💫 More Group glory for the progeny of @DarleyEurope's NIGHT OF THUNDER (pic) 💫— EBN (@bloodstocknews) May 17, 2021
Following on from her Gr.3 win last month, SUESA lands the Gr.3 Prix Texanita @fgchantilly today for trainer François Rohaut.
Bred by Thomastown Farm Ltd, the 3YO filly is a graduate of @Goffs1866 pic.twitter.com/3BEySaryzS
A progressive type going through the grades like Suesa represents a real danger to the home and Irish team in the Commonwealth Cup. Providing that she can replicate that form and travel well across the Channel on her first start abroad, of course. Suesa has also built up an understanding with Olivier Peslier, the now veteran jockey who has ridden a dozen Group race winners at Royal Ascot going back 25 years so she'll likely be a strong competitor.
There are domestic and Irish contenders with claims of Commonwealth Cup success. Archie Watson's Dragon Symbol is prominent in the betting alongside 2000 Guineas flop, Alcohol Free, who didn't seem to get the trip on the Rowley Mile in Classic company at Newmarket.
Measure Of Magic for Johnny Murtagh, a prolific Royal Ascot winner during his career in the saddle, may be the leading hope from the Emerald Isle. The overseas challenge for the Commonwealth Cup looks strong on paper this year, and we'll find out on Friday, 18 June who will win in the presence of royalty.