Clive Cox

Supremacy To Swerve Morny

Nando Parrado (GB) (Kodiac {GB}) will be Clive Cox's sole representative in next weekend's G1 Prix Morny after the trainer revealed that his G2 Richmond S. winner Supremacy (Ire) (Mehmas {Ire}) will sit out that contest and potentially head to the G2 Gimcrack S. at York on Aug. 21. Nando Parrado has not been seen since winning Royal Ascot's G2 Coventry S. at 150-1, having missed his last intended target in the G2 Prix Robert Papin. "We are very keen on Nando Parrado heading in that direction, who I think...

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The Weekly Wrap: More Joy For Cox And McCartan

It was 11 years ago that Xtension (Ire) (Xaar {GB}) became only the second group winner for his trainer Clive Cox when landing the G2 Veuve Clicquot Vintage S. under Adam Kirby. In the intervening years, Cox and Kirby have become a force to be reckoned with, particularly in the major sprint contests and often with horses bought relatively inexpensively by the trainer. Xtension was himself a €15,000 yearling purchase from his breeder Paul McCartan of Ballyphilip Stud, and he was later sold on as a 3-year-old to race in...

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Cox Pair Bound for Morny

GSWs Supremacy (Ire) (Mehmas {Ire}) and Nando Parrado (GB) (Kodiac {GB}), both trained by Clive Cox, will clash in the G1 Prix Morny at Deauville on Aug. 23, all being well. The former won the G2 Richmond S. at the Qatar Goodwood Festival on July 30 and claims two wins from three starts, while the latter broke his maiden at second asking in the G2 Coventry S. at Royal Ascot back in June. Cox is relishing the match up between two group-class colts. "We're very pleased with the way he's...

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Prix Maurice de Gheest Target for Golden Horde

Golden Horde (Ire) (Lethal Force {Ire}), a winner of the G1 Commonwealth Cup at Royal Ascot in June, will next take part in the G1 Prix Maurice de Gheest at Deauville on Aug. 9. Clive Cox has earmarked that French feature for his charge, who most recently ran third in the G1 July Cup on July 11. As a juvenile, the Al Mohamediya Racing colourbearer scooped the G2 Richmond S. and was third and second, respectively, in the G1 Prix Morny and G1 Middle Park S. "It's day-by-day with these...

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Nando Parrado Out Of Papin

Sunday's G2 Prix Robert Papin was set to be a showdown between Royal Ascot winners Nando Parrado (Ire) (Kodiac {GB}) and The Lir Jet (Ire) (Prince Of Lir {Ire}), but that clash will have to wait with Nando Parrado having turned up lame on Friday morning. "I'm afraid Nando pulled out a bit sore this morning," trainer Clive Cox said of the 150-1 G2 Coventry S. winner. "It's a huge disappointment, but we know we've got a serious horse on our hands and we just can't take the risk. It's...

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Golden Horde On Course For July Cup

Golden Horde (Ire) (Lethal Force {Ire}) has exited his G1 Commonwealth Cup victory last week "really well" and is set to tackle elders in the G1 Darley July Cup on July 11, trainer Clive Cox said. Golden Horde was emulating his young sire with a Royal Ascot Group 1 victory, Lethal Force having taken the G1 Diamond Jubilee S. in 2013 for Cox, and the 3-year-old will also attempt to follow his sire into the July Cup winner's enclosure. "He's come out of it really well," Cox said. "He took...

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Nando Parrado Given Morny Target

Nando Parrado (GB) (Kodiac {GB}), who became the highest-priced winner in Royal Ascot history when winning last week's G2 Norfolk S. at odds of 150-1, will target the G1 Prix Morny at Deauville on Aug. 23. "We're looking towards that. That would be our plans and thoughts at this stage," said trainer Clive Cox. "It would be a logical step from here." Cox said Marie McCartan's colt didn't handle Newmarket's undulations when fifth on debut on June 4, and thus was not surprised by the bay's improvement in the Norfolk....

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Another For Kodiac As Nando Parrado Causes Coventry Shock

There was a piece of history made in the G2 Coventry S., as Clive Cox and Adam Kirby united to land the spoils with Nando Parrado (GB) (Kodiac {GB}) who at a stunning 150-1 is the longest-priced winner in the modern era at Royal Ascot. While his price was probably hugely inflated given that virtually every one of the 2-year-olds in this line-up was an unknown quantity in this irregular season, Marie McCartan's bay had not exactly shone when fifth on debut over this trip at Newmarket June 4. Always...

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Cox Outlines Plans for Star Pair

Clive Cox is bullish on his charges GSW & MG1SP Golden Horde (Ire) (Lethal Force {Ire}) and GSW Positive (GB) (Dutch Art {GB}) chances, while waiting for racing to resume this season. The pair did very little wrong last year, with G2 Richmond S. winner Golden Horde finishing third to Earthlight (Ire) (Shamardal) in the G1 Prix Morny before closing the gap on Andre Fabre's charge to a neck when second in the G1 Middle Park S. at Newmarket. Positive found only Pinatubo (Ire) (Shamardal) too good in the G2...

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Over Too You

With Stradivarius (Ire) (Sea the Stars {Ire}) delivering for Frankie on Tuesday, the weight of expectation now rests on Too Darn Hot (GB) (Dubawi {Ire}) to maintain the run in Wednesday's G1 Qatar Sussex S. at Goodwood. In many ways, the Lloyd-Webbers' 'TDN Rising Star' was the one who at the start of the season promised most to make this a memorable season for Dettori with his unbeaten streak culminating in juvenile champion status. That it has hardly gone to any kind of plan so far in 2019 is well-documented,...

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Five Initial Entries For Goodwood Sale

Goffs UK have unveiled the five initial entries for their Goodwood Sale, which takes place after racing during the Glorious Goodwood Festival July 31. The boutique sale is in its second year and features both racing and breeding prospects. Among the initial entries are the Archie Watson trained pair Nate The Great (GB) (Nathaniel {Ire}) and Hurcle (Ire) (Exceed And Excel {Aus}). The former is a progressive staying 3-year-old who finished third last time out in the G3 Bahrain Trophy at Newmarket while 2-year-old colt Hurcle made a winning debut...

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