The six-year-old daughter of Marju is a class act over a mile, landing a ninth victory in just 20 career starts when capturing the Group Two Windsor Forest Stakes at Royal Ascot last month.
Soviet Song was sent off favourite for this contest 12 months ago and although there was no pace in the race, she came home with a strong late charge to beat Alexander Goldrun by two and a half length.
Clearly out of the top drawer, James Fanshawe’s mare should be able to take her winning sequence into double figures today.
The Jeremy Noseda trained Sander Camillo looks the one to be on in the Group Two Chippenham Lodge Stud Cherry Hinton Stakes.
Having cost 160,000 as a yearling, she was well fancied to make a winning start over six furlongs at Newmarket back in May. But the going that day was soft and she did not really seem to appreciate it, eventually finishing five lengths behind the well-regarded Bicoastal
With big expectations on a quicker surface, Sander Camillo was backed into favouritism for the Group Three Albany Stakes over six furlongs at Royal Ascot last month. And she did her supporters proud, winning in authoritative fashion by almost two lengths from Silk Blossom.
Clearly a filly with a touch of class, she is once again partnered by Frankie Dettori and the pair are sure to take a world of beating.
Recent results have suggested that Pat Eddery’s horses are gradually running into form, so it would come as no surprise if Garafena opened her account in the Kleinwort Benson Maiden Stakes.
Second in each of her last two races over this trip, she ran particularly well at Newbury last time when chasing home Kaylianni – beaten just half a length at the finish.
It will be disappointing if Garafena fails to break her duck here.