Bated Breath's Cairn Gorm Takes the Cabourg

Cairn Gorm Scoop Dyga


Unbeaten entering Sunday's G3 Darley Prix de Cabourg, Cairn Gorm (GB) (Bated Breath {GB}) kept his tally secure with a battling effort in the Deauville sunshine. Helped by the fact that his compatriot and the 11-10 market-leader Mighty Gurkha (Ire) (Sepoy {Aus}) was left at the start, the chestnut who was carrying the Hunscote Stud colours tracked the pace and was perfectly positioned before hitting the front passing the furlong pole. Asserting from there under Tom Marquand, the 17-5 second favourite scored by a length from Jubilation (Ire) (Acclamation {GB}), with a head back to Prince Lancelot (GB) (Sir Prancealot {Ire}) in third. “He's a very nice horse and the ground was quick enough for him today, so he was a little bit hesitant early on,” the winning rider commented. “When he found his stride, he really went and is still undefeated. Whether he's good enough for a higher level or not you'd only know when you tried.”

This was an inspired piece of placing by connections, with Cairn Gorm having previous won on debut at Windsor June 22 and when under a subsequent penalty at Newbury July 8. Trainer Mick Channon said, “We thought he was a nice horse, but he had to step up today and he has. He's won a group three going away, so we'll have to think about taking him back here for the [G1] Prix Morny later in the month.”

Cairn Gorm is out of In Your Time (GB) (Dalakhani {Ire}), who is a three-parts sister to the G3 Musidora S. winner Time Away (Ire) by Dalakhani's sire Darshaan (GB). Her own descendants are headed by the G1 Moyglare Stud S. heroine Cursory Glance (Distorted Humor), while she is kin to the G1 Prix de Diane runner-up Time Ahead (GB) (Spectrum {Ire}) and the listed-placed Moment of Time (GB) (Rainbow Quest). She is in turn the dam of the G2 Crystal Mile scorer Chief Ironside (GB) (Lawman {Fr}). The third dam is the four-times group 1-winning champion Time Charter (Ire) (Saritamer) who was also responsible for the G2 Jockey Club S.-winning pair Time Allowed (GB) (Sadler's Wells) and Zinaad (GB) (Shirley Heights {GB}). In Your Time's yearling colt is by Havana Gold (Ire).

Sunday, Deauville, France
DARLEY PRIX DE CABOURG-G3, €56,000, Deauville, 8-2, 2yo, 5fT, 1:11.20, gd.
1–CAIRN GORM (GB), 126, c, 2, by Bated Breath (GB)
1st Dam: In Your Time (GB), by Dalakhani (Ire)
2nd Dam: Not Before Time (Ire), by Polish Precedent
3rd Dam: Time Charter (Ire), by Saritamer
1ST BLACK-TYPE WIN; 1ST GROUP WIN. (19,000gns RNA Wlg '18 TATFOA; £35,000 RNA Ylg '19 GOFFPR). O-Hunscote Stud Ltd & Partner; B-Hunscote Stud (GB); T-Mick Channon; J-Tom Marquand. €28,000. Lifetime Record: 3-3-0-0, €36,972. Werk Nick Rating: A+. Click for the eNicks report & 5-cross pedigree.
2–Jubilation (Ire), 122, f, 2, Acclamation (GB)–Fairy Dancer (Ire), by Fastnet Rock (Aus). (60,000 Ylg '19 TAOCT). O-Mme Susan Davis, Ballylinch Stud, Peter Ronald Mitchell & Mme Melissa O'Neill; B-Ballylinch Stud (IRE); T-Eoghan O'Neill. €11,200.
3–Prince Lancelot (GB), 126, c, 2, Sir Prancealot (Ire)–Rainbow Vale (Fr), by Moss Vale (Ire). (€90,000 Ylg '19 ARAUG). O-Antoine Gilibert & Fabrice Chappet; B-Ecurie Skymarc Farm (GB); T-Fabrice Chappet. €8,400.
Margins: 1, HD, HF. Odds: 3.40, 6.90, 6.90.
Also Ran: Axdavali (Fr), Winvalchope (Fr), Mighty Gurkha (Ire), Lagoken (Fr). Click for the Racing Post result or the free Equineline.com catalogue-style pedigree. Video, sponsored by Fasig-Tipton.

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