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'She's quite exciting' - Kodiac filly Fast Attack looks smart on debut

Kodiac filly Fast Attack made an excellent start to her racing career on Monday when the scintillating winner of the 7f fillies novice at Kempton Park on debut for Simon and Ed Crisford.

Backed into 6/4 favouritism, Fast Attack never gave her supporters a moment of doubt, always travelling well under James Doyle before powering clear for a six-length success over the experienced Ebtsama.

Doyle was impressed, telling Racing TV: "She's been working nicely with horses that have been winning, so we were looking forward to getting her out on the track for her first day at school and she passed every test there.

"She was great. It took a little time for them to sort themselves out in front of me and once the pace settled down, she relaxed beautifully. She was a little green when I asked her to go and win her race but once she got balanced up, she powered away nicely.

"She moves beautifully. In her work at home, she's a joy to ride - she's a big, powerful type and gets across the ground with a lot of ease. She's quite exciting."

Owned by H H Shaikh Nasser Al Khalifa and Fawzi Nass, Fast Attack was purchased for 210,000gns by Oliver St Lawrence out of the draft of her breeder, Ballylinch Stud, at Book 1 of the Tattersalls October Sale.

She is the second foal out of the Listed-winning sprinter Fort Del Oro, a Lope De Vega daughter of Queen Mary Stakes heroine Gilded.

Fast Attack becomes the 19th European two-year-old winner of the year for Kodiac.

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