Jockey Mark Gallagher rode a confidence race on Sarabande as he sat well into the straight before setting alight the three-year old filly. The talented daughter of Burden of Proof quickened in a trice and went away for a decisive lead. The only threat to her
supremacy came from another progeny of Burden of
Proof, Jersey Pride whose chances were badly affected
as he drifted out under pressure and lost precious
ground as a result.
Sarabande thus maintained the good run of her deceased
dam Sasanda who had proved to be a good broodmare.
Incidentally, Sarabande’s full sister Lindsay had also
done well, having won the Gr 1 Fillies Trial Stakes in
Bangalore and given a great start to her sire who had
three Gr 1 winners in his first season as a stallion
in India, the others to do him proud being Fantabulous
King, winner of Gr 1 Kingfisher Bangalore Derby and Gr
1 Poonawalla Mysore Derby winner Full Speed.