24/06/2017. ROYAL ASCOT REPORTS DAY5. DIAMOND JUBILEE STAKES: THE TIN MAN // Galileo’s Idaho Takes the Hardwicke // Deep Impact’s TDN Rising Star September Wins the Chesham // Andrea Atzeni preso di mira da uno scommettitore! // Giappone: domenica c’è il Takarazuka Kinen G1 // Sei dei sette vincitori dei G1 del Royal Ascot sono figli di stalloni del Coolmore

The Tin Man delivers knockout blow as Caravaggio clash awaits
The Tin Man (right) wins the Diamond Jubilee from Tasleet and Limato (7)
The Tin Man (right) wins the Diamond Jubilee from Tasleet and Limato (7)
Edward Whitaker
By James Burn,   

When Tom Queally was aboard unbeaten heavyweight champion of the world Frankel he went into every bout as favourite, but after guiding The Tin Man to a popular success in the feature race of the final day of Royal Ascot 2017 he said he would be happy to play the role of underdog if his winner were to clash with up-and-coming star Caravaggio in next month’s Darley July Cup at Newmarket.

Europe’s most prestigious sprint looks the obvious slot for Friday’s Commonwealth Cup hero Caravaggio, and The Tin Man could also be pointed that way if trainer James Fanshawe is satisfied with how he returns after a Diamond Jubilee that had its fair share of bumps and bruises.

A dim eighth in the race 12 months ago, The Tin Man proved himself a performer at the top level with a knockout course-and-distance win in the Champions Sprint last October.

Expectations were not sky high, but the at-times apprehensive Fanshawe is not exactly Don King when it comes to talking up his contender, and his concerns about the rapid conditions were not realised when the five-year-old ran on strongly to deny Tasleet – in front of him in the Duke of York last time – and 2-1 favourite Limato, who was the meat in the sandwich between the Newmarket-trained front two. The placings remained unaltered following a stewards’ inquiry.

“He quickened up well and has a good turn of foot,” said Queally, who will forever be known as Frankel’s jockey whether he relishes that tag or not.

“The concern I had before the race was that we had a nice draw, however we didn’t have the quality of horse surrounding us. I had to block that out, go down slow and come back as fast as I could. They’re the dynamics of what I was thinking, and it’s not an exact science.

“I had belief in the horse, but he’s been harder to assess as he’s getting a bit craftier at home. That’s good as he’s looking after himself so he gets to the races in better health.

“He just does what he has to and there’s no need to do the homework if you’re good at your job in the afternoon.”

That ring craft might stand The Tin Man in good stead if he is to meet the two-years-younger Caravaggio in Newmarket’s squared circle on July 15.

He is the general 6-4 favourite, with the Fanshawe fighter a 7-1 shot.

Aidan O’Brien, who trains Caravaggio, diplomatically deflected questions when asked if the Diamond Jubilee had given him pause for thought – ”I was on the phone and didn’t see it, but I’m delighted for James” – but Queally, sealing his seventh Royal Ascot success and second in the race after Art Connoisseur in 2009, was able to add: “Every horse is a danger and you’d have to view Caravaggio as a danger. I’d be quite happy going in as the underdog with no pressure.

“I was very taken with Caravaggio on Friday and he had this relentless run to the line, but my fella quickened as good as he’s ever quickened today – he’s the best sprinter I’ve ridden.”

There was no hint of fighting talk from Fanshawe – whose skeleton figure would make him more lightweight than heavyweight despite his 6ft-plus frame – just a mix of relief and pride that his stable star delivered when it mattered most.

“This is a huge result as he hadn’t shown much at home, but he’s the best older sprinter and he’s proved that twice,” Fanshawe beamed, six years on from his first Diamond Jubilee success with Society Rock.

The Tin Man runs in the colours of Fred Archer Racing – named after the man who built Fanshawe’s stable.

Tom Queally: will always be labelled as Frankel's jockey
Tom Queally: will always be labelled as Frankel’s jockey
Mark Cranham

“He’s the first horse we bought for the syndicate and is a top sprinter – the other one is rated 45,” the trainer added. 

“It’s great for the yard and the horse loves Ascot. It suits his style as he comes from off the pace, and his acceleration can come to the fore. We’ll see how he is but the July Cup is the obvious target.”

And do not rule out The Tin Man going the distance with Caravaggio; it might even go to the judges.

fonte : RacingPost


Diamond Jubilee Glory For Equiano’s The Tin Man

4th at ASC, Gr. Stk, £600,000 G1 Diamond Jubilee S. (6f) Winner: The Tin Man (GB), g, 5 by Equiano (Fr)


The Tin Man | racingfotos.com

By Tom Frary

One of the biggest developments in recent years has been the rise of syndicates and the relatively cheap purchase The Tin Man (GB) (Equiano {Fr}) provided another one with a huge result on Saturday as Fred Archer Racing’s Ascot specialist added the G1 Diamond Jubilee S. to last year’s G1 British Champions Sprint S. Upgrading his form from his return fifth in the G2 Duke of York S. at York May 17, the 9-2 second favourite arrived from mid-division under Tom Queally and swooped late to beat Tasleet (GB) (Showcasing {GB}) by a neck, with the 2-1 favourite Limato (Ire) (Tagula {Ire}) 3/4 of a length behind in third. He had to survive an inquiry after taking the line of Limato late on, but was allowed to keep it. “I’m a very relieved man, as he’s very laid-back and doesn’t tell you a thing at home,” trainer James Fanshawe commented. “Tom gave him a great ride and he’s done it twice here now. He is a very good horse.”

Saturday, Royal Ascot, Britain
DIAMOND JUBILEE S.-G1, £600,000, ASC, 6-24, 4yo/up, 6fT, 1:12.02, g/f.
1–THE TIN MAN (GB), 129, g, 5, by Equiano (Fr)
1st Dam: Persario (GB), by Bishop of Cashel (GB)
2nd Dam: Barford Lady (GB), by Stanford
3rd Dam: Grace Poole (GB), by Sallust (GB)
(80,000gns Ylg ’13 TAOCT). O-Fred Archer Racing – Ormonde; B-Mrs Elizabeth Grundy (GB); T-James Fanshawe; J-Tom Queally. £340,260. Lifetime Record: 13-7-1-0, $1,101,344. *1/2 to Deacon Blues (GB) (Compton Place {GB}), Hwt. Older Horse-Eng & Ire at 5-7f, G1SW-Eng & GSW-Ire, $520,715. Werk Nick Rating: A+. Click for the eNicks report & 5-cross pedigree.
2–Tasleet (GB), 129, c, 4, Showcasing (GB)–Bird Key (GB), by Cadeaux Genereux (GB). (£52,000 Ylg ’14 DNPRM). O-Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum; B-Whitsbury Manor Stud (GB); T-William Haggas. £129,000.
3–Limato (Ire), 129, g, 5, Tagula (Ire)–Come April (GB), by Singspiel (Ire). (£41,000 Ylg ’13 DNPRM). O-Paul G Jacobs; B-Seamus Phelan (IRE); T-Henry Candy. £64,560.
Margins: NK, 3/4, 1 1/4. Odds: 4.50, 7.00, 2.00.
Also Ran: Librisa Breeze (GB), Finsbury Square (Ire), Tupi (Ire), Suedois (Fr), Aclaim (Ire), Al Jazi (Ire), Kachy (GB), The Right Man (GB), Long On Value, Comicas, Dancing Star (GB), Windfast (Ire), Mobsta (Ire), Kassia (Ire), Magical Memory (Ire). DNF: Growl (GB). 

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James Fanshawe has an impressive Royal Ascot record, particularly with his sprinters and The Tin Man is a typical quiet improver from the yard who won the Bristol H. over this course and distance on only his fifth start and finished fourth in the British Champions Sprint next time in October 2015. Wins in Windsor’s Listed Leisure S. and Newbury’s G3 Hackwood S. sandwiched a disappointing effort when only eighth of nine in this race 12 months ago and he was second in the G1 Haydock Sprint Cup in September prior to his career highlight on Champions Day at the expense of the 50-1 outsider Growl (GB) (Oasis Dream {GB}). Growl lost his rider exiting the stalls, which provided initial drama and there was more in store at the finish but for the most part the race was a straightforward encounter with the best horses ultimately coming out on top.

At a peak after his return fifth under a penalty behind Tasleet in the Duke of York, The Tin Man was full of energy throughout the early stages with Tom Queally keen to anchor him in the middle of the pack. Kachy (GB) (Kyllachy {GB}) provided the pace as he had done in last year’s G1 Commonwealth Cup and as the race’s heat was turned up inside the final two furlongs Ryan Moore began to deliver Limato with what appeared to be a winning move. Temporarily short of room, the eventual winner was darted down towards the far rail and as he came through he edged left into the favourite’s line in the final 100 yards. Tasleet loomed to also squeeze out Limato as the first and second created an arrow head nearing the line but while the front two hit the line strongly Limato was lacking the late momentum to hold his position.

For Fanshawe, the result was a family affair as the syndicate which bears the nickname of Fred Archer was set up his wife Jackie. “I was worried beforehand that we were drawn on the wrong side and if the ground was too quick, but Tom always had a double-handful on him and he has a really good turn of foot,” he said. “He didn’t do at all well last spring and so I was keen to get that run into him at York and we had no problems this year. I think people forget how nicely he won here last autumn and he does have that tremendous turn of foot. He’s in the [G1] July Cup [at Newmarket July 15] and we’ll see how he is. There are a good bunch of three-year-olds this year, so it will be interesting.”

Tasleet’s trainer William Haggas was not making too much of the late interference caused by The Tin Man’s drift and said, “I’m delighted with the way the horse ran. To run on fast ground today and soft ground last time [at York] shows that I’ve been an idiot not running him over six furlongs before now. I think in the last furlong it was one of those things. Jim [Crowley] said there was one hell of a headwind and they were blown all over the place. I’ll just have to swallow that.” Limato’s trainer Henry Candy was pondering options after the eclipse of last year’s July Cup hero. “Ryan just said he ran a brilliant race. He thought he was as good as ever. I thought the fact the other two had a better preparation might have made a difference, but Ryan didn’t think that was a cause. It was a high-class race and I’m delighted with the way he ran. Having not run for a long time, he will come on for that. It will be a toss up between the July Cup and the [G2] Lennox S. [at Goodwood Aug. 1]. I think Ryan was rather in favour of the July Cup, which is quite surprising as he’ll be on Caravaggio. I think Ryan takes the view he is a sprinter. I know he gets seven, as he’s won the Foret and been second in the Foret. We’ll think about that one.”

The Tin Man is a half-brother to the former Fanshawe-trained Deacon Blues, a dual highweight who also won the inaugural running of the British Champions Sprint when it staged as a Group 2 in 2011, and the listed performer Holley Shiftwell (GB) (Bahamian Bounty {GB}). The Newmarket handler has been involved with much of the family, including the dam’s sire half-brother Warningford (GB), the three-times winner of the G3 Leicestershire S. who was also runner-up in the G1 Lockinge S. The third dam Grace Poole shares her second dam Marsyaka (Fr) (Marsyas II {Fr}), who ran third in the Irish Oaks, with the Argentinian Group 1 winner Charming Mary (Arg) (Morston {Fr}) and the Chester Vase-winning sire Gulf Pearl (GB). Persario also has an as-yet unnamed 2-year-old filly by Sepoy (Aus), a yearling colt by Poet’s Voice (GB) and a 2017 colt by The Tin Man’s 2015 Champions Sprint conqueror Muhaarar (GB).


Galileo’s Idaho Takes the Hardwicke

3rd at ASC, Gr. Stk, £225,000 G2 Hardwicke S. (11f 211y) Winner: Idaho (Ire), c, 4 by Galileo (Ire)


Idaho | racingfotos.com

By Tom Frary

Aidan O’Brien talked early this season about Idaho (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}) possessing more scope than his full-brother Highland Reel (Ire) and the unluckiest colt of 2016 began to live up to his billing on Saturday with a smooth success in the G2 Hardwicke S. at Royal Ascot. In doing so, the TDN Rising Star was offering jockey Seamie Heffernan some recompense after unshipping him during the G1 St Leger at Doncaster in September. Always travelling like the winner drafting in behind Ryan Moore’s 2016 hero of this race Dartmouth (GB) (Dubawi {Ire}), the 9-2 second favourite was sent past the Royal representative with a furlong to race and was kept up to his work from there to eke out a half-length verdict over the strong-finishing Barsanti (Ire) (Champs Elysees {GB}). “He was placed in two Classics when he was possibly still a bit weak, but he’d had a nice run at Epsom [when sixth behind Highland Reel in the June 2 G1 Coronation Cup],” commented Heffernan, who had been on his G1 Prince of Wales’s S.-winning full-sibling Highland Reel when he was runner-up to Dartmouth 12 months ago. “I followed Ryan and my horse took me into the race sweetly. I probably should have won last year, but I dropped my stick.”

Saturday, Royal Ascot, Britain
HARDWICKE S.-G2, £225,000, ASC, 6-24, 4yo/up, 11f 211yT, 2:28.94, g/f.
1–IDAHO (IRE), 127, c, 4, by Galileo (Ire)
1st Dam: Hveger (Aus) (MGSP-Aus), by Danehill
2nd Dam: Circles of Gold (Aus), by Marscay (Aus)
3rd Dam: Olympic Aim, by Zamazaan (Fr)
(750,000gns Ylg ’14 TATOCT). O-Michael Tabor, Derrick Smith & Susan Magnier; B-Hveger Syndicate (IRE); T-Aidan O’Brien; J-Seamus Heffernan. £127,598. Lifetime Record: G1SP-Eng & Ire, 11-3-2-2, $913,282. *Full to Highland Reel (Ire), Hwt. Older Horse-Ire at 11-14f, MG1SW-Eng, MGISW-US, G1SW-HK, MG1SP-Fr & G1SP-Aus, $8,591,214; and 1/2 to Valdemoro (Aus) (Encosta de Lago {Aus}), MG1SP-Aus, $337,006. Werk Nick Rating: A+++ *Triple Plus*. Click for the eNicks report & 5-cross pedigree.
2–Barsanti (Ire), 127, g, 5, Champs Elysees (GB)–Silver Star (GB), by Zafonic. (170,000gns Ylg ’13 TAOCT). O-Sheikh Mohammed Obaid Al Maktoum; B-Glenvale Stud (IRE); T-Roger Varian. £48,375.
3–Chemical Charge (Ire), 127, h, 5, Sea the Stars (Ire)–Jakonda, by Kingmambo. (€95,000 Ylg ’13 ARAUG). O-Qatar Racing Ltd; B-Viktor Timoshenko (IRE); T-Ralph Beckett. £24,210.
Margins: HF, 1 1/4, 1HF. Odds: 4.50, 20.00, 25.00.
Also Ran: Dartmouth (GB), Wings of Desire (GB), Dal Harraild (GB), Western Hymn (GB), Across the Stars (Ire), Muntahaa (Ire), Stellar Mass (Ire), Prize Money (GB), Arthenus (GB). Scratched: My Dream Boat (Ire), Second Step (Ire). 

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Raw when fourth in the G1 Criterium de Saint-Cloud at two, Idaho was still a touch unfurnished when encountering the hard-as-nails Harzand (Ire) (Sea the Stars {Ire}) on three occasions during the intense Classic spell of his 3-year-old career. In the latter two meetings with the Aga Khan homebred, he was 2 3/4-lengths third in the G1 Epsom Derby before narrowing the gap to a half length in the G1 Irish Derby at The Curragh three weeks later. Returning after a break to collect York’s G2 Great Voltigeur S. at this trip in August, he had St Leger winner stamped all over him and he got to the oldest Classic without a hiccup and travelled perfectly in the race itself only for the unthinkable to occur as Seamie Heffernan was pitched to the ground as he stumbled in the straight. Ryan Moore was on for the first time since the Irish Derby when he blew his chance with a tardy break and wound up fifth in the GI Canadian International at Woodbine in October.

On his comeback in the Coronation Cup, he had excuses for finishing adrift as he failed to handle the well-documented rushed shipping and late arrival to Epsom that may have also compromised Rhododendron (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}) to an extent but which his brother took in his stride with his now-famed unflinching mindset. Idaho still caught the eye late on under tender handling once his chance had gone there and Heffernan was back aboard the colt who had such a dramatic impact on his fortunes when handed a stellar opportunity at Doncaster in September with Moore on Irish Champions duty. Whereas 12 months ago Heffernan lost out in a thriller on Highland Reel as Moore rode the ultimately disappointing Stoute runner Exospheric (GB) (Beat Hollow {GB}), this time Coolmore’s number one was on Dartmouth and that was the target horse for Idaho as the progressive Dal Harraild (GB) (Champs Elysees {GB}) cut out the running. With Wings of Desire (GB) (Pivotal {GB}) down on his inner and Stellar Mass (Ire) (Sea the Stars {Ire}) holding him in on his outer, the eventual winner moved with menacing stealth two lengths off the tempo and when The Queen’s runner struck the front at the top of the straight the way opened as Stellar Mass tired. Rolling by Dartmouth with a furlong to race, he was kept honest late on by Barsanti who was putting in a much-improved performance but there was a feeling that the imposing bay had plenty in hand.

Aidan O’Brien was setting up an intriguing clash between the Royal Ascot-winning brothers in the G1 King George VI and Queen Elizabeth S. back over this course and distance July 29 as he reflected on his 61st Royal winner. “In the Leger he was travelling very strong and we couldn’t believe what happened could happen, then he only arrived an hour before the Coronation Cup and was too high and never got the chance to come down,” he explained. “He came forward for the run and it’s very possible he can really progress now. The difference between the brothers is that it took a little bit more time for Idaho to come, but if all keeps well with him there are plenty of races for him as he gets a mile and a half well. He galloped very strongly past the line there and the King George is a very strong possibility for him. It suits both horses.”

The two placed horses traded as outsiders and put up their finest efforts to date, but the trainers of Barsanti and Chemical Charge (Ire) (Sea the Stars {Ire}) respectively were not too surprised. The former’s trainer Roger Varian said, “He’s run a career-best. We’re gutted not to win–he’s run so well, but he’s run a great race and I’m very proud of the horse. The winner wasn’t stopping, but we didn’t have quite as clear a run.” Ralph Beckett, who handles Chemical Charge, echoed Varian’s thoughts. “It was a career-best–I think we can safely assume that,” he said. “He enjoyed the fast ground, but didn’t get the gap when he needed it; whether that made the difference is academic. He might go travelling–to the States.” Dartmouth’s eclipse means that Sir Michael Stoute had no winner this week and therefore stays level on the record of 75 with the late Sir Henry Cecil. “It was a game run,” he said of the Royal runner. “I thought it was looking good until it got really serious. But there you are–he wasn’t good enough on the day.”

Idaho’s dam Hveger was discussed after Wednesday’s G1 Prince of Wales’s S. and she has the rare distinction of having produced brothers to win at the same Royal Ascot meeting. The G2 South Australian Oaks and G2 Schweppes Oaks placegetter, who also boasts the group 1 performer Valdemoro alongside Highland Reel, is a full-sister to the five-times group 1 winner Elvstroem (Aus) and a half to Haradasun (Aus) who took the G1 Doncaster H., G1 George Ryder S. and the G1 Queen Anne S. here. Also from the family of Starspangledbanner (Aus) and the G1 Schweppes Thousand Guineas heroine Amicus (Aus) (Fastnet Rock {Aus}), the dam has two more Galileos to come. They are an as-yet unraced 2-year-old filly named Via Condotti (Ire) and a yearling colt.


Deep Impact’s TDN Rising Star September Wins the Chesham

1st at ASC, Lst Stk, £80,000 Listed Chesham S. (7f) Winner: September (Ire), f, 2 by Deep Impact (Jpn)


‘TDN Rising Star’ September | racingfotos.com

By Tom Frary

Having learnt the lesson of paying too little respect to last year’s winner Churchill (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}), the bookies were running scared after his stablemate September (Ire) (Deep Impact {Jpn}) captured the Listed Chesham S. with an air of dominance. Immediately quoted as low as 3-1 for the 2018 1000 Guineas, the daughter of Peeping Fawn (Danehill) who earned TDN Rising Star status with her emphatic 5 1/2-length success on her sole start at Leopardstown June 8 could be anything on pedigree and limited racecourse evidence. Slowly away, the 11-8 favourite was settled in mid-division early by Ryan Moore as Nyaleti (Ire) (Arch) set off in a clear lead. Brought through to lead passing the furlong pole, the bay stayed on strongly to beat that long-time leader and fellow filly by 2 1/4 lengths, with another TDN Rising Star in Masar (Ire) (New Approach {Ire}) just held by the runner-up by a short head. “She’s a little doll, but she travelled like the winner the whole way,” jockey Ryan Moore said. “The Johnston horse went a good gallop and kept going, but she got into a real good rhythm and I was always confident I’d win. I never really had to get into her. You couldn’t ask for a better pedigree and her mother got better with racing and she’s definitely got some of her talent. As she goes further, she’ll get better.”

Saturday, Royal Ascot, Britain
CHESHAM S.-Listed, £80,000, ASC, 6-24, 2yo, 7fT, 1:26.70, g/f.
1–#SEPTEMBER (IRE), 124, f, 2, by Deep Impact (Jpn)
1st Dam: Peeping Fawn (Hwt. 3yo Filly-Ire at 11-13f, Hwt. 3yo Filly-Ire at 9.5-10 1/2f, MG1SW-Eng & Ire, $1,387,274), by Danehill
2nd Dam: Maryinsky (Ire), by Sadler’s Wells
3rd Dam: Blush With Pride, by Blushing Groom (Fr)
O-Susan Magnier, Michael Tabor & Derrick Smith; B-Orpendale & Chelston (IRE); T-Aidan O’Brien; J-Ryan Moore. £45,368. Lifetime Record: 2-2-0-0, $69,834. *1/2 to Sir John Hawkins (Henrythenavigator), GSP-Eng & Ire.
2–Nyaleti (Ire), 124, f, 2, Arch–America Nova (Fr), by Verglas (Ire). (40,000gns Ylg ’16 TATOCT). O-3 Batterhams and a Reay. £17,200.
3–Masar (Ire), 129, c, 2, New Approach (Ire)–Khawlah (Ire), by Cape Cross (Ire). O-Godolphin. £8,608.
Margins: 2 1/4, NO, 3HF. Odds: 1.35, 10.00, 3.00.
Also Ran: Bartholomeu Dias (GB), Elysium Dream (GB), Bustam (Ire), Gold Town (GB), We Are The World (GB), Hey Gaman (GB), Match Maker (Ire), Westerland (GB), Highlight Reel (Ire), Optimum Time (Ire), Di Fede (Ire), Abandon Ship (Ire). Scratched: Learn By Heart (GB). 

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Coolmore’s decision to go to Deep Impact is already paying dividends, with their star filly of 2007 producing Friday’s wayward G2 Queens Vase runner Wisconsin (Jpn) and now this head-turner. Interestingly, although Peeping Fawn retired on the back of four straight group 1 successes including the G1 Irish Oaks, she failed to make the track as a 2-year-old and went four starts before breaking her maiden so September is already streets ahead at a comparative stage. She created a striking impression going through the motions in this race which was made into a serious test by the Mark Johnston representative Nyaleti and which had real substance due to the presence of Godolphin’s exciting Masar. Moore’s visual confidence at every stage of the contest was notable and although the cramped odds for the Classics offer little value at this fledgling point of the juvenile season history has taught us that Ballydoyle have come to take this race seriously.

Aidan O’Brien, who also saddled the eventual Guineas third Maybe (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}) to win this in 2011, was full of praise. “She’s bred absolutely in the purple and has a massive engine,” he said. “She’s a great traveller and quickens really well. Seamus loved her at Leopardstown and she was very impressive there–she was the first two-year-old we won with first time out this year. What’s unusual about her is she’s not a very big filly, but she has a big personality and like the real good ones she has a big presence about her. She could be anything really.” The Ballydoyle trainer is looking at the traditional Irish program for the leading juvenile fillies. “You would imagine that she would stay much further in time,” he added. “We might try and finish the season racing at a mile and then see where we go next year–I’m delighted that she does have the pace to run at seven. She could go to the [G2] Debutante [at The Curragh Aug. 20] and then onto the [G1] Moyglare [at The Curragh Sept. 10] next. She is bred to stay very well, so we were thinking of running her in the Albany Stakes, but Ryan thought we should come to this race.”

Mark Johnston was taking plenty out of the the game effort of Nyaleti and rueing his fortunes at the same time as she turned out to be running in the wrong race. “We ran her last Sunday, we knew she was fairly good–we were staggered when she drifted so much at Salisbury because we hadn’t gone all the way to Salisbury expecting to come nowhere,” he explained. “We went there principally also to win the Tattersalls bonus as she was one of the cheapest horses in the Book One sale last year and we were determined to win a bonus with her. So we got that last Sunday and it was too late then to enter her in anything other than the Chesham here–she should have been in the Albany. So we’ve gone a furlong too far today. We had suspicions that that was the case before we ran her, but she’s done not bad after a furlong too far. She’ll probably go to the Cherry Hinton [the G2 Duchess of Cambridge S. at Newmarket July 14] next. It’s the obvious race for her. She’s clearly got lots of natural speed and lots of natural ability.”

Charlie Appleby was happy with the run of the third Masar, but feels that the colt who made such an impression in a decent maiden on debut needs some time off now. “The winner is obviously a very smart filly, but I’m pleased with our fellow–I thought he looked very well beforehand,” he commented. “He is a horse for the future. I’ll give him a bit of a break now before bringing him back in late summer, early autumn when we’ll step him up to a mile. He’ll appreciate going further, but he’ll need to furnish a bit more.”

The champion dam, who also produced the stable’s Sir John Hawkins (Henrythenavigator) who was third in the G2 Coventry S. at this meeting four years ago, is herself regally bred being out of the G1 Fillies’ Mile runner-up Maryinsky whose son Thewayyouare is the G1 Criterium International-winning sire. The third dam is the GI Kentucky Oaks heroine Blush With Pride, whose Better Than Honour (Deputy Minister) is the producer of the ground-breaking fellow Kentucky Oaks winner and GI Belmont S. heroine Rags To Riches (A.P. Indy) and another Belmont hero in Jazil. Peeping Fawn’s visits to Japan’s formidable sire presence is followed by a mating with Australia (GB), with the result being a yearling colt.

fonte : TDN


Andrea Atzeni preso di mira da uno scommettitore! Sfiorato dal lancio di una pinta di birra, maggiore sicurezza sabato


Spiacevole episodio venerdì pomeriggio per Andrea Atzeni, che si è reso protagonista suo malgrado di un fatto increscioso. Mentre era in procinto di entrare in pista nelle Duke of Edinburgh Handicap, l’ultima corsa del pomeriggio, quella successiva a quella vinta in sella a Stradivarius nel Queen’s Vase, è stato oggetto di lancio di una pinta di birra da parte, evidentemente, di uno scommettitore ubriaco e perdente. Esattamente gli è stato lanciato un bicchiere di plastica pieno di birra.

Il jockey italiano ha denunciato il fatto spiegando la pericolosità del gesto, più che altro perchè era a cavallo ed ha rischiato di cadere. Per fortuna la mira molesta dell’avventore non ha permesso di prenderlo, sfiorando il nostro di “a foot and a half”. L’organizzazione del Royal Ascot ha annunciato che farà un indagine ma, a 16 ore dal fatto, non è stato possibile ricostruire il malfatto ed il malfattore. La BHA nella voce di Paul Barton, ha dichiarato che faranno di tutto per scovare l’autore del gesto, ed è stata organizzata una security più massiccia in prossimità dei recinti di ingresso in pista. Che storia. This is England.


In Giappone si torna a correre in G1, questo weekend. Come anticipato nelle scorse settimane in programma domenica ad Hanshin c’è il Takarazuka Kinen G1, una delle 2 “All-Star” races che ci sono in Giappone dove i partecipanti vengono votati da un sondaggio per metà schieramento, mentre per l’altra metà il campo partenti lo fanno il prestigio e le corse vinte. Tra gli 11 partecipanti torna all’opera Kitasan Black (Black Tide), favorito della prova sui 2200 metri, dopo le affermazioni nell’Osaka Hai G1 e nel Tenno Sho (Spring) in Aprile in questo 2017. Praticamente negli ultimi mesi ha peso solo l’Arima Kinen a Nakayama. Stavolta il computer non è stato benevolo e gli ha attribuito un 10 di steccato, che non è il massimo per uno che ama correre sulle punte, ma da anziano è diventato più maturo e dovrà abituarsi a qualcosa di diverso se vorrà puntare all’Arc de Triompe G1 a Chantilly, quello che è l’obiettivo dichiaro mesi fa. 

A Tokyo, nel Tenno Sho, secondo è arrivato Cheval Grand (Heart’s Cry), mentre terzo quel giorno e settimo nel Tenno Sho fu Gold Actor (Screen Hero). In pista scenderà anche il vincitore di G2 sulla distanza Sciacchetra (Manhattan Cafe), mentre Rainbow Line (Stay Gold) secondo del Kikuka Sho (il St Leger) non ha brillato ultimamente. Tra gli altri correrà Spirits Minoru (Deep Sky), poi Satono Crown (Marju) che ha vinto l’Hong Kong Vase G1 in Dicembre e il Kyoto Kinen G2 a Febbraio, ma solo sesto Osaka Hai G1, che tornerà ad avere in sella Mirco Demuro, autore di un quadruplo domenica scorsa dopo il tris di sabato e saldamente in testa alla classifica fantini con 81 vittorie a + 4 da Keita Tosaki, che ha superato anche CP Lemaire. Al via anche Mikki Rocket (King Kamehameha), vincitore di G2 in Gennaio, la duplice vincitrice di G1 Mikki Queen (Deep Impact) e proveniente dal miglio. In pista scenderanno anche Clarity City (King Kamehameha) ed Hit The Target (King Kamehameha), uno vincitore di una Listed ed uno senza forma apparente.