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Windsor Pass

Windsor Pass was probably unlucky not to finish closer than she did in the one-mile fillies’ handicap at Leopardstown last Thursday. Settled in mid-division and along the inside early on by Shane Foley, she travelled well into the home straight, but she didn’t have a lot of racing room along the inside. She made ground gradually from the two-furlong marker among horses, she tried to come outside Flagged at the furlong marker, but that option was removed when I Siyou Baby arrived up on her outside, and she never really had the racing room after that in which to deliver a challenge. In the end, she passed the post in fourth place, just over a length behind the winner I Siyou Baby.

Jessica Harrington’s filly remains a maiden, but it will be surprising if she doesn’t get off the mark soon. She had put up a career-best effort on her previous run, over last Thursday’s course and distance, when she finished off her race well down the outside to finish second to the same I Siyou Baby. She was meeting Joseph O’Brien’s progressive filly on 6lb better terms last Thursday, and it might have been a good race between them had she enjoyed a better run through her race. I Siyou Baby is now rated 92, 4lb higher than she was last Thursday and 13lb higher than she was when she beat Windsor Pass by a half a length in July. Windsor Pass is now rated 77, just 4lb higher than she was last month. She could be a well-handicapped filly now on that mark.
Leopardstown, 12th August 2021