Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Princess Should Lord It over Rivals at Goodwood; Saraband

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Princess Should Lord It over Rivals at Goodwood; Saraband

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JORDAN Princess is still among the possibles for the Investec Oaks and really should be winning the Bibendum Height of Fashion Stakes at Goodwood if she is to take up her Classic option.

Snow Fairy claimed the 10-furlong event back in 2010 before going on to Epsom glory and while Jordan Princess has along way to go to match that filly's feats, everything suggests she is capable of a very big run.

Luca Cumani's charge hails from an excellent family with her dam, Princess Nada, a half-sister to Dubawi among many other topclass performers.

She failed to sparkle on her racecourse bow when well beaten by the reopposing Psychometry at Kempton last September but made great strides to sign off with a victory at Newcastle the following month, despite having to race on ground that was probably not quite to her liking.

Connections obviously think a bit of Jordan Princess as they pitched her into the Pretty Polly Stakes at Newmarket on her return, but she proved no match for leading Oaks contender Taghrooda on that occasion, finishing a six-length second. She kicked for home with a couple of furlongs to run that day and kept on admirably for the minor honours, with Uchenna a couple of places behind her.

Jordan Princess might not develop into a true Classic contender in the course of time, but this Listed heat is well within her compass.

Lion Beacon is the pick of the two Amanda Perrett-trained runners in the Weatherbys Sports Publishing Stakes after a satisfactory seasonal return.

Sent off favourite at Doncaster earlier this month, the four-yearold appeared bit in need of the run as he was just found wanting by Itlaaq in the dying strides The winner has since run a fine race in defeat in a competitive contest at York and the form has a solid look about it.

Warrior Of Light's Derby entry was always going to be a little fanciful, but it would be dangerous to ignore him in the Surbiton Handicap at Sandown. …

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