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Rogue Millennium

Rogue Millennium did well to win the Duke of Cambridge Stakes given how the race developed. Restrained out of the gate by Danny Tudhope, she was back in the field early on off a relatively sedate pace. Eighth of the 10 runners at half way, she picked up well on the near side when her rider asked her for her effort. She had to make her ground on the flank, closest to the stands rail and into a quickening pace, but she came with a sustained run that took her to the front with about 75 yards to run, and she stretched on to win by a neck.

It was a big run by Tom Clover’s filly, coming from the rear in a race that was run at a sedate pace. The second, third and fourth, Random Harvest, Prosperous Voyage and Jumbly, were first, second and fourth from a long way out. Rogue Millennium was the only filly who got into it from the rear, and she won, with a finishing speed of 106.31% of overall speed, and with a nice gap between the first three and the rest. As well as that, this was Rogue Millennium’s first run over a mile. She had never run over a distance short of 10 furlongs before in her life, and she won the Lingfield Oaks Trial last year over almost a mile and a half. She ran a big race on her previous run to finish a close-up second behind Free Wind in the Middleton Stakes at York over 10 and a half furlongs, and this was a step forward from that, a career-best performance over the shortest trip over which she has ever raced. It opens up more options for her now. She doesn’t have any lofty entries, but a Group 1 win is surely the ultimate objective now for connections after this Group 2 win. The Falmouth Stakes would be a legitimate target for her now.
Ascot, 21st June 2023