Rushing Fall 
Source: Keeneland Photo

Rushing Fall dictated and had plenty in hand as she won the Grade One Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup over nine furlongs at Keeneland.

A field of eight three year old fillies lined-up for this contest, including European interest in the shape of Nyaleti, Mission Impassable and the former Marco Botti filly Capla Temptress.

From the gates it was Nyaleti, against the inside, who broke best, but Rushing Fall soon went on from Fatale Bere, who had played up in the gates beforehand.

Heading down the back, Rushing Fall led by two lengths from Fatale Bere and Nyaleti, with Mission Impassable next.

Rushing Fall took the far turn in front but with the field closing.

Into the home stretch, Mission Impassable came to challenge Rushing Fall, with Nyaleti a little short of room. But the leader found more to move away again, with the two drawing well clear of their rivals.

Rushing Fall and Javier Castellano won by about 1 ½ lengths from Mission Impassable, with a yawning gap back to Nyaleti in third.