Guineas trial likely next port of call for Natalie’s Joy

Sun 23 Sep 2018

Natalie’s Joy is unlikely to be seen in action again this season, with a Guineas trial in the spring being mooted.

Mark Johnston’s filly made a blistering start to her career at Goodwood, winning by six lengths before running no sort of race when 5-4 favourite for the Chesham Stakes at Royal Ascot.

She got her career back on track with a win in Listed company at Newbury, with subsequent Gimcrack winner Emaraaty Ana back in third.

“I’m not sure if we’ll see her again this year, she’s had a couple of little setbacks and we took her out of the Cheveley Park,” said assistant trainer Charlie Johnston.

“She’s still in work but she’s missed quite a bit of time, her last target was the Lowther so we’ve been held up since then really, so it wouldn’t be the biggest surprise if we didn’t see her until next season now.

“She’ll be campaigned as a Guineas filly in the early part of next year because she beat the Gimcrack winner comfortably at Newbury.”

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