Rainbow View dominates the Meon Valley Stud Fillies' Mile at Ascot.

Rainbow View dominates the Meon Valley Stud Fillies' Mile at Ascot.

Trevor Jones

Rainbow View Iridescent in Fillies' Mile

Rainbow View remained perfect with a dominating 2 1/2-length victory in the Meon Valley Stud Fillies’ Mile (Eng-I) at Ascot Sept. 27.  The victory was one of two group I wins on the day for trainer John Gosden and jockey Jimmy Fortune, who also teamed up to capture the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes (Sponsored by Sony) (Eng-I) with Raven’s Pass.

Rainbow View, a 2-year-old daughter of Dynaformer, was very highly thought of before the Fillies’ Mile, with rival conditioner Luca Cumani calling her the best 2-year-old filly he had seen in his career. 

Rainbow View, the overwhelming favorite in the field of eight, rolled past runner-up Fantasia within the final furlong to win comfortably under Jimmy Fortune.  Fantasia easily held on to second, finishing 3 1/4-lengths in front of Dreamtheimpossible.

Final time for the eight furlongs was 1:40.82 over the good turf course.

Rainbow View races as a homebred for owner George Strawbridge, who told reporters after the race: “I think we have just seen an unusually good filly.  Gosden keeps telling me she is small, but I think that with each race she keeps getting bigger!”

The win in the Fillies’ Mile qualified Rainbow View for an automatic berth in the Grey Goose Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf, to be run at Santa Anita on Oct. 24.  Both Strawbridge and Gosden are seriously considering running their star filly in the contest.

Rainbow View is out of No Matter What, a daughter of Nureyev who captured the Del Mar Oaks (gr. IT) in 2000.  No Matter What is a half-sister to grade II winner E Dubai, and is also closely related to Saturday’s other group I winner, Raven’s Pass.

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Jukebox Jury rallied from last to earn a hard-fought three-quarter length victory over Cityscape to take the Juddmonte Royal Lodge Stakes (Eng-II) at Ascot Sept. 27.

The victory earned the son of Montjeu a berth in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf on Oct. 25 at Santa Anita.  The Mark Johnston trainee completed the eight furlongs in 1:40.59 over the turf rated as "good".

Johnston told reporters after the race: “He has a funny attitude, but he definitely has the ability.  We will take him home and discuss the Breeders’ Cup.”