Frankel (GB)

Limiti Di Greccio And Inspiral To Miss Irish 1000 Guineas

Limiti Di Greccio (Ire) (Elzaam {Aus}) and Inspiral (GB) (Frankel {GB}), both of whom held prominent positions in the betting for Sunday's G1 Irish 1000 Guineas, have been ruled out of making their respective seasonal return in the Curragh Classic. Paddy Twomey, who trains Limiti Di Greccio, told TDN Europe that his hugely exciting filly will be aimed at races in the autumn after she encountered "a small training problem" while connections of G1 winning 2-year-old Inspiral are charting a path towards the G1 Coronation S. at Royal Ascot with...

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Frankel's TDN Rising Star Nashwa Sparkles in Newbury's Oaks Trial

Suddenly, it looks like the Gosdens have a quandary regarding the Oaks after Imad Al Sagar's TDN Rising Star Nashwa (GB) (Frankel {GB}) threw her hat into the ring with a sparkling display in Newbury's Listed Haras De Bouquetot Fillies' Trial S. on Saturday. With much of the space available for the Epsom Classic already taken up with the stable's Emily Upjohn (GB) (Sea the Stars {Ire}), it may be to Chantilly that this talented individual heads for the June 19 G1 Prix de Diane so as to avoid a...

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Marlinka's Finale Comes Out at Newmarket

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. Thursday's Observations features the final foal out of Marlinka (GB) (Marju {Ire}). 4.45 York, Mdn, £20,000, 2yo, 6fT UBETTABEQUICK (IRE) (Wootton Bassett {GB}), the joint top-priced filly at the Arqana Deauville October Yearling Sale at €350,000, debuts for Martin Webb Racing and the Nigel Tinkler stable who teamed up...

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Westover to Gallop at Epsom Prior to Derby

Juddmonte's Westover (GB) (Frankel {GB}), who won the G3 bet365 Classic Trial at Sandown on Apr. 22, will forego another start prior to an intended run in the G1 Cazoo Derby on June 4, according to Barry Mahon, Juddmonte's General Manager of Ireland and European racing. The colt will have a workout over the Epsom Downs however, during the Cazoo Derby Gallops Morning on May 23. "He's a beautiful looking horse, by Frankel who is excelling at present and [trainer] Ralph [Beckett] is very happy with him," said Mahon. "If...

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Another For Frankel As Muguet Goes To Sibila Spain

Galileo (Ire) had been omnipresent throughout the week and his influence even extended less directly to Saint-Cloud on Sunday when Sibila Spain (Ire) registered a pattern-race double for Frankel (GB). Following on from the impressive G2 Prix Greffulhe success of Onesto (Ire) earlier on the card, Yeguada Centurion SLU's daughter of the G1 Irish Oaks runner-up L'Ancresse (Ire) (Darshaan {GB}) took advantage of a change of plan to prevail in the G2 Prix du Muguet. Abandoning the front-running tactics that had been employed of late, Aurelien Lemaitre anchored the TDN...

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Frankel's Onesto Swoops Late For Impressive Prix Greffulhe Triumph

Fabrice Chappet trainee and 185,000gns Tattersalls October Book 1 yearling and $535,000 Ocala April breeze-up graduate Onesto (Ire) (Frankel {GB}--Onshore {GB}, by Sea The Stars {Ire}) attained 'TDN Rising Star' status with a dominant performance going one mile at Chantilly in September, but had floundered in two subsequent outings before lining up as a 12-1 chance for Sunday's G2 Prix Greffulhe at Saint-Cloud. Second contesting an Oct. 21 Deauville conditions heat in his only other juvenile start, he opened his sophomore campaign with a close-up eighth in ParisLongchamp's Apr. 18...

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Juddmonte Mares Sell Well At Inglis Chairman's

Friday's Inglis Chairman's Sale offered a trio of Juddmonte mares, and the priciest lot, Ludisia (GB) (Frankel {GB}) (lot 48), showed the way at A$650,000. Snapped up by James Harron on behalf of Morningside VIC, the Twin Hills Stud-consigned daughter of crack French sprinter African Rose (GB) (Observatory) is in foal to Juddmonte stallion Kingman (GB). African Rose, in turn, is a full-sister to G3 Prix d'Aumale heroine Helleborine (GB) (Observatory), herself the dam of sensational G2 Coventry S. winner and now Coolmore sire Calyx (GB) (Kingman {GB}). Another of...

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Coronation Cup First Up For Alpinista

Three-time Group 1 winner Alpinista (GB) (Frankel {GB}) will step out in the June 3 G1 Cazoo Coronation Cup at Epsom for her first start of the year, according to trainer Sir Mark Prescott. Raced by breeder Kirsten Rausing, the 5-year-old delivered five victories in five starts in 2021, including three straight German Group 1s: August's Grosser Preis von Berlin, September's Preis von Europa and the Grosser Preis von Bayern on Nov. 7. Prescott said, "She is fine and we intend to run her in the Coronation Cup. We have...

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Al Mubhir Returns At Goodwood

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. Friday's Observations features the return of a Frankel (GB) 'TDN Rising Star'. 1.30 Goodwood, Cond, £25,000, 3yo, 8fT AL MUBHIR (GB) (Frankel {GB}) makes his eagerly-awaited 3-year-old debut, having been forced to swerve the G3 Craven S. earlier this month. The fact that William Haggas was prepared to take...

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Angel Bleu To Wait For The French Guineas

Dual Group 1 winner Angel Bleu (Fr) (Dark Angel {Ire}) will pass on the G1 QIPCO 2000 Guineas on Apr. 30 and wait for the May 15 G1 Poule d'Essai des Poulains in France. Successful in the G2 Vintage S. in July, the grey earned a pair of Group 1 wins in the Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere at ParisLongchamp and in the Criterium International at Saint-Cloud, both in October. The Marc Chan silkbearer resumed with a third-place effort in the G3 Greenham S. at Newbury on Apr. 16. Trainer Ralph Beckett...

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Heron S. Next For Inspiral

Cartier Champion 2-Year-Old Filly Inspiral (GB) (Frankel {GB}), who will miss the G1 QIPCO 1000 Guineas on May 1, will instead make her next start in the Listed Coral Heron S. at Sandown Park on May 19. Four-for-four at two including a victory in the G1 bet365 Fillies' Mile at Newmarket in October, Inspiral missed several days of training in the lead up to the Guineas. Royal Ascot's G1 Coronation S. in June is the long-term target for the Cheveley Park homebred. John Gosden, who trains the filly with his...

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Group 1 Winner Inspiral To Miss The 1000 Guineas

Cheveley Park Stud's Inspiral (GB) (Frankel {GB}), one of the leading fancies for the G1 QIPCO 1000 Guineas at Newmarket on May 1, will miss the race, according to the owners' managing director Chris Richardson. The John and Thady Gosden trainee is a perfect four-for-four, with black-type victories in the Listed Star S. in June, the Sept. 9 G2 May Hill S. and the Oct. 8 G1 Fillies' Mile to end her season. "John Gosden had an in-depth discussion with the boss, Mrs. Thompson, and following that, it was decided...

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