Trainer Darren McAuliffe appears to have found yet another promising galloper, this time in the form of Rebel Queen, after the filly produced the quickest two-year-old time of the year over 400m.
Rebel Queen is a full sister to Rebel King, and a close relation of multiple Listed race winner Rebelson, who will start in the Northam Cup (1600m) on Sunday.
Ridden by William Pike, Rebel Queen jumped out of the gates quickly to find the front, and stayed there throughout the trial, recording a comfortable one-and-a-half length win in a time of 24.11 seconds.
Rotana Beach finished in second place, and trainer Neville Parnham has nominated the filly for this Saturday’s Seacorp two-year-old Plate (1000m) at Ascot.
Rebel Queen was also nominated in the 1000m event, however, the filly was withdrawn from the race after acceptances were taken.
The second two-year-old race of the season will also feature the first three placegetters from Westspeed- Initial Plate at Belmont on October 11, with Fremond, Tworeen and Glitterbell all accepting in this Saturday’s race.