Richard Hannon’s Osaila proved too good for her rivals in the Princess Margaret Juddmonte Stakes.
They went a strong gallop from the off and it suited the Hannon filly who settled in nicely at the rear of the field. The well backed 7/4 favourite, ridden by Frankie Dettori, came with a strong run showing a nice turn of foot to eventually beat Pastoral Girl by 2 lengths, while Explosive Lady stayed on well for third.
The talented filly is well entered up for later in the season, including the Cheveley Park Stakes and the Prix Morny over 6f and the Moyglare Stud Stakes over 7f and must now enter next year’s 1000 Guineas scene, with bookmakers giving quotes ranging from 14-1 to 33-1.
It wasn’t plain sailing for Frankie Dettori however, as his mount bumped into the runner-up Pastoral Girl who ran a cracker at 33-1, after which Dettori was hit with a two-day ban for careless riding.
Hannon added: “I was worried as she usually shows a lot of speed but in hindsight with the way she has won the race she probably wants seven furlongs and will consider the Moyglare.
“She’s a filly I’ve always loved and has got stronger since finishing fifth in the Albany Stakes here.”
Dettori, who pointed the way to this race after riding Osaila to victory at Doncaster last time, added: “It wasn’t the plan to be that far back. I was doubting myself at the three-furlong marker as she wasn’t travelling as good as usual, but she came good as the other ones were stopping.
“She probably does want seven furlongs. There’s stacks of races for her in the future.”
By Sean Jackson / Photo: Steve Parsons/PA Wire