The daughter of Galileo ran as green as grass when seventh on her debut at the Curragh, but made massive improvement in two outings subsequently.
She followed by taking a huge rise in class when contesting the seven furlongs Group 1 Moyglare Stud Stakes, back at the Curragh.
The selection went off a largely unconsidered 33-1 shot, but ran a cracker to finish two and a half lengths second behind Richard Hannon’s ultra-smart, Sky Lantern.
Scintillula was doing her best work at the end and was then sent to Newmarket to run in the Group 2 Rockfel Stakes, also over seven furlongs.
On this occasion, however, she was outpaced, although far from disgraced, managing only seventh of ten behind Charlie Hills’ Just The Judge.
The form of that race has worked out reasonably well and, you suspect, Scintillula will now come into her own stepping up to ten furlongs.
The danger is Aidan O’Brien’s Say, who figures in the ante-post market for the Epsom Oaks.
She more than caught the eye on her debut when flying home late to take sixth behind the impressive Dubaya at Navan in October and her travels in the betting will be most interesting.
O’Brien’s Indian Chief has to get the vote in the Bulmers Live At Leopardstown Summer Racedays 2013 Maiden.
He was the medium of positive reports when making his first start at Navan, also in October, but couldn’t get to grips with Bolger’s Loch Garman, going down by two and a quarter lengths.
That performance was put in perspective, however, when Loch Garman’s next outing saw him land the Group 1 Criterium International at Saint-Cloud.