Farhh's Fonteyn In Sun Chariot Upset

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Newmarket's G1 Royal Bahrain Sun Chariot S. can throw up a surprise from time to time and Saturday's renewal was responsible for one of the biggest of that kind as Sheikh Mohammed Obaid Al Maktoum's 16-1 shot Fonteyn (GB) (Farhh {GB}) denied TDN Rising Star Laurel (GB) (Kingman {GB}) in a 3-year-old domination. Reserved early off the strong pace by Neil Callan, the Kevin Ryan-trained homebred whose previous best success had come in the Listed Michael Seely Memorial Fillies' S. at York May 13 enjoyed a run up the stand's rail to overhaul Juddmonte's supplementary in the final yards for a 3/4-of-a-length success, with Grande Dame (GB) (Lope De Vega {Ire}) 1 3/4 lengths away in third as Saffron Beach (Ire) (New Bay {GB}) and Homeless Songs (Ire) (Frankel {GB}) were well-beaten disappointments.

Saturday, Newmarket, Britain
ROYAL BAHRAIN SUN CHARIOT S.-G1, £266,875, Newmarket, 10-1, 3yo/up, f/m, 8fT, 1:35.53, g/s.
1–FONTEYN (GB), 128, f, 3, by Farhh (GB)
                1st Dam: Luzia (GB), by Cape Cross (Ire)
                2nd Dam: Bint Almukhtar (Ire), by Halling
                3rd Dam: Dabawiyah (Ire), by Intikhab
   1ST GROUP WIN, 1ST GROUP 1 WIN. O/B-Sheikh Mohammed
Obaid Al Maktoum (GB); T-Kevin Ryan; J-Neil Callan. £151,345.
Lifetime Record: 7-2-2-1, $265,113. Werk Nick Rating: A+++.
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2–Laurel (GB), 128, f, 3, Kingman (GB)–Promising Lead (GB), by
   BLACK TYPE. 'TDN Rising Star'. O-Juddmonte; B-Juddmonte
Farms Ltd (GB); T-John & Thady Gosden. £57,378.
3–Grande Dame (GB), 128, f, 3, Lope de Vega (Ire)–Minwah
(Ire), by Oasis Dream (GB). 1ST G1 BLACK TYPE. (105,000gns
Ylg '20 TATOCT). O-Mrs Tabor, Mrs MV Magnier, Mrs
Shanahan; B-Whatton Manor Stud (GB); T-John & Thady
Gosden. £28,716.
Margins: 3/4, 1 3/4, 1HF. Odds: 16.00, 9.00, 14.00.
Also Ran: Prosperous Voyage (Ire), By All Means (Ire), Lights On (GB), Homeless Songs (Ire), Saffron Beach (Ire), Mrs Fitzherbert (Ire). VIDEO.


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