"You have to make Regal Rose one of the favorites in the Guineas now," Sporting Life quoted the filly's jockey, Frankie Dettori, as saying. "She has a good cruising speed and an excellent turn of foot. With a fast pace, she would have been more impressive."
Cheveley Park Stud's Regal Rose, a 2-year-old daughter of Danehill trained by Sir Michael Stoute, took the lead in the final furlong and posted a one-length victory in Tuesday's Shadwell Stud Cheveley Park Stakes (Eng-I) at Newmarket, England. Finishing second at 66-1 odds was U.S.-bred Toroca (by Nureyev), owned by John T. L. Jones Jr. and Roncon. Enthused, the winner's stablemate sent off at 11-8 favoritism, finished sixth in the 12-horse field. Mala Mala (Brief Truce) was third, a head back of the runner-up.According to Sporting Life, Regal Rose and Stoute-trained Karasta the early favorites for next year's Sagitta One Thousand Guineas (Eng-I).