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Purple patch for Cotai Glory

Cotai Glory's purple patch continued into Saturday as Studio City and Leuven Power made it an across-the-card double at Navan and Fairyhouse.


Studio Power, a £90,000 breezer sold by Hyde Park Stud to Michael O'Callaghan, stormed away with the 5f maiden in the manner of a colt with a big future. The Racing Post were impressed, saying: "He is a very useful colt and looks like he would relish an extra furlong."


Jockey Colin Keane added: "He was entitled to do that. I thought he quickened up well. A better race might bring about more improvement in him."


Bred by Michael and Martin Butler, Studio City is out of Aqlette, an Aqlaam daughter of Group 3 winner Violette.


Over at Salisbury, Leuven Power landed a deserved success in the 7f novice for King Power Racing and Roger Varian. It was the seasonal debut for the colt, a 180,000gns yearling who was appropriately bred by Kangyu International Racing out of Triggers Broom, also the dam of Supremacy.


Their wins followed hot on the heels of that of Cotai Glory's daughter The Platinum Queen, a Tally-Ho-bred filly who turned heads on Friday with a near four-length win in the 5f novice at York. Now the winner of two of three starts for Middleham Park Racing and Richard Fahey, the filly is another winning graduate of our breeze-up arm.


"[This performance] underlined that she's a talented filly with this authoritative display, going with exuberance and gradually drawing the sting out of her rivals from the front. A return to Group company beckons," commented the Racing Post.


Cotai Glory's current crop of two-year-olds also include the recent Group 3 Premio Primi Passi winner Bottle Of Bubbles.


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