Horse Racing
Queen Mary Stakes - Form Comments

15/06/2021 17:15

G2 – 1000m – Turf



US raiders have a good record in this and Artos showed a lot of speed to overcome a hot favourite when winning a firm-ground 1100m maiden at Churchill Downs last month.


Beautiful Sunshine

From a stable doing incredibly well with their youngsters and this filly thrashed four rivals on slow ground at Sandown last month. The manner of her win made this an obvious target.



Too fresh early on but still managed to make a winning debut at The Curragh. But the form of that race has not worked out, and she was also soundly beaten next time.



Bred for further than this but fast enough to outspeed ten rivals in a soft-ground maiden at Thirsk last month. This is a much tougher challenge.


Coup de Force

Faded after leading on her debut, progressing to land a surprise win – showing pace from the gate – to lead all the way at Chepstow. A speedy filly but will probably struggle at this level.



Nicely bred and a successful favourite on her debut, at Windsor with several of those behind her winning since. Then a good third of 13 in Listed company at York. Well worth her place in this.


Desert Dreamer

Her stable doesn’t specialise in first-time out winners but she managed that at Newmarket, and followed up by winning in stronger company over 1200m at the same track. Very smart.


Eve Lodge

Met traffic on her career debut – here – running an encouraging third.  Little effort was required for her to follow up with an easy soft-ground victory at Lingfield.


Get Ahead

Well-bred and an expensive yearling purchase, she made her debut over this course and distance, showing enough late speed to win that maiden quite easily.


Harmony Rose

Her trainer thinks she is still improving and she does have the most experience in this field even if she is only a small filly. Beaten last time by 1 length.



Showed decisive acceleration in the last 200m to outclass 12 rivals in a novices’ event at Catterick earlier this month, an impressive career debut.


Jazzy Princess

She ran on late after being outpaced for much of the trip on her sole start, at Beverley last month. Very hard to imagine she can win this.


Mas Poder

Made her debut in a strong York Listed event that has never been won by a first-time starter. Clearly inexperienced but finished nicely into fourth, a highly encouraging career start.


Misty Ayr

Slowly away and then denied a clear passage, but she made good late progress to finish third at Catterick this month. Facing hugely stronger competition this time.



Built on quite a promising career debut at Newmarket to outspeed 12 rivals in a Listed event at York, responding willingly to her rider’s demands once she had got to the front.


Orinoco River

Started favourite to beat today’s rival Yet in a 1000m Dundalk maiden last month, and, although just missing out to that rival after a tense battle, it was still a very encouraging start.


Poppy Petal

Improved from an encouraging debut second, to lead throughout over this trip on soft ground at Catterick last month – finishing 4.75L clear of her nearest rival.


Quick Suzy

Drops back to 1000m after being caught late on in a G3 at Naas, the distance and soft ground just finding her out.  Had previously bossed from the front to win easily at The Curragh.


Twilight Gleaming

Her US stable has a great record in this. She justified the expectations of her trainer when romping to a 7.5L win over this trip at Belmont last month, gliding nicely over the very fast surface. Has reportedly worked impressively before shipping to the UK.



Failed to justify favouritism on her career debut at Bath this month, but it was still a solid start as she was badly in need of the experience and was keeping on at the end. Still, this looks tough.


White Jasmine

Hollie Doyle’s mount has shown up well on both starts but has not shown enough to have strong claims in this.



Had to fight hard to beat another newcomer – today’s rival Orinoco River – in a 1000m maiden at Dundalk in May, but the pair were clear of the rest. Clearly smart.