By Sean Cronin
Main Desire justified a measure of market support when impressing, going a shade over five panels, in her May 2 Nottingham debut last time, and maintained her perfect tally with a game score in this pointer to the June 21 G2 Queen Mary S. at Royal Ascot. Reined back to race handy in an overall sixth after an alert getaway in this black-type bow, she powered into the firing line soon after passing the quarter-mile marker and kept on strongly under a final-furlong drive to deny Neola for a career high nearing the line. “She’s only a little filly and we were concerned about the [soft] ground beforehand,” said winning rider Daniel Tudhope. “It wasn’t ideal, but she handled it fine and will definitely be better on quicker ground. I tried to keep a hold of her as I didn’t want to hit the front too soon. She’s such a good traveller and got the job done when I asked her to quicken.”
The €40,000 TIRSEP yearling is out of Listed Marble Hill S. runner-up Purple Glow (Ire) (Orientate) and is kin to a yearling colt by Rip Van Winkle (Ire). Purple Glow is a granddaughter of MGISW US champion Relaxing (Buckpasser), whose four black-type performers include US champion and MGISW sire Easy Goer (Alydar), GI Go For Wand S. heroine Easy Now (Danzig) and GI Ballerina S. winner Cadillacing (Alydar), who in turn is the dam of GI Futurity S. victor Strolling Along (Danzig).
LANGLEYS SOLICITORS BRITISH EBF MARYGATE FILLIES S.-Listed, £50,000, YOR, 5-19, 2yo, f, 5fT, 1:01.70, sf.
1–#MAIN DESIRE (IRE), 124, f, 2, by High Chaparral (Ire)
1st Dam: Purple Glow (Ire) (SP-Ire), by Orientate
2nd Dam: Napping, by Danzig
3rd Dam: Relaxing, by Buckpasser
(€40,000 Ylg ’16 TIRSEP). O-Clipper Logistics; B-W Maxwell Ervine (IRE); T-Michael Bell; J-Daniel Tudhope. £28,355. Lifetime Record: 2-2-0-0, $40,868.
2–Neola (GB), 124, f, 2, Foxwedge (Aus)–Effie B (GB), by Sixties Icon (GB). O-Bastian Family. £10,750.
3–Mistress of Venice (GB), 124, f, 2, Bated Breath (GB)–Rohlindi (GB), by Red Ransom. (£27,500 Ylg ’16 GOUKPR). O-The Cool Silk Partnership. £5,380.
Margins: HF, 1 1/4, 1 3/4. Odds: 4.00, 4.00, 16.00.
Also Ran: Maggies Angel (Ire), Daddies Girl (Ire), Get Even (GB), Kentish Waltz (Ire), Mount Victoria (Ire), Che Bella (Ire), Faithful Promise (GB), Izzy Bizu (Ire), Dolly Dagger (GB), Blessed To Empress (Ire). Scratched: Formidable Kitt (GB), Gisele’s Angel (GB). Click for the Racing Post result. Video, sponsored by Fasig-Tipton.