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Portfolio put up a nice performance to finish third in the one-mile three-year-old fillies’ maiden at Newmarket on Wednesday. Weak in the market beforehand, she was settled nicely in mid-division early on by Ryan Moore and over against the far rail. She travelled well through her race and, ridden along as they raced into the Dip, she kept on well. Fifth on the run to the furlong marker, she kept on well through the final furlong to get up and take third place behind Delta Bay, Professional Widow and Rikmah, who all raced handily from flagfall. Portfolio only finished fourth, but she was only beaten a total of a length by the winner, and she was keeping on well all the way to the line.

It was a nice performance by Sir Michael Stoute’s filly, on her seasonal debut and just her third run ever. She shaped encouragingly on her racecourse debut over seven furlongs at Kempton last September and, while she didn’t build on it next time, back over the same course and distance, this was much more like it. She stayed the mile well here and, by Deep Impact out of Diploma, who won over 10 furlongs, she could improve again as she steps up in distance.
Newmarket, 14th April 2021