Bahamadam set for step up

Eve Johnson Houghton feels she may have to step Bahamadam up in grade straightaway following the filly's debut success at Windsor.

Eve Johnson Houghton: Trains Bahamadam

The lack of opportunities and change of emphasis in the two-year-old programme means Johnson Houghton is likely to give the daughter of Bahamian Bounty a stiffer test earlier than ideal.

"She's come out of the race really nicely. She's a nice filly," said the Blewbury trainer.

"It's hard to know, it depends what the handicapper does with her. If he rates her over 80, which I think he's likely to do, I can't go for nurseries on one run.

"I suspect he's going to force my hand into conditions races of which there are very few.

"Having been a lot of novices early doors, they have now gone back to being maidens and conditions races.

"We'll probably look for a conditions race at the end of the month. We might go up to seven at some stage but at the moment I'm happy with six.

"She's a very nice filly and has always shown plenty at home, but she has also been a bit green. That's why I thought she might need it. She's going to improve a lot from that and hopefully I've got a nice filly."

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