09/06/2019. APPLEBY EYES ASCOT RETURN FOR MASAR (TDN) // Dark Angel Colt a New Rising Star At Newmarket // Goffs: Impressive Three-Year-Olds Confirmed For London Sale // KOREA: Seoul & Busan Sunday: Race-By-Race Preview (June 9)



By Emma Berry NEWMARKET, UK–A new Derby hero has been crowned since Masar (Ire) (New Approach {Ire}) last set foot on a racecourse when galloping to glory at Epsom, but the Godolphin star appeared in fine fettle in Newmarket on Saturday morning as he continues his comeback from injury and faces a potential return at Royal Ascot.



Dark Angel Colt a New Rising Star At Newmarket

Saturday, June 8, 2019
3rd at NMT, Novice, 8000 Margaret Giffen Memorial British EBF Novice S. (6f) Winner: Visinari (Fr), c, 2 by Dark Angel (Ire)


Dark Angel | Yeomanstown Stud

Mark Johnston’s juveniles are not renowned for their precocity, so when one like Visinari (Fr) (Dark Angel {Ire}) pops up with an impressive debut it is always noteworthy. Sent off at 10-1 for Newmarket’s six-furlong Margaret Giffen Memorial British EBF Novice S. won 12 months ago by Calyx (GB) (Kingman {GB}), the grey was in front from the outset under Ryan Moore. Challenged by Godolphin’s Ottoman Court (GB) (Shamardal) from the two-furlong marker, he continued his momentum in relentless fashion up the rising ground to score by 3 1/2 lengths in a time that compared favourably with the card’s handicap winner Flavius Titus (GB) (Lethal Force {Ire}). There was a further 10-length margin back to the third Clareyblue (Ire) (Zebedee {GB}) and a head to the fourth-placed Daily Times (GB)(Gleneagles {Ire}), the half-sister to Newspaperofrecord (Ire) (Lope de Vega {Ire}).

Johnston’s son and assistant Charlie was pleasantly surprised by the performance. “Visinari is a tall, leggy horse who looks as if he needs more time but he kept working well at home so we decided to run him,” he told the Racing Post. “He probably wants seven furlongs and we may come back here for the July meeting.”

Visinari’s dam Visinada (Ire) (Sinndar {Ire}), whose first foal was the G3 Prix la Force runner-up Viserano (Fr) (Rock of Gibraltar {Ire}), is an Aga Khan cast-off who sold for just €28,000 at the 2011 Arqana December Sale. The second dam is the G1 Prix de Diane and G1 Prix Saint-Alary third Visionnaire (Fr) (Linamix {Fr}), whose three black-type performers were headed by the G3 Prix La Rochette winner Visionario (Ire) (Spinning World). The third dam Visor (Mr. Prospector) produced the G1 Prix de la Foret hero Varenar (Fr) (Rock of Gibraltar {Ire}), the G2 Prix Greffulhe-winning sire Visindar (GB) (Sinndar {Ire}) and the G3 Prix de Flore scorer and G1 Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud third Visorama (Ire) (Linamix {Fr}). The latter was responsible for the multiple group 1-winning star stayer Vazirabad (Fr) (Manduro {Ger}). The dam’s yearling colt Visinabad (Fr) is by Siyouni (Fr).

3rd-Newmarket, £8,000, Novice, 6-8, 2yo, 6fT, 2:50.43, g/f.
VISINARI (FR), c, 2, by Dark Angel (Ire)
     1st Dam: Visinada (Ire), by Sinndar (Ire)
     2nd Dam: Visionnaire (Fr), by Linamix (Fr)
     3rd Dam: Visor, by Mr. Prospector
Sales history: €55,000 Ylg ’18 ARAUG. Lifetime Record: 1-1-0-0, $6,591. O-Mr Rob Ferguson; B-SARL Ecurie Haras De Beauvoir (FR); T-Mark Johnston. 

Click for the Racing Post result or the free Equineline.com catalogue-style pedigree.


Goffs: Impressive Three-Year-Olds Confirmed For London Sale
Following announcements this week of the breeding stock and two-year-old entries for the 2019 Goffs London Sale in association with QIPCO, Goffs is delighted to confirm a high quality draft of three year-old-horses in training for the boutique sale which takes place on the eve of Royal Ascot, Monday 17 June at Kensington Palace Gardens.

The latest entries are:

  • Oxted (3yo g by Mayson ex Charlotte Rosina).  A close second in the Listed Carnarvon Stakes (pictured in red silks) to leading Commonwealth Cup contender Khaadem at Newbury, this exciting Salisbury maiden winner is being aimed at the Jersey Stakes.  Trained by Roger Teal. 
  • Building Bridges (3yo c by New Approach ex City On Sea).  The Timeform 88-rated Building Bridges impressed when winning his maiden at Navan (pictured) over 13 furlongs last Saturday where the Racing Post commented “always looked as if he would win and he pricked his ears close home”. This son of New Approach out of a winning Monsun mare looks like a stayer who is at the very beginning of his career.  Trained by Jessica Harrington.
  • War Tiger (3yo c by war Front ex Quarter Moon).  This 90-rated son of War Front out of the Group 1 Moyglare Stud Stakes winner Quarter Moon is a two time winner this season and has an intended target of the King George V Stakes at Royal Ascot.  Trained by Richard Fahey.
  • Forever in Dreams (3yo f by Dream Ahead ex Dora De Green).  Winner of the Listed Cecil Frail Stakes at Haydock on 25 May, this three time winner will be offered with an entry in the Commonwealth Cup.  Trained by Aidan Fogarty and consigned by Bansha House.
  • On A Session: (3yo c by Noble Mission ex Destiny Calls).  This smart son of Noble Mission was a dual winner at two and looks to have improved again when winning last time out on 2 June.  Trained by Aidan Fogarty and consigned by Bansha House.

The complete catalogue will be available online after the weekend when final entries close.  As in previous years, a select number of wild card entries may also be considered until closer to the sale.

Form boost for winning Australia colt Mohican Heights
The Fozzy Stack-trained two-year-old Mohican Heights (pictured) received a timely form update at the Curragh yesterday.  The well related son of Australia, who will be offered at the London Sale with an entry in the Chesham Stakes, was the striking winner of a competitive maiden at Leopardstown in May.  Lil Grey who finished runner up to Mohican Heights at Leopardstown was a very impressive three length winner of the opening maiden at the Curragh yesterday for Sheila Lavery.  

KOREA: Seoul & Busan Sunday: Race-By-Race Preview (June 9)

by gyongmaman

No Stakes action in Korea on Sunday but there’s still plenty going on with 11 races at Seoul from 10:45 to 18:00 and 6 at Busan from 12:40 to 17:05. Full preview on Seoul races with Busan selections at the bottom:

Always Winner

Race 1: Class 6 (1000M) Allowance / KRW 24 Million

The first to get us underway on the eleven-event card has ten gallopers lining up for their first victory. (8) GEOM HYANG looks hardest to beat coming off successive placed performances over the 5f. The Clear Attempt filly does her best work late so expect her to sit midfield and pass them in the straight. (2) PARK BLADE has her second run today after finishing midfield on debut. The Lee Shin-Young trained galloper should improve second-up. (6) TIZ ROSE also debuted last time out when finishing 5.5L behind Wonderful Dixie back in December. The three-year-old has had a trial coming into this preparation. (4) GYEONGGUKJIMA should sit on speed from barrier four and looks an each-way chance in a field with limited form.

Selections (8) Geom Hyang (2) Park Blade (6) Tiz Rose (4) Gyeonggukjima
Next Best 9, 3
Fast Start 3, 4, 8

Race 2: Class 6 (1300M) Allowance / KRW 24 Million

An inexperienced field of nine will take to the track in the second where there appears to be only a few chances. (5) WONDERFUL MARINE showed improvement last time out when finishing second at odds over the 6f. The three-year-old passed a few in the run home and looks a chance in a field that lacks depth. (9) JEONDONG SARANG ran on well last time out when finishing fourth over the 5f. The Any Given Saturday filly will appreciate the step up in distance allowing her to settle before hitting the line strong. (4) CUTIE BARBIE looks a place chance on recent performances albeit beaten big margins. (6) BINNANEUN RUBY is yet to salute from twenty-one starts but looks one that will eventually breakthrough in this company.

Selections (5) Wonderful Marine (9) Jeongdong Sarang (4) Cutie Barbie (6) Binnaneun Ruby
Next Best 1, 8
Fast Start 1, 5, 8

Race 3: Class 6 (1000M) Allowance / KRW 24 Million

Eleven maiden fillies will take to the track in the third where (9) AN MOK HANG looks the one to beat coming off a strong debut performance. The Exploit filly overcame a wide draw at her only start to sit on speed and run through the line strong. (3) WIND RIVER has placed in similar company over the 5f. She requires time to settle into stride but will produce a good sectional for Moon Sung Hyeok. (9) JEONGSEONG STAR makes her debut today after a promising trial. The Colors Flying is the only two-year-old engaged in the race. (5) SINBU appears the best of the remainder and is a place chance.

Selections (9) An Mok Hang (3) Wind River (11) Jeongseong Star (5) Sinbu
Next Best 6, 8
Fast Start 2, 5, 8

Race 4: Class 6 (1200M) Allowance / KRW 24 Million

A compact field of eight will line up in the fourth where there is an absence of speed engaged. (2) NALARA HILL looks one that will appreciate the lack of speed. The Colors Flying should be able to sit in the leading division and run through the line strongly as she did last time out. (1) KINGS CARRIAGE settled midfield last time out when running on fairly to finish third. The inside draw won’t necessarily assist his chances but given the lack of speed he may be able to sit slightly closer to the lead. (8) YULONG FLYING steps up to the 6f after showing a good turn of foot last time out over the 5f. It may pay to follow the three-year-old when he finds a race with more speed engaged. (7) DIAVOLA has her second start today after passing a few in the straight last time out. Keep her safe in the exotics.

Selections (2) Nalara Hill (1) Kings Carriage (8) Yulong Flying (7) Diavola
Next Best 5, 6
Fast Start 1, 2, 6

Race 5: Class 5 (1700M) Handicap / KRW 40 Million

Three-year-old (3) FULL MOON SKY looks one of the main chances engaged in the fifth after going down just over a length in similar company last time out. The Indian Evening colt appreciated the step-up to the 1700m and should be prominent in the run once again from barrier three. (7) DAL SUNI broke maiden status last time out with a comprehensive four length win over the 1700m. She carries just the 52kg in this event and looks an each-way chance. (5) CHOEGANG PARTY broke through in good style last time out with a gutsy performance when holding off Hope Kingdom by a nose. David Breux retains the ride and the Korean-bred will drop two kilograms with the rise in grade. (2) CHEONNYEON HAPPY is still looking for her first win but was promoted to this company after some consistent performances in Class 6 company.

Selections (3) Full Moon Sky (7) Dal Suni (5) Choegang Party (2) Cheonnyeon Happy
Next Best 4, 6
Fast Start 2, 3

Race 6: Class 5 (1300M) Handicap / KRW 40 Million

The consistent (5) BARAMEUL GEURIDA looks the one to beat in the sixth race after a last start second in similar company. The speed map looks to suit the three-year-old where it looks like he should take up the running and be hard to gun down albeit the 57kg. (7) INDEPENDENCE broke through last time out for his first win. The Thunder Moccasin colt was one of the first to get going last time out so expect a positive ride from… Read more of this post