The improving Mohedian Lady (3f Hurricane Run-Amathia, by Darshaan) set a new 12-furlong record at Newmarket on Thursday when winning the Listed Princess Royal Richard Hambro EBF Stakes.
The Hurricane Run filly, a 240,000gns yearling bred by Kildaragh Stud, quickened impressively under Kieren Fallon to score by a length and three-quarters in a time of 2 minutes and 26.07 seconds, 1 second below the previous record time.
“The remit when she came to me was to turn her into an Oaks filly but I wasn’t very happy with her condition in the spring. I thought I had to give her a run in an Oaks trial and she ran OK but didn’t show a lot of sparkle,” Cumani told Racing UK. “I said to her owner, Olivia Hoare, that the best thing we could do was to give her a bit of time and wait for her to come to herself and start blossoming. We did that and by July time she was showing all the right signs and in August won her race easily at Nottingham.
“She then went to Leopardstown for a valuable handicap when there were a lot of runners and unfortunately she missed the break and was always on the backfoot. It’s very difficult to come from the back at Leopardstown but she made up a lot of ground and was only beaten four lengths by the winner.
“That was encouraging but it wasn’t mission accomplished but today was. The one concern going in today was that the ground might be too fast for her but she confirmed she was a very nice filly. She’ll stay in training next year and is still only a shell so she can only improve. I’ll discuss with Olivia whether we run her again this season. I think a mile and a quarter starting point such as the G2 Middleton Stakes at York in May would suit her.”