Al Shaqab's Orne Makes All For Horris Hill Triumph


Al Shaqab Racing's Orne (Ire) (Acclamation {GB}–Pellucid {GB}, by Excelebration {Ire}) followed up a Sept. 22 debut success at Kempton with a fourth over one mile in last month's G3 Autumn S. and regained the winning thread with a pillar-to-post victory in Saturday's rescheduled G3 Betfred Horris Hill S. at Newmarket.

The 10-1 chance was swiftly into stride and tanked along on the front end through halfway. Nudged along passing the quarter-mile marker, he came under sterner urging approaching the final furlong and, despite drifting left in the closing stages, was driven out to prevail by 1 1/4 lengths from Witness Stand (GB) (Expert Eye {GB}).

“It wasn't the plan to make the running as I wanted to drop in, get a lead and get there late,” revealed rider Rab Havlin. “He was last in [the stalls] and first out, but normally he doesn't do a stroke when he is in front. I went on a fresh bit of ground and he found a rhythm. Towards the finish he got a little bit lonely and ducked left, but he has done it well in the end. He travelled good and handled the ground [behind Ancient Wisdom] in the Autumn S. [last time], but just didn't stay and he could get quicker over the winter. It is nice to get another Group winner on the board before the end of the season as I was running out of time.”

Pedigree Notes

Orne, full-brother to a gelded yearling and a weanling filly, is the second of four foals and lone winner produced by G3 Dick Poole Fillies' S. third Pellucid (GB) (Excelebration {Ire}). The February-foaled bay's dam is a half-sister to G2 Solonaway S. and G3 Jersey S. victor Space Traveller (GB) (Bated Breath {GB}), who also hit the board in the GI Woodbine Mile, GI Pegasus World Cup Turf Invitational and GI Frank E Kilroe Mile. Orne's third dam Snow Crystal (Ire) (Kingmambo) is kin to five stakes performers, namely G1 Fillies' Mile heroine Crystal Music (Nureyev), G1 Irish Derby third Tchaikovsky (Ire) (Sadler's Wells), the dual Group 1-placed G3 Lancashire Oaks victrix State Crystal (Ire) (High Estate {Ire}), G3 John Porter S. victor Dubai Success (GB) (Sadler's Wells) and G3 May Hill S. winner and G1 Prix Marcel Boussac third Solar Crystal (Ire) (Alzao). Solar Crystal, in turn, is the dam of G1 Racing Post Trophy placegetter Feared In Flight (Ire) (Hawk Wing).

Saturday, Newmrket, Britain
BETFRED HORRIS HILL S.-G3, £40,000, Newmarket, 11-4, 2yo, c/g, 7fT, 1:32.62, hy.
1–ORNE (IRE), 128, c, 2, by Acclamation (GB)
1st Dam: Pellucid (GB) (GSP-Eng), by Excelebration (Ire)
2nd Dam: Sky Crystal (Ger), by Galileo (Ire)
3rd Dam: Snow Crystal (Ire), by Kingmambo
1ST BLACK-TYPE WIN; 1ST GROUP WIN. (120,000gns Ylg '22 TATOCT). O-Al Shaqab Racing; B-Rathbarry Stud (IRE); T-John & Thady Gosden; J-Robert Havlin. £22,684. Lifetime Record: 3-2-0-0, $38,562. Werk Nick Rating: A+. Click for the eNicks report & 5-cross pedigree, or the free catalogue-style pedigree.
2–Witness Stand (GB), 128, g, 2, Expert Eye (GB)–Respondez (GB), by Oasis Dream (GB). 1ST BLACK TYPE; 1ST GROUP BLACK TYPE. (80,000gns Wlg '21 TADEWE; 90,000gns RNA 2yo '23 TATAHI). O-Bronte Collection 1; B-Alvediston Stud (GB); T-Tom Clover. £8,600.
3–Son Of Man (Ire), 128, g, 2, Dark Angel (Ire)–Crisolles (Fr), by Le Havre (Ire). 1ST BLACK TYPE; 1ST GROUP BLACK TYPE. (75,000gns RNA Ylg '22 TATOCT). O/B-China Horse Club International Ltd (IRE); T-Jane Chapple-Hyam. £4,304.
Margins: 1 1/4, 3/4, HD. Odds: 10.00, 8.00, 9.00.
Also Ran: Finbar Furey (Ire), Telemark (Ire), Ten Bob Tony (Ire), Blue Lemons (Ire), Change For Good (Ire). Scratched: North View (GB).


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