Cheveley joy for Vorda
French raider Vorda ran out a convincing winner of the Connolly's Red Mills Cheveley Park Stakes at Newmarket.
She met her first defeat in four starts when beaten by the American speedster No Nay Never last time out, but back against her own sex, the 11-8 favourite stamped her class on proceedings.
Princess Noor raced along for much of the contest down the centre and stayed on for second but had no response when Olivier Peslier kicked on Philippe Sogorb's filly. Kiyoshi had no excuses in third.
The pace was not too quick early on with Alutiq and Dorothy B leading the main group, but Johnny Murtagh certainly held the advantage as Princess Noor raced alone.
Running into the dip, Vorda joined matters at the head of affairs and quickly sprinted clear to seal the deal.
While Kiyoshi and Joyeuse, Frankel's half-sister, made late ground, they never looked like taking a hand in the finish.
The winner was given quotes ranging from 8-1 to 12-1 for next year's 1000 Guineas back at Newmarket.
Peslier said of the three-quarter-length winner: "It was a slow pace but we were lucky as it was like a French race, not very fast, and I just followed the lead and left her alone for the sprint.
"The trainer told me not to worry as she had a good turn of foot. I think she'll stay a mile. She's not very big but she's got a big heart."
Speaking through a translator, Sogorb said: "I knew straight away she was a good filly as she did everything so easily, from February I knew she was really good.
"She stood out from the rest. I knew she was better than average but I didn't think she was a Group One filly.
"I had around 10 yearlings that year and I knew from my experience as a jockey that she was better than anything else.
"I regret not being able to ride her myself, but I take great pleasure standing in the stands and watching her run.
"We will take her to the Breeders' Cup and see if she stays a mile out there. She's bred for speed so that will be the test."
Roger Varian said of Princess Noor: "We finished second in a Group One and initially you are disappointed you haven't won, but you have to say she's run a really good race.
"Johnny was very impressed with her and we should have something to look forward to next season. She won't run again."