13/05/2019. Grade 1 Tally Rises To 10 For Goffs Land Rover Sale – view catalogue // FRENCH GUINEAS SWEEP FOR GODOLPHIN // Australia’s Broome Adds To Ballydoyle Epsom Assault // First Classic Victory For Kingman as Persian King Prevails (TDN)

Grade 1 Tally Rises To 10 For Goffs Land Rover Sale
In Tennessee on Saturday the Jack Fisher-trained SCORPIANCER landed the Grade 1 Calvin Houghland Iroquois Hurdle Stakes for the second time, and in doing so became the tenth individual Grade 1 winner from the Land Rover Sale this season.  

Bred by Mary O’Connor, Scorpiancer was consigned at Goffs Land Rover Sale 2012 by Parkdota Stud and sold to Eugene O’Sullivan for €26,000.  The son of Scorpion is a familiar name at Grade 1 level having previously won the Iroquois Hurdle in 2017, as well as the G1 Lonesome Glory Hurdle, and has been placed three times in Grade 1 company.

The Goffs Land Rover Sale has produced more Grade 1 winners in the 2018/2019 season than any other store sale by some margin. The tally of ten includes: 

  • Altior
  • Paisley Park
  • Topofthegame
  • Reserve Tank
  • Ornua
  • Felix Desjy
  • Quick Grabim
  • Hardline
  • Commander of Fleet
  • Scorpiancer

There is lots more success in store for buyers at this year’s Land Rover Sale which takes place from 11 – 12 June 2019.  The 525-strong catalogue is now available online.

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Shamardal’s Castle Lady Takes the Pouliches


RHAPSODY IN BLUE Godolphin’s royal blue was the colour at ParisLongchamp on Sunday, with the unbeaten filly Castle Lady (Ire) (Shamardal) adding to the earlier Classic success of Persian King (Ire) (Kingman {GB}) when shading the G1 The Emirates Poule d=Essai des Pouliches…



Australia’s Broome Adds To Ballydoyle Epsom Assault

Sunday, May 12, 2019
4th at Leo, Gr. Stk, €100,000 G3 Derrinstown Stud Derby Trial S. (10f) Winner: Broome (Ire), c, 3 by Australia (GB)


Broome | Racing Post

By Tom Frary

“There are a lot of horses there”, commented Aidan O’Brien in his typically understated way at Leopardstown on Sunday as he pondered the stable’s tsunami of Epsom Derby hopefuls including the easy G3 Derrinstown Stud Derby Trial S. scorer Broome (Ire)(Australia {GB}). Ballydoyle have now won every recognised Derby trial in Britain and Ireland in 2019 and this talented and progressive colt is responsible for two having rated a very impressive winner of the Apr. 6 G3 Ballysax S. over this course and distance. Uncovering which of the yard’s plethora of contenders for the blue riband will come out on top was an already taxing pursuit, but after another convincing prep performance from Broome it is fitting more into the unsolvable conundrum criteria.

Now that connections know how to ride him to best effect, the bay was again held up towards the rear by Donnacha O’Brien as a familiar Rosegreen offensive played out way up ahead courtesy of the 33-1 handicap winner Blenheim Palace (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}) and the Ballysax runner-up Sovereign (Ire)(Galileo {Ire}). With that duo stretching the remainder of the field beyond comfort, the 2-5 favourite who required his customary nudging along three out began to come on strong once again as he straightened for home. Making light of the stiff finish at this Dublin venue, he was comfortably on top from a furlong down and there was much to appreciate about the manner in which he lowered his head and drove to the line for a 2 1/2-length success. Blenheim Palace, a full-brother to Churchill (Ire), kept on well for a marked career-best, but it was all Broome at the end and rightly so.

Epsom’s mile and a half will surely bring out even more improvement if his last two outings are any guide and like Saturday’s Listed Lingfield Derby Trial winner Anthony Van Dyck (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}) he has group 1 form at two as ballast. Current betting for Epsom suggests only Too Darn Hot (GB) (Dubawi {Ire}) is capable of wedging the door open for the British-trained contingent and if he fails to come back strong in Thursday’s G2 Dante S.–in which he meets this stable’s winter number one for the Derby, Japan (GB) (Galileo {Ire})–it could already be slammed shut. The best prices on offer at the end of Sunday’s action tell their own story, with Sir Dragonet at 7-2, Too Darn Hot at 9-2, Broome at 7-1 and Anthony Van Dyck and Japan at 8-1. That’s four of the top five trained at Ballydoyle, with the Lloyd-Webbers’ champion juvenile still a doubtful participant. One of the very few things O’Brien has yet to achieve is a one-two-three in the Derby, but few would bet against it occurring this year.

Despite the adrenaline rush of Chester, Lingfield and now Leopardstown the humble master of Co. Tipperary’s racing powerhouse is keeping the excitement levels to a minimum. “We’re delighted with Broome–he has a lazy way of racing, but is able to make up ground very well and Donnacha was very happy he was going to get there,” he said. “He went to the line very well and the plan in the spring was always these three races for him, the two trials and then Epsom. He is out of a fast mare and has a lot more speed than you’d think. It’s more laziness than anything that makes you think he needs much further, but we hope he’ll get a mile and a half.”

Whether Broome can become the first Derby winner to come off a success in this since High Chaparral (Ire) in 2002 is more a question of if there is a more talented colt in his stable. His obvious staying power is a surprise, given that his dam Sweepstake (Ire) (Acclamation {GB}) captured the five-furlong Listed National S. as a juvenile, but it is worth noting that she did go on to finish runner-up in the GIII Appalachian S. over a mile when with David Carroll. This is the stout Hesmonds Stud family of the G3 Fred Darling S. winner Bulaxie (GB) (Bustino {GB}), her G2 Premio Lydia Tesio-winning daughter Claxon (GB) (Caerleon) and the latter’s G1 Nassau S. runner-up Cassydora (GB) (Darshaan {GB}), all three of which were sent to Epsom by John Dunlop only to disappoint in the Oaks.

Cassydora, who went on to win the GIII  Hillsborough S. for Todd Pletcher, produced this stable’s dual G3 Curragh Cup-winning classy stayer Ernest Hemingway (Ire) from a mating with Australia’s sire Galileo (Ire). The Coolmore monarch’s influence in this pedigree is also felt via his greatest son Frankel (GB) whose son Rostropovich (Ire) turned out to be a mile-and-a-half performer through and through for this yard last year. Second in the G1 Irish Derby, he was even fifth in the G1 Melbourne Cup over two miles in November having won this track’s 12-furlong G3 Kilternan S. Along with Ernest Hemingway, Coolmore have also drawn from the deep well of this family with the G1 Phoenix S. hero and successful sire Zoffany (Ire) (Dansili {GB}) and Rostropovich’s G3 Anglesey S.-winning half-brother Wilshire Boulevard (Ire) (Holy Roman Emperor {Ire}). Sweepstake has since produced a 2-year-old filly by Invincible Spirit (Ire) and a yearling filly by Rostropovich’s sire Frankel.

Sunday, Leopardstown, Ireland
DERRINSTOWN STUD DERBY TRIAL S.-G3, €100,000, Leopardstown, 5-12, 3yo, 10fT, 2:09.18, g/y.
1–BROOME (IRE), 129, c, 3, by Australia (GB)
1st Dam: Sweepstake (Ire) (SW & GSP-Eng, SW & GSP-US, $114,162), by Acclamation (GB)
2nd Dam: Dust Flicker (GB), by Suave Dancer
3rd Dam: Galaxie Dust, by Blushing Groom (Fr)
(€120,000 RNA Ylg ’17 GOFOR; 150,000gns Ylg ’17 TATDEY). O-Michael Tabor, Derrick Smith & Susan Magnier; B-Epona Bloodstock Ltd (IRE); T-Aidan O’Brien; J-Donnacha O’Brien. €59,000. Lifetime Record: G1SP-Fr, 7-3-2-0, $259,337. Werk Nick Rating: A+++ *Triple Plus*. Click for the eNicks report & 5-cross pedigree.
2–Blenheim Palace (Ire), 129, c, 3, Galileo (Ire)–Meow (Ire), by Storm Cat. O-Susan Magnier, Michael Tabor & Derrick Smith; B-Liberty Bloodstock (IRE); T-Aidan O’Brien. €20,000.
3–Sovereign (Ire), 129, c, 3, Galileo (Ire)–Devoted To You (Ire), by Danehill Dancer (Ire). O-Susan Magnier, Michael Tabor & Derrick Smith; B-Barronstown Stud (IRE); T-Aidan O’Brien. €10,000.
Margins: 2HF, HF, 1 3/4. Odds: 0.40, 33.00, 7.00.
Also Ran: Rakan (GB), Buckhurst (Ire), Guaranteed (Ire), Pythion (Fr). 

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First Classic Victory For Kingman as Persian King Prevails

Sunday, May 12, 2019 
4th at LCP, Gr. Stk, €600,000 G1 The Emirates Poule d’Essai des Poulains (8f) Winner: Persian King (Ire), c, 3 by Kingman (GB)


Persian King | Scoop Dyga

By Tom Frary

Testing conditions at ParisLongchamp on Sunday created by a deluge of rain meant that equine pyrotechnics were unlikely despite the formidable presence of Persian King (Ire) (Kingman {GB}). Hot favourite for the G1 The Emirates Poule d’Essai des Poulains, Godolphin and Ballymore Thoroughbred Ltd’s TDN Rising Star duly won, but it was more a case of a thankless task being carried out in professional manner as he delivered a first Classic success for his exhilarating sire. Patiently ridden by Pierre-Charles Boudot in a share of fourth on the rail, the imposing bay was sent up the inner as the cutaway came in the straight. Sinking into the ground to a degree as he earned the advantage with 250 metres remaining, the 1-2 market-leader nevertheless kept on strongly and willingly to the line to score by a length from the similarly game Wertheimer representative Shaman (Ire) (Shamardal), with the British raider and 28-1 outsider San Donato (Ire) (Lope de Vega {Ire}) a head away in third. “The ground didn’t help, as he is such a great mover with a beautiful action but he showed courage,” commented Andre Fabre, who was collecting a seventh edition. “On top of his ability and consistency, he’s also a game horse built more for Cheltenham! He has proved his quality yet again and has done nothing wrong. He’s in all those big races, but the [June 2 G1 Prix du] Jockey Club [at Chantilly] is very tempting. It looks like he’ll stay another quarter of a mile.”

Persian King’s fully-expected Classic triumph was just one more addendum to the remarkable tale of the Danzig sire line. Invincible Spirit (Ire), by Danzig’s prolific Green Desert, had enjoyed a first of his own as Magna Grecia (Ire) provided him with an initial English Classic eight days earlier and now his much-lauded son Kingman is off the mark in this sphere with a member of his first crop. Fabre had spoken of the sire potential of Juddmonte’s brilliant miler when pondering Persian King’s program during the winter and it is fitting that the veteran commander general of the French training ranks is the one to benefit first from the transferring power of Banstead Manor’s latest elite resident.

Carrying the Ballymore silks at two, the physically arresting bay from a distinguished Wildenstein family ran into Anodor (Fr) (Anodin {Ire}) on debut over 7 1/2 furlongs at Deauville in August and met with his sole reversal as the subsequent G3 Prix des Chenes winner quickened away in the straight. Next time he was at this trip, at which he would remain thereafter, he showed what the benefit of racecourse experience can do by slamming Juddmonte’s Boardman (GB) (Kingman {GB}) by six lengths at Chantilly at the start of September. By the time he had turned back TDN Rising Star Lone Peak (Fr) (Lope de Vega {Ire}) with ease by five lengths back at Chantilly a fortnight later, he was already emphatically of pattern-race calibre but he was made to prove it by Magna Grecia in a demanding G3 Autumn S. at Newmarket in mid-October.

Fears that the rain-afflicted surface would take the shine off Persian King here were well-founded from a visual standpoint, but a quick analysis of the times of the course-and-distance G3 Prix de Fontainebleau staged on fast ground Apr. 14 and this reveal a different story. While he achieved a race-record time of 1:36.41 in that trial, this effort was carried out in a highly respectable 1:38.98 given the heavy surface. It is going to take hard labour to deny him the Poulains-Jockey Club double achieved by Brametot (Ire) (Rajsaman {Fr}) two years ago, fellow Fabre trainee Lope de Vega in 2010 and Shamardal in 2005.

One who looks unlikely to take up that particular challenge at Chantilly is the runner-up Shaman, who ran with great credit dropping back a furlong having won the G3 Prix la Force. “He has run a great race and was drawn wide while the winner was on the inside,” trainer Carlos Laffon-Parias said. “It’s not made a huge difference, but maybe a little so he’s given a great account of himself. Maybe we’ll try to avoid the winner next time and he’s in the [June 18 G1] St James’s Palace Stakes as well as the Jockey Club and that could be his next race, but we’ll decide in time.”

Roger Varian was also looking at the Royal meeting for San Donato, who was having his first start over further than six furlongs. “I’m delighted with his run, it was a great effort for a horse who hasn’t run so far this year against two very good horses with a previous run behind them,” he commented. “He’s a very nice-moving horse who is sure to appreciate faster ground than that and he has various possibilities.  He showed he stays a mile, but maybe that’s his limit. He’s in the [June 19 G3] Jersey [S. at Royal Ascot], the St James’s Palace and the [G1] Prix Jean Prat [at Deauville July 7] which is over seven furlongs this year, so we’ll see.”

Persian King is the second foal bred from the Mikel Delzangles-trained Pretty Please (Ire) (Dylan Thomas {Ire}), whose sole win came on testing ground over the Prix du Jockey Club course and distance in 2012. She is closely related to the G1 Prix Ganay hero Planteur (Ire) (Danehill Dancer {Ire}), who was second to Lope de Vega in the 2010 renewal of the “French Derby”, with their dam Plante Rare (Ire) (Giant’s Causeway) being a half to three pattern-race winners headed by the four-times group 2 scorer Policy Maker (Ire) (Sadler’s Wells) who was twice runner-up in the G1 Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud. The third dam Palmeraie (Lear Fan) is kin to the GII Long Island H. heroine Peinture Bleue (Alydar), who in turn is the dam of the 1997 G1 Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe and Prix du Jockey Club hero and leading sire Peintre Celebre (Nureyev). Pretty Please’ 2-year-old filly by Australia (GB) is named Petite Folie (GB).

Sunday, ParisLongchamp, France
THE EMIRATES POULE D’ESSAI DES POULAINS-G1, €600,000, ParisLongchamp, 5-12, 3yo, c, 8fT, 1:38.98, hy.
1–PERSIAN KING (IRE), 128, c, 3, by Kingman (GB)
1st Dam: Pretty Please (Ire), by Dylan Thomas (Ire)
2nd Dam: Plante Rare (Ire), by Giant’s Causeway
3rd Dam: Palmeraie, by Lear Fan
1ST GROUP 1 WIN. O-Godolphin & Ballymore Thoroughbred Ltd; B-Dayton Investments (Breeding) Ltd (IRE); T-Andre Fabre; J-Pierre-Charles Boudot. €342,840. Lifetime Record: GSW-Eng, 6-5-1-0, €462,092. Werk Nick Rating: A. Click for the eNicks report & 5-cross pedigree.
2–Shaman (Ire), 128, c, 3, Shamardal–Only Green (Ire), by Green Desert. O/B-Wertheimer & Frere (IRE); T-Carlos Laffon-Parias. €137,160.
3–San Donato (Ire), 128, c, 3, Lope de Vega (Ire)–Boston Rocker (Ire), by Acclamation (GB). (500,000gns Ylg ’17 TAOCT). O-Sheikh Mohammed Obaid Al Maktoum; B-J Hanly, A Stroud & Skymarc Farm (IRE); T-Roger Varian. €68,580.
Margins: 1, HD, 1 3/4. Odds: 0.50, 6.40, 28.00.
Also Ran: Graignes (Fr), Duke of Hazzard (Fr), Van Beethoven, Anodor (Fr), Senza Limiti (Ire), Munitions, Simply Striking (Fr). Scratched: No Needs Never (Ire), Never No More (Ire). 

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fonte : TDN