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Term Of Endearment

Term Of Endearment only finished fifth in the Listed Noblesse Stakes at Cork last Friday, but she ran better than that suggests. Slowly away, she was 10th of the 11 runners as they raced away from the stands with a circuit to go. She travelled well for Wayne Lordan down the back straight and, angled towards the outside in the home straight, it took her a little while to find top gear but, when she did, she finished off her race strongly, closing all the way to the line. Although she was only fifth, she was only beaten a total of two and a quarter lengths by the winner Moracana, and in another couple of strides she would have been third.

It was a good run by Henry de Bromhead’s filly on her seasonal return. She has only won once, but she has raced just six times now, she is Group 3 placed and she was only beaten a half a length by the 104-rated Yaxeni in the Listed Bluebell Stakes at Naas last October on her final run last season. Probably at her best with at least a little bit of cut in the ground, she stays a mile and a half well, and she could be even better over further. She is lightly raced, and she has lots of potential for progression this season.

Cork, 21st April 2023