Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Piece of Mind at Newmarket; RACING PREVIEW

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Piece of Mind at Newmarket; RACING PREVIEW

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TIMEPIECE can cement her position as Investec Oaks favourite with victory on her reappearance in the Blue Square Feilden Stakes at Newmarket (4.45).

Henry Cecil has no peers when it comes to training fillies and this well-related daughter of Zamindar is at the top of his list as he seeks a remarkable ninth Oaks at Epsom in June.

Winner of two of her three starts, the Warren Place maestro's comment that ''I promise, you haven't seen the best of her'' might be a telling one.

That remark came after she stayed on determinedly in a Listed race over a mile at this track at the end of October, an event Cecil has of late run Passage Of Time and Midday.

It had a solid look to it at the time and was done no harm by Clarietta's close third to 1000 Guineas hope Pipette the other day.

Reports of her homework have been most encouraging and this nine furlongs looks an ideal place to start in receipt of a couple of pounds from the colts.

Cecil has a really strong hand in the distaff division this term and can double up with Principal Role in the Leslie Harrison Memorial Nell Gwyn Stakes (4.10).

The manner of her maiden win at Yarmouth was taken with the future in mind.

It is encouraging to see her trainer has some of his better types out this early so she should be ready to do herself justice.

Hot Prospect might yet live up to his name and is taken to land a big pot in the richly-endowed pounds 250000 Tattersalls Timeform 3-Y-O Trophy (3.0).

The Motivator colt's debut second to Vale Of York in a seven-furlong maiden at York in July could hardly have worked out better, with the winner going on to take the Breeders' Cup Juvenile at the end of the season.

And there was loads to like about his dismissal of Morana next time out at Sandown in what was a really good time.

Again, that form was given real credence with Morana winning a Group Three subsequently at Ascot before finishing a most creditable fifth in the Racing Post Trophy. …

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