Intelligentsia represents leading connections and was victorious on her debut, seeing off a subsequent Group Three a scorer in Majestic Glory. On the flip side, she doesn’t have the greatest draw in the world, which sees her rather wide, and you’d have to go a bit back in the history books for when a Filly last won this on her second start. This is a drastic step up and maybe she’ll be able to answer a few questions but today doesn’t seem like her day.
Tardis won a rather good listed race at Newbury on her last start, of which many horses have come out of. However, she was arguably lucky to win the race as she just held on from Attagirl, who ran rather green. Moreover, she steps up in trip today, so there would be questions as to whether she’d be able to prevail in a duel this time out.
Peal Glory was last seen winning over course and distance, defeating The Organiser, who previously had ran well in a Group Two behind the classy Lusail and Group One scorer Ebro River. These two were clear of the field that day. Kevin Philippart De Roy has made a flying start to his career and commands a good record at Salisbury. Additionally, Pearl Glory has a good draw, so it seems that the stars could be aligning.
PEARL GLORY (WIN)
written by Kieran McHugh
13:00 - PISELLI MOLLI (WIN) 13:30 - THERMOMETER (E/W) 14:00 - AUSTRALIAN ANGEL (WIN) 14:35 - PEARL GLORY (WIN) 15:05 - IMPROVISED (WIN) 15:35 - CASTING VOTE (E/W)