Angel’s Hideaway may have her quirks but she has plenty of talent to go with it, as she demonstrated with victory in the Princess Margaret Keeneland Stakes at Ascot.
Having finished second at Newmarket to 1000 Guineas favourite Pretty Pollyanna – a race which saw Frankie Dettori hit with a careless riding ban by the stewards – the Dark Angel filly got back on track with a stylish victory in the six-furlong Group Three prize.
With Robert Havlin standing in for the sidelined Dettori, the 11-4 chance travelled smoothly and picked up early leader and eventual runner-up Royal Intervention inside the final furlong, before pulling away to score by two and a half lengths, despite drifting to her right late on.
Trainer John Gosden said: “She is a livewire, as Frankie discovered, and she did drift right today, but Rab said that was the wind, not her.
“She is a sweet filly. Nathan who looks after her is a fantastic chap and he rides with an enormous amount of patience as she had him off both Monday and Friday.
“She is a genuine top of the ground, six-furlong filly. It’s not a fluke today. She is obviously a filly for the Cheveley Park.
“You could always look at the Lowther, particularly if the filly that won the Duchess of Cambridge (Pretty Pollyanna) goes to the Morny – we might just toddle off to the Lowther.”