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War Command Completes a Royal Ascot Double for War Front in the Coventry
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16.25 at ASCG2 Coventry S.  [6f (T)]Winner: War Command, c, 2 by War Front
Tuesday, Royal Ascot, Britain
COVENTRY S.-G2, £120,000, Ascot, 6-18, 2yo, 6fT, 1:12.86, gd.
1--WAR COMMAND, 127, c, 2, by War Front
1st Dam: Wandering Star (GSW-Can, SW-Eng & GSP-US, $295,434), by Red Ransom
2nd Dam: Beautiful Bedouin, by His Majesty
3rd Dam: Gris Vitesse, by Amerigo (GB)
O-Joseph Allen, Susan Magnier, Michael Tabor & Derrick Smith; B-Joseph Allen; T-Aidan O’Brien; J-Seamus Heffernan; £68,052. Lifetime Record: 2-2-0-0, £77,308. *1/2 to Naval Officer (Tale of the Cat), GSW-Fr, $182,831. Werk Nick Rating: B+. Click for the eNicks report & 5-cross pedigree.

2--Parbold (Ire),127, c, 2, Dandy Man (Ire)--Gala Style (Ire), by Elnadim. (€48,000 wnlg ‘11 GOFNOV; 42,000gns yrl ‘12 TATOCT). O-David W Armstrong; B-Tony Cosgrave; T-Richard Fahey; £25,800.
3--Sir John Hawkins, 127, c, 2, Henrythenavigator--Peeping Fawn, by Danehill. O-Michael Tabor, Derrick Smith & Susan Magnier; B-Orpendale & Chelston; T-Aidan O’Brien; £12,912.
Margins: 6, 3/4, HF. Odds: 20-1, 16-1, 6-1.
Also Ran: Thunder Strike (GB), Jallota (GB), Stubbs (Ire), Wahaab (Ire), Mawfoor (Ire), Rosso Corsa (GB), Rogue Wave (Ire), Dubawi Fun (GB), Lanark (Ire), Riverboat Springs (Ire), Championship (Ire), Thrtypointstothree (Ire). Scratched: Bahamian Heights (GB).
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War Command did not enjoy the best of trips when opening up at Leopardstown June 7, but showed the necessary guile to get up late for a neck success, despite his inexperience, in that seven-furlong test. Dropped one panel for this, he belied his long odds by fairly scooting up in Joe Allen’s green-and-white checks to earn quotes as low as 5-1 favorite for next term’s G1 2000 Guineas at Newmarket. Exhibiting a tinge of greenness and settled in rear after allowing his rivals half a stride at the break, he cruised into contention in hand approaching the final quarter mile and made his rivals look distinctly second rate when leaving them for dust in the closing stages to secure a hugely impressive win by daylight. "I’m speechless really and this is a wonderful, wonderful day," beamed winning breeder and co-owner Joe Allen. "It is a rare, but wonderful experience of horse racing. I have been in racing for 35 years and today has been the highlight of all highlights. Two major winners on the first day of Royal Ascot, one a Group 1 and the other a Group 2, it just doesn’t get any better. We got lucky and we have a good horse." Aidan O’Brien, who claimed a record-equaling seventh renewal, added, "We have always liked him, he was very green in his maiden and had to make a few moves, but he still won snugly. He won over seven [furlongs] and can do a lot of things now so has a lot of options. He could be trained for the [six-furlong G1] Phoenix S. [at The Curragh Aug. 11] or any one of those races." Richard Fahey, trainer of the runner-up, commented, "Parbold ran well and I thought we might have found another two or three lengths with a better run, but we wouldn’t have beaten the winner. He’ll come on a bit for that and we might now look for a sales race for him."

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