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Newmarket - Fillies' Mile

A huge weekend of racing across the globe and in this part of the world, it's Future Champions weekend at Newmarket with plenty of promising (and expensive) juveniles on show. International racing aficionado Luke Humphreys, @WorldRacingLuke steps in to preview the G1 Fillies' Mile.

And a reminder for anyone ever interested in typing a few words. This blog runs on providing the opportunity for aspiring writers to have an outlet for their work. It need not be exclusive and I'm more than happy to point to more of your work/original source/your site . At the very least it should improve your punting as you have to get organised to construct the preview!

Note available prices have obviously changed significantly with the favourite not going to post.

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Bet365 Fillies’ Mile
Group 1, £567,500 1600m
Newmarket 1535 BST, 0135 AEST
ODDS LISTED ARE BEST AVAILABLE (FRIDAY MORNING)

1 Efaadah (14/1): French filly prepared by Freddy Head for Sheik
Hamdan and ridden by new stable rider for the Head stable in Aurélien
Lemaître after Thierry Jarnet retired earlier in the season. Won what is
traditionally a strong debutante race during the Deauville meeting over
Soustraction, however that filly reversed placings with her in a G3 at
Chantilly. Soustraction has since finished sixth of seven in the G1 Prix
Marcel Boussac, which was won by Wild Illusion who was third in that
G3. The soft ground may’ve been a hinder to her there. Nice filly that is
unlikely to roll the favourite however.

2 Ellthea (20/1): Had been well beaten at black type level until winning a
G3 at Naas when pulling away to win comfortably. That was on soft
ground, this is on good ground, which could be a disadvantage.

3 Happily (13/8): Impossible to impose after being the first filly to beat
the boys in the G1 Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere in over three decades. Only
slight concern could be this is only her second run on ground that is good
or quicker, however that one run on Good ground was a five length G3
win. Could be another very nice Ballydoyle prospect. Has next year’s
classics written all over her. (NON-RUNNER DUE TO
TEMPERATURE THIS MORNING)

4 Laurens (11/1): Second to Polydream in a Deauville G3, Polydream
since second in the Prix Marcel Boussac, and progressed to win the G2
May Hill at Doncaster last time. A possible danger to the favourite.

5 Lubinka (150/1): Placed in a maiden and novice from two goes so far.
No chance on that form.

6 Magical (4/1): Beat Happily in the G2 Debutante Stakes but was since
defeated a short head by her in the G1 over Champions Weekend and only
fourth in France last time however did have an impeded run.

7 Magic Lily (8/1): First offspring from Oaks winner Dancing Rain.
Absolutely demolished the field on debut in a C&D Maiden. Could be
anything on that and definitely bred to be.

8 Muirin (66/1):  Eddie Lynam prepares. Won on debut on Good to Firm
at the Curragh over Sizzling then fourth behind Happily, Magical and
September in the G1. Seems effective on any ground and 66/1 is overs.

9 Musical Art (100/1): Novice winner on debut at Newbury, since third at
the King George meeting to Nyaleti at G3 level but well beaten behind
Polydream and Laurens in France since. 100/1 is overs but would be a
surprise.

10 Nyaleti (28/1): Well raced this season, already making start eight.
Second to September in the LR Chesham at Royal Ascot and the second at
G2 level in the Duchess of Cambridge to Clemmie. Thrashed them in a G3
at Ascot but then finished down the field in the G1 Prix Morny and since
third in the May Hill and second in the G2 Rockfel. At the end of a long
season.

11 Quivery (50/1): Won her first two at Novice level but came up short at
G3 level last time.

12 September (15/2): Daughter of champion Deep Impact that looked
Ballydoyle’s best 2YO early on in the season winning a Leopardstown
maiden by five and a half lengths followed by a two and a quarter length
victory over Nyaleti in the LR Chesham at Royal Ascot and Masar. Then
fourth in the G2 Debutante and third in the G1 Moyglare. Faster ground
suits.

Ratings: (7) MAGIC LILY - (4) LAURENS - (1) EFAADAH - (12)
SEPTEMBER - (6) MAGICAL - (8) MUIRIN - (10) NYALETI - (9)
MUSICAL ART - (2) ELLTHEA

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