Kassia reigns at Boadicea Fillies’ Stakes
Kassia gained her first success in Listed company when she finished to good effect in the visionsport.com EBF Stallions Boadicea Fillies' Stakes at Newmarket.
With three wins to her name already this term, the Mick Channon-trained 15-2 shot, who finished fifth in last year's Queen Mary Stakes at Royal Ascot, took a step back up in class in her stride to take the six-furlong prize under Graham Lee.
Gravity Flow, who was on a five-timer, looked to have the measure of her rivals, having seemingly stolen a clear advantage on the stands' side rail entering the final quarter of a mile.
Despite the brave efforts of the William Haggas-trained runner, she could not quite hold off Kassia, with a head separating the pair at the line.
Channon said: "We just followed them into it, really.
"She deserved that. She is very good. We just had a little issue with the stalls which held us up a bit. That's probably why she is good now as she has taught herself.
"We always thought she was a good filly but she stays in training. She works like a very good filly.
"We will have to have a good go at all the good races. She's an out-and-out sprinter so we are in no two minds where we are going.
"I think next year she will be better again."