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Becqu Adoree

Becqu Adoree was chopped for room just when she was starting to stay on at the end of the 12-furlong listed Plantation Stud Stakes at Newmarket on Saturday. She wouldn’t have got to the game winner Eastern Aria, but she would have made a strong bid for a place and she was fairly unlucky in the end. She travelled well out the back for Kieren Fallon and she was the only filly who was still on the bridle passing the three-furlong pole. She was just starting to stay on and pick up for pressure before she got blocked off by the run of Honimiere, and she ran through the final 25 yards as if she had a fair bit more left.

This was a fairly solid effort from Luca Cumani’s filly, on top of the fact that she was chopped off when making her run, she may have been racing on the slower side of the track. Eastern Aria and Lady Artiemisia both raced on the far side and they were also prominent all the way through the race while Becqu Adoree was trying to make ground from the back.

Becqu Adoree was a listed winner in France and was only beaten two and a half lengths by Stacelita in the Group 1 Prix Vermeille at Longchamp on her last start there. She has been a bit disappointing so far this season, since joining Luca Cumani at the start of the year, but she may be getting the hang of things now, it may have taken her a while to settle in and this run was a much better indication of her ability. She can improve from this now and she could be under-rated next time with the uninspiring form figures she has now.

17th July 2010