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First two-year-old winner in UK on wet and wild week


Wild Beauty became Godolphin’s first UK juvenile winner of 2021 as unseasonably wet weather ensured a quiet European week.

The daughter of Frankel, whose great grandam was the top-class sprinter Cherokee Rose, showed the benefit of her debut at Ascot earlier this month when scoring by three lengths on soft ground at Haydock Park.

Several other notably bred homebreds also enjoyed success including Bath scorer Moment Of Beauty, a granddaughter of Cape Verdi.

In Australia, Lonhro filly Varda, who is from the same family as Kementari, unleashed a stunning turn of foot to take a Listed handicap at Doomben.

Soft Fruit finished third in last season’s G1 Shuka Sho and the four-year-old registered a third Stakes win when getting up close home in the ATC Sydney Trophy in Japan.

Godolphin is set to be represented in significant races on both sides of the world this week, with Victor Ludorum aiming to build on a promising third in the G2 Prix du Muguet on his return to the top-level in the G1 Prix d’Ispahan at Longchamp.

Trekking stormed to victory in the Stradbroke Handicap in 2019 and the son of Street Cry may bid for another G1 prize at Eagle Farm in the Kingsford-Smith Cup. Fellow G1 victors Savatiano and Kementari also feature among the nominations for the Queensland highlight.

Mystic Guide’s half-brother Gershwin makes his Graded-Stakes debut in the G2 Penn Mile in the USA, while seven-furlong stalwart Glorious Journey could aim for a sixth Stakes success in the G3 John Of Gaunt Stakes at Haydock Park, UK.