Danny Tudhope

Too Darn Hot's Fallen Angel Conquers The Moyglare

Kicking off a big Irish Champions Festival Sunday at The Curragh for Dubawi (Ire), Fallen Angel (GB) (Too Darn Hot {GB}--Agnes Stewart {Ire}, by Lawman {Fr}) provided the Darley giant's first-season sire son with a first Group 1 winner as she domineered a competitive renewal of the Moyglare Stud S., a "Win and You're In" for the GI Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies. Impressive in the G3 Sweet Solera S. over this seven-furlong trip at Newmarket last month, the homebred of Steve Parkin's Clipper Logistics was instantly towards the fore with...

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Night Of Thunder's Flight Plan Makes All In The Solonaway

Entering Saturday's G2 Dullingham Park S., or Solonaway S. as it is registered, slightly under the radar, Clipper Logistics' 3-year-old Flight Plan (GB) (Night Of Thunder {Ire}) did it for Britain as he led his rivals a merry dance to dominate the Leopardstown mile contest. Tried in the 2000 Guineas in the spring, the Karl Burke-trained 15-2 shot who was last seen finishing third in York's G3 Strensall S. was always in control under an enterprising ride from Danny Tudhope. Playing perfectly to the front-running bias that this track is...

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Fallen Angel Gives Too Darn Hot A First Black Type Winner In The Sweet Solera

Providing her first-crop sire Too Darn Hot (GB) with his first black-type winner on Saturday, Clipper Logistics' Listed Star S. runner-up Fallen Angel (GB) proved far too strong in Newmarket's G3 Molson Coors Sweet Solera S. Denied by Shuwari (Ire) (New Bay {GB}) in that Sandown contest over this seven-furlong trip last month, the Karl Burke-trained 9-4 favourite travelled strongly near the front end under Danny Tudhope before starting the stretch of her rivals approaching the final furlong. Soon clear of the Star S. third Soprano (Ire) (Starspangledbanner {Aus}), the...

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Talking Points: Keane Off The Mark At Ascot – But He Deserves More Big-Race Rides

Hard to believe that Colin Keane was 0-50 at Ascot before booting Villanova Queen (Ire) (Mastercraftsman {Ire}) home to record an emotional victory for Jessica Harrington in the Kensington Palace Fillies' Handicap. Anyone with even a passing interest in Irish racing will know that Keane is right up there with the best riders in Europe and his royal winner was long overdue.  Of course, it came in rather fortuitous circumstances, with Keane deputising for Harrington's number one rider Shane Foley, who was cruelly ruled out for six weeks after breaking...

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Dubawi's Rogue Millennium Takes The Duke Of Cambridge

Paying back her supplementary to Wednesday's G2 Duke of Cambridge S. in spades, The Rogues Gallery's Rogue Millennium (Ire) (Dubawi {Ire}--Hawaafez {GB}, by Nayef) was steered to a surprise 10-1 success for the Tom Clover stable by one of the meeting's recent success stories Danny Tudhope. Dropped to a mile after chasing home Free Wind (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}) in the G2 Middleton Fillies' S. over an extended 10-furlong trip at York last month, last year's Listed Lingfield Oaks Trial winner raced off the pace early and was delivered with perfect...

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Godolphin at the Double on Bahrain's Big Day

SAKHIR, Bahrain--In front of a lively crowd back to full strength after the interruptions of Covid, jockey Danny Tudhope gained his just desserts in the G3 Bahrain International Trophy, winning aboard Dubai Future (GB) (Dubawi {Ire}) for Godolphin and Saaeed bin Suroor having missed out on glory in last year's race through injury. Tudhope had not quite returned to full strength in time to partner Lord Glitters (Fr) (Whipper) to victory 12 months ago but he took full advantage of the opportunity handed to him by bin Suroor, who saddled...

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Muhaarar's Polly Pott In May Hill Upset

There was a surprise in store in Thursday's G2 Cazoo May Hill S. at Doncaster as The Megsons' 21,000gns Book 2 bargain Polly Pott (GB) (Muhaarar {GB}) registered a 40-1 success for the soon-to-be-retired Harry Dunlop. In an outcome almost scripted by the racing gods, the winner of nurseries at Nottingham and Salisbury last month burst some bubbles as she swooped from rear under Danny Tudhope. Taking the measure of Novakai (GB) (Lope De Vega {Ire}) from the furlong pole, the bay readily asserted to upstage that rival by 1...

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Queen Mary Glory For Showcasing's Dramatised

Making it two-for-two for the TDN Rising Stars in Royal Ascot's juvenile prizes, Clipper Logistics' Dramatised (Ire) (Showcasing {GB}--Katie's Diamond {Fr}, by Turtle Bowl {Ire}) put up an impressive display in a fast time in Wednesday's G2 Queen Mary S. under an in-form Danny Tudhope. Handed the monicker after her dynamic four-length debut win at Newmarket Apr. 29, the filly that Karl Burke regards as the fastest he has had through his hands was backed into 5-2 favouritism and raced near the front line towards the stand's side early. Committed...

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First Black-Type Winner For James Garfield

Off the mark on debut over five furlongs at Thirsk May 14, the David O'Meara-trained filly Maria Branwell (Ire) (James Garfield {Ire}--Princess Pearl {Ire}, by Teofilo {Ire}) took the next step in her stride on Thursday to capture Sandown's Listed Coral National S. Settled with two behind early by Danny Tudhope, the 3-1 shot had to chase hard after the Listed First Flier S. runner-up Crispy Cat (GB) (Ardad {Ire}) inside the final two furlongs and despite running away from the whip initially focused enough to run down that visitor...

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Glitters Shines Again In The Desert

Lord Glitters (Fr) (Whipper) may have technically had his finest hour three years ago when winning the G1 Queen Anne S. at Royal Ascot, but it is nonetheless very difficult to knock the form that the 9-year-old has been in as of late. Geoff and Sandra Turnbull's remarkably consistent grey turned back the clock when winning the G1 Jebel Hatta and G2 Singspiel S. at last year's carnival, and he proved in fine form still at Meydan on Friday when repeating in the latest edition of the Singspiel S. Lord...

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Dettori Positive For Covid

Frankie Dettori has tested positive for Covid-19 and will therefore miss his rides at Meydan on Friday as he self isolates. "I won't be riding this weekend, as I've tested positive for Covid," the jockey said in a video posted to Twitter. "I'm restricted in my room for a few days. I'm feeling a bit under the weather, but I've had my vaccine so we should survive. I'll keep you posted, but I'm not going to be doing much anyway." The Saeed bin Suroor-trained Real World (Ire) (Dark Angel {Ire})...

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Moss Gill Targets Al Quoz Sprint

Moss Gill (Ire) (No Nay Never), third in the 2020 G1 Nunthorpe S., is targetting the Mar. 27 G1 Al Quoz Sprint at Meydan on Dubai World Cup night. His trainer, Ed Bethell, hopes to retain the services of Danny Tudhope, who has ridden the York listed hero three times previously. His latest effort was a close second in the Listed Betway Hever Sprint S. at Lingfield over the synthetic on Feb. 27. "He's going to go to Dubai, all being well, a week on Friday, for the Al Quoz...

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