Fantail is set to return with lofty plans next season after her impressive victory on racecourse debut.
The Simon Crisford-trained two-year-old won a novice event for fillies at Chelmsford last month, having skipped a potential shot at Royal Ascot’s Chesham Stakes during the summer.
Leading from the outset over a mile, the daughter of Zoffany comfortably held off a field of 14 – the majority of whom had already run at least once.
After her two-and-half-length success, she will be rested over the winter before taking aim at Classic trials next spring.
“She was terrific,” said Harry Herbert, managing director of owners Highclere Thoroughbred Racing.
“She’d been working very well early on. In fact, Simon was even considering running her at Royal Ascot in the Chesham – which gives you some idea of what he thinks of her.”
Fantail vindicated Crisford’s opinion, despite going off a 25-1 outsider at Chelmsford.
Herbert added: “We thought it was a hot race and that she might finish third or fourth and need one more run (this year), but she was incredibly impressive.
“She ran a bit freely – so to win as she did, going away, she’s really very exciting.
“She’ll be put away for the winter now, and we’ll think about running her in a trial in the spring.”