Beauty Queen Could Be Quite Special

The Bronte Collection’s colours have become a regular fixture in the winners enclosure over the past few years. In conjunction with Clipper, the syndicate has seen many nice horses, especially in the juvenile division. Having had some success for them, Kevin may have found a classy filly in Beauty Queen who made an impressive debut when running away with the 5f Busstop 70s Disco After Racing EBF Fillies Novice Stakes at Beverley.

Beauty Queen is a daughter of Soldier’s Call and her full brother was  winner for the yard over the winter. Having been prepped for racing before being sent to Kevin, the filly looked the part as soon as she arrived. Immediately it became clear that she also had the ability to match up with her physique as she impressed in her home work.

Starting her career at Beverley, Beauty Queen would line up against 8 rivals. This included a couple of winners, with one of them. being the Hilary Needler debutante winner. Shane Gray was booked for the ride and had a nice draw in the stall 3. Beauty Queen bounced out and was into her stride, although she did take a keen hold early on. It was the experienced runners who took the field along but Shane tracked them through and got his filly settled with cover.

The field quickly raced past halfway and were into the home straight. As they straightened up the ground begins to rise up and passing the 2f marker the leaders looked to stretch clear. With eh tempo increasing the less fancied runners been to struggle and it was the favourite who moved through the lead. Closely followed through by Beauty Queen it was the latter who was going the strangest. Shane switched to the outer and made good headway, with the filly moving up to challenge for the lead.

Beverley has a stiff final furlong and as the race progressed to this part it was clearly a two horse race. Shane had cajoled his filly to this point but now asked for her challenge. Initially she just rolled in a little bit but Shane quickly straightened her up and got her balanced. Beauty Queen now quickened up and opened up an advantage. With her head in front, Shane now kept educating the filly as she stretched clear. The further they went the stronger she was and Beauty Queen won by a comfortable 2 1/2 lengths.

Beauty Queen has shown plenty at home and she converted that to the track for her debut. Whilst this performance was expected it is always difficult on their first run. She traveled like the best horse and quickened up well, beating a good yardstick. It looks as though 6f will suit and Beauty Queen looks like she will be taking a step up in grade. With the Group 2 Lowther at York next month, she will be aimed at that and certainly looks like an exciting prospect for that race and the future.

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