More Than Ready’s exciting English filly Nemoralia has booked her ticket to the Breeders’ Cup following a comfortable victory at Doncaster’s St Leger Festival this week.
The Jeremy Noseda trained youngster had broken her maiden at Kempton last month and was always travelling like a winner in the Carrie Red Nursery (1200m) on Thursday. Held up in the early stages by Frankie Dettori, she made smooth headway along the grandstand side to win by a cosy length.
“I’ve always felt she was a stakes filly,” Noseda said. “She goes on the turf but the Breeders’ Cup Fillies’ Juvenile on dirt has been in my mind for three or four months. I will have a chat with Frankie and then make a plan.”
Nemoralia (2f More Than Ready – Alina by Came Home) has been quoted at $15 for the G1 Breeders’ Cup Fillies Juvenile (1700m) at Keeneland on October 31. She may be given final lead-up for the $2 million event, given quick ground, in the G2 Rockfel Stakes at Newmarket in a fortnight.
The Kentucky bred filly is by Vinery’s champion sire from Alina who was successful twice at Listed level in Louisiana. She was also Group 2 placed in the Fantasy Stakes at Oaklawn Park.
Nemoralia sold for $120,000 as a foal at the 2013 Keeneland November Sale to a partnership managed by Charlie Pigram. She is a half-sister to winners by Sky Mesa and Stormy Atlantic and their dam has a yearling colt by More Than Ready.
More Than Ready sired his 147th stakes winner courtesy of Sonnerie at Longchamp last Sunday.