Fourth to the subsequent G3 Oh So Sharp S. winner First Victory (Ire) (Teofilo) over seven furlongs at Newmarket in September, Seventh Heaven returned to capture a mile maiden at Dundalk in authoritative fashion Apr. 18 before making his big jump in trip. Settled second behind Mountain Bell early, the bay was under the shove in early straight as Architecture moved more smoothly to tackle the long-time leader. Responding to Ryan Moore’s urgings to gain a slight edge over Architecture, she gave extra when the crunch came and maintained the upper hand as they drew clear of Mountain Bell in the final yards. “She raced pretty greenly the whole way around and she was not comfortable on the ground or the track, so did well to win,” her rider said. “She will have learnt plenty and she’s a good filly. She’s a big girl and there’s definitely improvement in her.” Paul Smith was on hand to speak for the owners and added, “She fought well and stayed well, she will have to be in the mix for all the top races now, I think. We seem to have some lovely fillies and she’d be up there in the mix for sure, but I would not say for definite that she goes for the Oaks. Let’s sit down and discuss it, but it would have to be considered as this is a strong trial. She’s a nice, developing filly and she will only improve for it.” Hugo Palmer was delighted with Architecture, who is definitely G1 Epsom Oaks-bound June 3. “We’ve only been beaten a neck and she’s a big, raw filly and that was only the third run of her life,” he explained. “She will improve leaps and bounds, but she would need to to win the Oaks. Only this week last year, Covert Love won a maiden at Chelmsford and fillies with sun on their backs come on considerably. Though she will warrant her place in the line-up, she will have to improve massively to feature. She won’t run gain before the Oaks.” Click for the Racing Post result. Video, sponsored by Fasig-Tipton.
BETFRED MOBILE OAKS TRIAL S.-Listed, £40,000, LIN, 5-7, 3yo, f, 11f 106yT, 2:33.36, gd.
1–#SEVENTH HEAVEN (IRE), 126, f, 3, by Galileo (Ire)
1st Dam: La Traviata (GSW-US, $129,248), by Johannesburg
2nd Dam: Piedras Negras, by Unbridled
3rd Dam: Provisions, by Devil’s Bag
O-Derrick Smith, Susan Magnier & Michael Tabor; B-La Traviata Syndicate (IRE); T-Aidan O’Brien; J-Ryan Moore. £22,684. Lifetime Record: 4-2-0-0, $40,956. *1/2 to Crusade (Mr. Greeley), G1SW-Eng, $164,123.
2–Architecture (Ire), 126, f, 3, Zoffany (Ire)–Brigayev (Ity), by Fasliyev. (€4,800 Wlg ‘13 GOFNOV; £26,000 Ylg ‘14 DNPRM). O-Chris Humber. £8,600.
3–Mountain Bell (GB), 126, f, 3, Mount Nelson (GB)–Shenir (GB), by Mark of Esteem (Ire). (€46,000 Ylg ‘14 BBAGS). O-Qatar Racing Ltd. £4,304.
Margins: NK, 5, 2. Odds: 1.75, 2.75, 1.85.
Also Ran: Capricious Cantor (Ire), Natural Beauty (GB). Scratched: Chinoiseries (GB).