01/07/2019. Coronet Gets Her Group 1 At Saint-Cloud (30/06) – First Black,Type Win For American Pharoah As Maven Strikes In the Bois (29/06) – Galileo’s Sovereign In Irish Derby Surprise (29/06) – First Defence’s Siskin Rules In the Railway (29/06) – Pretty Polly Glory For Iridessa (28/06) – Showcasing Filly a New Rising Star At The Curragh (27/06) – Muhaarar Off the Mark At Bath (26/06),… all by TDN

Coronet Gets Her Group 1 At Saint-Cloud

Sunday, June 30, 2019 
SCD, Gr. Stk, 400000 G1 Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud (12f) Winner: Coronet (GB), m, 5 by Dubawi (Ire)


Coronet sticks her neck out to land her first Group 1 | Scoop Dyga

By Tom Frary

Denied by a nose by Waldgeist (GB) (Galileo {Ire}) in last year’s G1 Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud, TDN Rising Star Coronet (GB)(Dubawi {Ire}) came back to go one better in another tight finish to the prestige event and gain that richly-deserved top-level success on her eighth attempt. Disappointing when a tame fourth on her return in the G2 Jockey Club S. at Newmarket May 4, Denford Stud’s grey had given all the right signals in the interim for Frankie Dettori to select her over fellow John Gosden trainee and TDN Rising Star Lah Ti Dar (GB) (Dubawi {Ire}). Given the recent form of the Italian, it was little surprise that the judgement of the king of Royal Ascot just past proved on the money by a matter of inches as they joined battle at the end. Between the Gosden girls was one of only two French representatives in Ziyad (GB) (Rock of Gibraltar {Ire}) and it may have been Dettori’s unwavering finesse that made the difference as he snuck up the fence in the straight to clinch it in the final metres. At the line, the 11-5 second favourite had a short neck to spare over the Wertheimers’ outsider, with Lah Ti Dar making it another thriller a short head away in third.

“We had planned that for a long time and she had improved well from her first run this season,” Gosden explained. “At the top of the straight, Frankie had nowhere to go but managed to find the split and this filly has a lot of heart. Last year, 100 yards from home she was in front when they passed the big screen and got beaten on the line but this time she was behind at that point and managed to be in front where it mattered. We finally have a group one in the bag for her, which she deserves as she is a lovely mare who is so consistent.”

Coronet, who earned TDN Rising Star status on her 2-year-old debut at Leicester in September 2016, had also been to France when third in the following year’s G1 Prix Saint-Alary staged at Deauville. Successful in Royal Ascot’s G2 Ribblesdale S. and last year’s G2 Middleton S. at York, her six other previous tries in this company included two placings in the G1 QIPCO British Champions Fillies & Mares S. and G1 Yorkshire Oaks apiece, with her latest being a highly commendable length second to Magical (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}) on Champions Day in October. Her defeat when the 5-4 favourite behind the enterprisingly-ridden and underestimated Communique (Ire) (Casamento {Ire}) in the Jockey Club on 2000 Guineas day was the sole blip in her career since failing to handle Epsom when fifth in the 2017 G1 Epsom Oaks.

Buried early by Dettori, Coronet tracked the pace in fourth as Ziyad was kept honest by Ryan Moore on Lah Ti Dar in front. Hemmed in by the 13-10 favourite Morgan Le Faye (GB) (Shamardal) turning for home, Frankie had no other option than to sit and pray for the gap to open in front and Maxime Guyon allowed just enough space for her to appear to Ziyad’s left on the run to the final furlong. Lah Ti Dar continued to try hard on his other side, but whereas her full-brother Too Darn Hot (GB) is developing into a speed merchant this Lloyd-Webber homebred wants further than this and in the finale it was Coronet’s extra portion of dash which told.

Gosden revealed that the first and third could be coming back to France as an ensemble for the newly-revamped and promoted 14-furlong G1 Prix de Royallieu at ParisLongchamp Oct. 5 that he also mentioned in dispatches after the recent Epsom Oaks victory of Anapurna (GB) (Frankel {GB}). “I would imagine a little vacation is now in order and we could possibly think about the [Aug. 22 G1] Yorkshire Oaks for Coronet,” he said. “Lah Ti Dar also ran a great race and probably found this ground too fast. The Prix de Royallieu is a strong possibility for both.”

Ziyad’s trainer Carlos Laffon-Parias was salvaging some French pride after Morgan Le Faye beat only one rival. “He has improved with every run and has run his heart out,” he said of the runner-up, who overturned G2 Grand Prix de Chantilly form with Aspetar (Fr) (Al Kazeem {GB}). “I would imagine he will now go for the [Aug. 25 G2] Grand Prix de Deauville.”

Coronet’s dam is the Listed Lord Weinstock Memorial S. winner Approach (GB) (Darshaan {GB}), who was also runner-up in the GII Galaxy S. and G3 May Hill S. She has also produced the G2 Derrinstown Stud Derby Trial-winning sire Midas Touch (GB) (Galileo {Ire}), who achieved placings in the G1 Irish Derby, G1 St Leger and G1 Underwood S. and the G3 Ballyroan S. third Streetcar To Stars (GB) (Sea the Stars {Ire}). The second dam Last Second (Ire) (Alzao) was very smart for this operation, winning the G2 Nassau S. and G2 Sun Chariot S. before throwing the G1 Poule d’Essai des Poulains and GI Shadwell Turf Mile hero and sire Aussie Rules (Danehill).

Kin to the G3 Doncaster Cup winner Alleluia (GB) (Caerleon), Last Second is also the second dam of this stable’s Listed Cocked Hat S.-winning pair Michelangelo (GB) (Galileo {Ire}) and Private Secretary (GB) (Kingman {GB}) with the former also running third in the G1 St Leger. Alleluia, one of the better performers for Kirsten Rausing’s highly influential Alruccaba (Ire) (Crystal Palace {Fr}), is also the dam of another British-trained mare who recorded her group 1 win in this country in the 2007 Prix Royal-Oak heroine Allegretto (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}). Alruccaba’s group 1-placed daughter Alouette (GB) (Darshaan {GB}) was responsible for the dual G1 Champion S. heroine Alborada (GB) and the triple German group 1-winning Alborada (GB) from matings with Last Second’s sire Alzao and both have gone on to make their mark in the paddocks in keeping with family tradition. Approach’s unraced 3-year-old filly Fly the Flag (GB) (Australia {GB}) is followed by a 2-year-old colt by Kingman (GB) named Arbiter (GB) and a yearling filly by Frankel (GB).

Sunday, Saint-Cloud, France
GRAND PRIX DE SAINT-CLOUD-G1, €400,000, Saint-Cloud, 6-30, 4yo/up, 12fT, 2:28.66, g/s.
1–CORONET (GB), 126, m, 5, by Dubawi (Ire)
      1st Dam: Approach (GB) (SW & GSP-Eng, GSP-US, $187,940), by Darshaan (GB)
      2nd Dam: Last Second (Ire), by Alzao
      3rd Dam: Alruccaba (Ire), by Crystal Palace (Fr)
O/B-Denford Stud Ltd (GB); T-John Gosden; J-Frankie Dettori. Lifetime Record: MGSW & MG1SP-Eng, 16-5-4-3, €1,224,825. *1/2 to Midas Touch (GB) (Galileo {Ire}), Hwt. 3yo-Ire at 14f+, GSW & G1SP-Ire, G1SP-Eng & Aus, $799,196; and Streetcar to Stars (GB) (Sea the Stars {Ire}), GSP-Ire. Werk Nick Rating: A+++ *Triple Plus*. Click for the eNicks report & 5-cross pedigree.
2–Ziyad (GB), 129, g, 4, Rock of Gibraltar (Ire)–Arme Ancienne (GB), by Sillery. O/B-Wertheimer Et Frere (GB); T-Carlos Laffon-Parias. €91,440.
3–Lah Ti Dar (GB), 126, f, 4, Dubawi (Ire)–Dar Re Mi (GB), by Singspiel (Ire). O-Lord Lloyd-Webber; B-Watership Down Stud (GB); T-John Gosden. €45,720.
Margins: SNK, SHD, 3HF. Odds: 2.20, 14.00, 4.70.
Also Ran: Aspetar (Fr), Marmelo (GB), Morgan Le Faye (GB), Thundering Blue. 

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First Black-Type Win For American Pharoah As Maven Strikes In the Bois

Saturday, June 29, 2019
6th at CHY, Gr. Stk, €80,000 G3 Connolly’s Redmills Prix du Bois (5f) Winner: Maven, c, 2 by American Pharoah


Maven | Scoop Dyga

By Tom Frary

After a rare winless Royal Ascot, the irrepressible Wesley Ward went to Chantilly on Saturday to do something significant in providing American Pharoah with his first European black-type winner courtesy of Richard Ravin’s Maven in the G3 Connolly’s Redmills Prix du Bois. Breaking much better than the hot favourite and TDN Rising Star Hurricane Ivor (Ire) (Ivawood {Ire}), the Apr. 19 Aqueduct maiden special weight scorer kept finding on the front end for Mickael Barzalona and found the line in time to deny Jolie (Fr) (Power {GB}) in a photo. At the line, Maven had a head to spare as the 21-10 second favourite, with the disappointing Hurricane Ivor only seventh.

Taken out of the G2 Norfolk S. due to the rain-softened ground, Maven is the only known foal out of the triple stakes winner Richies Party Girl (Any Given Saturday). She is a half-sister to the GIII Crown Royal American Turf S. winner Strategic Partner (Kris S.) and Light From Above (A.P. Indy), who threw the stakes winner and GI Las Virgenes S. runner-up Light the City (Street Sense). They are out of the GIII Vineyard H. winner Very Special Lite (Majestic Light), a daughter of the GI Fantasy S. third Very Special Lady (Buckpasser).

Saturday, Chantilly, France
CONNOLLY’S REDMILLS PRIX DU BOIS-G3, €80,000, Chantilly, 6-29, 2yo, 5fT, :58.36, g/s.
1–MAVEN, 126, c, 2, by American Pharoah
1st Dam: Richies Party Girl (MSW-US, $357,085), by Any Given Saturday
2nd Dam: Very Special Lite, by Majestic Light
3rd Dam: Very Special Lady, by Buckpasser
1ST BLACK-TYPE WIN; 1ST GROUP WIN. (£725,000 RNA 2yo ’19 GOFLON). O-Richard Ravin; B/T-Wesley Ward (KY); J-Mickael Barzalona. €40,000. Lifetime Record: 2-2-0-0, €83,668. Werk Nick Rating: B. Click for the eNicks report & 5-cross pedigree.
2–Jolie (Fr), 122, f, 2, Power (GB)–Elettra (Fr), by Literato (Fr). O-Torsten Raber & Janina Burger; B-Enrico Ciampi & Paul Nataf (FR); T-Andrea Marcialis. €16,000.
3–Kenlova (Fr), 122, f, 2, Kendargent (Fr)–Ice Love (Fr), by Three Valleys. (€60,000 Ylg ’18 ARAUG). O-LG Bloodstock & Guy Pariente; B-Guy Pariente Holding (FR); T-Pascal Bary. €12,000.
Margins: HD, 3, HF. Odds: 2.10, 11.00, 10.00.
Also Ran: Fan Club Rules (Ire), Great Dame (Ire), Sound Machine (Ger), Hurricane Ivor (Ire), Salerne (GB). 

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Galileo’s Sovereign In Irish Derby Surprise

Saturday, June 29, 2019
7th at CUR, Gr. Stk, €1,500,000 G1 Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby (12f) Winner: Sovereign (Ire), c, 3 by Galileo (Ire)


Sovereign | Racing Post

By Tom Frary

There was a shock of major proportions in Saturday’s G1 Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby as Ballydoyle’s pacemaker Sovereign (Ire)(Galileo {Ire}) went out of sight of his stablemates and refused to stop en route to a six-length success. Partnered by the Epsom Derby-winning Padraig Beggy, the 33-1 shot who was 10th in the June 1 G1 Epsom Derby had Norway (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}) for company until shaking loose approaching the last two furlongs. Despite the steady advance of the 5-4 favouriteAnthony Van Dyck (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}), the gulf was too wide and it was another big-priced Derby victory for the rider of Wings of Eagles (Fr) (Pour Moi {Ire}). Norway dropped back to third, 2 1/2 lengths away, in a renewal that will long be remembered for the way it turned pre-race logic on its head. Whatever the starting price of the winner, it was still a sixth one-two-three for the Aidan O’Brien stable and the sire in their favourite Classic and a 13th victory in total. “It’s great to have horses to compete here and there is no hiding place,” the master of Ballydoyle commented. “Sovereign is a very genuine, well-bred horse who stays very well and the pace was always solid and upfront.”

Sovereign had looked more of a St Leger type than a Derby colt when galloping remorselessly to a 14-length maiden win on his third start over an extended mile on heavy ground at Galway and backed up that impression when fourth after cutting out the running in the G2 Beresford S. at Naas in September. Third to Guaranteed (Ire) (Teofilo {Ire}) after adopting the same tactics in the nine-furlong G3 Eyrefield S. at Leopardstown a month later, he had acted as one of the targets for Broome (Ire) (Australia {GB}) in both the G3 Ballysax S. at Leopardstown Apr. 6 and the G3 Derrinstown Stud Derby Trial back there May 12. Eight-lengths runner-up on testing ground in the former contest, he had narrowed the margin to three when third in the Derrinstown but there was nothing in his Epsom effort when used to set the tempo to suggest he had this kind of performance in his armoury.

Whereas Beggy had come from the clouds on Wings of Eagles at Epsom two years ago, this was a case of cut-and-dried hard running from the front to provide the bullseye for Anthony Van Dyck et al. By the time Norway began to suffer for attempting to lay close to him, Sovereign was already in an unassailable lead turning for home with Ryan Moore drawing the remainder out of hibernation a long way out of their ground. As the chestnut hit the line still thundering, the assembled crowd fell mostly silent as the fancied colts just trailed in his wake. While it was nigh-on impossible to predict beforehand, the end result could be argued to have had a sense of inevitability about it in hindsight, with numerous regally-bred Galileos employed for pacemaking by the stable throughout the years. At some point, one of them was going to rewrite the script and there was a precedent in the nine-length G1 1000 Guineas victory of Homecoming Queen (Ire) (Holy Roman Emperor {Ire}) at 25-1 in 2012.

Beggy, who was also narrowly denied on the outsider Rostropovich (Ire) (Frankel {GB}) in this 12 months ago, was in no doubt that this victory took precedence over his Epsom highlight. “I’m over the moon. This would be more important to me as an Irishman growing up wanting to win it and it was my main aim as an apprentice,” he explained. “I am very lucky and it’s down to a big group of people, but mainly to Aidan O’Brien who put me on this horse. I got into a lovely comfortable rhythm and always felt I could go quicker. He really enjoyed it here–he’s a big galloper and kept going. I did think something would come to me, but when I saw the screen I knew I was clear and just needed to keep him organised to the line.”

O’Brien added, “He did have very good two-year-old form and won at Galway, which is a tough track and you have to stay very well. He’s a quick breaker–tactically quick–and doesn’t mind bowling along and keeps galloping. If there is any chink in the armour, it will be exposed here and you have to stay and that’s the way it was. He could be a Leger horse or could go to France [for the July 14 G1 Grand Prix de Paris] or the [July 27 G1] King George. He handles soft ground as well as fast. Looking at it, the first two got away from them and Anthony Van Dyck didn’t look like he stopped galloping going to the line. Padraig’s a great fellow who works hard like everybody day in day out and he’s a great rider.”

Sovereign is out of Barronstown Stud’s Devoted To You (Ire) (Danehill Dancer {Ire}), who raced at or around a mile for this stable and also won a Galway maiden on testing ground at two by a wide margin. Second in the G2 Debutante S. and the G3 Park Express S., she is a half-sister to four stakes winners including the GIII Honeybee S. scorer Humble Eight (Seattle Battle), She is in turn the dam of the listed-winning Sadler’s Wells full-siblings Stage Call (Ire) and Humilis (Ire), while the third dam is the G3 Fillies’ Mile third Morning Devotion (Affirmed). Her trio of group winners are Balanchine (Storm Bird), the heroine of this Classic in 1994, the G2 Jockey Club S. scorer Romanov (Ire) (Nureyev) and the G2 Sun Chariot S. winner Red Slippers (Nureyev).

Red Slippers, who produced the G1 Prix de Diane heroine West Wind (GB) (Machiavellian), is also the second dam of the dual G1 Dubai World Cup hero Thunder Snow (Ire) (Helmet {Aus}) and the G2 May Hill S. winner and G1 1000 Guineas third Ihtimal (Ire) (Shamardal). Also connected to the dual Australian group 1 winner Trust in a Gust (Aus) (Keep the Faith {Aus}) and the Japanese group 1 performer Shonan Mighty (Jpn) (Manhattan Cafe {Jpn}), Devoted To You’s duo to follow are also by Galileo and are a 2-year-old colt named Dawn Rising (Ire) and a yearling filly.

Saturday, Curragh, Ireland
DUBAI DUTY FREE IRISH DERBY-G1, €1,500,000, Curragh, 6-29, 3yo, 12fT, 2:31.50, gd.
1–SOVEREIGN (IRE), 126, c, 3, by Galileo (Ire)
1st Dam: Devoted To You (Ire) (MGSP-Ire), by Danehill Dancer (Ire)
2nd Dam: Alleged Devotion, by Alleged
3rd Dam: Morning Devotion, by Affirmed
1ST BLACK-TYPE WIN; 1ST GROUP WIN; 1ST GROUP 1 WIN. O-Susan Magnier, Michael Tabor & Derrick Smith; B-Barronstown Stud (IRE); T-Aidan O’Brien; J-Padraig Brendan Beggy. €855,000. Lifetime Record: 9-2-1-2, $1,019,699. Werk Nick Rating: A+++ *Triple Plus*. Click for the eNicks report & 5-cross pedigree.
2–Anthony Van Dyck (Ire), 126, c, 3, Galileo (Ire)–Believe’n’succeed (Aus), by Exceed and Excel (Aus). O-Susan Magnier, Michael Tabor & Derrick Smith; B-Orpendale, Chelston & Wynatt (IRE); T-Aidan O’Brien. €300,000.
3–Norway (Ire), 126, c, 3, Galileo (Ire)–Love Me True, by Kingmambo. O-Derrick Smith, Susan Magnier & Michael Tabor; B-Southern Bloodstock (IRE); T-Aidan O’Brien. €150,000.
Margins: 6, 2HF, NO. Odds: 33.00, 1.25, 16.00.
Also Ran: Madhmoon (Ire), Guaranteed (Ire), Broome (Ire), Il Paradiso, Rakan (GB). Click for the Racing Post result or the free Equineline.com catalogue-style pedigree

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First Defence’s Siskin Rules In the Railway

Saturday, June 29, 2019
6th at CUR, Gr. Stk, €130,000 G2 GAIN Railway S. (6f) Winner: Siskin, c, 2 by First Defence


Siskin | Racing Post

By Tom Frary

Khalid Abdullah’s decision to put his faith in Ger Lyons reaped early reward on Saturday as Siskin (First Defence) maintained his unbeaten sequence in The Curragh’s G2 GAIN Railway S. Always travelling easily for Colin Keane tracking the front pair, the May 24 Listed Marble Hill S. scorer strode to the front passing the two pole and quickly subdued Monarch of Egypt (American Pharoah) before putting 2 1/2 lengths between him and Ballydoyle’s TDN Rising Star. “First and foremost it’s a huge result to be training for these people in the first place,” Lyons said after welcoming back the heavily-backed 4-6 favourite. “To get a good one so early in our career with them is a bonus. You don’t win over here until you win, because of who you are taking on.”

Siskin, who had beaten the subsequent Listed Chesham S. fifth Harpocrates (Ire) (Invincible Spirit {Ire}) convincingly on debut over this trip at Naas May 11, had dealt with the same stable’s eventual G2 Norfolk S. sixth King Neptune (War Front) in the Marble Hill over this course and distance. Kept away from Royal Ascot with this in mind, the homebred categorically justified that patience. “Credit to Juddmonte, because they let me do what I wanted to do with him,” Lyons said. “I didn’t want to go to Ascot–I could have been rushed into that, but they let me do what I wanted. I’m just one of those lucky lads, because things are falling together for us. We have the best jockey in the country riding for us and Juddmonte are on the team now. My job is to just use the experience we’ve had in 20 years looking for these horses. We should know what we’re doing at this stage and it’s nice to have one.”

His trainer is aiming at the Aug. 9 G1 Phoenix S. over the same course and distance. “The plan was to come and then go to the Phoenix,” he added. “If we got beat today then we had to make a second plan, but at the moment we’re still on track. I’ve been beat in the Coventry and it’s a lonely place to be in second or third. I love having winners in Ireland. If we have to travel, I’ll travel, but I want to win races in Ireland. It is very much a case of so far, so good. Hopefully we can get this guy in one piece to the Phoenix and hopefully he’s still the best around at the time. I keep expecting Aidan to pull one out of the hat, because he normally does and when he does none of us will be surprised. But hopefully I can win that group one.”

The dam Bird Flown (GB) (Oasis Dream {GB}), who won a race over seven furlongs on soft ground at Clairefontaine for Andre Fabre in 2013 and raced at a mile, is a half-sister to the listed scorer and G2 Hardwicke S. runner-up Barsanti (GB) (Champs Elysees {GB}). She is also a half-sibling of Rising Tornado (Storm Cat), who was responsible for the multiple grade I-winning champion Close Hatches and the GI Kentucky Oaks third Lockdown also by First Defence. Close Hatches is in turn the dam of Tacitus (Tapit), winner of this year’s GII Wood Memorial and GII Tampa Bay Derby who put himself in the elite of America’s 3-year-olds by finishing third in the GI Kentucky Derby and runner-up in the GI Belmont S.

The listed-placed second dam Silver Star (GB) (Zafonic) is a full-sister to the G1 Dewhurst S.-winning champion Xaar (GB) from the family of the GI United Nations H. hero Senure (Nureyev), the group 1-winning sire Cityscape (GB) (Selkirk) and Bated Breath (GB) (Dansili {GB}) who is making a name for himself at Banstead Manor Stud. Bird Flown’s yearling filly is by Flintshire (GB), while she also has a filly foal by Noble Mission (GB).

1–SISKIN, 129, c, 2, by First Defence
1st Dam: Bird Flown (GB), by Oasis Dream (GB)
2nd Dam: Silver Star (GB), by Zafonic
3rd Dam: Monroe, by Sir Ivor
1ST GROUP WIN. O-Khalid Abdullah; B-Juddmonte Farms Inc (KY); T-Ger Lyons; J-Colin Keane. €76,700. Lifetime Record: 3-3-0-0, €122,200.


Pretty Polly Glory For Iridessa

Friday, June 28, 2019
5th at CUR, Gr. Stk, €300,000 G1 Juddmonte Pretty Polly S. (10f) Winner: Iridessa (Ire), f, 3 by Ruler of the World (Ire)


Iridessa | Racing Post

By Tom Frary

Something of a forgotten horse entering Friday’s G1 Juddmonte Pretty Polly S. at The Curragh, Chantal Regalado-Gonzalez’sIridessa (Ire) (Ruler of the World {Ire}) revived her fortunes in style as she stamped her class on the contest. Always happy under Wayne Lordan tracking the pace against the rail, last year’s G1 Fillies’ Mile winner who had run fourth when last seen in the G1 Irish 1000 Guineas here seized the advantage approaching the furlong pole and drew away for an impressive 2 1/4-length success from Magic Wand (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}). The 11-10 favourite Pink Dogwood (Ire) (Camelot {GB}) was unable to land a serious blow and finished 1 1/4 lengths further back in third. “The race set up lovely for her and obviously the step up in trip was a big help to her,” trainer Joseph O’Brien commented. “We had come home a little bit disappointed after her last two runs, but she was crying out for further. That was a very hot race with fantastic fillies in, so we’re delighted.”

Iridessa had served instant notice that she was a smart performer with a four-length debut win over a mile at Killarney in July and it may have been that seven furlongs was too sharp when subsequently fifth in the G2 Debutante S. here in August and third in Leopardstown’s Listed Ingabelle S. in September. Back up in distance, the bay overcame Hermosa (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}) and Pretty Pollyanna (GB) (Oasis Dream {GB}) to cause a 14-1 upset under Lordan in the Fillies’ Mile at Newmarket and was next seen finishing third under a penalty in the Apr. 6 G3 Leopardstown 1000 Guineas Trial over seven. Eighth but beaten only around three lengths behind Hermosa in the May 5 G1 1000 Guineas back at Newmarket, she fared worse in the Irish equivalent three weeks later where she was over six lengths in arrears.

This race cut up to a degree when Happen (War Front) and Who’s Steph (Ire) (Zoffany {Ire}) were withdrawn due to the quickening ground, but in the five that went to post there was undeniable quality and that instantly came to the fore as Wild Illusion (GB) (Dubawi {Ire}) and Magic Wand disputed the running. Ryan Moore was pushing along on the G1 Epsom Oaks runner-up Pink Dogwood turning into the straight and two out it was clear that she did not have enough in reserve to hold Iridessa in a pocket behind the front pair. Lordan eased Iridessa out there and she was able to brush aside the well-travelled and high-class Magic Wand with relative ease before hanging down towards the rail and costing the runner-up some ground.

“Things didn’t work out in the Guineas, where she ran a real good race despite being flatfooted over a mile,” the winning rider said. “She quickened up well through horses here like she did in the Fillies Mile and when she got to the front pricked her ears. She was holding on to a little bit, but ran through the line so that’s a good sign.” Connections are eyeing a tilt at the July 20 G1 Irish Oaks back at this venue. “That make sense if she comes out of this well,” Joseph O’Brien added.

The unraced dam Senta’s Dream (GB) (Danehill), who also has the 2-year-old colt Order of Australia (Ire) (Australia {GB}) and a yearling filly by Camelot (GB), is a daughter of the GI Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf and GI Matriarch S. heroine Starine (Fr) (Mendocino).

Friday, Curragh, Ireland
JUDDMONTE PRETTY POLLY S.-G1, €300,000, Curragh, 6-28, 3yo/up, f, 10fT, 2:06.46, gd.
1–IRIDESSA (IRE), 124, f, 3, by Ruler of the World (Ire)
1st Dam: Senta’s Dream (GB), by Danehill
2nd Dam: Starine (Fr), by Mendocino
3rd Dam: Grisonnante (Fr), by Kaldoun (Fr)
O-Mrs C C Regalado-Gonzalez; B-Whisperview Trading Ltd (IRE); T-Joseph O’Brien; J-Wayne Lordan. €177,000. Lifetime Record: G1SW-Eng, 8-3-0-2, $624,102. Werk Nick Rating: A+++ *Triple Plus*. Click for the eNicks report & 5-cross pedigree.
2–Magic Wand (Ire), 136, f, 4, Galileo (Ire)–Prudenzia (Ire), by Dansili (GB). (€1,400,000 Ylg ’16 ARAUG). O-Michael Tabor, Derrick Smith & Susan Magnier; B-Ecurie des Monceaux & Skymarc Farm Inc (IRE); T-Aidan O’Brien. €60,000.
3–Pink Dogwood (Ire), 124, f, 3, Camelot (GB)–Question Times (GB), by Shamardal. (115,000gns Wlg ’16 TATFOA; €380,000 Ylg ’17 GOFOR). O-Derrick Smith, Susan Magnier & Michael Tabor; B-Sweetmans Bloodstock (IRE); T-Aidan O’Brien. €30,000.
Margins: 2 1/4, 1 1/4, 1 1/4. Odds: 8.00, 4.50, 1.10.
Also Ran: Wild Illusion (GB), Worth Waiting (GB). Scratched: Who’s Steph (Ire), Happen. 

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Showcasing Filly a New Rising Star At The Curragh

Thursday, June 27, 2019
CGH, Mdn Irish Stallion Farms EBF Fillies Maiden (7f) Winner: Windracer (Ire), f, 2 by Showcasing (GB)


Windracer | Racing Post

By Tom Frary

There was a buzz surrounding Stonestreet Stables’ newcomer Windracer (Ire) (Showcasing {GB}) ahead of Thursday’s Irish Stallion Farms EBF Fillies Maiden and the 11-4 second favourite did not disappoint by making virtually all and denying Ballydoyle’s 11-10 favourite Love (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}) by a neck. Sent to the fore by Shane Foley after the initial stages, having broken from a high number, the €240,000 Goffs Orby purchase who represents the Jessie Harrington stable had to work hard to see off her experienced rival but showed tenacity to come out on top. The Niarchos Family’s newcomer Innervisions (Ire) (Dubawi {Ire}) was 5 1/2 lengths back in third in a maiden that is certain to work out well. “She’s a fine big filly and has been really pleasing us at home,” Foley said of Windracer, who had won a barrier trial at Naas. “She had never come off the bridle at home and done everything so easily, so this was the first time she had to. I was drawn 15 and I wanted to be positive and although it was not ideal being in front she is straightforward. I’d say the first two are smart fillies–they picked up right the way to the line. If she gets a slight bit of ease in the ground, she’ll be better again.”

Windracer, the latest advert for the rising star sire Showcasing, is a half-sister to Windfast (Ire) (Exceed and Excel {Aus}) who proved a useful sprinter when winning the Listed Hopeful S. and finishing third in the G3 Abernant S., and also to Montalcino (Ire) (Big Bad Bob {Ire}). She stayed much further and finished second in the Listed Haras de Bouquetot Fillies Trial over a mile and a quarter before reverting in trip and running third in the seven-furlong G3 Oak Tree S. at Goodwood.

The second dam Fair of the Furze (Ire) (Ela-Mana-Mou {Ire}) took the G2 Tattersalls Rogers Gold Cup before producing White Muzzle (GB) (Dancing Brave) who proved such a star for the Peter Chapple-Hyam stable in the 90s. Runner-up in the G1 King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Diamond S. on two occasions and in the G1 Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe, the G1 Derby Italiano hero was also a half to the G2 Deutsches St Leger winner Fair Question (Ire) (Rainbow Quest). Fair of the Furze’s listed scorer Elfaslah (Ire) (Green Desert) was a smart broodmare herself, throwing a clutch of classy performers headed by the G1 Dubai World Cup and G1 Prix Jean Prat hero Almutawakel (GB) (Machiavellian) and the G1 1000 Guineas runner-up Muwakleh (GB) (Machiavellian). The dam Fair Sailing (Ire) (Docksider), a modest maiden for the John Hills stable who stayed a mile and a quarter at a low level, also has a yearling colt by Kodiac (GB).

Curragh, €17,500, Mdn, 6-27, 2yo, f, 7fT, 1:26.97, g/y.
WINDRACER (IRE), f, 2, by Showcasing (GB)
     1st Dam: Fair Sailing (Ire), by Docksider
     2nd Dam: Fair of the Furze (Ire), by Ela-Mana-Mou (Ire)
     3rd Dam: Autocratic (Ire), by Tyrant
Sales history: €240,000 Ylg ’18 GOFOR. Lifetime Record: 1-1-0-0, $12,258.
O-Stonestreet Stables LLC; B-Airlie Stud (IRE); T-Jessica Harrington. 

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Muhaarar Off the Mark At Bath

Wednesday, June 26, 2019
BTH, Novice, 7400 Boniti/British EBF Fillies’ Novice S. (5f 160y) Winner: Raheeq (GB), f, 2 by Muhaarar (GB)


Muhaarar and Ron Lott | Emma Berry photo

By Tom Frary

Four-time Group 1-winning sprinter Muhaarar (GB) (Oasis Dream {GB}) was represented by his first winner when Raheeq (GB) ran out a 4 1/2-length winner of a Bath novice event Wednesday afternoon.

The subject of significant support on debut, the homebred was sent away as the 11-8 favourite and raced freely out wide without cover two lengths off the early pace. Sent to the front passing the two-furlong pole, she stayed on strongly to account for Allez Sophia (Ire) (Kingman {GB}) by a commanding margin.

In doing so, Raheeq becomes the first winner for her first-season sire (by Oasis Dream {GB}), winner in succession of the G1 Commonwealth Cup, G1 Darley July Cup, G1 Prix Maurice de Gheest and G1 QIPCO British Champions Sprint.

The listed-winning dam, who was also runner-up in the G1 Moyglare Stud S., produced as her first foal the Listed Rockingham S. scorer Mushir (GB) (Oasis Dream {GB}), SW-Eng & SP-UAE, $171,335. A half-sister to the G2 Diadem S.-winning sire Haatef (Danzig) and his G3 Athasi S.-winning full-sister Walayef, she has a yearling filly by Kingman (GB).

4th-Bath & Somerset County, £7,400, Novice, 6-26, 2yo, f, 5f 160yT, 1:09.97, gd.
RAHEEQ (GB) (f, 2, Muhaarar {GB}–Shimah {Hwt. 2yo Filly-Ire, SW & G1SP-Ire}, by Storm Cat) Lifetime Record: 1-1-0-0, $5,942. O-Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum; B-Shadwell Estate Company Limited (GB); T-Roger Varian. *First winner for first-crop sire (by Oasis Dream {GB}). Video, sponsored by Fasig-Tipton.

fonte : TDN