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Umm Kulthum

Umm Kulthum put up another good performance in finishing third in the Cheveley Park Stakes. She was keen early on, and she raced on the far side, probably not on the right part of the track, but she kept on really well to take third place, just a half a length behind the winner Alcohol Free and beaten just a short head by Miss Amulet for second place. This was a step up by Richard Fahey’s filly on her Lowther Stakes run at York in August, when she finished four lengths behind Miss Amulet and three lengths behind Sacred, whom she had almost 12 lengths behind her in eighth place here. In the interim, she had done well to win the Group 3 Firth of Clyde Stakes at Ayr, staying on well in the far side to beat Scarlet Bear by a length, with last Saturday’s Two-Year-Old Trophy winner Lullaby Moon back in third.

This was just her fourth ever run, she continues to progress, and she will do even better when she learns to settle better. Also, her pedigree and her racing style suggests that she could do better stepped up to seven furlongs.

Newmarket, 26th September 2020