19/06/2020, (UK) Royal Ascot Results Day 4 by TDN: Authorized’s Santiago Dominates the Queen’s Vase – Lethal Force’s Golden Horde Powers to Commonwealth Cup Triumph – Sea the Stars’s Fanny Logan Takes the Hardwicke – Prince of Lir’s The Lir Jet Wins the Norfolk – Dandy Man’s Dandalla Streets Albany Rivals


Authorized’s Santiago Dominates the Queen’s Vase


Santiago | Racing Post

Ryan Moore will probably not ride an easier winner all week as Santiago (Ire) (Authorized {Ire}) spreadeagled the field in the G2 Queen’s Vase. Settled worse than mid-division early, the 10-3 shot moved to the lead with grace two out and powered to a 2 3/4-length success from Berkshire Rocco (Fr) (Sir Percy {GB}), with 8 1/2 lengths back to Al Dabaran (GB) (Dubawi {Ire}) in third.

Friday, Royal Ascot, Britain
QUEEN’S VASE-G2, £110,000, Royal Ascot, 6-19, 3yo, 14f 34yT, 3:05.67, sf.
1–SANTIAGO (IRE), 126, c, 3, by Authorized (Ire)
1st Dam: Wadyhatta (GB), by Cape Cross (Ire)
2nd Dam: Thamarat (GB), by Anabaa
3rd Dam: Al Ishq (Fr), by Nureyev
1ST BLACK-TYPE WIN; 1ST GROUP WIN. O-Michael Tabor, Derrick Smith & Susan Magnier; B-Lynch Bages Ltd (IRE); T-Aidan O’Brien; J-Ryan Moore. £65,120. Lifetime Record: 4-2-2-0, $101,562. Werk Nick Rating: A. Click for the eNicks report & 5-cross pedigree.
2–Berkshire Rocco (Fr), 126, c, 3, Sir Percy (GB)–Sunny Again (GB), by Shirocco (Ger). (€35,000 Wlg ’17 ARQDE; €50,000 Ylg ’18 GOFOR). O-Berkshire Parts & Panels Ltd; B-SAGL Seserve (FR); T-Andrew Balding. £24,629.
3–Al Dabaran (GB), 126, c, 3, Dubawi (Ire)–Bright Beacon (GB), by Manduro (Ger). O/B-Godolphin (GB); T-Charlie Appleby. £12,309.
Margins: 2 3/4, 8HF, 2HF. Odds: 3.33, 3.00, 6.00.
Also Ran: Born With Pride (Ire), Nobel Prize (Ire), Punctuation (GB), Cloud Thunder (GB), On Guard (GB). Scratched: London Arch (GB). Click for the Racing Post result or the free Equineline.com catalogue-style pedigreeVideo, sponsored by Fasig-Tipton.


Lethal Force’s Golden Horde Powers to Commonwealth Cup Triumph


Golden Horde | Racing Post

Strong and direct at two and just the same on this seasonal return, AlMohamediya Racing’s Golden Horde (Ire) (Lethal Force {Ire}) was the main player on Royal Ascot Friday as he provided trainer Clive Cox and jockey Adam Kirby with yet another major sprint when making virtually all in the G1 Commonwealth Cup. Always at the head of the stand’s-side group and in front overall before two out, the 5-1 shot whose sire captured the G1 Diamond Jubilee S. for this partnership here in 2013 kept digging in to beat Kimari (Munnings) by 1 1/2 lengths. Ventura Rebel (GB) (Pastoral Pursuits {GB}) was 2 1/2 lengths back in third, with the field eventually spread out as the ground and the winner’s raw speed took its toll.

“I kept it uncomplicated–I thought the Wesley Ward horse would give me a lead past halfway, but he’s got that natural cruising speed and it was all very easy for me,” explained Kirby, who made no secret of the bond between him and the trainer. “Clive is like a second father to me. We have always had a good relationship and long may it last. We have been together a long time–he knows me and I know him and we are very honest with each other. That’s why we get on so well together. It is straightforward. I have been a very lucky boy and ridden a lot of very good sprinters, but this lad is right up there. He is extremely talented.”

Fourth on debut at Newbury last May, Golden Horde made the requisite strides forward when taking a Windsor novice contest by 4 1/2 lengths in early June and was just 1 3/4 lengths behind Arizona (Ire) (No Nay Never) when fifth in the G2 Coventry S. over this trip at this meeting later that month. Upsetting TDN Rising Star Theat (Ire) (Footstepsinthesand {GB}) in the G2 Richmond S. at Goodwood at the start of August, the chestnut was third to Earthlight (Ire) (Shamardal) in Deauville’s G1 Prix Morny later that month and a neck second to that star juvenile after a tussle in the G1 Middle Park S. at Newmarket in September.

With Kimari taken back by Frankie Dettori at the break, it was Kirby who found himself on the front of his pack with Mums Tipple (Ire) (Footstepsinthesand {GB}) leading the other group which contained the keen-going TDN Rising Star Pierre Lapin (Ire) (Cappella Sansevero {GB}) at a forcing pace. By the time the field passed the two-furlong marker, the outcome was solely between those on Golden Horde’s side and despite the gallant pursuit of last year’s G2 Queen Mary S. runner-up Kimari there was no getting to the imposing colt ahead of her.

“Golden Horde is a proper horse,” his rider added. “When he had his first run at Newbury last season, we knew he was pretty decent but he’s done nothing but improve. He has strengthened up very well over the winter. He is just like his dad, just a different colour and will improve as time goes on. He is quite a special horse.”

Clive Cox had been exhibiting positive vibes for a long time about the winner, who arguably should have been favourite on last year’s form. “We’ve enjoyed lots of big days here and it’s great to win this race. He was a great horse last year and we felt he would build again this year,” the Lambourn-based trainer said. “He was a big horse last year, but he has really grown into that frame this year. He is just top-class. He has got a lovely temperament, is great to deal with and that ability to go on any type of ground is very special as well. We always trained him last year with the knowledge that with the right sort of behaviour he would be a better horse this year as well.”

“The great thing about Lethal Force was he kept progressing with age. There is always that hope when you know they’ve got that ability and the size and stature to carry it out.” added Cox, who is thinking about the G1 July Cup at Newmarket July 11 now. “That is very much on our minds if he comes out of this okay. He has done the job really well today and I would like to think that would put a real edge on him. I think mentally with these sprinters, to have a race is important and better ground will be better for him too.”

Golden Horde’s dam Entreat (GB) (Pivotal {GB}), who scored over 10 furlongs, was a Cheveley Park Stud cast-off for just 14,000gns at the 2016 Tattersalls July Sale but had subsequently produced Exhort (GB) (Dutch Art {GB}) who took the Listed Pipalong S. She is a half-sister to the G3 Criterion S., G3 Supreme S. and G2 International Topkapi Trophy winner Producer (GB) (Dutch Art {GB}) from the family of Robert and Beverly Lewis’s legendary Serena’s Song (Rahy). She carried all before her on the track prior to producing the high-class Storm Cat pair of Grand Reward and Sophisticat, the latter winning the G1 Coronation S. here in 2002.

This is also the family of the G3 Tetrarch S. and G3 Greenham S.-winning sire Vocalised (Vindication), the GI Metropolitan H. and GI Whitney S.-winning champion Honor Code (A.P. Indy) and G1 Coronation S. and G1 Moyglare Stud S. heroine Rizeena (Ire) (Iffraaj {GB}). It also includes Queen Power (Ire) (Shamardal), who was third in Tuesday’s G2 Duke of Cambridge S. at this meeting. Entreat’s yearling colt by Mehmas (Ire) sold for £260,000 to Oliver St Lawrence at last year’s Goffs UK Premier Yearling Sale, at which he achieved the third-highest price. Now named Line of Departure (Ire), he is followed by a yearling filly by Zoffany (Ire).

Friday, Royal Ascot, Britain
COMMONWEALTH CUP-G1, £250,000, Royal Ascot, 6-19, 3yo, 6fT, 1:14.56, g/s.
1–GOLDEN HORDE (IRE), 126, c, 3, by Lethal Force (Ire)
1st Dam: Entreat (GB), by Pivotal (GB)
2nd Dam: River Saint, by Irish River (Fr)
3rd Dam: Imagining, by Northfields
1ST GROUP 1 WIN. (£65,000 Ylg ’18 GOUKPR). O-Al Mohamediya Racing; B-CN Farm Ltd (IRE); T-Clive Cox; J-Adam Kirby. £148,000. Lifetime Record: G1SP-Fr, 7-3-1-1, $451,034. *1/2 to Exhort (GB) (Dutch Art {GB}), SW-Eng, $124,356. Werk Nick Rating: A+. Click for the eNicks report & 5-cross pedigree.
2–Kimari, 123, f, 3, Munnings–Cozze Up Lady, by Cozzene. ($152,000 Ylg ’18 FTKJUL). O-Ten Broeck Farm Inc; B-China Horse Club International Ltd (KY); T-Wesley Ward. £55,975.
3–Ventura Rebel (GB), 126, c, 3, Pastoral Pursuits (GB)–Finalize (GB), by Firebreak (GB). (£28,000 Ylg ’18 TASAYG). O-Abdullah Menahi; B-Crossfields Bloodstock Ltd (GB); T-Richard Fahey. £27,975.
Margins: 1HF, 2HF, HD. Odds: 5.00, 5.00, 50.00.
Also Ran: Royal Commando (Ire), Millisle (Ire), Royal Crusade (GB), Southern Hills (Ire), Pistoletto, Royal Lytham (Fr), Shadn (Ire), Lope Y Fernandez (Ire), Dubai Station (GB), Les Hogues (Ire), Aberama Gold (GB), Mums Tipple (Ire), Pierre Lapin (Ire). Scratched: Wooded (Ire). Click for the Racing Post result or the free Equineline.com catalogue-style pedigreeVideo, sponsored by Fasig-Tipton.


Sea the Stars’s Fanny Logan Takes the Hardwicke


Fanny Logan and Frankie Dettori Racing Post

There was a surprise in Friday’s G2 Hardwicke S., as the 4-year-old filly Fanny Logan (Ire) (Sea the Stars {Ire}) rolled back the years as a Frankie Dettori-ridden Royal Ascot winner in Sheikh Mohammed’s vintage maroon-and-white silks. Runner-up in Haydock’s G3 Pinnacle S. over this mile-and-a-half trip last time June 7, last year’s G3 Darley Pride S. winner who campaigns under the Sheikha Al Jalila Racing banner was reserved in rear early off the honest tempo. Launched wide in the straight, the 17-2 shot struck the front approaching the furlong pole and stayed on strongly to beat Alounak (Fr) (Camelot {GB}) by 2 1/2 lengths, with 1 3/4 lengths back to Defoe (Ire) (Dalakhani {Ire}) in third.

Friday, Royal Ascot, Britain
HARDWICKE S.-G2, £125,000, Royal Ascot, 6-19, 4yo/up, 11f 211yT, 2:34.49, sf.
1–FANNY LOGAN (IRE), 124, f, 4, by Sea the Stars (Ire)
1st Dam: Linda Radlett (Ire) (SP-Fr), by Manduro (Ger)
2nd Dam: Portmanteau (GB), by Barathea (Ire)
3rd Dam: Dayanata (Ire), by Shirley Heights (GB)
O-HH Sheikha Al Jalila Racing; B-Godolphin (IRE); T-John Gosden; J-Lanfranco Dettori. £74,000. Lifetime Record: 11-6-2-1, $367,646. Werk Nick Rating: A+++ *Triple Plus*. Click for the eNicks report & 5-cross pedigree.
2–Alounak (Fr), 127, h, 5, Camelot (GB)–Awe Struck (GB), by Rail Link (GB). (€110,000 Ylg ’16 ARAUG). O-King Power Racing Co Ltd; B-East Bloodstock Ltd & SCEA des Prairies (FR); T-Andrew Balding. £27,988.
3–Defoe (Ire), 127, g, 6, Dalakhani (Ire)–Dulkashe (Ire), by Pivotal (GB). O-Sheikh Mohammed Obaid Al Maktoum; B-Darley (IRE); T-Roger Varian. £13,988.
Margins: 2HF, 1 3/4, HF. Odds: 8.50, 40.00, 6.00.
Also Ran: Hamish (GB), Anthony Van Dyck (Ire), Elarqam (GB), Morando (Fr), Communique (Ire), Eagles By Day (Ire). Scratched: Desert Encounter (Ire), Spanish Mission. Click for the Racing Post result or the free Equineline.com catalogue-style pedigreeVideo, sponsored by Fasig-Tipton.


Prince of Lir’s The Lir Jet Wins the Norfolk


The Lir Jet (left) | Getty Images

Having broken the all-aged track record on debut at Yarmouth June 3, Qatar Racing’s acquisition The Lir Jet (GB) emulated the 2009 success of his sire Prince of Lir (Ire) in this G2 Norfolk S. Registering the first success for his first-season sire on fast ground at the East Anglian venue, the 9-2 shot had easier conditions to deal with here and also a trailblazing Wesley Ward runner to deal with as Golden Pal (Uncle Mo) powered over the easy turf. It took until the final yards for the Michael Bell-trained bay to get to the US raider, but Oisin Murphy found the line in time to prevail by a neck, with three lengths back to Imperial Force (Ire) (Camacho {GB}) in third.

Friday, Royal Ascot, Britain
NORFOLK S.-G2, £50,000, Royal Ascot, 6-19, 2yo, 5fT, 1:01.55, g/s.
1–THE LIR JET (IRE), 127, c, 2, by Prince of Lir (Ire)
1st Dam: Paper Dreams (Ire), by Green Desert
2nd Dam: Pickwick Papers (GB), by Singspiel (Ire)
3rd Dam: Papering (Ire), by Shaadi
1ST BLACK-TYPE WIN; 1ST GROUP WIN. (€9,500 Wlg ’18 TATFBR; £8,000 Ylg ’19 GOFFPR). O-Qatar Racing Ltd; B-Donal Boylan (IRE); T-Michael Bell; J-Oisin Murphy. £29,600. Lifetime Record: 2-2-0-0, $41,965. Werk Nick Rating: A. Click for the eNicks report & 5-cross pedigree.
2–Golden Pal, 127, c, 2, Uncle Mo–Lady Shipman, by Midshipman. ($325,000 RNA Ylg ’19 KEESEP). O-Ranlo Investments, Llc; B-Randall E Lowe (FL); T-Wesley Ward. £11,195.
3–Imperial Force (Ire), 127, c, 2, Camacho (GB)–Cafetiere (GB), by Iffraaj (GB). (72,000gns Ylg ’19 TATOCT). O-M A R Blencowe; B-Ballyphilip Stud (IRE); T-Andrew Balding. £5,595.
Margins: NK, 3, 2HF. Odds: 4.50, 12.00, 7.50.
Also Ran: Lipizzaner, Macho Pride (Ire), Ventura Tormenta (Ire), Andronicus Beau (Ire), Jojo Rabbit (GB), Eye of Heaven (GB), Nelson Gay (Ire), Cooperation (Ire), Papal Bee (Ire). Scratched: Emirati Dirham (Ire), Get It (GB). Click for the Racing Post result or the free Equineline.com catalogue-style pedigreeVideo, sponsored by Fasig-Tipton.


Dandy Man’s Dandalla Streets Albany Rivals


Dandalla | Racing Post

Off the mark over five furlongs at Newcastle June 2, Nick Bradley Racing and Elaine Burke’s Dandalla (Ire) (Dandy Man {Ire}) really turned it on in Friday’s G3 Albany S. as she came home alone. Sent off at 13-2, the bay travelled with zest anchored in rear by Ben Curtis as Flying Aletha (Tiznow) cut out the running. Moving between rivals with menace approaching the two pole, she was in front soon after and galloped resolutely to the line for an emphatic six-length success from the 11-4 favourite Setarhe (Ire) (Footstepsinthesand {GB}), with Mother Earth (Ire) (Zoffany {Ire}) a neck back in third.

Friday, Royal Ascot, Britain
ALBANY S.-G3, £45,000, Royal Ascot, 6-19, 2yo, f, 6fT, 1:16.38, g/s.
1–DANDALLA (IRE), 126, f, 2, by Dandy Man (Ire)
1st Dam: Chellalla (GB), by Elnadim
2nd Dam: Cheloca (GB), by Selkirk
3rd Dam: City Centre (Ire), by Be My Guest
1ST BLACK-TYPE WIN; 1ST GROUP WIN. (€15,500 Wlg ’18 GOFNOV; €22,000 Ylg ’19 TIRSEP). O-Nick Bradley Racing 28 & Elaine Burke; B-Robert Norton (IRE); T-Karl Burke; J-Ben Curtis. £26,640. Lifetime Record: 2-2-0-0, $38,262. Werk Nick Rating: A. Click for the eNicks report & 5-cross pedigree.
2–Setarhe (Ire), 126, f, 2, Footstepsinthesand (GB)–Sommorell (Ire), by Fast Company (Ire). (€62,000 Wlg ’18 GOFNOV; 160,000gns Ylg ’19 TATOCT). O-AMO Racing Ltd; B-R Patterson (IRE); T-Roger Varian. £10,076.
3–Mother Earth (Ire), 126, f, 2, Zoffany (Ire)–Many Colours (GB), by Green Desert. (€150,000 Ylg ’19 GOFOR). O-Derrick Smith, Susam Magnier & Michael Tabor; B-Grenane House Stud (IRE); T-Aidan O’Brien. £5,036.
Margins: 6, NK, 1. Odds: 6.50, 2.75, 3.33.
Also Ran: Undertake (GB), Valpolicella (GB), Willabell, Golden Melody (Ire), Mariance (GB), Mahale (GB), Flying Aletha, Follow Suit (Ire), Cirrus (GB), Bonne Vitesse (Ire). Scratched: Ventura Vision (Fr). Click for the Racing Post result or the free Equineline.com catalogue-style pedigreeVideo, sponsored by Fasig-Tipton.

by TDN