Wuheida helped to clear the somewhat muddy waters among the juvenile fillies this year, with a terrific performance to the land the Group 1 Total Prix Marcel Boussac, on just her second racecourse start, at Chantilly this afternoon.
The Charlie Appleby-trained filly lined up in the Group One contest on the back of a debut success at Newmarket in early August and with jockey William Buick aiming for a happier trip to Chantilly than he had experienced when suspended here in the summer..
John Gosden’s Dabyah, also a winner on her Newmarket introduction before an impressive display at Newbury, took the field along for much of the one-mile journey under Frankie Dettori, but Wuheida tracked her every move.
Dabyah briefly looked to have cut loose when kicking a couple of lengths clear in the straight, but Wuheida stuck to her task and got up to score decisively.
Aidan O’Brien’s Promise To Be True came home well to narrowly beat Dabyah to the runner-up spot.
Wuheida is beautifully-bred, by Dubawi, out of that fine race filly Hibaayeb. She looks sure to figure in the QIPCO 1,000 Guineas next year as a prominent player.