Dansili

Dansili's Juliet Foxtrot Wires Jenny Wiley

Looking for a seemingly elusive Grade I badge, Juddmonte Farms' Juliet Foxtrot (GB) (Dansili {GB}) finally broke through the glass ceiling, posting a career high win in Saturday's GI Coolmore Jenny Wiley S. at Keeneland. The victory represented Juddmonte's 16th graded stakes win at the Lexington oval. It is also the fourth victory in the race for Juddmonte, whose previous triumphs came with Bobby Frankel trainees Tates Creek in 2002 and Intercontinental (GB) in 2004 and 2005. Sent off the 8-5 choice for her 2021 debut, the 6-year-old broke sharply...

[ Read More ]
Juddmonte Sires Enjoy American Purple Patch

While Group 1 racing has wound down for the season in Europe, it rolls on across the Atlantic, and somewhat lost in the shuffle of the breeding stock sales was an excellent weekend on Nov. 28 and 29 for Juddmonte sires in California. Domestic Spending (GB) became the third Group 1 winner for Kingman (GB) when kicking late to take the Hollywood Derby going 1800 metres on the turf, while Viadera (GB) made it a first Group 1 winner for Bated Breath (GB) in the one-mile Matriarch S. on the...

[ Read More ]
Dansili Filly Holds On in Belmont Debut

7th-Belmont, $64,000, Msw, 6-13, 3yo/up, f/m, 1mT, 1:34.08, fm. COST BENEFIT (GB) (f, 3, Dansili {GB}--Forgotten Dreams {Ire}, by Olden Times {GB}) took the lion's share of the pari-mutuel action at 8-5 and got her nose down ahead of her Peter Brant-owned stable companion Dovima (Union Rags) to open her account at first asking. A bit keyed up in the preliminaries, Cost Benefit broke alertly and aggressively tugged Joel Rosario to the front through an opening quarter-mile in :23.02 and a half in :46.51. Still traveling strongly, but not overracing,...

[ Read More ]
American Pharoah Filly Sits La Teste Exam

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 a blueblooded daughter of American Pharoah. 10.55 La Teste de Buch, Debutantes, €14,000, 2yo, f, 5fT STEP BEYOND (American Pharoah) represents the new Niarchos Family-Philippe Sogorb link-up and is a notably early juvenile runner for her owner-breeders. A daughter of the GII Santa Ana S. winner...

[ Read More ]
Warrior Dominates Winter Derby

Sheikh Mohammed Bin Khalifa Al Maktoum's Dubai Warrior (GB) (Dansili {GB}), buoyed by a handsome triumph over John Gosden stablemate Court House (Ire) (Dawn Approach {Ire}) in Lingfield's Dec. 21 Listed Quebec S., returned to the Surrey venue's same 10-furlong strip and issued a repeat prescription in Saturday's G3 Betway Winter Derby. The bay, who had won three of his first five starts, lined up as the 13-8 second choice and stopped the clock with 2 3/4 lengths to spare. Bangkok (Ire) (Australia {GB}), the 8-13 favourite, finished a half-length...

[ Read More ]