May Hill 'logical next step' for Rainbow View
CONNECTIONS of Rainbow View are looking forward to seeing her take the next step up the ladder in the May Hill Stakes at Doncaster on Thursday.
An impressive six-length winner on her debut at Newmarket, the daughter of Dynaformer returned to Headquarters for the Group 3 Sweet Solera Stakes and put up another impressive display.
That victory elevated her to favouritism for next year's 1,000 Guineas with most firms and Peter Shoemark, racing secretary to trainer John Gosden, believes she is continuing to improve ahead of Thursday's Robin Hood Airport Doncaster Sheffield-sponsored contest.
"We've been very pleased with her since Newmarket last time and having won a Group 3, this is the logical next step," said Shoemark.
"She won in fast conditions on her debutand there was cut in the ground last time, so there are no worries on that score.
"She has to carry a 3lb penalty, which is not ideal, but that's the way it is.
"The second, third and fourth from the Sweet Solera are rated in the mid 80s but they are probably better than that and she won very well."
Rainbow View will face seven rivals on Thursday with Mick Channon represented by both Lahaleeb and Lilly Blue.
Snoqualmie Girl goes in search of a hat-trick while the Jim Bolger-trained Aaroness is the sole Irish challenger.
Latin Tinge, Rose Diamond and Uvinza complete the line-up.