Racing Report Card: A sprinter to follow for Pam Sly, a filly on the rise for John Gosden and Group 1 glory at Saint-Cloud

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SUNDAY was pretty quiet on the old racing front but there was still some nice action taking place around the country.

We’ve picked out some snippets you may have missed.

A filly with a future 🏇

John Gosden landed the Oaks with the lesser-fancied of his two runners, and you can see why Mehdaayih was his number one hope at Epsom as she absolutely bolted up returned to Group 2 company at Saint-Cloud.

Having won the Chester Oaks in very taking fashion, she got no sort of run in the mile-and-a-half Classic – an effort that now looks best ignored.

Expect her to return to Group 1 company now she’s got back on the scoreboard, possibly in the Yorkshire Oaks.

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Group 1 glory at last 🏆

She’s been runner-up at the top level a number of times but today was the day Coronet (4.00 Saint-Cloud) finally broke her duck at the highest level in the Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud.

Frankie Dettori was at his mercurial best to guide the hardy mare up a narrow gap on the inside as the pair overhauled game outsider Ziyad in the shadows of the post.

A good day for Gosden got even better, and Lah Ti Dar’s third in the same race suggests she could have a Group 1 in her at some stage too.

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One for the tracker 📒

Pal Sly isn’t best known for training three-year-old sprinters but she’s certainly got a decent one in Drummond Warrior (2.45 Windsor).

Having narrowly prevailed at Windsor on debut, he returned to the track with a penalty and this time ran out an easy four-and-a-half length winner over a couple of highly-regarded newcomers – despite showing plenty of greenness.

Handicaps could be in the offing next although connections may instead opt to go down the pattern route, such was the dominance of his success.

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