10.6.19

Another impressive Qatar Racing winner

Miss Hot Legs became the latest impressive winner owned by Qatar Racing when winning at Santa Anita on Sunday.

Miss Hot Legs built on her debut second when winning a maiden special weight over five furlongs on turf by three and a quarter lengths without breaking sweat. She was soon in front under Nortberto Arroyo Jr and was always in control, her rider barely moving on her as she passed the line. Three-year-old Miss Hot Legs (be Verrazano) is trained by Simon Callaghan in California and we are hopeful she will prove up to Stakes company.

Last Friday we introduced another exciting prospect when two-year-old Guildsman (by Wootton Bassett) made a winning debut in the Lucky Leap/EBF Novice Stakes over six furlongs on soft ground at Goodwood. Though he was slightly slowly into stride, Guildsman had soon caught up, tracking Dark Kris, and he strolled away from that rival to win by six lengths with another five lengths back to the third. Guildsman could now run in the Coventry Stakes at Royal Ascot.

Another who could have Royal Ascot on his agenda is Illusionist who got off the mark at the third time of asking over five furlongs at Bath, easily making all by eight lengths. He was a third winner in a week for first-season sire Hot Streak, who stands with the other Qatar Racing stallions at Tweenhills.

Instigating the Archie Watson-trained hat-trick was another juvenile, Above (by Anjaal), who bossed a big field in a six-furlong novice auction at Chelmsford. Like Guildsman, Above was purchased by David Redvers at the Arqana May Breeze-Up Sale and open to any amount of improvement.