Past Winners » Quebee
I am backing Quebee here. I think that she is over-priced at 11/2.
Clive Cox’s filly is a nicely progressive filly. After two promising runs at the start of this season, she was really impressive in landing an admittedly fairly lowly handicap at Windsor at the end of May off a mark of 74.
Raised 9lb for that, she progressed to win a better handicap back at Windsor off her higher mark, keeping on strongly through the final furlong to get home by three parts of a length from Banish.
Raised 3lb for that win, she only finished fifth last time in a good fillies’ handicap over a mile at Goodwood, but she was wide and keen early on that day, she did not have a lot of racing room at the two-furlong pole, and she finished off her race well down the outside once in the clear. She was beaten a total of less than two lengths, and she was only beaten a short head for fourth place by Pure Art, who came out next time and won a handicap at Sandown off a 2lb higher mark.
Quebee has been raised by just 1lb for that run, which is fair. She should be able to surpass today’s rating of 87. She is proven at the track, she continues to progress, she is nicely drawn in stall three and Clive Cox’s horses continue to go well.
Illusive and Red Rannagh have also run well at the track, but Quebee is potentially better-handicapped than both of those rivals, and she is a bigger price.
QUEBEE WON (ADV 11/2, SP 9/2)