G2 Betfred Champagne S

Lope De Vega's Iberian On Top In The Champagne

Teme Valley and Ballylinch Stud's Iberian (Ire) (Lope De Vega {Ire}--Bella Estrella {Ire}, by High Chaparral {Ire}) backed up a debut success at Newbury in June with a second in last month's G2 Vintage S. at Goodwood and continued on the upgrade with a decisive victory in Saturday's G2 Betfred Champagne S. at Doncaster. Racing fourth of five behind a modest pace through halfway, the 3-1 chance powered forward inside the final quarter mile to gain a narrow advantage passing the furlong pole and was driven out to easily assert...

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Rosallion to Test Champagne at Doncaster

Sheikh Mohammed Obaid's Rosallion (Ire) (Blue Point {Ire}) will target next month's G2 Betfred Champagne S. at Doncaster in bid to keep his perfect record as well as bolster his growing reputation. The Richard Hannon charge beat a next-out scorer at Newbury on debut in June before stepping up to the listed level with a victory in the Flexjet Pat Eddery S. at Ascot last out on July 29. His conditioner has also been eyeing a run in the G1 Darley Dewhurst S. in October, but is not confident Rosallion...

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