Shadwell Rockfel Stakes
Group 2, Newmarket 15:00
£80,000 added,
2yo fillies only,
7f, Class 1   
Friday 25th September 2020


1 Isabella Giles 11/5
2 Nazuna 10/1
3 Alba Rose 10/1
5 ran Distances: 2l, 3¼l, 5½l
Time: 1m 22.55s (slow by 0.25s)

Isabella Giles followed up her facile Goodwood win with victory under Adam Kirby for Clive Cox.

Successful on her first two starts at Leicester and Newbury respectively, Cox’s filly came up a little short when bidding to complete the hat-trick – finishing fourth in the Princess Margaret Stakes at Ascot.

However, a step up to seven furlongs for the first time saw her claim Group Three honours in impressive style in last month’s Prestige Stakes at Goodwood – and she was an 11-5 chance stepping up to Group Two level on the Rowley Mile.

Aidan O’Brien’s even-money favourite Monday was sent to the front from the off by Ryan Moore, but it was clear from the halfway stage that she was struggling – and Isabella Giles took over the lead with relative ease in the hands of Adam Kirby.

The result was scarcely in doubt from that point, with the daughter of Belardo finishing strongly to prevail by two lengths from Nazuna.


Shadwell Rockfel Stakes (Fillies' Group 2)
£80,000 added, 2yo only, 7f, Class 1
5 ran
Going: Good, Good to Soft (in places)

1 (2)    Isabella Giles 2 9-0 Clive Cox Adam Kirby 11/5
2 (4)
2 Nazuna 2 9-0 Roger Varian Andrea Atzeni 10/1
3 (5)
Alba Rose 2 9-0 Mark Johnston Joe Fanning 10/1
4 (3)
Monday 2 9-0 A P O'Brien Ryan Moore EvensF
5 (1)
Santosha 2 9-0 David Loughnane Thomas Greatrex 10/1

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