Horses To Follow » Perfection


Perfection ran better than the bare form of her run in the Wokingham suggests. Held up through the early stages of the race in the stands-side group, Gerald Mosse had a wall of horses in front of him at the 2f marker when he wanted to go forward on her. Cape Byron and Tis Marvellous had gone for home out in the centre by the time she got some racing room. Still in traffic until inside the furlong marker, she had about five lengths to make up on the leader and, while she didn’t make up that deficit, she did run on strongly all the way to the line to take seventh place. In another couple of strides she would have been fifth.

The Cheveley Park filly was a good filly last season when she was with John Gosden, she won three times, including a listed race over six furlongs at Newmarket in October on her final run of the season. She ran well in the Group 3 Chartwell Stakes at Lingfield on her first run for David O’Meara this season to go down by just a head to Pretty Baby and, while she was disappointing next time at Haydock, this was a step back in the right direction. She is only four, she has raced just three times now for David O’Meara, and she will be of interest wherever she goes next. A handicap rating of 101 is workable for her, and she seems to go well in big fields. Her record in races with 16 runners or more now reads 1517.

Ascot, 22nd June 2019