Some 13 months after making her debut New Destiny finally delivered on her potential with a quality performance to take the 2024 Coronation Cup and set a new track record.

This is how she did it. .


While one wall of Mark Wallis’ office could probably be covered with Coronation Cup presentation jackets – this was his fifth, to add to the mother-in-law’s two – none have been more impressive.

But it has been a patient wait for Destiny to deliver. Last July she started as favourite in a Juvenile Classic Final at Towcester, won by Droopys Clue, and she has featured regularly at the top or near the top of the ante post betting for a string of major events including the Bet365 Challenge, the Golden Jacket and the ‘Three Steps’ without making another final.

But she showed she had matured and learned when coming from behind in the Coronation semi before showing good determination to seize the inside run in Friday’s final.

Destiny’s winning time was one spot inside Hollow Man’s previous record for the 575m course as her racing weight was gradully trimmed by .7 of a kilo in the last month; back to, what appears to be, her ideal weight.

It was also worth noting that despite the fast going – Druids Say Go recorded 23.48 on the same card – the new track record was set following a sectional almost two lengths slower than her first round win (13.36/13.51).

Mike Davis, from the MWD Partnership said: “I think the two (Untold Paanga) made the race for us by moving slightly middle on the run-up but we were delighted how she ran. It is interesting that her half sister Coonough Crow struggled for consistency earlier in her career but then improved as she got older.

“The plan is now probably to go for the bitch’s competition at Towcester that concludes on Derby Final night. We have considered Hove as an option going forward but she is really between distances, the Sussex Cup being over 515m and the Regency being just that bit too far at 695m. However, the Stayers Classic over 630m at Monmore in August looks just about ideal.”