17/05/2018. Piazza di Siena 86° CSIO Roma 2018 MASTER D’INZEO – 24/27 maggio: GRANDI PRESENZE PER UNA GRANDE EDIZIONE – LORO PIANA SIX BARS: ECCO GLI ALTRI OTTO AZZURRI // (ENG) Frankel’s Sun Maiden in Rising Star Performance at Salisbury – The Lion Roars Again At York


Piazza di Siena 2018



Altissimo livello tecnico e spettacolare quello assicurato durante lo CSIO di Roma Piazza di Siena (24-27 maggio). Che il campo dei partenti di quest’anno fosse top si è visto sin dall’arrivo delle prime iscrizioni (il primo è stato il britannico Scott Brash, unico cavaliere nella storia a vincere il Grand Slam Rolex), ma il panel dei binomi completato ieri, chiuso in particolare dalla definizione dei nomi di un team USA veramente stellare, ha appagato le migliori aspettative.

Tre campioni olimpici (Steve Guerdat, Jeroem Dubbeldam e Eric Lamaze), due componenti della squadra francese oro a Rio 2016 (Kevin Staut e Roger Yves Bost) e il vertice del Ranking FEI, che ha ambasciatori eccellenti nei sette cavalieri attualmente tra i primi dieci: Harrie Smolders 1° (Olanda), Kent Farrington (2° USA), Kevin Staut (4° Francia), Henrick Von Eckermann (5° Svezia), Mc Lain Ward (6°USA), Simon Delestre (7° Francia) e Steve Guerdat (9° Svizzera).

Mc Lain Ward – foto CSIO Roma/M.Proli  
Kent Farrington, che ha perso la sua lunga leadership nel ranking a causa un periodo di forzato stop (brutto incidente e oltre quaranta giorni di stampelle) guida la squadra USA, a Piazza di Siena da sempre grande protagonista. Con lui Laura Kraut, Lauren Hough,  Beezie Madden, vincitrice poche settimane orsono della sua seconda Coppa del Mondo e McLain Ward, garista d’eccezione e già vero e proprio asso pigliatutto Roma (vittoria di Gran Premio e Piccolo Gran Premio nel 2016 e nel 2010)… leggi tutto

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In aggiunta ai 18 cavalieri italiani già annunciati dalla FISE per gareggiare nello CSIO di Roma, altri otto azzurriscenderanno in campo Piazza di Siena per prendere parte alla spettacolare Loro Piana Six Bars, categoria delle Sei Barriere, in programma sabato pomeriggio 26 maggio.
Tre di loro hanno guadagnato sul campo la presenza attraverso le prove di qualifica, mentre gli altri cinque sono stati individuati dal Selezionatore della nazionale Duccio Bartalucci.
Questo i nomi: Paolo Adorno, Filippo Marco Bologni (vincitore della stessa prova nel 2017) Andrea Caprara, Federico Ciriesi, Edoardo Fochi, Eugenio Grimaldi, Elisa Ottobre ed Andrea Venturini.
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Frankel’s Sun Maiden in Rising Star Performance at Salisbury

4th at SAL, Cond, £7,400 Smith & Williamson Fillies’ Novice S. (Div I) (9f 201y) Winner: Sun Maiden (GB), f, 3 by Frankel (GB)


Frankel | Juddmonte

By Sean Cronin

4th-Salisbury, £7,400, Cond, 5-17, 3yo/up, f/m, 9f 201yT, 2:06.47, gd/fm.
SUN MAIDEN (GB), f, 3, by Frankel (GB)
1st Dam: Midsummer (GB) (SP-Eng), by Kingmambo
2nd Dam: Modena, by Roberto
3rd Dam: Mofida (GB), by Right Tack (GB)
Sun Maiden sported the same Juddmonte silks as her famed half-sister Midday (GB) (Oasis Dream {GB}), who saluted six times at the highest level, and received immediate ante-post quotes of 12-1 and lower to go one better than that illustrious sibling in the June 1 G1 Epsom Oaks after following up a low-key debut fourth at Wolverhampton in December with a stunning dissection of this sophomore bow. Stalking the pace in second for the most part, the 4-5 favourite was allowed an inch of rein with three furlongs remaining and bounded ever clear once taking over approaching the final quarter mile to hit the line 12 lengths in advance of White Light (GB) (Dubawi {Ire}). She becomes the seventh individual scorer produced by Listed Oaks Trial second Midsummer (GB) (Kingmambo) and the homebred bay is a half-sister to MGSP stakes winner Midsummer Sun (GB) (Monsun {Ger}), G3 Nell Gwyn S. victress and G1 Nassau S. third Hot Snap (GB) (Pivotal {GB}) and the aforementioned MG1SW dual British highweight Midday, who in turn is the dam of G3 Classic Trial winner Midterm (GB) (Galileo {Ire}) and stakes-winning G2 Ribblesdale S. runner-up Mori (GB) (Frankel {GB}). Midsummer, whose latest offspring is a yearling filly by Siyouni (Fr), is herself kin to eight black-type performers headed by MG1SW highweights Elmaamul (Diesis {GB}) and Reams of Verse (Nureyev). Lifetime Record: 2-1-0-0, $6,783.
O-Khalid Abdullah; B-Juddmonte Farms Ltd (GB); T-Sir Michael Stoute. Click for the Racing Post result or the free Equineline.com catalogue-style pedigreeVideo, sponsored by Fasig-Tipton.


The Lion Roars Again At York

3rd at YOR, Gr. Stk, £165,000 G2 Betfred Dante S. (10f 56y) Winner: Roaring Lion, c, 3 by Kitten’s Joy


Roaring Lion well clear in the Dante | racingfotos.com

By Tom Frary

We all knew Qatar Racing’s Roaring Lion (Kitten’s Joy) had class in abundance, but after Thursday’s G2 Betfred Dante S. we also know he is one industrious colt as he demonstrated his wellbeing in what represents a busy period for such a fledgling performer. As he burst 4 1/2 lengths clear of the solid yardstick Mildenberger (GB) (Teofilo {Ire}) on York’s Knavesmire, he put his tame return third in the G3 Craven S. four weeks ago behind him once and for all. After that prep for the G1 2000 Guineas, John Gosden had refused to flinch claiming the grey was only 80 per-cent and with his much-improved fifth to arch-rival Saxon Warrior (Jpn) (Deep Impact {Jpn}) in the Newmarket Classic itself he proved that assessment to be correct. Just 12 days on from that effort he was enjoying a class drop as he took a less-travelled path from Guineas to Dante, but surprisingly was allowed to start as big as 3-1 which he duly made a nonsense of with Oisin Murphy’s hardest decision being when to strike.
Following the pace set by Mildenberger with ease in fifth throughout the early stages, Roaring Lion was on the heels of stablemate Crossed Baton (GB) (Dansili {GB}) entering the straight. By the time they passed the three-furlong marker he was tanking along caught in a pocket behind him and White Mocha (Lope de Vega {Ire}), who interestingly had robbed him of second late on in the Craven. As soon as daylight appeared he took off between that duo and showed that dramatic acceleration he had at Doncaster in October before Saxon Warrior rallied to deny him a G1 Racing Post Trophy victory. Connections now have the dilemma of whether winning this time-honoured Derby trial in such manner means that he deserves another crack at Ballydoyle’s “monster” in the June 2 blue riband at Epsom or whether to stick to the original plan and head to Chantilly’s 10 1/2-furlong equivalent a day later. Perhaps tellingly, Gosden could only bow to the Guineas winner who is 2-0 in their meetings so far. “I think it only pays an enormous compliment to Saxon Warrior, who beat us a neck in the Racing Post Trophy at ‘Donny’ and was imperious in the Guineas,” he said. “I think it just confirms the fact that the best Derby trial is the Guineas and this is probably the second best Derby trial.”
While the win was impressive visually, fans of Saxon Warrior will point to the fact that the fourth-placed Merlin Magic (GB) (Camelot {GB}) was much closer to Roaring Lion than he had been in the Racing Post Trophy. It may also be significant that Aidan O’Brien got a marker with the third-placed Zabriskie (Ire) (Frankel {GB}), a 50-1 outsider who was only 1 1/4 lengths further behind and who was carrying two pounds overweight. Roaring Lion did put extra distance between himself and Mildenberger on the form of the G1 Royal Lodge S. at Newmarket in September, however, and this was the first time he had encountered good-to-firm ground in his life. Tackling a mile and a half at this stage of a 3-year-old colt’s career is always an unknown, whatever the indications of pedigree, so there is the chance that he could be a different proposition tackling Saxon Warrior again.
Gosden was non-committal regarding Epsom or Chantilly immediately afterwards. “I think we’ll see how he is over the next few days and if he’s in great nick we’ll make a decision about which race to go for,” he added. “I’ve always said this is his trip and he’s proved himself over a mile and a quarter. I liked the way he hit the line strong and he’s galloped out well. I like Epsom and the Derby, obviously I do, but I’m not putting words in people’s mouths. We’ve given ourselves something to think about.” The Newmarket handler was full of confidence coming to York and believes he is coming forward all the time. “I never shout before a race, but he’s been training beautifully since the Guineas,” he continued. “He’s mentally in the zone now, so we’ll have to work out whether it’s Epsom or the [Prix du] Jockey Club. I was expecting a performance like that and would have been disappointed if he didn’t give it. He’s a lovely horse, but he’s a playboy and is inclined not to concentrate sometimes. I liked the way he went away and didn’t do any of his silly hanging left and playing about. He’s always been a right old ‘Jack the Lad’ at home, but he’s just professionally got in the zone recently. His temperament is getting better. He’s a complete playboy–his trick is rearing up, but he hasn’t reared up for two weeks now he’s fit and in the zone, so I think he’ll be fine at Epsom.”
Trainer Mark Johnston said of Mildenberger, “My first impression was it was a fantastic run behind an impressive winner. There’s absolutely no doubt he wants further, how much further only time will tell. We’ve got to be happy. We’ve got a dilemma, we’ve him and Dee Ex Bee (GB) (Farhh {GB}) for the same owner, there’s the Derby, the King Edward VII and the Queen’s Vase to think about. Long term the Leger is in our sights, they are two of the nicest types I’ve had since Bandari.”
The winner’s stamina for 12 furlongs is under question, but Kitten’s Joy stayed that trip well and gets horses who do. Hawkbill is the best pointer in Europe so far and he improved for a step up to that distance after winning an Eclipse on rain-softened ground, while one of his better ones in North America Big Blue Kitten finished close-up behind the top-class Euros Found (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}) and Golden Horn (GB) (Cape Cross {Ire}) in the 2015 GI Breeders’ Cup Turf. Stephanie’s Kitten, Sadler’s Joy and the brothers Oscar Performance and Oscar Nominated all comfortably got 10 furlongs and stayed beyond that, so the portents are strong for Roaring Lion. He is the first foal out of Vionnet (Street Sense), who was third attempting to make all in the 2013 GI Rodeo Drive S. over a mile and a quarter and stayed a lot further than her MGSW sprinter dam Cambiocorsa (Avenue of Flags). She also produced the GII John C. Mabee S. scorer Moulin de Mougin (Curlin), whose sole try at this trip was inconclusive as she slipped up on the bend of the Rodeo Drive a year on from her half-sister taking part in that Santa Anita feature.
Also the dam of the GII Royal Heroine Mile S. scorer Schiaparelli (Ghostzapper), Cambiocorsa is a full-sister to the five-times graded-stakes scorer California Flag who took the second edition of the Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint and won the GIII Morvich H. three times. Vionnet’s 2-year-old colt by Medaglia d’Oro was unsold at $265,000 as a Keeneland November foal, but was put up for auction again back there the following year. Eleven days before Roaring Lion made his winning debut in the mile maiden on Newmarket’s July Course won by Frankel (GB) and Motivator (GB), Spendthrift Farm exercised some clairvoyance with a winning bid of $550,000. Named Fran the Man, he is currently the last produce of the dam after she aborted the following year bred to The Factor and unfortunately bore a dead foal bred to More Than Ready this year.

Thursday, York, Britain
BETFRED DANTE S.-G2, £165,000, York, 5-17, 3yo, 10f 56yT, 2:09.79, g/f.
1–ROARING LION, 126, c, 3, by Kitten’s Joy
1st Dam: Vionnet (GISP-US, $175,140), by Street Sense
2nd Dam: Cambiocorsa, by Avenue of Flags
3rd Dam: Ultrafleet, by Afleet
($160,000 Ylg ’16 KEESEP). O-Qatar Racing Ltd; B-Ran Jan Racing Inc (KY); T-John Gosden; J-Oisin Murphy. £93,572. Lifetime Record: G1SP-Eng, 7-4-1-1, $301,380. Werk Nick Rating: A. Click for the eNicks report & 5-cross pedigree.
2–Mildenberger (GB), 126, c, 3, Teofilo (Ire)–Belle Josephine (GB), by Dubawi (Ire). O-Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum; B-Godolphin (GB); T-Mark Johnston. £35,475.
3–Zabriskie (Ire), 128, c, 3, Frankel (GB)–Moonlight’s Box, by Nureyev. (€750,000 Ylg ’16 GOFORB). O/B-Flaxman Stables Ireland Ltd (IRE); T-Aidan O’Brien. £17,754.
Margins: 4HF, 1 1/4, NK. Odds: 3.00, 3.50, 50.00.
Also Ran: Merlin Magic (GB), Nordic Lights (GB), Wells Farhh Go (Ire), Crossed Baton (GB), James Cook (Ire), White Mocha. Click for the Racing Post result or the free Equineline.com catalogue-style pedigreeVideo, sponsored by Fasig-Tipton.

fonte : TDN