G1 Champion S.

Benbatl Likely For Champions Day

Globetrotting multiple Group 1 winner Benbatl (GB) (Dubawi {Ire}), who is fresh off a record-breaking G2 Joel S. victory at Newmarket, has been confirmed for QIPCO Champions Day on Oct. 16, as long as the ground is not too heavy. The Godolphin colourbearer, who has earned top-drawer victories in Dubai, Germany and Australia, was winning his second Joel S. His first start of the season was a second in the G2 Celebration Mile at Goodwood in August after almost a year away from the racecourse. Benbatl holds entries in both...

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Sun Chariot Likely For Lady Bowthorpe

Group 1 winner Lady Bowthorpe (GB) (Nathaniel {Ire}) will likely make her next start in the G1 Kingdom of Bahrain Sun Chariot S. on Oct. 2. Trainer William Jarvis prefers that Newmarket option, with the G1 Prix de l'Opera back in France on Oct. 3 no longer under consideration. Later targets on the calendar include the G1 Queen Elizabeth II S. or G1 Champion S. on Oct. 16 for the 5-year-old mare. In her most recent start, the G1 Nassau S. heroine was seventh of eight in the G1 Prix...

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Addeybb to Defend Champion S. Crown

Last year's G1 Champion S. winner Addeybb (Ire) (Pivotal {GB}) will return to Ascot to defend his crown in October, trainer William Haggas has announced. A winner of the G1 Ranvet S. and G1 Queen Elizabeth S. in Australia last year, the chestnut was second in the G1 Prince Of Wales's S. back in the UK last June, two starts prior to his Champion S. victory. Sent back to Australia in March, he was second in the Ranvet to Verry Elleegant (NZ) (Zed {NZ}) and then turned the tables on...

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Mishriff on Track for Champion

French Derby winner Mishriff (Ire) (Make Believe {GB}) remains on course for the Oct. 17 G1 Qipco Champion S. at Ascot. The 3-year-old's connections opted not to supplement the G1 Prix du Jockey Club winner for the G1 Qatar Pix de l'Arc de Triomphe in favor of Ascot's 10-furlong feature. In his latest start, Mishriff won the Aug. 15 G2 Prix Guillaume D'Ornano at Deauville. "He's bouncing, he's going well and he's waiting for his date at Ascot," said Ted Voute, racing manager to owner Prince Faisal. [Trainer] John [Gosden]...

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Filly Foal is the First for Cracksman

English/French highweight and two-time G1 Champion S. hero Cracksman (GB) (Frankel {GB}) sired his first reported foal at Newsells Park Stud on Jan. 22, Darley announced on Thursday. Bred by W & R Barnett Ltd., the filly is out of Amber Silk (Ire) (Lawman {Fr}), a winning full-sister to G1 Irish 1000 Guineas heroine and GI E.P. Taylor S. victress Just The Judge (Ire) (Lawman {Fr}) from the family of MGSW and G1 Epsom Oaks/G1 Coronation Cup third High Heeled (Ire) (High Chaparral {Ire}). Julian Dollar, General Manager of Newsells...

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