This filly is an incredibly wellbred
runner, being a daughter of the top American sire Storm Cat out of Ryafan, who won the Prix Marcel Boussac for Gosden at two before further Group One successes here and in America.
Some 200 spectators were there to offer wellbred
cheers as Spencer collected his ``gold champion prize.''
John Gosden's Azano, a wellbred
Oasis Dream colt, and Haggas's Awe, a 120,000gns Book 2 buy, catch the eye in division two but will have to be above average to defeat Sir Michael Stoute's Sovereign Grant, who finished a promising fourth at Sandown on debut.
Mr Minford, who is also an economic adviser to the Julian Hodge Bank, added: "Mrs T, as inevitably I shall always think of her, swung her handbag thoroughly in a policy world largely dominated by wellbred
men who wanted to patronise her.
Another typically wellbred
filly off Khalid Abdullah's Juddmonte Farms production line, Pavlosk was unraced as a juvenile, but looked destined for big things after winning her first two starts at Newbury and York in the spring of last year.
They are similar in size to a wellbred
corgi, but whereas the corgi may not be quite so agile, dholes are and have developed the great skill of being able to jump vertically two metres into the air.
Barry Hills' charge is a wellbred
individual but he has seen little racing for a three-year-old, this being just his third visit to the track.
Ryan Moore has only one booked ride on the card, which suggests that wellbred
Focal (4.50) will be hard to beat in division two of the fillies' mile maiden.
Prince Of Burma can take division two of the maiden having also ran like a future winner when fifth here last week, going off at 14-1 even though he is a wellbred
youngster from a big yard in John Gosden.
Sam Waley-Cohen takes the ride on this wellbred
gelding and the brother to 2006 Topham Trophy winner Liberthine, also owned by the jockey's old man, should go very well.
David Wachman's wellbred
filly made a fine debut at the Curragh when beaten just over a length by Addiction in a field of 18 and was backed down to odds-on last week.
He outlined the rules of engagement and the mere raising of a wellbred
eye brow or a turn of the hand brought instant compliance.
In his younger days, he kept a wellbred
and productive herd of Jersey milkers - some of which gained prestigious awards at local shows.
It was Philip who chose his son and daughter's schools: Charles was packed off to Cheam, a preparatory school preparing boys to enter public schools, Anne went, finally, to Benenden, the Home Counties' boarding school for wellbred
girls whose parents had everything.
Weld and the title-chasing Pat Smullen could also strike in the opener with the wellbred