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Rosmana did well to get as close as she got from the rear in the one-mile fillies’ handicap at Navan on Wednesday. Settled in midfield early on by Dylan Browne McMonagle, she got shuffled back in the field a little as they left the back straight, with the result that she was only 11th of the t3 runners as they turned for home. She picked her way through traffic up the home straight, she got a gap at the two-furlong marker and she got into clear sailing at the furlong pole, but Excuzio Joe and Coill Na Sionainne had kicked for home at that point, and they weren’t for catching. Even so, Rosmana stayed on well all the way to the line to get to within two and a half lengths of the winner, closest at the finish.

This was a race in which the pace held up well. Coill Na Sionainne and Excuzio Joe were first and second from flagfall, and they fought out the finish, while third-placed Petticoat Rule raced in third place behind them from early and along the inside. Rosmana was the only filly who was able to get close from off the pace. This was just her fourth run for Joseph O’Brien. She had run well on her previous outing in finishing fourth behind My Holy Fox in a nine-furlong fillies’ handicap at Punchestown, when she had Coill Na Sionainne behind her. The drop back to a mile on Wednesday was probably a positive, and she won over a mile on very soft ground for Jean-Claude Rouget in France, so she will be of interest if she runs again on turf, on soft ground, before the season is out.
Navan, 6th October 2021