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Miss Goldfire made a highly pleasing racecourse debut on Friday with an impressive victory in a competitive mares’ bumper at Wetherby.

Having pulled a horse out of both divisions of the bumper at Warwick 24 hours earlier because of attritional ground I was in two minds about running Miss Goldfire as she is only four. But conditions were not nearly so bad at Wetherby and she travelled well with Johnny Burke before wearing down the leader Unsinkable Molly B in the closing stages with the well fancied Smurfette third. The form looks solid with the trio finishing well clear of the pack.

Miss Goldfire showed a great attitude to pass the runner up, a tall, imposing type who made her look tiny. Yet our mare is not small, stands at least 16 hands and has a very promising future.

She was sent to us in January last year, has steadily come to hand this spring and is now for sale. I will probably put her away and aim her at the Listed mares’ bumper at Cheltenham in November.

As a matter of interest last November I took Beat The Bat, Gidleigh Park and Miss Goldfire for an away day for experience breezing round Wincanton at a steady pace as part of their education. It serves as a useful change of routine from their daily work at home. All three have now won.

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