Fev Rover has either the Irish 1000 Guineas or the Prix Saint-Alary on his agenda after his big race at Newmarket.
Richard Fahey’s filly surpassed the odds by 22-1 to be beaten just a length and a quarter in third by Mother Earth in Sunday’s 1000 Guineas.
Gaining a strong grip on the pits, Fev Rover contested for the lead through the first five stages before crossing the line a neck behind runner-up Saffron Beach.
Nick Bradley’s racing partnership owns the horse, and he was present alongside a group of other shareholders.
“Feb Rover had a great race,” he said.
“We decided we wanted to be maneuverable because there didn’t seem to be a lot of pace in the race.
“She was a little enthusiastic at the start of the gates, but we had her where we wanted her.
“She looked like she was giving in, but then she recovered from the dive and ran really well.”
Gutaifan’s daughter had already enjoyed group and Listed success, having acquired black type form in the Sandown Star Stakes last season before winning the Prix du Calvados at Deauville.
Bradley has another shot at Group 1 glory this month, with the Irish Classic at the Curragh and the Prix Saint-Alary de ParisLongchamp under consideration.
“I haven’t spoken to Richard (Fahey) this morning,” he said.
“But we’ll probably go to Irish Guineas or Alary afterwards.”
If that last race was targeted, Bradley’s filly would likely cross paths with one that made her bristle proud in Newmarket on Sunday.
Mystery Angel gave rookie coach George Boughey his most prominent winner yet by winning the Listed Pretty Polly Stakes under Ben Curtis.
The long and three-quarter victory meant a change of fortune for the daughter of Kodi Bear, who was narrowly beaten three times in Listed contests.
His efforts in the Silver Tankard Stakes at Pontefract, the Montrose Stakes at Newmarket and the Prix Rose de Mai all fell just short of target, with his subsequent run in the Prix François Mathet at Saint-Cloud ending in a fifth place finish. .
“She was really unlucky,” Bradley said.
“Since Frankie (Dettori) rode her in Newmarket, she probably should have won all those races.
“Things didn’t go well in each circumstance for different reasons, but yesterday she showed everyone how good she is.
“We knew she was so good, but the last one shook our confidence a bit.
“She’s obviously a really good filly, and Ben (Curtis) gave her a great ride – the tactic was to take the lead and make it a test of endurance.”
Next week’s Musidora Stakes in York are a possibility, but Bradley is more inclined to aim for the Prix Saint-Alary and a possible clash with Fev Rover.
“She (Mystery Angel) had a great race and she’ll probably go for Alary next,” he said.
“We’re going to watch the Musidora, but it will probably be the One Alary Group in France.”