Horses To Follow » Doom


Doom put up a fine performance in finishing third in the Duke of Cambridge Stakes on Wednesday.  Fifth as they raced to the turn, she shipped a little bump from Rogue Millennium as they straightened up for home as that rival angled towards the outside, and it took her a little while to pick up in the home straight.

It never really looked like she was going to get to the winner Running Lion, who made just about all the running but, only sixth passing the furlong marker, she was strong through the final 200 yards.  She closed on the leaders all the way to the line, just getting up to snatch third place in a five-way go for that position.

William Haggas’ filly is a supremely well-bred filly, by Dubawi and out of the dual Grade 1 winner Dank, a half-sister to Beresford Stakes and Hong Kong Cup winner Eagle Mountain.  Doom didn’t get off the mark until last September, after she was beaten at 1/25 in a match at Ripon, but she followed up that win by winning a listed race over seven furlongs on soft ground in France on her final run last season.  She ran well too on her debut this season in the Group 3 Athasi Stakes at The Curragh, and this was a step forward from that.  Her two wins were over seven furlongs, but she stayed a mile here well, and she left the impression that she could appreciate an even greater test of stamina.  She is another who goes well on soft ground, so she could be an interesting filly for later in the season.

Ascot, 19th June 2024

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