Bated Breath (GB)

Aspray Remains Perfect In Hilltop S.

Aspray (Quality Road) remained perfect after stepping up into stakes company for the first time as she collected the victory from off-the-pace in the Hilltop S. A debut maiden breaker in an off-the-turf affair by 2 1/2 lengths as the favorite at Tampa Bay Downs Jan. 14, she was able to try the grass there Mar. 22, serving as the chalk once again and defeating optional claimers by the same margin. The bay filly, off at 4-1 here, was content to settle towards the rear of the field as 9-1...

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Juliet Sierra Skips 1000 Guineas

Juddmonte filly Juliet Sierra (GB) (Bated Breath {GB}) will not proceed to Sunday's G1 QIPCO 1000 Guineas over Newmarket's Rowley Mile, according to trainer Ralph Beckett. The winner of the G3 Dick Poole Fillies' S. at Salisbury last autumn, the homebred ran fifth in the G1 Cheveley Park S. at the end of September. "We have decided not to run Juliet Sierra in the Guineas, as we feel she needs a little more time," said Beckett, who will still field Cheveley Park heroine Lezoo (Aus) (Zoustar {Aus}) and Remarquee (GB)...

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Making Waves: Home Sweet Home At Keeneland

   In this series, the TDN takes a look at notable successes of European-based sires in North America. This week's column is highlighted by the victory of Chez Pierre (Fr) (Mehmas {Ire}) in the GI Maker's Mark Mile S. at Keeneland earlier this month.   Chez Pierre Right At Home In Maker's Mark The ultra-consistent Chez Pierre (Fr) (Mehmas {Ire}) improved his record to six-for-seven with a 3 1/2-length tally in the GI Maker's Mark Mile S. at Keeneland on Apr. 14 (video), defeating hot favourite Modern Games (GB) (Dubawi...

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Making Waves: Good Things Come In Threes

   In this series, the TDN takes a look at notable successes of European-based sires in North America. This week's column is highlighted by the victory of Behind Enemy Lines (GB) (Sioux Nation) in the Cutler Bay S. at Gulfstream Park on Saturday. Sioux Nation Colt Makes The Cut At Gulfstream Rockingham Ranch, Talla Racing, LLC and David Bernsen's Behind Enemy Lines (GB) (Sioux Nation) ran like a 1-9 favourite should to give his Coolmore sire his fifth stakes winner and first Stateside in the Cutler Bay S. at Gulfstream...

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Arqana February Mixed Sale Catalogue Sports Wildcards

Three wildcards and 10 supplements have been added to the Arqana February Mixed Sale, which already includes 356 lots. Leading the wild cards will be Leibovitz (Ire) (lot 50) offered by Christophe Ferland. A winner over 1200 metrers at Chantilly on debut, the 3-year-old daughter of Starspangledbanner (Aus) hails from the family of Group 1 winners Park Appeal (Ire) (Ahonoora {GB}), Cape Cross (GB), and Diktat (GB), etc. A pair of broodmares are also wildcards with Rouen Cathedral (GB) (lot 140), who is a daughter of Le Havre (Ire) out...

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Bated Breath's Juliet Sierra To The Fore At Salisbury

Juddmonte's 2-year-old filly Juliet Sierra (GB) (Bated Breath {GB}--Kilo Alpha {GB}, by King's Best) bettered a July 22 debut second going six furlongs at Newmarket with a breakthrough score over much the same trip at Nottingham last month and continued her rapid rise with a career high on stakes bow in Thursday's G3 Ire-Incentive It Pays To Buy Irish Dick Poole Fillies' S. at Salisbury. Finding a smooth rhythm behind the leaders in fifth after an alert getaway, the 9-2 favourite tanked forward to launch her challenge passing the quarter-mile...

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Half To Juliet Foxtrot Debuts At Newmarket

Observations on the European Racing Scene turns the spotlight on the best European races of the day, highlighting well-pedigreed horses early in their careers, horses of note returning to action and young runners that achieved notable results in the sales ring. Friday's Observations features a half-sister to Grade I winner Juliet Foxtrot (GB) (Dansili {GB}). 5.40 Newmarket, Novice, £8,000, 2yo, 6fT JULIET SIERRA (GB) (Bated Breath {GB}) is a notable debutante for the Juddmonte-Ralph Beckett connection due for a big two days, being a half-sister to last year's GI Jenny...

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Frankel Caps Juddmonte Roster at £200,000

The five-strong Juddmonte roster, led by champion-sire elect Frankel (GB) (Galileo {Ire}), was announced on Monday. The son of Kind (Ire) (Danehill) will stand for £200,000 SLF, an increase of £25,000, in 2022. The fasted stallion to reach 50 group winners in history, the bay is already the sire of 20 Group 1 winners. In 2021, eight of his progeny won Group 1 races, with G1 Cazoo Derby and G1 King George VI and Queen Elizabeth S. hero Adayar (Ire) joined by G1 Irish Derby, G1 Grand Prix de Paris...

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Sacred Bridge Put Away For the Year

Group 3 winner Sacred Bridge (GB) (Bated Breath {GB}) will return next season in a Guineas trial. The Juddmonte homebred won four races consecutively, starting with a maiden victory at Naas on debut in June, followed by the Listed Tipperary S. on June 30, the lucrative Aug. 2 Ballyhane S. and the Aug. 27 G3 Round Tower S. Trained by Ger Lyons, she was only eighth in the G1 Cheveley Park S. at Newmarket on Sept. 25. "Nothing really came to light after Newmarket," said Barry Mahon, Juddmonte Racing Manager....

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Breeders' Cup Possible For Sacred Bridge

Friday's G3 Round Tower S. heroine Sacred Bridge (GB) (Bated Breath {GB}), who races in the colours of breeder Juddmonte, is a possible starter in the GI Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf, as long as her European campaign concludes in satisfactory fashion, trainer Ger Lyons revealed to the Nick Luck Daily Podcast. The four-for-four bay's next target is the G1 Cheveley Park S. on Sept. 25. Lyons, who saddled his 1,000th winner on Monday, told the Nick Luck Daily Podcast, "The little filly gave me a 'wow' feeling on Friday--it...

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Bated Breath's Sacred Bridge Unbeaten After Round Tower Test

Completing a group 3 double on The Curragh's Friday card for Juddmonte, Ger Lyons and Colin Keane, Sacred Bridge (GB) (Bated Breath {GB}) took her impressive record to four-from-four in emphatic fashion in the Heider Family Stables Round Tower S. Coming into the six-furlong test off professional if less demonstrative displays in the five-furlong Listed Tipperary S. June 30 and the valuable Ballyhane S. at this distance at Naas Aug. 2, the homebred full-sister to Viadera (GB) belied any fears that she had reached an early plateau by raising her...

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Bated Breath's Unbeaten Sacred Bridge Strikes in €300,000 Heat at Naas

Juddmonte's unbeaten 2-year-old filly Sacred Bridge (GB) (Bated Breath {GB}), fresh from a career high in Tipperary's June 30 Listed Tipperary S., kept her perfect record intact with a game victory in Monday's €300,000 Irish EBF Ballyhane S. at Naas. 3rd-Naas, €300,000, Cond, 8-2, 2yo, 5f 205yT, 1:12.01, gd. SACRED BRIDGE (GB) (f, 2, Bated Breath {GB}--Sacred Shield {GB}, by Beat Hollow {GB}), backed up a June 23 debut score over course and distance with a career high dropping to five furlongs for Tipperary's Listed Tipperary S. on stakes bow...

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