Friday, 16 October 2020

Frankel Watch: Senita Makes it Third Time Lucky at Redcar

After a slightly slow start to the season, John Gosden's two-year-olds have clicked nicely into gear. 

Heading north to Redcar saw Senita, a strapping daughter of Frankel, make her experience count with a impressive victory.  Robert Havlin was all smiles after steering this January foal clear of a field of six opponents taking the Market Cross Jewellers EBF Fillies' Novices Stakes in comfortable fashion by four-and-a-quarter lengths. 

Punters got stuck into this 2/7f, who relished the testing going over this mile trip. 

After being a bridesmaid on her first two starts, connections will be pleased to see this brown filly get a win under her belt and go on to better things. 

Considering she held an entry for the Fillies' Mile Stakes (Group 1) it wasn't a surprise to see her bolt up although punters were probably thinking the same on her second start when she was beaten by William Haggas' Lilac Road when 1/6f. 

Senita was fancied to win on debut when runner-up at Newmarket racing over 7f, when bumping into another talented filly in Charlie Appleby's Danilova. 

K. Abdullah will be pleased to see his filly get her head in front as she hasn't done anything wrong. The dam, Atone, raced just twice for Abdullah, when trained by Sir Michael Stoute, winning by a short head on her second start at Goodwood. 

Senita has matched her mother with an impressive win and a horse who will progress with racing and likley to be running at pattern class sooner than later. 

Good luck to connections.