Cheveley Park

Inspiral On Target For Falmouth, As Homeless Songs Stays Home

At the latest confirmation stage 11 fillies, including undefeated juvenile champion and G1 Coronation S. heroine Inspiral (GB) (Frankel {GB}), will contest the G1 Tattersalls Falmouth S. on July 8. The Cheveley Park Stud homebred's rider has not been revealed by John and Thady Gosden, as the former Clarehaven stable jockey Frankie Dettori is on "sabbatical". The elder Gosden was at Sandown to saddle Mishriff (Ire) (Make Believe {GB}), who was a narrow second in the G1 Coral-Eclipse, an said, "Sabbatical was a very carefully chosen word. "I'm absolutely over...

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Inspiral to skip Irish 1,000 Guineas in favour of Royal Ascot

Leading Irish 1,000 Guineas fancy Inspiral (GB) (Frankel {GB}) will not run at the Curragh on Sunday and will instead chart a path towards the G1 Coronation S. at Royal Ascot on June 17. The decision was made after the filly was ridden in a key workout by Frankie Dettori over the weekend and the news was revealed by Cheveley Park's Chris Richardson on Monday. Richardson said that it was the recommendation of joint-trainer John Gosden to go straight to Royal Ascot and bypass the Curragh this weekend. He explained,...

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A Different Kind of Royal Meeting

It's Royal Ascot once again, but not as we know it. No crowds, no fashion, no Queen. It is a case of "Royal Ascot At Home" for virtually everybody this year, even for the main players whose money makes it all possible. That said, at least there is still Frankie, Aidan O'Brien, Wesley Ward, Sir Michael Stoute and Battaash (Ire) (Dark Angel {Ire}) and all the other working equine and human cast and crew that make this week so special. One of Britain's most brilliant racehorses of recent years, Battaash...

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Threat to Swerve Guineas in Favour of St James's Palace

MGSW Threat (Ire) (Footstepsinthesand {GB}), a winner of the G2 Gimcrack S. and G2 Champagne S., will target the G1 St James's Palace S. on June 20th, instead of the G1 QIPCO 2000 Guineas at Newmarket on June 6th, The Sun reported. The Cheveley Park colourbearer was last seen running fifth in the G1 Middle Park S. behind Earthlight (Ire) (Shamardal) on Sept. 28. "There's nothing wrong with him, it's just a decision with all of us that he's probably better off on a flat track and it gives him...

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Observations: Aug. 9, 2019

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 debut of a full-brother to Churchill and Clemmie. 5.15 Curragh, Mdn, €17,500, 2yo, 7fT PARADISO (IRE) (Galileo {Ire}) is a full-brother to Churchill (Ire) and Clemmie (Ire) who may be down the Ballydoyle pecking order if jockey bookings are to be believed. Seamie Heffernan takes...

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Goffs Releases Deep Orby Catalogue

Goffs on Thursday released the catalogue for its flagship Orby yearling sale, with 472 yearlings set to be offered on Oct. 1 and 2. This year, Orby celebrated a second consecutive Oaks winner when Channel (Ire) (Nathaniel {Ire}) was victorious in the G1 Prix de Diane. Bred by Kilcarn Stud, Channel was an €18,000 private purchase at Orby in 2017 by Meridian International. The year prior, G1 Investec Oaks winner Forever Together (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}) had been bought by MV Magnier for €900,000. One of the highlights of this year's...

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Lethal Force's Golden Horde Wins the Richmond

Fifth in the G2 Coventry S., AlMohamediya Racing's Golden Horde (Ire) (Lethal Force {Ire}) saw off TDN Rising Star Theat (Ire) (Footstepsinthesand {GB}) in tenacious fashion to secure the G2 Qatar Richmond S. at Goodwood on Thursday. Behind Threat in that June 18 Royal Ascot contest, where he hung under pressure, the 15-2 shot had first run on Cheveley Park's 11-8 favourite here and after tracking the early pace took over passing the two-furlong pole and held him off to prevail by 3/4 of a length. "He was still very...

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