Exciting Cotai Glory filly The Platinum Queen - a graduate of our breeze-up arm - set a new juvenile track record for Goodwood’s 5f when the highly impressive winner of the conditions race at the Glorious meeting on Wednesday.
Sent off the 5/6 favourite for Middleham Park Racing and Richard Fahey, The Platinum Queen flew out of the stalls under Oisin Orr and was never headed to win by four lengths from Union Court.
From the second crop of her successful young sire, The Platinum Queen was bred by Tally-Ho Stud out of Thrilled, a daughter of our own Kodiac. In addition, Thrilled is a Tally-Ho-bred as a daughter of Fuerta Ventura, also dam of the classy The Gold Cheongsam.
"The Platinum Queen is very fast," said Oisin Orr, celebrating his first winner at Goodwood. "She likes to get out and do her own thing in front, but she is able to keep going as well.
“It doesn't feel like she's going that fast – it feels like she is within her comfort zone. We'll see how she gets on up in grade, but she is doing everything right so far.”
Tom Palin, representing winner owners Middleham Park Racing, said: “We had her in the Molecomb, but I wanted to give her another stepping-stone – we wanted to confirm everything we had seen and known.
"She is a very fast filly; we always knew that and a new two-year-old track record confirms how quick she is. She was very fast when she won at York. We will probably go for the Roses Stakes [Listed at York] and then maybe the Abbaye.
"She clocked a fast time at the breeze-up when we bought her. She was at the top end of our budget, but we were really taken by the manner in which she did it and her breeding is all speed. That is what we love to send to Richard, as he is a very good trainer of a speed horse."
The Platinum Queen is now the winner of three of four starts, and the Racing Post were impressed, saying: “The Platinum Queen had looked good in winning novice events either side of a well-held run in the Queen Mary, and she dominated this field, showing bundles of speed once again and coming right away against the stands' rail. She'll surely be given her chance at Listed/Group 3 level next time.”
The Platinum Queen was sold by us at the Tattersalls Guineas Breeze-Up Sale - our Craven draft also contained Wednesday’s Molecomb Stakes third Walbank.