Champers Elysees Supplemented to Sun Chariot

Johnny Murtagh | Tattersalls

G1 Matron S. heroine Champers Elysees (Ire) (Elzaam {Aus}) has been supplemented to the G1 Kingdom of Bahrain Sun Chariot S. at Newmarket on Oct. 3. Purchased by Teruya Yoshida of Shadai Farm after her win in the Sept. 12 Matron, the filly remains in the care of trainer Johnny Murtagh. The Matron was the fourth win in a row for the bay, who won a handicap at The Curragh in her seasonal bow June 12, added the July 28 Listed Corrib Fillies S. and captured the Sept. 2 G3 Fairy Bridge S. at Gowran.

“We've been happy with her since the Matron and this looks the next logical step,” said Murtagh. “We supplemented this morning. It's going to be tough race–it's a Group 1 they are always hard to win–but we've been happy with our filly since the Matron. Colin Keane is going to ride her again and we're looking forward to it.

“For Mr. Yoshida to be involved in the yard is a big thing. He runs a huge operation and only buys the best. For her to be good enough for him is great, and it's also great he's going to leave her in training with us next year.

“The stable is going from strength to strength and we need those high-profile owners in our yard to elevate us to the next level.”

Out of consideration for the Sun Chariot is Dr. Ali Ridha's Group 2 winner Powerful Breeze (GB) (Iffraaj {GB}), who was last seen in action when second in last October's G1 Fillies' Mile. The Hugo Palmer trainee has been out of action this year recovering from broken ribs.

“Unfortunately we've just run out of time with her,” said Palmer. “It was too big an ask to get her ready in that short space of time and we were just going to have to push too hard, which wouldn't have been fair on her. Dr. Ali is very keen to keep her in training next year, so there was no point rushing when we've got time on our side.”

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