6:30 Newmarket (24th June) - Result

An EBF maiden fillies' stakes over 6f on good ground - a competitive race.

Gamilati - trained by Mahmood Al Zarooni - ran a storming race on debut over course and distance. The form of that contest has worked out very well with the third, Samitar, going on to win the Albany Stakes (Group 3) at Royal Ascot. Channon's juvenile most probably improved a good deal but with Self Centred (5th) finishing third in the Chesham Stakes (Listed), then My Propeller (7th) winning in effortless style at Pontefract, it would be wise to consider Godolphin have a potentially talented juvenile on their hands. Not much of a price but a youngster who will be difficult to beat.

Brian Meehan's juveniles are in fair form and this daughter of Proud Citizen is likely to progress from a respectable debut, where she was second string to Hidden Passion who lost out narrowly at Haydock. This American bred cost $250,000 as a yearling and sister to the talented Proud Spell. After a tardy start, pushed along in the rear, she ran on in the style of a future winner. There could be ample improvement to come, although it could well be a hard task beating the favourite. If available at each way prices, this would be a fair bet for a place and perhaps a little more given the fortunes of racing.

The betting suggests this is a two horse race and certainly it would be a surprise if one of the two favourites didn't win. Of the others, Appointee may sneak a place.

HCE: ''It looked as though everyone had read the script as Gamilati went on by a few lengths and then Discourse had something she wanted to tell the crowd - she was going to win. Both fillies done Godolphin proud and it is ironic that one of their best juveniles has to play second fiddle to a talented debutante. I can imagine plenty of odds on backers getting that horrible feeling of de ja vous. Appointee ran on well for third.''

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