An excellent week for Cotai Glory ended in sensational style on Saturday thanks to an across-the-card three-timer.
The Tally-Ho-bred Immortal Beauty got the ball rolling with a deserved win in a competitive nursery at Newmarket. Previously placed on each of her three starts for owners Magnier, Magnier, Shanahan and Maclennan and trainer Richard Hannon, Immortal Beauty stayed on well to win by a cosy half-length.
"They went a good gallop and Immortal Beauty travelled super," said jockey Rossa Ryan. "She has got a lot of toe and early speed. The last half a furlong took a long way to come home up that hill. That probably opens the option to come back to five as she has got a lot of speed."
Immortal Beauty is a half-sister to the Listed winner Mehmento, by Mehmas, and bred by us out of the Invincible Spirit mare Invincible Me. She was bought by Peter and Ross Doyle out of our draft for 130,000gns at Book 1 of last year's Tattersalls October Sale.
Over at Lingfield Park, the Cotai Glory 3yo Winforglory made it two from two for Richard Hughes when defying a penalty in game fashion in the 1m novice.
Winforglory was bred by Eoin Duignan out of Sideliner, a Fast Company daughter of the Group-placed two-year-old Flawless.
No sooner had he crossed the line then the tough 2yo Shandy Star returned to winning ways in the 6f nursery at Hamilton Park. The Roger Fell-trained filly, who carries the colours of Nick Bradley Racing, showed bright speed to win well as the 6/4 favourite.
Bred by Peter McCutcheon, Shandy Star was winning for the second time.
Cotai Glory's week also included the record-breaking success of The Platinum Queen in the 5f Alice Keppel conditions race at Goodwood.