Sacred To Remain In Training


Sacred winning the Hungerford | Racingfotos

Sacred (GB) (Exceed and Excel {Aus}), Cheveley Park Stud's winner of the G2 Hungerford S. and G3 Nell Gwyn S. last year, stays in training with William Haggas as a 4-year-old in 2022.

Sacred was among the top of her generation at two when runner-up in the G2 Queen Mary S., G2 Lowther S. and G2 Flying Childers S., and the only blip on her 2021 CV came when she was seventh in the G1 1000 Guineas.

“Sacred is to remain in training as she only raced on three occasions in 2021, so we would like to think she will be fresh for a full campaign this year which may start off at the Royal Ascot meeting,” said Cheveley Park Stud's Senior Manager John Marsh. “Her dam Sacre Caroline, who is a half sister to Lady Eli, is in foal to Frankel and will return to him.”

Another filly Cheveley Park has high hopes for in 2022 is champion 2-year-old filly Inspiral (GB) (Frankel {GB}), and her dam Starscope (GB) (Selkirk) is due late to Ulysses (Ire) and may be rested after foaling, however, Marsh said, “should she foal early there is every chance she will return to Frankel this year.”

Cheveley Park's 2021 Royal Ascot winner, the G2 Duke Of Cambridge S. winner Indie Angel (Ire) (Dark Angel {Ire}), has been retired to the broodmare band and visits Frankel. Another Cheveley Park mare visiting Frankel is Furbelow (GB) (Pivotal {GB}), the dam of three-time Group 1-winning sprinter and young sire Advertise (GB) (Showcasing {GB}). Furbelow is currently in foal to Mohaather (GB).

Cheveley Park's G1 Falmouth S.-winning daughter of Frankel, Veracious (GB), is due to deliver her first foal by Dubawi this year and will return to him. Another Falmouth winner, the dual Group 1 winner and stakes producer Integral (GB) (Dalakhani {Ire}), is in foal to Blue Point (Ire) and visits first-season sire Palace Pier (GB), while G1 Queen Elizabeth II S. winner Persuasive (Ire) (Dark Angel {Ire}) is in foal to Dubawi and visits Kingman.

GI Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf winner Queen's Trust (GB) (Dansili {GB}) will return to Kingman for the third consecutive season to begin her stud career. Marsh described the mare's first foal, a filly, as “quite simply stunning.”

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