
The Aidan O'Brien trainee was coming off of a second place finish to Nijoom Dubai in the Albany Stakes (Eng-III) at Royal Ascot last time out, where she had been installed as the heavy favorite. You'resothrilling and jockey Mick Kinane endured an eventful trip, however, and could get no closer than 1 1/4-lengths to the winner that day.
The 2-year-old full sister to champion Giant's Causeway
again was heavily backed, and this time did not disappoint her fans.
Breaking alertly from the gate, You'resothrilling was kept on the stands' side rail by Kinane, running second in her group of four. The field had broken into three separate groups as they raced down the straightaway, with Francesca D'Giorgio leading the entire field for the first half-mile of the six furlong event.
You'resothrilling overhauled the pacesetter with a furlong left, and had plenty in the tank as she powered away to win easily.
Festoso, racing in the middle group, ran on well to capture second. Elletelle, winner of the Queen Mary Stakes (Eng-II) at Royal Ascot last time out, got up for third, just a neck behind Festoso.
Time for the six furlongs over a good turf course was 1:11.66.
Kinane told reporters after the race, “She's nice, a lovely filly, and when she steps up in trip she's going to get better.”
You'resothrilling is a 2-year-old daughter of Storm Cat
out of Mariah's Storm, by Rahy
. She was bred in Kentucky by Pacelco.
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