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Jane’s Memory the one to beat in Harry Rosebery Stakes

| 19.09.2014

Jane’s Memory has form in the book which suggets she is the one to beat in a competitive renewal of the Harry Rosebery Stakes at Ayr today (3.45).

The Richard Guest trained filly showed a good attitude when making a winning debut at Leicester back in May, racing up with the pace throughout and finding extra when challenged inside the final furlong to beat Tigrilla by 3/4 of a length.

The winner has gone on to score twice since, including in a Listed contest at Deauville, and is now rated 101.

Since that pleasing effort, Jane’s Memory has gone to to perform with great credit to finish runner-up in France in two decent contests.

In the last of those, the daughter of Captain Rio was beaten two lengths by Goken in the Group 3 Prix du Bois at Chantilly.

The winner is a highly regarded sort who finished an excellent fourth to The Wow Signal in the Group 1 Prix Morny at Deauville last month.

That gives the form of the Chantilly race a strong look, especially as Jane’s Memory now drops back into Listed company.

With Martin Dwyer in the saddle and a potentially good draw in stall 15, everything looks in place for a huge run.

The obvious danger to the selection is the William Haggas trained Squats.

The gelding comes into the contest seeking the hat-trick having shown progressive form to land 5f nurseries at Haydock and Ascot.

The son of Dandy Man got outpaced in the latter before finishing with a real rattle to get up in the shadow of the post and beat Profitable by a nose.

It was an effort which suggested there may be even more left in the locker, and although this a step up in grade for Squats he is clearly on an upward curve and demands the utmost respect for a yard that have a good strike rate at the track.



David Metcalf

A lifelong Manchester United supporter, David has over 25 years’ experience in the media industry having worked for regional and national newspapers. He is a huge horse racing, football and greyhound fan and has done interviews on various radio and TV stations, including talkSPORT and Sky Sports, whilst working as a PR front man for a betting firm. David has also written for most of the top Premier League football fan websites, and produced a Cheltenham Festival guide with former eight-times champion national hunt jockey Peter Scudamore, MBE, after helping him to set up a syndicate for his trainer son Michael.