Bauyrzhan Murzabayev

Frankel's Darkaniya Prevails In Baden-Baden Feature

Francis-Henri Graffard trainee Darkaniya (Fr) (Frankel {GB}--Daryakana {Fr}, by Selkirk), who ran fifth in last month's G1 Prix Jean-Romanet, added to a first black-type win in July's Listed Prix de la Pepiniere and doubled a her stakes tally with victory in Saturday's G2 T von Zastrow Stutenpreis at Baden-Baden. The 9-5 favourite lobbed along in seventh passing the judge first time and bounded forward to stalk the leaders in fourth along the backstraight. Inching into second rounding the home turn, she was shaken to to seize control appoaching the final...

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Too Darn Hot's Bauhinia A New 'TDN Rising Star' In France

Godolphin's G1 Prix Marcel Boussac nominee Bauhinia (Ire) (Too Darn Hot {GB}--Desert Blossom {Ire}, by Shamardal) justified that lofty entry and earned a 'TDN Rising Star' rosette with a taking debut display in Thursday's Prix de la Cascade at ParisLongchamp. Racing a shade keenly under a firm grip through halfway in this one-mile debutantes' test, the 23-10 favourite loomed large hard on the steel passing the quarter-mile marker and quickened stylishly under mild coaxing once seizing control approaching the final furlong to easily account for Cetera (Ire) (Nathaniel {Ire}) by...

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Shergar Cup Jockey Shuffle As Hammer Hansen Replaces Murzabayev

Jockey Thore Hammer Hansen will replace Bauyrzhan Murzabayev on Team Europe for Saturday's Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup, Ascot Racecourse announced on Friday. Murzabayev is unable to participate. The German will ride alongside Frankie Dettori, who is team captain, and Olivier Peslier. Team Great Britain and Ireland, Team Ladies and Team Rest of the World rosters all remain unchanged. For more information on the Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup and the participating jockeys, please visit the Ascot website.

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New Bay's Alcantor Strikes For TDN Rising Stardom In France

Edouard de Rothschild's Alcantor (Fr) (New Bay {GB}--Bianca De Medici {GB}, by Medicean {GB}) was a picture of calmness during the extended preliminaries of Tuesday's Prix Chapeau Rouge at Saint-Cloud and exploded onto the scene with a rare display of authority to attain 'TDN Rising Star' status in taking fashion. The seven-furlong contest has been used as a springboard to higher by others, most notably subsequent Group 1 winners Glen Shiel (GB) (Pivotal {GB}) and Arapaho (Fr) (Lope De Vega {Ire}). Alcantor is the second Rising Star for his sire...

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Galileo Colt On Top In The Hocquart

Providing a boost to TDN Rising Star Feed The Flame (GB) (Kingman {GB}), Michael Tabor, Derrick Smith, Susan Magnier and Westerberg's First Minister (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}) mastered his peers in Thursday's G3 Prix Hocquart at ParisLongchamp. Runner-up to Pascal Bary's G1 Prix du Jockey Club-bound colt in the Prix de Ferrieres conditions event over just short of this 11-furlong trip at this track last month, the 9-2 shot was settled in third early under cover on the rail by Bauyrzhan Murzabayev. Getting a gap on the fence to storm to...

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Frankel's Flight Leader Battles To Noailles Victory In Paris

Juddmonte's 3-year-old colt Flight Leader (GB) (Frankel {GB}--Principal Role, by Empire Maker) was last seen graduating in an Oct. 12 nine-furlong maiden at Chantilly and put his hat into the ring for June's G1 Prix du Jockey Club back there after battling to a game victory on seasonal return in Sunday's G3 Prix Noailles at ParisLongchamp. The eventual winner, who had earlier posted a Sept. 1 debut ninth behind the 'TDN Rising Star' performance of Padishakh (Fr) (Wootton Bassett {GB}) at this venue, broke from the outside stall and found...

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No Mistake For Pensee Du Jour In The Penelope

Saturday's G3 Prix Penelope at Saint-Cloud looked a deep race for its type so early in the season, but Ballymore Thoroughbred Ltd's TDN Rising Star Pensee Du Jour (Ire) (Camelot {GB}--Painter's Pride {Fr}, by Dansili {GB}) tackled the third quick examination of her fledgling career with a degree of comfort to provide Andre Fabre with a 10th renewal of the 10 1/2-furlong Diane trial. In front from the outset but kept company by Ballydoyle's Library (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}), the 2-5 favourite began to turn the screw from the top of...

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Seven Days: A Feast Fit For a Queen

A World Cup meeting needs world-class runners plus a global spread of results. This much and more was delivered by the 27th Dubai World Cup and supporting races at Meydan on Saturday. With 26 runners on the night, it was always a given that Japan would feature prominently and, in an exhibition of excellence that we are now becoming accustomed to, they led all comers, just as they had in Riyadh last month. The performance of Ushba Tesoro (Jpn) (Orfevre {Jpn}) alone was pretty dramatic, coming from tailed off to...

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Bauyrzhan Murzabayev Named Retained Rider For Andre Fabre

Bauyrzhan Murzabayev, a four-time champion jockey in Germany, will become the retained rider for French trainer Andre Fabre, according to published reports. Murzabayev, who formerly rode for Peter Schiergen, will have first call on all of Fabre's horses barring those of Godolphin and Wertheimer et Frere, as they have their own retained jockeys. "For me, this is the next step," Bauyrzhan Murzabayev told Galopp Online. "Last year, when Francis-Henri Graffard's offer came, I stayed. I know what I owe to Peter Schiergen. We were a very good team and I...

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Nutan's Alpenjager Powers To Impressive Success In Krefeld Feature

Stall Nizza's homebred 2-year-old Alpenjager (Ger) (Nutan {Ire}--Amora {Ire}, by High Chaparral {Ire}) encountered the 'TDN Rising Star' display of Aspirant (Ger) (Protectionist {Ger}) going one mile in his Sept. 11 debut at Dusseldorf and shed maiden status in impressive fashion when returning to action over the same course and distance last month. He was hammered into 11-5 favouritism, off the back that 3 1/2-length tally, for Sunday's G3 Krefelder Fur Krefeld Grosser Preis der Brauerei Konigshof - Herzog von Ratibor-Rennen at Krefeld and justified support at the tills with...

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Guiliani's Tunnes A Powerhouse In The Grosser Preis Von Bayern

Continuing his march towards the heights achieved by his celebrated half-brother Torquator Tasso (Ger) (Adlerflug {Ger}), Holger Renz's Tunnes (Ger) (Guiliani {Ire}--Tijuana {Ger), by Toylsome {GB}) went Flightline-like through Munich's mud to register a formidable 10-length success in Sunday's G1 Allianz Grosser Preis von Bayern. Already firmly established among the elite of his country's middle-distance and staying performers having won his last two starts including Dortmund's Sept. 18 G3 Deutsches St Leger by a cumulative margin of 14 lengths, the Peter Schiergen-trained chestnut was only warming up for this tour...

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Guiliani's Tunnes Bounds To Classic Glory At Dortmund

Holger Renz's accidental purchase Tunnes (Ger) (Guiliani {Ire}--Tijuana {Ger), by Toylsome {GB}), a half-brother to G1 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe hero Torquator Tasso (Ger) (Adlerflug {Ger}) who was acquired as the result of an online oversight, brought the curtain down on his juvenile campaign with a win in Krefeld's Nov. 14 G3 Herzog von Ratibor-Rennen. Having passed on his G1 Deutsches Derby engagement this term, he made a successful comeback in a Baden-Baden conditions heat at the end of last month and continued his winning streak with a wide-margin...

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