Review of the action from Friday's meeting at York
Last Updated: 17/05/19 2:54pm
Good Vibes gave positive signs for a crack at the Queen Mary Stakes at Royal Ascot when showing a decisive turn of foot to win the Langleys Solicitors British EBF Marygate Fillies' Stakes at York.
Runner-up on her debut at Newmarket, the David Evans-trained youngster had made no mistake at Salisbury when leading close home to get off the mark.
Sent off at 10-1 on the Knavesmire, Good Vibes had plenty to do at the furlong pole as Lady Kermit set sail for home in this Listed contest, but she burst through the pack to score by a length and a half from Mighty Spirit.
Lady Kermit was another length away in third, with Galadriel catching the eye in finishing well for fourth.
"I expected that. Something like that rarely happens to me," said Evans.
"She was beaten by a good filly first time out and came on a lot for that on her second start.
"Royal Ascot is the plan."
Good Vibes was quoted at 10-1 for the Queen Mary with William Hill and 8-1 with Betfair, Paddy Power and BoyleSports.
Winning jockey Harry Bentley was also suitably impressed and can see no reason why she should not be suited by Ascot.
"She was much more straightforward than she was at Salisbury," said Bentley.
"They went a really good gallop and it probably helped her to settle. First time they went too slow and she had more time to think about things. Today went smoother.
"She's a forward-moving filly and was free on the way to post. She's just got so much natural speed.
"We went a really strong gallop there. She galloped through the line well, so a stiff five like Ascot will suit her."