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Rock Choir hopes to shine on Salisbury stage
4:10pm Tuesday 13th August 2013 in Sport
Rock Choir can finally come good in the EBF Upavon Fillies' Stakes at Salisbury tomorrow.
Like her illustrious sibling, Chorist, Rock Choir is trained by William Haggas and he has taken a patient approach with what is a clearly progressive filly.
Unraced as a juvenile, the three-year-old took a couple of runs to get her eye in before stepping up to nine furlongs to shed her maiden tag in fine style by five lengths.
Haggas then turned her loose in handicap company at Newbury, taking another leap in trip to 10 furlongs to win by four and a half lengths, earning her a 12lb hike in the ratings to her current mark of 94.
The daughter of Pivotal is evidently on the up and with Group One and Two entries later in the year, she really should be winning this Listed affair if she is to reach those kind of levels.
Rock Choir is owned by Cheveley Park Stud, as is Russian Realm who can seal a great day for connections in the Goldring Security Services Pembroke Cup.
Another bred in the purple as a son of Russian Rhythm, he found winning a maiden a bit beyond him, so Sir Michael Stoute has wasted little time in switching to handicap company after his three obligatory runs.
Allotted a mark of 77 by the handicapper, he drops back to a mile - the distance he arguably ran his best race over when third on his racecourse bow last September.
Russian Realm has a fair bit to find against some experienced rivals here, but he looks one with something still to give.
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