08/07/2019. Weekend trascorso: i grandi appuntamenti del galoppo mondiale visti da TDN // Scalo’s Laccario Justifies Favouritism In the Derby // Too Darn Hot Takes the Prix Jean Prat // Colic Ends Sea of Class’s Racing Career // Easy For Enable In the Eclipse


Scalo’s Laccario Justifies Favouritism In the Derby

Sunday, July 7
10th at HMB, Gr. Stk, €650,000 G1 Idee 150th Deutsches Derby (12f) Winner: Laccario (Ger), c, 3 by Scalo (GB)


Laccario | Marc Ruhl

By Tom Frary

Looking a tailor-made G1 Deutsches Derby colt when successful in Dusseldorf’s Listed Derby-Trial May 26 and the G2 Union-Rennen at Cologne June 10, Gestut Ittlingen’s Laccario (Ger) (Scalo {GB}) duly justified 2-1 favouritism in Sunday’s 150th renewal of the Hamburg Classic. Initially keen for Eduardo Pedroza anchored behind the leading quartet, the bay enjoyed an ideal split on the rail at the top of the straight and after mastering the Union-Rennen runner-up Django Freeman (Ger) (Campanologist) approaching the final furlong powered to a 1 1/4-length success, with Accon (Ger) (Camelot {GB}) staying on out wide to get third, the same margin away. It is a fifth edition for the Andreas Wohler stable and a notable first for the German star rider Pedroza in 17 tries.

Laccario is also the fifth Deutsches Derby winner for his dam line, which has the word Derby stamped all over it. The first black-type winner from three runners for Laccata (GB) (Lomitas {GB}), he is a grandson of the G2 Preis der Diana (German Oaks) third La Donna (GB) (Shirley Heights {GB}) who is a half-sister to the seven-times group 1-winning 1993 Derby and Japan Cup hero Lando (Ger) (Acatenango {Ger}) and his half-brother Laroche (Ger) (Nebos {Ger}) who took this in 1994. Lando is also the sire of Scalo, which gives Laccario a 3×3 inbreeding to the great Ittlingen matriarch Laurea (Ire) (Sharpman {Ire}) whose own dam Licata (Ger) landed the G3 German 1000 Guineas.

The fourth dam Liberty (Ger) (Birkhahn {Ger}) is a full-sister to the German 2000 Guineas hero and leading sire Literat (Ger), in turn the grandsire of Lando out of the German Oaks and German 1000 Guineas heroine Lis (Ger) (Masetto {Ger}). Laccata also has an unraced 2-year-old full-brother to Laccario named Lascalo (Ger) and a 2019 colt by Neatico (Ger). The stud’s Manfred Ostermann was overwhelmed by the result, saying, “It is all so emotional, I am so very happy to be here again after 25 years. I admit I have shed many happy tears after this victory.”

Sunday, Hamburg, Germany
IDEE 150TH DEUTSCHES DERBY-G1, €650,000, Hamburg, 7-7, 3yo, c/f, 12fT, 2:29.95, gd.
1–LACCARIO (GER), 128, c, 3, by Scalo (GB)
1st Dam: Laccata (GB), by Lomitas(GB)
2nd Dam: La Donna (GB), by Shirley Heights (GB)
3rd Dam: Laurea (Ire), by Sharpman (Ire)
1ST GROUP 1 WIN. O-Gestut Ittlingen; B-Gestut Hof Ittlingen (GER); T-Andreas Wohler; J-Eduardo Pedroza. €390,000. Lifetime Record: 5-4-1-0, €448,200. Werk Nick Rating: A++. Click for the eNicks report & 5-cross pedigree.
2–Django Freeman (Ger), 128, c, 3, Campanologist–Donna Lavinia (Ger), by Acatenango (Ger). (€4,000 Wlg ’16 ARQDEC; €5,000 RNA Ylg ’17 BBAGS). O-Hedge Baumgarten Holschbach; B-Stiftung Gestut Fahrhof (GER); T-Henk Grewe. €130,000.
3–Accon (Ger), 128, c, 3, Camelot (GB)–Anaita (Ger), by Dubawi (Ire). (€22,000 Ylg ’17 BBAGS). O-Holger Renz; B-Gestut Hof Ittlingen (GER); T-Markus Klug. €78,000.
Margins: 1 1/4, 1 1/4, NK. Odds: 2.00, 3.30, 18.20.
Also Ran: Quest the Moon (Ger), Surrey Thunder (Fr), Dschingis First (Ger), Moonlight Man (Ger), Andoro (Ger), So Chivalry (Ger), Ormuz (Ger), Sibelius (Ger), Beam Me Up (Ger), Mojano (Fr), Amiro (Ger), Magadan (Ger). Scratched: Mooniac (Ger). Click for the Racing Post result or the free Equineline.com catalogue-style pedigree.


Too Darn Hot Takes the Prix Jean Prat

Sunday, July 7
4th at DVL, Gr. Stk, €400,000 G1 Qatar Prix Jean Prat (7f) Winner: Too Darn Hot (GB), c, 3 by Dubawi (Ire)


Too Darn Hot | Scoop Dyga

By Tom Frary

As it had been in Saturday’s G1 Coral-Eclipse, the following day’s G1 Prix Jean Prat proved easy pickings for a Gosden-Dettori axis in full swing as TDN Rising Star Too Darn Hot (GB) (Dubawi {Ire}) brushed aside his rivals in front of Deauville’s half-packed stands. Losing his tenure of office as generation leader when runner-up in the G1 Irish 2000 Guineas at The Curragh May 25 and third in the June 18 G1 St James’s Palace S. at Royal Ascot, Lord Lloyd-Webber’s homebred was back to his sizzling pomp in the unrelenting Normandy sunbeams to prove a point. Always comfortable travelling with his usual zest off seven-furlong pace carved out up the middle of the straight track by compatriot Fox Champion (Ire) (Kodiac {GB}), the 9-10 favourite moved to take command approaching the 300-metre marker. Dettori asked for full effort soon after and he gave as generously as he had when sealing champion juvenile status at this distance in the G1 Dewhurst S. at Newmarket in October. At the line, there was a yawning three-length gap to fellow TDN Rising Star Space Blues (Ire) (Dubawi {Ire}), with Fox Champion holding on to third a further two lengths behind to make another British whitewash in France.

Gosden was in self-berating mood afterwards. “I was very stupid to run him over ten furlongs, as I’ve said before, because he’s an extremely fast horse and had shown that last year,” he commented. “He’s come back to his best trip and was brilliant. This is very quick ground today and he handled it well. He’s got bundles of speed and even though we’ve done everything badly he’s got us out of trouble. I think an easy mile is also no problem for him and I like the easy mile here on the straight course, so his next race could be the [Aug. 11 G1 Prix ] Jacques le Marois], or it could be the [G1] Sussex [S. at Goodwood July 31]. l have to wonder why two major European races on the racing calendar are only 11 days apart. Maybe the Breeders’ Cup Mile at Santa Anita could be a possibility later in the season, but we’ll take it one race at a time.”

Dettori added, “I’m pleased for the horse–he showed his old turn of foot and did everything right and put the race to bed good. It’s good for the horse’s confidence and there is more to come.” Lady Lloyd-Webber was also on hand to say, “We saw the real Too Darn Hot today and this is where we are starting our season, so let’s forget about the rest. He’s just a speed horse through and through and this is his perfect distance. It’s a long year ahead and I’d be delighted to go to Los Angeles again. We had the longest winter with him and it could have been that he hadn’t developed and improved as much as the others and that does happen, but in our heads he’d worked so brilliantly at home that none of us really lost faith in him. Everyone read it completely wrong, even the experts, but he’s telling us something.”

Charlie Appleby said of Space Blues, who was backing up a second in the June 22 G3 Jersey S. at Royal Ascot, “He’s run extremely well and was beaten by a good horse, so we have no complaints. It’s time to give him a little break and most probably we’ll think about the [Oct. 6 G1 Prix de la] Foret [at ParisLongchamp]. That will be a nice race for him later in the season.”

It is remarkable to think that Lah Ti Dar (GB) was running last Sunday as if the mile and a half of the G1 Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud was on the sharp side, given the abundant pace of her full-brother. Lah Ti Dar was also staying on stoutly at the end of the extended 14-furlong trip of the G1 St Leger in which she was runner-up in September and while she won the G2 Middleton S. over an extended 10 furlongs in May she is more in the mold of her dam, the triple group 1-winning Yorkshire Oaks heroine Dar Re Mi (GB) (Singspiel {Ire}). In the middle of Too Darn Hot and Lah Ti Dar trip-wise was the dam’s third-best progeny, the talented G3 Musidora S. winner and G1 Prix de l’Opera third So Mi Dar (GB) also by Dubawi.

Dar Re Mi is one of four group 1 winners produced by the G1 Prix Vermeille heroine Darara (Ire) (Top Ville {Ire}) alongside the ill-fated Rewilding (GB) (Tiger Hill {Ire}) who had the speed to beat So You Think (NZ) in the G1 Prince of Wales’s S., the G1 Ranvet S. hero Darazari (Ire) (Sadler’s Wells) and the G1 Queen Elizabeth II Cup scorer Diaghilev (Ire) also by Sadler’s Wells. From the family of the G1 Prix du Jockey Club-winning leading sire Darshaan (GB), Dar Re Mi’s unraced 2-year-old full-brother to Too Darn Hot was bought by David Redvers for 3.5million gns when topping the Tattersalls October Book 1 Sale and is named Darain (GB). She also has a yearling filly again by Dubawi.

Sunday, Deauville, France
QATAR PRIX JEAN PRAT-G1, €400,000, Deauville, 7-7, 3yo, c/f, 7fT, 1:21.29, gd.
1–TOO DARN HOT (GB), 128, c, 3, by Dubawi (Ire)
1st Dam: Dar Re Mi (GB) (Hwt. Older Mare-Eng at 11-14f, G1SW-Eng, Ire & UAE, GSW & G1SP-Fr, GISP-US, $4,359,112), by Singspiel (Ire)
2nd Dam: Darara (Ire), by Top Ville (Ire)
3rd Dam: Delsy (Fr), by Abdos (Fr)
O-Lord Lloyd-Webber; B-Watership Down Stud (GB); T-John Gosden; J-Lanfranco Dettori. €228,550. Lifetime Record: G1SW-Eng & G1SP-Ire, 8-5-2-1, €813,632. *Full to Lah Ti Dar (GB), GSW & MG1SP-Eng, G1SP-Fr, $541,171; So Mi Dar (GB), GSW-Eng & G1SP-Fr, $242,742; and 1/2 to De Treville (GB) (Oasis Dream {GB}), MGSP-Fr, $114,187. Werk Nick Rating: A+++ *Triple Plus*. Click for the eNicks report & 5-cross pedigree.
2–Space Blues (Ire), 128, c, 3, Dubawi (Ire)–Miss Lucifer (Fr), by Noverre. O/B-Godolphin (IRE); T-Charlie Appleby. €91,440.
3–Fox Champion (Ire), 128, c, 3, Kodiac (GB)–Folegandros Island (Fr), by Red Rocks (Ire). (75,000gns Wlg ’16 TATFOA; £260,000 Ylg ’17 GOUKPR; 420,000gns 2yo ’18 TATBRE). O-King Power Racing Co Ltd; B-Con Marnane (IRE); T-Richard Hannon. €45,720.
Margins: 3, 2, 1HF. Odds: 0.90, 3.10, 24.00.
Also Ran: Munitions, Namos (Ger), Watan (GB), Pretty Boy (Ire), Graignes (Fr), Pure Zen (Fr), Urwald (GB), Azano (GB), Royal Marine (Ire). Click for the Racing Post result or the free Equineline.com catalogue-style pedigreeVideo, sponsored by Fasig-Tipton.


Colic Ends Sea of Class’s Racing Career

Sunday, July 7


Sea of Class | Racing Post

Last year’s G1 Irish and Yorkshire Oaks winner and G1 Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe runner-up Sea of Class (Ire) (Sea the Stars {Ire}) has had her career cut short by a bout of colic which required surgery on Wednesday, trainer William Haggas reported on Sunday morning.

“It’s devastating news,” Haggas said. “She had surgery on Wednesday and is under intensive care. If she was a human you would say she was critical but stable, that’s how it is, there’s nothing more I can add really. You just have to take each day as it comes.

“There is no question that her racing career is over, 100%.”

Bred by Razza Del Velino and raced, like her sire, by Sunderland Holdings, Sea of Class stamped herself the best middle-distance 3-year-old filly in Europe last year with a pair of Oaks wins and ran Enable (GB) (Nathaniel {Ire}) to a half-length from an unfortunate draw in the Arc. Sea of Class had had one start this year en route to a second Arc attempt, when fifth over unsuitably soft ground in Royal Ascot’s G1 Prince of Wales’s S.


Easy For Enable In the Eclipse

Saturday, July 6, 2019
4th at SAN, Gr. Stk, £750,000 G1 Coral-Eclipse (9f 209y) Winner: Enable (GB), m, 5 by Nathaniel (Ire)


Enable wins the Coral-Eclipse | racingfotos.com

By Tom Frary

Never out of her comfort zone during Saturday’s G1 Coral-Eclipse, Khalid Abdullah’s Enable (GB) (Nathaniel {Ire}) who was later described as “85-90%” by trainer John Gosden put all doubts about the 10-furlong trip aside with what amounted to a relative cruise around Sandown on her comeback run. Never in any kind of trouble at any point of the contest, the remarkable umpteenth public champion to brandish these renowned pink and green silks was handed an ideal lead by Ballydoyle’s Hunting Horn (Ire)(Camelot {GB}) for as long as Frankie Dettori could keep her under restraint. With Magical (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}) labouring in behind, the dual Arc heroine was cajoled to the head of affairs before two out and under a hand ride kept drawing the sting from her old rival with a degree of comfort that was surprising even allowing for her past achievements. At the line, it was to Magical’s credit that she got to within 3/4 of a length of the winner, who had been the subject of a significant gamble into 4-6 before the off. Regal Reality (GB) (Intello {Ger}) was two lengths away in third. “It has been a long preparation and she’d only started to come in the last two weeks,” Gosden said. “I told Frankie that if she got tired to look after her, so I couldn’t be more thrilled with her. She’s an exceptional athlete.”

It may be that Enable was not at her best in her three starts last season, but she still managed to pull off a rare double in the French autumn showcase, win a Breeders’ Cup Turf and beat Crystal Ocean (GB) (Sea the Stars {Ire}) in the G3 September S. There is a feeling that she has more to give on this evidence, as at no stage last summer was she giving the signals that she was capable of a performance of this ilk. A perfect storm converged here, with Frankie Dettori arriving in Esher on the back of a vintage Royal Ascot and a G1 Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud success for good measure and Enable blossoming after a dousing of recent summer rain.

Regal Reality was up to the same tricks as he had been before the G3 Brigadier Gerard S., planting himself on the Rhododendron Walk and having to be taken a mile and a quarter down to the start to avoid going past the racecourse stables. Enable was unperturbed at the start as the consummate professional she has always been and after the first 100 yards the race’s tapestry had already been sewn as Enable and Magical followed a pacemaker who had the ability to win a G3 Hampton Court S. and place in a GI Belmont Derby last year. Enable treated this like a strong piece of work on the Newmarket Heath as she emulated her sire who had also taken it on his seasonal bow for the same stable in 2012.

Ending a 27-year drought for her sex in this race, Enable was perhaps ushering in a new era for them as a result of her dynamic display. “It’s been a long time since Kooyonga won for the fillies and with two fantastic mares being one-two here it’s put that one to rest,” Gosden said. “We had never intended to go early with her and we talked about Ascot but we had some rain two weeks ago and she clicked into mode at home. As I said at Saint-Cloud last week, we could not have been happier with her and I judged it at about 85-90%, as you don’t run in the Eclipse too short of work. The step back up to a mile and a half for the [July 27 G1] King George will probably suit her as well and as she races she’ll tighten and harden like any great athlete in competition. She is a filly that we can hopefully get to the King George, York [for the Aug. 21 G1 Juddmonte International] and Longchamp [for the Oct. 6 G1 Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe]. It has always been the plan, those four races, so this has been a good start. She had been doing beautiful bridle work at home, as we couldn’t crank her up after eight months off.”

Training Enable comes with some gravity now and Gosden was aware of that as he added, “We all feel responsibility with one like her. We don’t bother her too much, but we are watching her the whole time. She is one of those proud athletes who tells you what she wants and you listen, you don’t boss her around. She knows when its time for racing and gets mentally into the zone. This is deeply fulfilling, a sense of relief initially and then joy later on, and we are incredibly lucky to train a filly like this. It’s a great honour.”

Aidan O’Brien paid tribute to Magical, who never buckled in the vain pursuit and was staying on strongly on the uphill climb to the line. “We’re delighted–she ran a great race,” he said. “We might give her a little rest, as we decided to let her take her chance here after she came out of Ascot well. She ran her race and it’s possible we’ll bring her back for the autumn. The winner is a great filly who is beautifully-bred, trained and ridden and it’s a privilege to be here to see her.”

Enable’s family has another potential star in the firmament in the recent G2 Prix Eugene Adam winner Headman (GB) (Kingman {GB}), which adds weight to a dynasty already renowned for its potency courtesy of the exploits of Flintshire (GB) (Dansili {GB}). Headman is a grandson of the G2 Prix de Royallieu winner and G1 Prix de Diane runner-up Dance Routine (GB) (Sadler’s Wells), a full-sister to Enable’s listed-winning and group-placed dam Concentric (GB). Also the dam of the G2 Prix de Pomone runner-up Contribution (GB) (Champs Elysees {GB}) and this year’s G3 Musidora S. runner-up Entitle (GB) (Dansili {GB}), Concentric also has the unraced 2-year-old filly Portrush (GB) (Frankel {GB}), a yearling colt by Sea the Stars (Ire) and a 2019 full-brother to Enable.

Saturday, Sandown, Britain
CORAL-ECLIPSE-G1, £750,000, Sandown, 7-6, 3yo/up, 9f 209yT, 2:04.77, g/f.
1–ENABLE (GB), 130, m, 5, by Nathaniel (Ire)
1st Dam: Concentric (GB) (SW & GSP-Fr, $117,776), by Sadler’s Wells
2nd Dam: Apogee (GB), by Shirley Heights (GB)
3rd Dam: Bourbon Girl, by Ile de Bourbon
O-Khalid Abdullah; B-Juddmonte Farms Ltd (GB); T-John Gosden; J-Lanfranco Dettori. £425,325. Lifetime Record: Hwt. 3yo-Eur at 11-14f, Hwt. Older Mare-Eur at 11-14f, MG1SW-Fr, G1SW-Ire & GISW-US, 12-11-0-1, $11,240,265. *1/2 to Contribution (GB) (Champs Elysees {GB}), MGSP-Fr; and Entitle (GB) (Dansili {GB}), GSP-Eng. Werk Nick Rating: F. Click for the eNicks report & 5-cross pedigree.
2–Magical (Ire), 130, f, 4, Galileo (Ire)–Halfway to Heaven (Ire), by Pivotal (GB). O-Derrick Smith, Susan Magnier & Michael Tabor; B-Orpendale, Chelston & Wynatt (IRE); T-Aidan O’Brien. £161,250.
3–Regal Reality (GB), 133, c, 4, Intello (Ger)–Regal Realm (GB), by Medicean (GB). O/B-Cheveley Park Stud Ltd (GB); T-Sir Michael Stoute. £80,700.
Margins: 3/4, 2, 2HF. Odds: 0.65, 2.75, 8.50.
Also Ran: Danceteria (Fr), Mustashry (GB), Hunting Horn (Ire), Telecaster (GB), Zabeel Prince (Ire). Click for the Racing Post result or the free Equineline.com catalogue-style pedigreeVideo, sponsored by Fasig-Tipton.

fonte : TDN