Racing Report Card: A sprinter to follow for Pam Sly, a filly on the rise for John Gosden and Group 1 glory at Saint-Cloud

SUNDAY was pretty quiet on the old racing front but there was still some nice action taking place around the country.

We’ve picked out some snippets you may have missed.

A filly with a future 🏇

John Gosden landed the Oaks with the lesser-fancied of his two runners, and you can see why Mehdaayih was his number one hope at Epsom as she absolutely bolted up returned to Group 2 company at Saint-Cloud.

Having won the Chester Oaks in very taking fashion, she got no sort of run in the mile-and-a-half Classic – an effort that now looks best ignored.

Expect her to return to Group 1 company now she’s got back on the scoreboard, possibly in the Yorkshire Oaks.

Group 1 glory at last 🏆

She’s been runner-up at the top level a number of times but today was the day Coronet (4.00 Saint-Cloud) finally broke her duck at the highest level in the Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud.

Frankie Dettori was at his mercurial best to guide the hardy mare up a narrow gap on the inside as the pair overhauled game outsider Ziyad in the shadows of the post.

A good day for Gosden got even better, and Lah Ti Dar’s third in the same race suggests she could have a Group 1 in her at some stage too.

One for the tracker 📒

Pal Sly isn’t best known for training three-year-old sprinters but she’s certainly got a decent one in Drummond Warrior (2.45 Windsor).

Having narrowly prevailed at Windsor on debut, he returned to the track with a penalty and this time ran out an easy four-and-a-half length winner over a couple of highly-regarded newcomers – despite showing plenty of greenness.

Handicaps could be in the offing next although connections may instead opt to go down the pattern route, such was the dominance of his success.


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