Coming from off the pace the David Armstrong homebred Dutch Art filly MABS CROSS landed the Group 3 Longholes Palace House Stakes at Newmarket a shade comfortably, albeit by a neck. The Michael Dods trained filly is most progressive and will surely be thereabouts wherever she goes in the future.
Also on the Newmarket card that day Intello sired the progressive HIGHBROW who stayed on well to earn his first black type when third in the Listed Newmarket Stakes. Coming from behind the first two, he stayed on steadily throughout the contest.
The Cheveley Park Stud stalwart Pivotal, who is still covering his mares with great zeal for a 25yo, is really developing into a broodmare sire of extreme proportions. Following on from his grandson Cracksman winning last week’s Group 1 Prix Ganay, two of his daughters produced the winners of the Group 3 Palace House Stakes MABS CROSS (see above) over 5 furlongs and then DEFOE won the Group 2 Dunaden Jockey Club Stakes, over 12 f.