Stakes breakthough for Coppice
Kingman three-year-old Coppice claimed a competitive renewal of the Listed Rosemary Stakes at Newmarket on Friday.
Taken from the Thoroughbred Daily News, 30th September:
Signing off her spell in her native Britain with a win, the potentially US-bound Coppice who had caused such a stir on her impressive winning two-year-old debut at Kempton and who had taken Royal Ascot's ever-competitive Sandringham Handicap gave an indication as to her worth as a member of the Juddmonte crew across the Atlantic.
Anchored in rear early by Frankie Dettori, the full-sister to Calyx was delivered with her trademark acceleration on the wing and kept finding despite not handling the undulations to deny the seasoned Potapova and a blanket of others close home.
"She has picked up in the last part, as a mile or a mile-one would be her trip," John Gosden said of the winner. "She has won at Royal Ascot and she is back to her best here and she has now got the blacktype. I think she won very well at Ascot. I know it was a handicap, but she was carrying plenty of weight. She was out early in the year and she got stuck in the mud if you remember, so plans for the Guineas went by the board, but she has held her form well through the year."
He added: "There is a very strong possibility she will go to America now. We have discussed it before, as she is a filly that will fit the racing well there. She will win Graded-stakes races there on fast ground around a turning track."