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Image opens account at Newmarket24th October 2012

Desert Image made every yard of the running to land the opening Thoroughbred Breeders' Association Median Auction Maiden Fillies' Stakes at Newmarket.

After a promising debut at Newbury, she was the beaten favourite at Leicester a fortnight ago. But the daughter of Beat Hollow rewarded those who kept the faith with a commanding performance in the hands of jockey Michael Hills, taking this seven-furlong contest with ease.

The 11-4 shot travelled very smoothly through the opening exchanges before picking up well when asked to assert. Her rider was able to just nudge her out in the final strides, with Desert Image's stablemate Mojo Miss running on to give trainer Charles Hills a one-two.

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