09/23/2009 11:00PM

Long Lashes, Frozen Power solid for Godolphin


Berths in the Breeders' Cup await the winners of a pair of juvenile miles at Ascot on Saturday as part of the Cup's Win and You're In program. The winner of the Group 1, $328,000 Fillies Mile will reserve herself a spot in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf, while the Group 2, $205,000 Royal Lodge Stakes winner gains entry to the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf.

Godolphin has the inside track in both events. In the Fillies Mile, Saeed bin Suroor will saddle Long Lashes. A Rock Hard Ten filly who won the Group 3 Sweet Solera Stakes going seven furlongs at Newmarket on August 8, Long Lashes failed to handle heavy ground at the Curragh last time when fourth in another Win and You're In contest, the Group 1 Moyglare Stud Stakes. With good to firm ground expected at Ascot on Saturday, she should be back to her best with Frankie Dettori aboard.

Aidan O'Brien will counter with You'll Be Mine. A Coolmore-owned filly by Kingmambo out of three-time classic runner-up Quarter Moon, she raised eyebrows last time beating 17 foes in a competitive seven-furlong maiden at Leopardstown by two lengths.

Although still a maiden, the Clive Brittain-trained Hibaayeb showed promise when she was a half-length second to Pollenator in the one-mile, Group 2 Park Stakes at Doncaster two weeks ago. Strong challenges can also be expected from Sent From Heaven and Mudaaraah, who were separated by only a nose at the front end of Goodwood's seven-furlong, Group 3 Prestige Stakes on Aug. 29, with Saturday rival Blue Angel just a neck behind in fourth.

The two Royal Lodge favorites are also representatives of Godolphin and Coolmore. Suroor will give Dettori a leg up on Frozen Power. An Oasis Dream half-brother to Finsceal Beo, winner of the English and Irish 1000 Guineas, Frozen Power made it three in a row when landing the listed seven-furlong Prix de la Huderie four weeks ago at Deauville. O'Brien will employ Johnny Murtagh on Mikhail Glinka, a Galileo colt owned by Coolmore who will be encountering firmish ground for the first time after a maiden win and a close second in a 1 1/16-mile handicap.

The Godolphin-owned Vale of York is in with a chance off his victory in the listed one-mile Stardom Stakes at Goodwood. The Richard Hannon-trained Big Audio is coming off a score in the Stonehenge Stakes at Salisbury, but it would be a bit surprising if Godolphin and Coolmore didn't carve up all three of the big races at Ascot this day between themselves.