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Bounce The Blues

Bounce The Blues put up a good performance to run Cloak Of Spirits to a half a length in the Listed Rosemary Stakes. She travelled well through her race for Oisin Murphy on the stands side of the field. She tracked Cloak Of Spirits to the three-furlong marker and she picked up nicely to challenge Richard Hannon’s filly on the run to the two. Cloak Of Spirits was always holding her really, but Bounce The Blues kept on all the way to the line, she got to within a half a length of the winner and she pulled three lengths clear of the third filly Tomorrow’s Dream.

This was another step forward by the Excelebration filly on her second run for Andrew Balding. She was a progressive filly for Johnny Feane earlier this season, she won her maiden over seven furlongs at Naas in August, and she improved from that to win a good listed race over seven furlongs at Naas on soft ground, when she kept on well to beat talented filly Soul Search by a half a length. Cloak Of Spirits enhanced the form of the Rosemary Stakes when she finished a close-up third behind Nazeef in the Group 1 Sun Chariot Stakes at Newmarket on Saturday, and there is every chance that Bounce The Blues can continue her progression. She stays a mile well but she is effective over seven furlongs too, and she could do even better when the ground eases further.

Newmarket, 25th September 2020