Trainer Hugo Palmer believes that We Are Ninety (3f Thewayyouare-Brigids Cross, by Sadler´s Wells) could develop into a Classic contender after her impressive black-type success at Newbury on Saturday.
Lady Mimi Manton’s Thewayyouare filly looked better than ever as she won the Listed Fillies’ Trial from Beautiful Morning (3f Galileo-Date With Destiny, by George Washington) and she may not bid to emulate her G1 Irish Oaks-winning stablemate Covert Love.
“She’s a really tough filly. To have three runs in 22 days is not easy for any horse, particularly when it’s the second, third and fourth run of their life,” said Palmer. “I’ve always liked her and I felt her work at home put her right on the premises of the favourite and that’s what gave us the heart to have a go today.
“Jim Crowley said she will stay further and we’ll look to the G2 Ribblesdale Stakes now at Royal Ascot as there’s a nice gap. She’s a very raw filly and is almost a mirror image of Covert Love.
“The ground was a bit soft for her today and I could see her changing her legs round the top bend. I would have thought if she’s going to be supplemented for an Oaks, it could be the G1 Irish Oaks as she was born and bred there.”