Frankel Filly Majestic Glory Chasing Breeders’ Cup Berth In Friday’s Rockfel Stakes

Mrs. Doreen Tabor’s Majestic Glory (GB) will bid to complete a hat-trick of wins in Friday’s Unibet Rockfel Stakes (G2) for 2-year-old fillies run on Newmarket’s Rowley Mile course. The daughter of Frankel (GB) faces nine rivals in the 7-furlong contest, which offers a guaranteed fees-paid berth into the US$1 million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf (G1) as part of the Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series.

The Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series is an international series of stakes races whose winners receive automatic starting positions and fees paid into a corresponding race of the Breeders’ Cup World Championships, which will be held at Del Mar racetrack in Del Mar, California, on Nov. 5-6.

The Andrew Balding-trained Majestic Glory won at her third attempt in a Novice Stakes at Newmarket’s July course and followed up with a win in the RacingTV Profits Back To Racing Sweet Solera Stakes (G3) last month, defeating subsequent Group 1 winner Wild Beauty (GB) into second. Ryan Moore will be on board the filly for the first time on Friday.

Newmarket trainer George Boughey runs two in the race, Oscula (IRE) and Cachet (IRE), with the latter finishing a disappointing seventh, after missing the break, in the Prix d’Aumale (Group 3) at ParisLongchamp in her last start.

Boughey said: “Cachet was unlucky in France, she was slow out of the gate, which she has been the last twice. I think you’ll see a different Cachet on Friday. She looks great now.”

Meanwhile, Oscula will be having her eighth start of the season. The daughter of Galileo Gold (GB) won the Prix Six Perfections Sky Sports Racing (G3) at Deauville in August, before finishing third as the 7-5 favorite in the Prix Du Calvados (G2) at the same track last time.

Boughey said: “I think she’ll run a massive race. I think she’s up to this level. She’s got to handle Newmarket, she wouldn’t have done a huge amount of work on the track, unlike most of mine, so that’s a little bit new to her. Her style of racing should suit it.”

The Ralph Beckett-trained Girl On Film (FR) was an impressive maiden winner on Newmarket’s July course in her Aug. 7 debut for owners John and Tanya Gunther. A daughter of Dabirsim (FR), Girl On Film will be ridden by Frankie Dettori.

Also putting an unbeaten record on the line is the Roger Charlton-trained Jumbly (GB), who made it two wins from two starts with a comfortable success on Kempton’s All-Weather track on Sept. 3.

Romantic Time (GB) has won three of her last four starts, most recently the Ire Incentive Scheme Dick Poole Fillies’ Stakes (G3) at Salisbury, over 6 furlongs. Marco Ghiani, currently leading the Apprentice Jockeys’ Championship, takes the ride.

Hello You (IRE), Sunstrike (IRE), Kawida (GB) and Femme Friendly (GB) complete the field.

As part of the benefits of the Challenge Series, the Breeders’ Cup will pay the entry fees for the winner of the Unibet Rockfel Stakes to start in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf, which will be run at 1-mile over the Del Mar turf course. Breeders’ Cup will also provide a travel allowance of US$40,000 for all starters based outside of North America to compete in the World Championships. The Challenge winner must be nominated to the Breeders’ Cup program by the Championships’ pre-entry deadline of Oct. 25 to receive the rewards.

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