Doyle Brings Up The Guineas Double On Cachet


James Doyle took his buoyant mood from Saturday's G1 QIPCO 2000 Guineas win on Coroebus (Ire) (Dubawi {Ire}) into Sunday's G1 Qipco 1000 Guineas and got the same result as he steered Highclere Thoroughbred Racing's 16-1 shot Cachet (Ire) (Aclaim {Ire}) to an all-the-way success in the Newmarket Classic. Third behind Inspiral (GB) (Frankel {GB}) in the course-and-distance G1 Fillies' Mile in October, the George Boughey-trained TDN Rising Star had come back to win the seven-furlong G3 Nell Gwyn S. here Apr. 12 and relished her front-running role on her biggest stage yet at this venue she adores. Staying on strongly enough to hold the Fillies' Mile runner-up Prosperous Voyage (Ire) (Zoffany {Ire}) by a neck, it was left to Tuesday (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}) to fill the places, 1 3/4 lengths away in third as her stablemate and 11-4 favourite Tenebrism (Caravaggio) failed to threaten in eighth. “I'm not quite so emotional today as I was yesterday, but it's still very much enjoyable and great for Highclere and George and his team,” the winning rider said. “George felt she'd see the mile out better as she had developed stronger over the winter and she loves it here. She almost eyes up the dip and flies through it like its not there.”

It was the fifth time that a jockey had completed the 2000/1000 Guineas double in the same year since 1967. Ryan Moore had booted home Gleneagles (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}) and Legatissimo (Ire) (Danehill Dancer {Ire}) in 2015 and Kieren Fallon scooped his double aboard Footstepsinthesand (GB) (Giant's Causeway) and Virginia Waters (Kingmambo) in 2005. Prior to that, the legendary Lester Piggott had done the same with British Triple Crown hero Nijinsky II (Northern Dancer) and Humble Duty (GB) (Sovereign Path {GB}) in 1970. Jockey George Moore turned that trick just three years earlier in 1967 with Royal Palace (GB) (Ballymoss {GB}) and Fleet II (Ire) (Immortality {GB}).

Earning TDN Rising Star status with a 5 1/2-length debut success here last May, Cachet took the usual road to Royal Ascot and was met by the storm which delivered the relentless rain that blighted the Friday of the meeting in the G3 Albany S. Not disgraced when fifth there, she was back in town eight days later for the July Course's Listed Empress S. and failed to inspire when third before moving up to seven to fill the same spot in the Listed Pat Eddery S. returning to Ascot on the King George undercard. Rested until the G3 Prix d'Aumale over a mile at ParisLongchamp in early September, her star had appeared to dim as she was only seventh but there was renewed hope as she ran second to Hello You (Ire) (Invincible Spirit {Ire}) in the G2 Rockfel S. reverting to seven back at this track later that month. Her subsequent effort in the Fillies' Mile was another step forward, as was a fourth at Del Mar when attempting to make all in the GI Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf.

Throughout the three days of the Guineas meeting, it had paid to be prominent or on the lead and Doyle had the equivalent of a perfect storm as he set off on the willing Cachet. Chased by Discoveries (Ire) (Mastercraftsman {Ire}), Prosperous Voyage and Tuesday throughout, she had that trio in trouble passing halfway before turning the screw on old rival Hello You soon after. As Frankie kept working on the Ballydoyle second-string, he could only observe as the finish was decided between the two fillies who had been in the wake of his beloved Inspiral back in October with nothing able to close out of the pack.

Cachet's rookie trainer Boughey was basking in the breakthrough moment afterwards and paid tribute to the winner's constitution. “She's made of iron,” he said. “She was a bit of a bridesmaid last year, but has taken her form to another level and been improving. She had a problem with the gates at the end of last year, but has settled down and is more sound mentally as well as physically. It's hard to pick faults in her–she thrives on her racing and the next morning after the Nell Gwyn she was bouncing around. I gave her a break in the middle of last summer and probably left her a bit short for France and she kept improving afterwards. She loves fast ground and we'll probably go to Ascot [for the June 17 G1 Coronation S.] next.”

“It's a long year and that gives her a nice gap as I'd like to end up at the Breeders' Cup again at the back end of the year,” Boughey added. “She's a group one winner over a mile now and she can go anywhere in the world, which is massive. The fact that she likes fast ground makes her a global filly which is huge for us and huge for her, so it's very exciting. It sounds bizarre coming out of my mouth! It's pretty surreal.”

Trainer Ralph Beckett said of the runner-up Prosperous Voyage, “We just ran out of road, but that is life. It was a terrific effort and she will probably go a mile and a quarter now. She is in the [G1] Prix Saint-Alary and that might be an option. I never felt she would get further than 10 furlongs, but we will see.” Aidan O'Brien said of his pair, “Tuesday ran very well and we are delighted with her run. The Oaks is possible, but she could go to an Irish 1000 Guineas on the way. Ryan [Moore] said it was a little bit rough early for Tenebrism and that might have taken its toll on her, but we will get her home and see. There is always a chance that the trip might have been too far, but we will get back and see but we thought she would get the mile. There are still plenty of big days for her.”

Having been her sire's first winner, Cachet has paid her second-crop sire the ultimate compliment here. She is the third foal out of Poyle Sophie (GB) (Teofilo {Ire}), a half-sister to Poyle Meg (GB) (Dansili {GB}) who was responsible for the GIII San Francisco Mile winner and GII Mathis Brothers Mile third Whisper Not (GB) (Poet's Voice {GB}). This is also the family of the G2 Lowther S. winner Jemima (GB) (Owington {GB}) and her sire son English Colony (GB) (Rock of Gibraltar {Ire}) and GII Fantasy S.-placed daughter Jemima's Pearl (Distorted Humor). Poyle Sophie has a 2-year-old filly by Kuroshio (Aus) and a yearling filly by Cotai Glory (GB).

Sunday, Newmarket, Britain
QIPCO 1000 GUINEAS S.-G1, £500,000, Newmarket, 5-1, 3yo, f, 8fT, 1:36.55, g/f.
1–CACHET (IRE), 126, f, 3, by Aclaim (Ire)
     1st Dam: Poyle Sophie (GB), by Teofilo (Ire)
     2nd Dam: Lost In Lucca (GB), by Inchinor (GB)
     3rd Dam: Poyle Fizz (GB), by Damister
1ST GROUP 1 WIN. (14,000gns RNA Ylg '20 TATASY; 60,000gns 2yo '21 TATBRE). O-Highclere Thoroughbred Racing – Wild Flower; B-Hyde Park Stud (IRE); T-George Boughey; J-James Doyle. £283,550. Lifetime Record: 10-3-1-3, $581,962. Werk Nick Rating: A. Click for the eNicks report & 5-cross pedigree.
2–Prosperous Voyage (Ire), 126, f, 3, Zoffany (Ire)–Seatone, by Mizzen Mast. (£65,000 Ylg '20 GOFOR). O-Mr M Chan & Mr A Rosen; B-Lynch Bages & Camas Park Stud (IRE); T-Ralph Beckett. £107,500.
3–Tuesday (Ire), 126, f, 3, Galileo (Ire)–Lillie Langtry (Ire) (Hwt. 3yo Filly-Eng at 7-9 1/2f, G1SW-Ire, G1SW-Eng, $1,361,940), by Danehill Dancer (Ire).
1ST BLACK TYPE, 1ST GROUP BLACK TYPE, 1ST G1 BLACK TYPE. O-Mrs J Magnier/M Tabor/D Smith/Westerberg; B-Coolmore (IRE); T-Aidan O'Brien. £53,800.
Margins: NK, 1 3/4, HF. Odds: 16.00, 33.00, 4.00.
Also Ran: Zellie (Fr), Sandrine (GB), Ameynah (Ire), Discoveries (Ire), Tenebrism, Wild Beauty (GB), Malavath (Ire), Hello You (Ire), Juncture (GB), Flash Betty (GB). Scratched: Mise En Scene (GB). Click for the free catalogue-style pedigree.

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