She never really settled and was sprung into daylight by a bump from a rival four furlongs out. Despite this, she quickened away very nicely and was by far the best filly on the day. She appeals as one that will be just as good and maybe even better back over 10 furlongs and she could well be good enough to take on top-class colts later this year. Her success was a particularly important one for her sire Sea The Stars. He was one of the most celebrated racehorses of recent decades and despite his first book of mares being a who’s who of international breeding, the chatter about his first crop had been somewhat mixed at the yearling sales.

His first crop’s performance as two-year-olds had been encouraging, but far from spectacular, and such is the ridiculously fickle nature of the breeding game, plenty were already questioning his future at the beginning of this season.