THE excellent season for the South African-based stallion Duke Of Marmalade (by Danehill) continued at Glorious Goodwood with Group 2 Qatar Goodwood Cup success for Big Orange (reviewed here on 18th July) just over half an hour before Simple Verse won the Group 3 Markel Insurance Fillies’ Stakes (registered as the Lillie Langtry Stakes).

Victory in that 14-furlong contest was a third from six starts for the Ralph Beckett-trained three-year-old and it raised the possibility that she might be supplemented for next month’s Group 1 Ladbrokes St Leger.