Giant's Causeway Colt Takes Listed Heron S.
BETFAIR HERON S.-Listed
, £33,000, Sandown Park, 5-31, 3yo, 1m 14ydsT, 1:42.71, gd/fm.
1--#COGITO, 124, c, 3, by Giant's Causeway 1st Dam: Ladies Cruise (SW, $122,591), by Fappiano
2nd Dam: Youthful Lady, by Youth
3rd Dam: Slew, by Bold Ruler
($165,000 wnlg '09 KEENOV; $140,000 RNA yrl '10 KEESEP). O-Reddam Racing Llc; B-Lazy Lane Farms, Inc.; T-Brian Meehan; J-Frankie Dettori; £18,714. Lifetime Record: 2-2-0-0, £23,242. *1/2 to Transcendental (Mt. Livermore), MGISP, $381,976; and Admiral's Cruise (A.P. Indy), GSW-Eng, $239,070.
, 129, c, 3, Dansili (GB)
--Indication (GB), by Sadler's Wells. O-Khalid Abdullah; B-Juddmonte Farms Ltd; T-Sir Henry Cecil; £7,095.
3--Tales of Grimm
, 124, c, 3, Distorted Humor
--Stupendous Miss, by Dynaformer. ($60,000 yrl '10 KEESEP; 320,000gns 2yo '11 TATAPR). O-Sir Robert Ogden; B-Winsong Farms; T-Sir Michael Stoute; £3,551.
Margins: NK, 2, NK. Odds: 8-1, 14-1, 7-1.
Also Ran: Kahruman, Ocean Tempest (GB), Saigon (GB), Irish History (Ire), Top Offer (GB), Eastern Sun (Ire), Redact (Ire).
Cogito dealt with the well-regarded subsequent winner Nine Realms (GB) (Green Desert) in a manner which suggested he was a colt with a bright future in a seven-furlong Newmarket maiden on debut Apr. 18. Up against some big reputations and proven Stakes performers here, the bay had to make another leap forward but belied his inexperience to book a possible ticket to Royal Ascot and the June 19 G1 St James's Palace S. Settled close to the moderate early pace in sixth, he had dead aim on Stipulate as that rival gained the edge with over a furlong remaining and reeled him in under coaxing from Frankie Dettori in the final yards. "He is cool and relaxed and very easy to train," conditioner Brian Meehan explained. "He doesn't take a lot of work, so when he had a bad blood picture before his intended start in last Saturday's Listed King Charles II S. we decided to come for this. We always felt he was a stakes horse and he has aspirations in America later on. There is no point hiding him away now and I would hope he would be able to have a crack at the St James's Palace if Paul Reddam and [Racing Manager] Jamie McCalmont agree with that. Frankie said he was very natural and that he was always going to get there and I think on that evidence he'll get a little further."Video, courtesy Racing UK.