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Baila Me

The filly Baila Me ran a nice race to chase home her better-fancied stable companion Prince Siegfried in a listed race run over 10 furlongs at Ayr on Saturday. A daughter of Samum out of a Law Society mare, this 10-furlong trip on fast ground would not have represented as stiff a stamina test as the Baila Me would have appreciated on her first start for Godolphin, but she stuck to her guns well after getting a little outpaced early in the home straight, and stayed on well past Dream Lodge and Arch Rebel to take second place, albeit all of four lengths behind her stable companion, in a race that was run in a really good time.

Winner of a Group 2 race in Germany last season as a three-year-old and third in the German Oaks, Baila Me won the Group 1 Preis Von Europa over a mile and a half on soft ground at Cologne, when she had Royal Whip winner King Of Rome back in third. That was her final start lat season, just the fifth of her life, and she should come on for Saturday’s run, her first since, her first in 356 days and just the sixth run of her life. She will be interesting now when stepped back up to a mile and a half and when she encounters easy ground again, which she should do in the autumn.

19th September 2009