Three-year-old filly THOUSAND OAKS (IRE)(Kingman x Roheryn) carried the colours of Qatar Racing Limited to success when taking the Rich Energy Two Drinks One Taste Novice Stakes, a Class 3 race for three and four-year-olds at Newmarket (July) racecourse, UK, on Friday 23rd July.
Following on from two third-placed efforts at Kempton and Haydock respectively, THOUSAND OAKS was having her third racecourse start and scored in fine style for trainers John and Thady Gosden. She was ridden to victory by Cieren Fallon, retained rider to Qatar Racing Limited.
Settled behind the early leader AURIFEROUS (IRE) (Golden Horn x Sequester) throughout the early stages of the 2400-metre contest, THOUSAND OAKS travelled well under Fallon. She moved closer to the leader when 800 metres from home and started to press the leader. Inside the final 400 metres, THOUSAND OAKS and AURIFEROUS began to pull away from the field. THOUSAND OAKS took the lead from AURIFEROUS inside the 200 metres and despite hanging left, galloped clear to a four and a half-length success at the line. The Simon & Ed Crisford-trained and Pat Dobbs-ridden LINE OF DECENT (IRE) (Nathaniel x Joys Of Spring) closed late on to snatch second from Auriferous who weakened and finished further four lengths behind in third for trainer Andrew Balding and jockey Jamie Spencer.
Bred by The Roheryn Partnership, THOUSAND OAKS is by the leading Juddmonte stallion KINGMAN (Invincible Spirit) and is out of Listed winner ROHERYN (Galileo), who was also placed four times at Group level. The second dam, LA CHUNGA (More Than Ready), was a Group Three winner at both two and three.
Source: Qatar Racing & Equestrian Club