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Maw Lam

Leovanni ran out an impressive winner of the Queen Mary Stakes on Wednesday, but there was a lot to like about the performance that Maw Lam put up in finishing third behind her.

Adrian Nicholls’ filly was slowly away, she was a little awkward leaving the gates, with the result that she was slowest of all 24 runners through the first furlong.  Still last of the 10 fillies who raced far side as they left the two-furlong marker behind them, she was moved towards the near side of that group by Hollie Doyle as they raced to the furlong marker, and she finished off her race strongly to finish second in her group, third overall.  After being slowest through the first furlong, she was fastest through the final furlong, fully 0.35secs faster than the next fastest, the winner Leovanni.

This was just Maw Lam’s third run.  Winner of her maiden at Thirsk on her racecourse debut in May when she was slowly away, she was slowly away again next time in the Hilary Needler at Beverley, which cost her the advantage of her inside draw, but she still looked set to win when she came with her finishing run, only to be denied by the 125/1 newcomer Perfect Part.  She herself was allowed go off at a big price for the Queen Mary, but she proved that she deserves her place in that type of company.

She could take a good step forward now if she can learn to get away from stalls a little more quickly, but it appears that she likes to be passing horses, so she will always be of interest at tracks at which patient tactics over the minimum trip are rewarded.

Ascot, 19th June 2024

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