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  • 14:50 Whiteley Clinic Prestige Stakes 7f

  • (Fillies' Group 3) £40,000 added 2yo 6 ran
  • Winner £22,684 2nd £8,600 3rd £4,304 4th £2,144
  • Going: Good to Soft (Round Course - Good in places)
  • Surface: Turf
    Weighed In
  • Winning time: 1m 29.25s
  • Off time: 14:50:34

Regal Realm claims Prestige

Regal Realm overcomes trouble in running to lift Group Three

Last Updated: 27/08/11 4:39pm

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Regal Realm (red): Won the Prestige Stakes

Regal Realm (red): Won the Prestige Stakes

Regal Realm prevailed in a thrilling finish to the Whiteley Clinic Prestige Stakes at Goodwood.

Jeremy Noseda's filly endured a torrid passage with Jimmy Fortune switching left and then right as he looked for the room to challenge.

It looked too late in the day when a gap did appear but the daughter of Medicean quickened decisively to win a finish of heads from Rakasa, Questing and Nayarra in the Group Three contest.

A good winner on her debut, she then went close in a Group Three at Ascot behind Angels Will Fall and looks a filly of some potential.

John Gosden had scored with his last two runners in the race and Questing set out to make all at a steady gallop under William Buick. The once-raced daughter of Hard Spun kept on gamely but finished third beaten a short-head and a head with Rakasa - another once-raced maiden winner - splitting the pair under Frankie Dettori.

Mick Channon's five race maiden Nayyara posted a career best to finish a close fourth.

"There was an anxious moment or two," admitted Noseda.

"They were looking for one or two - they went for a couple of gaps and lost them both but in fairness, she went all the way to the line.

"We had a few little hiccups with her and missed Royal Ascot, but we have learned that she needed further and it's great to win a Group race.

"We'll now have a look at the Fillies' Mile at Newmarket."

Sky Bet cut the winner to 16-1 from 25s for the 1000 Guineas.

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