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Daban has come a long way in a short space of time for John Gosden.
She only made her debut at Kempton on November 2, showing great acceleration to land a 7f maiden. Despite her lack of experiemce, she then landed the Group 3 Neill Gwyn Stakes at Newmarket in April.
The following month she returned to Headquarters and ran a fine race to fill third behind the Aidan O’Brien-trained apir of Winter and Rhododendron.
It is unclear when we will see her in another QIPCO British Champions Series race as Gosden intends reverting to 7f with her.
He said: “It’s probably wise to go to Royal Ascot and drop back to seven furlongs for the Jersey. She has left her Nell Gwyn form well behind.
“She has improved and done everything right, but those beautifully-bred Galileos are a little tough over a strongly-run mile. She is bred to go seven (furlongs). A mile is too far for her.
“She is by Acclamation and with the mare (Malaspina), she is all speed. She came out of the breeze-ups so she has done well, she won the Nell Gwyn, third in the Guineas and now back to the Jersey – that is the way to go. But I couldn’t be happier with her, she ran great and put it all in.”
Her jockey Frankie Dettori added: “She gave me a super run. Over a mile, she perhaps hasn’t just got that turn of foot – just found out for stamina. She gave me a super run and she has been third in a Classic and the winner outstayed me, basically.”
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