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Angel’s Hideaway

Angel’s Hideaway did well to finish third behind the exciting Qabala in the Nell Gwyn Stakes. She missed the break quite badly, which left her last of the 11 runners through the early stages of the race. That is not ideal on Newmarket’s Rowley Mile, a track that generally favours prominent racers. Her tardy start also meant that she had to be moved towards the far side by Rab Havlin in order to deliver her challenge. Again, that was not ideal, on a day on which there appeared to be at least a slight advantage to be gained from racing on or close to the stands rail.

Even so, John Gosden’s filly picked up well on the run out of the Dip, and she stayed on nicely to take third place. The winner Qabala could be good, she is short enough for the 1000 Guineas now on the back of this run, but Angel’s Hideaway may not be as far behind her as the two and a half lengths by which she was beaten here. She had plenty of racing last year as a juvenile, she raced eight times, but there is every chance that she will be able to go forward again as a three-year-old on this evidence.

Newmarket, 16th April 2019