I was delighted to have been at Doncaster on Saturday night to see recent Arqana Breeze-up purchase Model win on debut. The daughter of Mastercraftsman was an expensive purchase having cost €320,000 but she looks like a very exciting prospect and won in good style over the 7f distance. The market seemed to suggest it was between herself and Sultanaa, a daughter of Acclamation who has run 4th in a Newmarket maiden on debut and it was these two who fought out the finish with Model on top at the line – the chance is that both these fillies are decent. Model travelled into the race showing plenty of speed and when asked to go quickened smartly but just got tired in the last 1/2f and started to wander about – credit to her though she stuck her head out and fought to the line.
Richard Hannon will take his time with Model and I hope she is a filly that you will be hearing plenty more about. Congratulations to her owner Mr Hussain Lootah and to her trainer Richard Hannon and his team.