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Porta Fortuna a Standout in Falmouth Subject


In a super world the July 12 Falmouth Stakes (G1) ought to pit the very best 3-year-old miler filly in opposition to the very best at that journey from the older technology and, should you take a look at the Sample ebook, that’s precisely what we’ve because of the presence of Coronation Stakes (G1) heroine Porta Fortuna  and Working Lion , winner of the Duke of Cambridge Stakes (G2) at Royal Ascot.

Porta Fortuna, owned in partnership by Medallion Racing/S Weston/B Fowler/Reeves Thoroughbreds, might not solely be the very best of her technology however essentially the most constant, with a juvenile group 1 within the bag courtesy of the Cheveley Park (G1). She additionally gained final yr’s Albany Stakes (G3) and completed runner-up within the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf (G1T), in addition to struggling the narrowest of defeats within the One Thousand Guineas (G1) in Could.

Her solely outing of the primary two in 9 begins, eight of them on the stakes degree, got here when a well-beaten third behind Fallen Angel on good to yielding floor within the Moyglare Stakes (G1) at 2.

Coach Donnacha O’Brien will hope for loads of sunshine at Newmarket within the hours earlier than the Falmouth as his Caravaggio  filly appears to have a marked choice for a sound floor.

“She’s in good type and all the pieces has gone to plan since Ascot,” mentioned O’Brien. “Her work has been good and we have been very comfortable together with her. We’re hoping the bottom dries out and if it dries out to someplace near good, then we predict she has a giant likelihood.”

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‘That is the Pure Goal for Her’

It might have been a distinct day and a distinct rail configuration, however Working Lion’s front-running win within the Duke of Cambridge Stakes was virtually a second and a half quicker than Porta Fortuna recorded in additional of a stop-start Coronation Stakes.

The John and Thady Gosden-trained daughter of Roaring Lion should concede 9 kilos in weight-for-age to her youthful rival, though the Clarehaven group pulled off an analogous trick final season when Nashwa, like Working Lion, a filly who had beforehand been campaigned over additional, ran away from the Coronation Stakes runner-up Remarquee.

Issues didn’t pan out ideally for Working Lion in both of her first two begins in 2024 and Oisin Murphy took issues into his personal fingers at Ascot.

“It was third time fortunate at Ascot the place she obtained to the entrance and loved setting her personal fractions,” mentioned joint-trainer Thady Gosden. “She ran an awesome race in what’s all the time a really aggressive Duke of Cambridge. She’s come out of that nicely and that is the pure goal for her.

“The Coronation appeared a very popular race and so Porta Fortuna is a worthy favorite. However we’re wanting ahead to it. She’s a homebred filly by Roaring Lion and it is thrilling to be heading to the Falmouth together with her.”

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