Gleneagles Filly Relishes Step Up In Trip
L’Enclume (4f Gleneagles - Mama Quilla, by Smart Strike) ran on strongly to to take Wednesday’s Novice Stakes over a mile and a half at Kempton.
A promising fifth over a mile last time out, Mr and Mrs Middlebrook’s homebred was ridden in midfield by Richard Kingscote and improved to chased the leaders approaching the two furlong marker. Switched left to challenge, she kept on well under pressure to lead inside the final furlong and won by a length and a half, going away.
Trained by Daniel and Claire Kubler, the daughter of Gleneagles becomes the first winner out of Mama Quilla, herself the final foal out of accomplished broodmare Myth To Reality (Sadler’s Wells).