Agenda (Ire)

Pair Of Commonwealth Cup Supplements Anchor Royal Ascot Friday Fields

As expected, G2 Sandy Lane S. hero Inisherin (GB) (Shamardal) was supplemented to Friday's G1 Commonwealth Cup at Royal Ascot, as fields for the fourth day of the meeting were revealed on Saturday. G3 Horris Hill S. hero Orne (Ire) (Acclamation {GB}) has also been supplemented at a cost of £46,000 to bring the current field to 22. The two late entries face dual Group 1 winner and co-favourite Vandeek (GB) (Havana Grey {GB}) in the six-furlong race. Other notables signed on include G3 Prix de Cabourg scorer and May...

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Hidden Law Fatally Injured After Winning Chester Vase

There was a tragic postscript to Wednesday's G3 Boodles Chester Vase as Godolphin's Hidden Law (Ire) (Dubawi {Ire}) broke down shortly past the line having registered an emphatic success in the often-crucial Derby trial. Racing in fourth for the most part under William Buick, the Charlie Appleby-trained son of Secret Gesture (GB) (Galileo {Ire}) stormed by Ballydoyle's TDN Rising Star Agenda (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}) 150 yards out en route to a three-length success before his cruel fatal injury. Runner-up on debut to Juddmonte's Cadogan Place (GB) (Frankel {GB}) at Southwell...

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All Eyes On Chester With Epsom Classics Up For Grabs

After the shell-shock of City Of Troy's performance in Saturday's 2000 Guineas still reverberating, the Derby has a much more open look than it did last week and so the focus on Chester's May Festival will be even keener than usual. Wednesday's G3 Boodles Chester Vase has supplied the Blue Riband hero twice since 2013 and with a record 10 successes it is clear that Aidan O'Brien has come to prioritise the trial for his Epsom hopefuls. Ryan Moore had the pick of a duo this time and has opted...

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Galileo's Agenda A New TDN Rising Star

The extended 10-furlong View Restaurant At Dundalk Stadium Maiden has been used by Aidan O'Brien for his potential Derby colts in recent years and Tuesday's renewal was no exception as Agenda (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}--Different League {Fr}, by Dabirsim {Fr}) became the stable's latest TDN Rising Star. Following on from Galileo's Changingoftheguard (Ire) who two years earlier had won this en route to taking the G3 Chester Vase and G2 King Edward VII S., the highly encouraging third in a seven-furlong Curragh maiden in October was able to fully justify 11-10...

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