Charlie Appleby

Ghaiyyath Confirmed For Irish Champion

Ghaiyyath (Ire) (Dubawi {Ire}) will line up for Saturday's G1 Irish Champion S. at Leopardstown after coming through a Thursday morning gallop in good order, according to trainer Charlie Appleby. This season's G1 Coronation Cup, G1 Coral-Eclipse S. and G1 Juddmonte International winner is the favourite for the 10-furlong contest and will face five rivals including Ballydoyle's Japan (GB) (Galileo {Ire}) and Magical (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}) as well as this season's G1 Prix Ganay victor Sottsass (Fr) (Siyouni {Fr}). "It was a routine piece of work to check his well-being,...

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Ghaiyyath Still in Irish Champion Lineup

MG1SW Ghaiyyath (Ire) (Dubawi {Ire}) is one of 13 horses standing their ground at this entry stage for the G1 Irish Champion S. at Leopardstown on Saturday, Horse Racing Ireland announced on Tuesday. A final call on the Godolphin representative's participation will be made on Wednesday. The bay has already racked up a trio of Group 1s this season-the Coronation Cup S. at Newmarket, Sandown's Coral-Eclipse S. and last month's Juddmonte International S. at York. "Ghaiyyath will work tomorrow morning, we will have a final discussion then and if everyone...

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Lope de Vega’s La Barrosa a New Rising Star

Ascot's seven-furlong Me2 Club EBF Future Stayers' Maiden S. on Friday looked one for future Classic prospects on paper and it was the 2-1 favourite La Barrosa (Ire) (Lope de Vega {Ire}) who came out on top to earn TDN Rising Star status. Having cost 750,000gns at the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale Book 1, Godolphin's son of the multiple group-placed Bikini Babe (Ire) (Montjeu {Ire}) carried a sense of expectation despite the presence of Derab (GB) (Sea the Stars {Ire}), the half-brother to Enable (GB) (Nathaniel {Ire}). Settled in mid-pack...

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Doyle Picks Up Pinatubo Mount

James Doyle will renew his partnership with Pinatubo (Ire) (Shamardal) in Sunday's G1 Prix du Moulin at ParisLongchamp, which frees up William Buick to ride Ghaiyyath (Ire) (Dubawi {Ire}) in next Saturday's G1 Irish Champion S. should the 5-year-old take up that assignment. As an elite sportsman, Doyle will need to quarantine for eight days upon returning to the UK from France and provide two negative COVID-19 tests. Ireland's quarantine rules were adjusted on Thursday to allow jockeys to travel to the country to ride at Group 1 meetings, paving...

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Sister To Wuheida a New Rising Star At Newmarket

Friday's MansionBet Best Odds Guaranteed Fillies' Novice S. at Newmarket played host to a new TDN Rising Star as Godolphin's A'Shaari (GB) (Dubawi {Ire}) made a serious impact on debut for the Charlie Appleby stable. Sent off the 3-1 second favourite for the seven-furlong contest, the full-sister to the operation's GI Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf and G1 Prix Marcel Boussac winner Wuheida (GB) travelled smoothly on the testing ground held up by William Buick throughout the early stages. Moving smoothly down the outer to gain command approaching the furlong...

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International Glory For Ghaiyyath

Godolphin's Ghaiyyath (Ire) (Dubawi {Ire}) continues to go from strength to strength and only had to go about his usual business to add Wednesday's star-studded G1 Juddmonte International to his G1 Coronation Cup and G1 Eclipse S. triumphs. Always content on the front end with William Buick holding on to something, the 11-8 favourite was brought up the centre of the home straight and stayed out of reach of Magical (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}) to win by three lengths, with Lord North (Ire) (Dubawi {Ire}) 1 1/4 lengths away in third....

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Pinatubo Back To A Mile For Moulin

Last year's champion 2-year-old Pinatubo (Ire) (Shamardal) got back to winning ways when dropped down to seven furlongs last out in the G1 Prix Jean Prat at Deauville on July 12, and Godolphin's 3-year-old will get the chance to once again prove himself over a mile in the G1 Prix du Moulin at ParisLongchamp on Sept. 6, trainer Charlie Appleby confirmed on Nick Luck's Daily Podcast. "Pinatubo had a nice little break after the Prix Jean Prat and the plan is to head for the Prix du Moulin," Appleby said....

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Maurice de Gheest Glory For Dubawi’s Space Blues

Godolphin had two livewires in a renewal of Deauville's G1 LARC Prix Maurice de Gheest that looked well up to standard but also tough to call and it was the white cap of the second-string Space Blues (Ire) (Dubawi {Ire}) that emerged on top in a thriller. Third in this 6 1/2-furlong feature 12 months ago, the Charlie Appleby representative had yet to win over this short a trip but gave all the right signals with the way he travelled through the seven-furlong G2 Lennox S. when registering a career-best...

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Daughter Of Just The Judge Returns At Lingfield

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. Today's Observations features the second start of a daughter of a Classic winner. 5.05 Lingfield, Nov, £6,400, 2yo, f, 8f 1y (AWT) Godolphin's €1-million Arqana December foal NASH NASHA (GB) (Dubawi {Ire}) closed out a Charlie Appleby-trained trifecta when third tackling seven furlongs at Newmarket in her July 11...

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Appleby, bin Suroor to Swerve Melbourne

Godolphin's Newmarket-based trainers Charlie Appleby and Saeed bin Suroor have informed Racing Victoria that they will not send horses to this year's Melbourne spring carnival amid the coronavirus pandemic. Both trainers have enjoyed success at the carnival as of late; Charlie Appleby won the 2018 G1 Melbourne Cup with Cross Counter (GB) (Teofilo {Ire}), while bin Suroor has saddled three runners up in the great race while Benbatl (GB) won the G1 Ladbrokes S. in 2018 and was second to Winx (Aus) (Street Cry {Ire}) in the G1 Cox Plate....

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Dubawi’s Space Blues Powers To Lennox Success

Retaining all his old pizzazz, 'TDN Rising Star' Space Blues (Ire) (Dubawi {Ire}) backed up victories in last month's Listed Spring Trophy and G3 Prix de la Porte Maillot with an impressive win in Tuesday's G2 Qatar Lennox S. over seven furlongs at Goodwood. Adopting his usual patient role off the tempo in ninth through halfway, the 2-1 favourite made eyecatching headway out wide in the straight and was not for catching once quickening smartly for control approaching the final eighth to easily outpoint Duke of Hazzard (Fr) (Lope de...

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Master of the Seas to Step Up to Group 1 Company

Unbeaten juvenile Master Of The Seas (Ire) (Dubawi {Ire}), a winner of the July 11 G2 Superlative S. last out for Godolphin, will target Group 1 races for the foreseeable future, trainer Charlie Appleby revealed. The bay got the job done on debut at Newmarket on June 18 and is now a potential candidate for the G1 National S. in Ireland, the G1 Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere in France and the G1 Vertem Futurity Trophy in the UK according to Appleby. "Master Of The Seas is having a break," said Appleby....

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