Due to the bank holiday weekend, Sunday’s racing was slightly busier than usual and offered plenty of good racing up and down the country. Goodwood raced once again, and HA favourite Opal Tiara ran another blinder to take the Group 3 feature race. Beverley and Yarmouth also held above average cards and the racing abroad in France was once again of a high standard on a Sunday with a number of Group races.
3 50 SOMEHOW (A O’Brien) 5/2, Group 3 Fillies, 1M1F, Good (Good to Yielding in Places)
Somehow undoubtedly delivered the performance of the day and arguably of the entire weekend, romping home in the G3 Fillies Stakes. She was just edged out last time at this level, but has clearly benefitted hugely from that experience. She was a different class from her rivals this time out and the 7L margin could have been greater had she been properly pushed out in the closing stages. The race was over in a matter of strides and there was never any doubt about the victor. Cut in the ground is obviously of some benefit to this filly and may help explain her slightly below par run in the Irish Oaks. But she is a highly talented filly that has more to offer at the top level for Ballydoyle, confirming yet another top middle distance filly amongst their ranks. She has many options available towards the end of this season, including the St Leger and other G1’s, and you have to think this win will prevent connections ever running her as part of the ‘team’ effort for other horses.