Horses To Follow » Feminism


Feminism put up a fine performance to finish second to Bearberry in the one-mile fillies’ maiden.  Bearberry did well to win, she reared as the stalls opened and then went out to her left, losing about five lengths in the process, but Feminism’s performance may have gone a little under the radar as a consequence.  Michael Halford’s filly went a little out to her left herself at the start from her outside draw, and she was keen enough early on, up on the outside, before she got cover.  She travelled well to the two-furlong marker, and she started to make nice ground on the run to the furlong pole, but Ronan Whelan had to bide his time and chart a path.  When she did get a gap on the far side, she burst through and hit the front but, while she ran all the way to the line, she was just run down close home by Bearberry, who finished with momentum down the outside.

This was just Feminism’s second run.  The Godolphin filly had shaped with a lot of promise too on her racecourse debut, when she finished fifth behind Elfin Queen at Naas on the day that racing resumed.  She ran better than the bare form of that run suggests too, she was the only filly to get close to the winner at the two-furlong marker, and she only faded late on.  She should be winning her maiden soon before moving on.

The Curragh, 26th June 2020