G1 Fillies’ Mile bid by Beyond Reason
Beyond Reason is out to crown an excellent two-year-old campaign in the G1 Fillies’ Mile, which is the highlight on day one of Dubai Future Champions Festival at Newmarket, UK, on Friday, 12 October.
The Charlie Appleby-trained filly has gained two Pattern race victories already, both over seven furlongs at Deauville, France, and tries a mile for the first time.
She was the game nose winner of the G3 Prix Six Perfections in July and then gained an easy three-length victory in the G2 Prix du Calvados the following month.
Beyond Reason ran well in fourth when taking on colts in the seven-furlong Listed Chesham Stakes at Royal Ascot in June and makes her first start since fading to sixth in the G1 Moyglare Stud Stakes over the same trip at the Curragh, Ireland, on 16 September.
Beyond Reason, with regular rider William Buick on board and emerging from stall five, faces seven other fillies headed by G1 Darley Prix Morny winner Pretty Pollyanna and Moyglare Stud Stakes third Hermosa plus Antonia De Vega and Shambolic, who are both unbeaten in two starts.
Charlie Appleby said: “Beyond Reason was slightly disappointing in Ireland last time out but William felt that she wasn’t very comfortable on the dead ground.
“She has freshened up well since and will appreciate racing on a sounder surface at Newmarket.
“The step up to a mile should suit and I am hopeful that she will be very competitive.”
On the same card, four-year-old D'bai (Charlie Appleby/William Buick) continues over seven furlongs in the G2 Godolphin Stud And Stable Staff Awards Challenge Stakes after being caught by a neck in the G2 Park Stakes at Doncaster on 15 September.
The son of Dubawi scored over seven furlongs in the G3 John Of Gaunt Stakes at Haydock Park in June and finished sixth in two G1 sprints – the Golden Jubilee Stakes at Royal Ascot and Deauville’s Prix Maurice de Gheest in June and August respectively.
Charlie Appleby added: “We were very happy with D’bai’s latest run at Doncaster and a repeat of that effort should put him bang there."
D’bai, drawn in stall four, takes on seven rivals including dual G1 victor Limato, Doncaster G3 scorer Dancing Star and recent Newbury Listed winner Mankib.