Alfred Nobel filly Prim and Proper fought hard to win the Crown Sports Bar Plate (1000m) at Ascot on Saturday when starting the $2.80 favourite.
Prim And Proper, ridden by Jason Whiting for Capel-based trainer Lou Luciani, had finished an eye-catching two length fourth to Amarillo Rose in the Initial Plate at Belmont Park on debut.
The win was expected on both form and pedigree.
Superbly-bred Alfred Nobel won both the Irish Group 1 Phoenix Stakes and Group 2 Railway Stakes as a 2Y0 for champion trainer Aidan O’Brien and Prim And Proper’s dam, Prima Vista, is a winning half-sister to Desert Angel, who won the VRC Listed 900m Debutante Stakes on debut and at her only other start was second to Langoustine in the VRC Group 2 1000m Maribyrnong Plate.
Alfred Nobel’s Pure Dynamite was a long neck third on debut in the Crown Sports Bar Plate and Nobel Impact, another Alfred Nobel filly, was fourth, also on debut.