May 1, 2022 - Newmarket, Race 1, Msw, GBP £15,000, 5.0F, .0000

Miami Girl (Ire), F, 2, 2020 by Cotai Glory (GB)

1st Dam: Ebony Street, by Street Cry (Ire)
2nd Dam: Menhoubah, by Dixieland Band
3rd Dam: Private Seductress, by Private Account

Owner: Amo Racing Limited
Breeder: Pier House Stud (Ire)
Trainer: Richard Hannon

After Dramatised (Ire) (Showcasing {GB}) in the meeting opener on Friday, the sharp and fast juvenile Miami Girl (Ire) (Cotai Glory {GB}) followed suit in gaining a TDN Rising Star tag at Newmarket's Guineas festival on Sunday. A touch tardy from the gates in the five-furlong maiden but soon racing exuberantly on the heels of the leaders, the 5-1 shot was sent to the front approaching the furlong pole and opened up with relish to record a 5 1/2-length verdict over Beautiful Sunrise (Ire) (Exceed and Excel {Aus}), with 3/4 of a length back to the 10-11 favourite Syndicated (GB) (Dubawi {Ire}), the son of J Wonder (Footstepsinthesand {GB}) who pulled away his chance.

Trainer Richard Hannon, whose Threat (GB) (Footstepsinthesand {GB}) was labelled a TDN Rising Star in this three years ago, admitted to an element of surprise at the manner of performance of the winner who proved difficult to pull up passing the line. "That was a very good performance by a filly against colts-she hasn't been that impressive at home!" he said. "She needs to learn to relax a little bit, but of course Royal Ascot is the target. She surprised me a bit, as she was a little bit flighty in the parade ring and jogging at the start, whereas she's very relaxed at home. If she relaxes, she could maybe go to the [Listed] National [at Sandown] or the [Listed] Marygate [at York] first but if not we are very happy to go to Ascot with the bubble still intact. We'll make hay while the sun shines."

Miami Girl, the first TDN Rising Star for her sire, is currently the last known foal out of Ebony Street (Street Cry {Ire}), a daughter of the G1 Oaks d'Italia heroine Menhoubah (Dixieland Band) who was also third in the G1 Moyglare Stud S. This is the family of the Listed Rosemary S. winner and G2 Cherry Hinton S. third Ahla Wasahl (GB) (Dubai Destination) and the G1 Sussex S.-winning sire Posse.

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