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Coroebus the one to take from the Royal Lodge
Royal Patronage may have shown an excellent attitude to win the Royal Lodge Stakes at Newmarket on Saturday, but the one to take out of the race is the runner-up COROEBUS. Coroebus, making just his second start, looked set to register an impressive success when quickening clear two furlongs out.
However, he tied up dramatically inside the final 100 yards, opening the door for the game Royal Patronage to regain the lead in the final strides. For 95% of the race Coroebus looked in a completely different league to his rivals and, although beaten, it should go down as a hugely promising performance. He is a really imposing type who should strengthen over the winter and make an impact in top-level races next season.
Tenebrism a top-class prospect
TENEBRISM hadn’t been seen out since winning in good style on the opening day of the Irish Flat season, so she looked to face a stiff task on her belated return against much more experienced rivals in the Cheveley Park Stakes.
Tenebrism was slowly into stride and still had plenty to do a couple of furlongs out, but she found a remarkable burst to overhaul Flotus and win going away by a length. The pair three lengths clear of Sandrine, the Duchess of Cambridge winner, in third.
It’s likely that Tenebrism and Flotus were at an advantage racing against the stand side rail but that should not take away from what was a huge effort from such an inexperienced filly. It was the best performance of the season by a two-year-old filly and she is clearly a hugely exciting prospect.
Luxembourg has the speed for a Guineas
Five minutes after Tenebrism’s stunning Cheveley Park success the Westerberg colours were carried to victory by another top-class prospect in LUXEMBOURG. Luxembourg had created a good impression when successful at Killarney on debut and his strength in the betting at the Curragh on Saturday suggested he was fully expected to handle the step up to Group 2 company in the Beresford Stakes.
He certainly didn’t disappoint, winning in the style of a colt destined for big things. Dropped out in rear and given a confident ride off just a steady gallop, Luxembourg moved up menacingly and deployed a remarkable turn of foot to scoot 4-and-three-quarter lengths clear.
He shot to the head of the betting for the Derby on the back of such a display but, given the speed he showed and the rapid closing sectional he clocked, it would be little surprise were a 2000 Guineas bid considered.
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