Margarson: Lucky no fluke
George Margarson believes Lucky Kristale will prove herself the best of her generation at Newmarket later this month.
A surprise winner of the Duchess of Cambridge Stakes at Newmarket in July, Lucky Kristale proved that resounding victory was no fluke with a similarly impressive display in the Lowther Stakes at York.
The form could hardly be stronger with Duchess of Cambridge runner-up Rizeena subsequently taking gold in a thrilling Moyglare Stud Stakes at the Curragh, edging out Royal Ascot winner Kiyoshi and the previously unbeaten Tapestry.
Lucky Kristale, Rizeena and Kiyoshi could now all lock horns in the Cheveley Park Stakes at Headquarters on September 28.
Margarson said: "Everything is in order with my filly, she came out of York absolutely fine.
"She had a hard enough race and was a bit tired, but no more than she was after Newmarket and she's in good shape.
"She's back cantering, she'll probably do a bit of work next Saturday and then all roads lead to the Cheveley Park."
Assessing Sunday's Moyglare Stud Stakes, the Newmarket trainer said: "I thought it was a good race. Rizeena gave us 3lb at Newmarket, but to be honest I thought we just had a bit too much foot for her.
"Kiyoshi ran like she did at Ascot, but still ran a good race. She just didn't have quite as much foot as Rizeena.
"Aidan O'Brien's filly (Tapestry) is probably one of his better ones, so all in all I think the two-year-old fillies are a lot better than the colts.
"I think there are a few Classic fillies there and what I want now is for them all to turn up in the Cheveley Park and we'll see who is the best.
"I've got to be honest, it's a race I would really look forward to and it would hopefully seal my opinion of our filly.
"I can't wait for Newmarket and I'm just hoping it stays dry."