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Rosdhu Queen Newmarket 29.9.12

Rosdhu Queen (7) sprints clear of her rivals in the Cheveley Park Stakes

  PICTURE: Edward Whitaker/(racingpost.com/photos)  

Queen sees off Cheveley Park rivals from the front

Report: Newmarket, Saturday

Jaguar Cars Cheveley Park Stakes (Group 1) 6f, 2yo, fillies

ROSDHU QUEEN stretched her unbeaten record to four with an all-the-way success for trainer William Haggas and jockey Johnny Murtagh.

The rapid juvenile blitzed her rivals from the front in the Group 2 Jaguar Cars Lowther Stakes at York last month and she deployed the same winning tactics at Newmarket on Saturday.

Smartly away on her first try at Group 1 level, she zoomed up the far rail and held off the strong challenges of Winning Express and Baileys Jubilee inside the final furlong.

Rosdhu Queen, workmanlike rather than impressive, was instantly introduced to Boylesports's Qipco 1,000 Guineas at 20-1. Maureen was pushed out to 20-1 (from 12) with the same firm.

Murtagh said: "She battled well and wasn't for passing. She's fast but it's a quick mile [in the 1,000 Guineas at Newmarket] and she deserves to take her chance."

The 4-1 winner held sway two furlongs out as Baileys Jubilee, Winning Express (13-2) and Maureen attempted to launch challenges on her outside.

Baileys Jubilee (20-1) began to find her stride as the runners reached the dip but she could never get past the leader, who showed guts and determination to respond to Murtagh's constant urgings close home.

Group 3 winner Maureen, sent off the 2-1 favourite, weakened tamely and Winning Express, who made her run up the far rail inside the final 100 yards, kept on without threatening for Franny Norton.

 
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