13th July 2018, Jockey Gerald Mosse
A massive congratulations to the connections of Raven’s Lady – you now own a Group 3 winning filly – and this was Heart of the South’s first Group victory as Raven’s Lady digs deep to land the Summer Stakes at York!
Trainer Marco Botti always felt Raven’s Lady was capable of winning a big race, but it looked to be a tough contest, lining up against some very classy fillies. However this horse showed talent, guts and determination as she settled towards the rear of the field, gently creeping into contention under a fabulous ride from Gerald Mosse. With 2f left to go Raven’s Lady really showed her turn of foot and picked up nicely, hitting the front and battling hard to keep her nose in front at the line.
Gerald Mosse said “she is a lovely filly with a great attitude and tries very hard. She did everything right and I think the syndicate are very happy. They have made my day!” Marco was equally delighted and said “Raven’s Lady really deserves this. She has not disgraced herself when competing at Listed level previously and I am thrilled for all involved!”
Raven’s Lady has come out of her race well, and been raised to a handicap rating of 104. She looks likely to be prepared for the 148th Casion Baden-Baden Goldene Peitsche (Group 2) on Sunday 26th August next.
Thank you to racecourse photographer Jeremy for the below photographs. Copies can be ordered via Jeremy’s website.