Jeremy Noseda rarely has a two-year-old running at this early stage of the season and AUTUMNS BLUSH is obviously well forward. He wasn't beaten far on his debut at Newmarket last month, when subsequent Windsor third Mimi Luke was well behind, and can build on that to land this under Kieren Fallon. My Little Friend is more speedily bred than fellow newcomer Bush Beauty but the stable's juveniles invariably need their first run.
My Little Friend Pastoral Pursuits colt out of Sosumi.
Autumns Blush (IRE) 8-1 (9-0) Mid-division, pushed along over 1f out, one pace, 8th of 17, 3 1/2l behind Fire Blaze (9-0) at Newmarket 5f 2yo stks (4) gf in Apr.
Bush Beauty Bushranger filly out of Scottendale.
Mimi Luke (USA) 33-1 (9-0) Led narrowly, ridden over 1f out, headed entering final furlong, kept on under pressure, 3rd and held towards finish, 3rd of 6, 1 1/4l behind Steventon Star (9-5) at Windsor 5f 2yo mdn (5) gd in Apr.