20/02/2021. (Arabia Saudita) Mishriff Bests Charlatan In Saudi Cup; Knicks Go Fourth – secondo Charlatan – terzo Great Scot



Mishriff wins the Saudi Cup | Coady Photography/VidHorse

The $20-million Saudi Cup was all about the Americans Charlatan (Speightstown) and Knicks Go (Paynter) in the preliminaries, but in the end it was Europe’s challenger, the John Gosden-trained Mishriff (Ire) (Make Believe {GB}) under the 21-year-old David Egan who came through for Saudi national Prince Faisal.

Charlatan and Knicks Go took it to one another right from the start, with Charlatan leading down the backstretch, Knicks Go putting his head in front around the turn and Charlatan taking over once again at the top of the lane, but Mishriff was never far out of it. Knicks Go called it a day at the top of the stretch and it was down to Charlatan and Mishriff, with the latter at last collaring the game American at the 100 metre mark and getting there 3/4 of a length the best. Great Scot (GB) (Requinto {Ire}) got up for third, and Knicks Go was fourth.


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Saturday, King Abdulaziz, Saudi Arabia

SAUDI CUP (Cond.), $20,000,000, King Abdulaziz, 2-20, 4yo/up, 1800m, 1:49.59, ft.
1–MISRIFF (IRE), 126, c, 4, by Make Believe (GB)
1st Dam: Contradict (GB), by Raven’s Pass
2nd Dam: Acts of Grace, by Bahri
3rd Dam: Rafha (GB), by Kris (GB)
O-Prince A A Faisal; B-Nawara Stud Limited; T-John Gosden; J-David Egan; $10,000,000. Lifetime Record: Hwt. 3yo-Eur, Eng & Fr at 9.5-11f, G1SW-Fr, SW-Eng, 9-5-1-1, $11,047,442. *1/2 to Orbaan (GB) (Invincible Spirit {Ire}), SW-Fr; and Momkin (Ire) (Bated Breath {GB}), MGSP-Eng, $131,343.
2–Charlatan, 126, c, 4, Speightstown–Authenticity, by Quiet American. ($700,000 Ylg ’18 KEESEP). ‘TDN Rising Star‘ O-SF Racing LLC, Starlight Racing, Madaket Stables LLC, Stonestreet Stables LLC, Fred Hertrich III, John D Fielding & Golconda Stables; B-Stonestreet Thoroughbred Holdings LLC (KY); T-Bob Baffert; J-Mike Smith; $3,500,000.
3–Great Scot (GB), 126, g, 5, Requinto (Ire)–La Rosiere, by Mr. Greeley. (€2,500 RNA Ylg ’17 TATNOV). O-Prince Faisal Bin Khalid Bin Abdulaziz; B-Clyne Mound Thompson; T-Abdullah Mushriff; J-Adel Alfouraidi; $2,000,000.
Margins: 1, 6HF, 1.
Also Ran: Knicks Go, Sleepy Eyes Todd, Military Law (GB), Tacitus, Bangkok (Ire), Chuwa Wizard (Jpn), Derevo (GB), Max Player, Global Giant (GB), Extra Elusive (GB), Simsir (Ire).

fonte : TDN