G2 Coventry S.

Tasleet's Bradsell Best In The Coventry

Becoming the first of the TDN Rising Stars to emerge successful at Royal Ascot in 2022, Victorious Racing Limited's Bradsell (GB) (Tasleet {GB}) conquered a host of talent to win the G2 Coventry S. and make Hollie Doyle Royal Ascot's most successful female rider on three successes. Keen initially from her draw in the centre, the Archie Watson-trained £47,000 Goffs UK Breeze-Up graduate ended up tracking the right rival in Royal Scotsman (Ire) (Gleneagles {Ire}) to the two-furlong pole. Taking over soon after, the 8-1 shot forged away for a...

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Regal Presence Opens the Royal Meeting

While it is expected that The Queen will be at Royal Ascot on Tuesday, the fact that the monarch is not going to attend each day and that there will be no royal procession means that as far as normality is concerned we are far from out of the woods. In an upgrade on the atmospheric void that was 2020, there will be 12,000 in attendance to create some buzz at Flat racing's magnificent summer showcase which still boasts a strong, if slightly diminished, international element. While French entries have...

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DJ Stables Buys Majority Interest in Masseto

Len Green's DJ Stable has purchased a majority interest in Masseto (GB) (Territories {Ire}), who is scheduled to start in Tuesday's G2 Coventry S. at Royal Ascot. The 2-year-old colt will race in the name of DJ Stable, and will continue to be trained by Donnacha O'Brien with minority partners involved in the ownership. Masseto, a debut winner at Navan Apr. 25, was second in the G3 GAIN Marble Hill S. in his second outing over heavy ground as the 15-8 favorite. He was a 62,000 gns Tattersalls December Foal...

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Homecoming for Ashford's Caravaggio

While most American breeders are just now getting their first look at multiple Group 1 winner Caravaggio, who stood his first three years at Coolmore's headquarters in Ireland and now takes on the U.S. market for 2021, the son of Scat Daddy is not new to Ashford Stud. The speedy grey was born and raised at Ashford, having been bred by the farm's Director of Sales Charlie O'Connor and his in-laws' Windmill Manor Farms. "Caravaggio is a horse that's obviously very close to our hearts," Coolmore's Adrian Wallace said. "He...

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G2SW Arizona Retired to Castlehyde Stud

Michael Tabor, Derrick Smith and Mrs. John Magnier's Arizona (Ire) (No Nay Never--Lady Ederle, by English Channel), winner of the G2 Coventry S. in only his third career start, has been retired from racing and will stand under the Coolmore banner at Castlehyde Stud for the 2021 season. A fee for Arizona will be announced at a later date. "Arizona is a very good-looking and good-moving son of No Nay Never who really fills the eye," said Castlehyde Manager Paddy Fleming. "He's got a very current, fast pedigree too, so...

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Cox Pair Bound for Morny

GSWs Supremacy (Ire) (Mehmas {Ire}) and Nando Parrado (GB) (Kodiac {GB}), both trained by Clive Cox, will clash in the G1 Prix Morny at Deauville on Aug. 23, all being well. The former won the G2 Richmond S. at the Qatar Goodwood Festival on July 30 and claims two wins from three starts, while the latter broke his maiden at second asking in the G2 Coventry S. at Royal Ascot back in June. Cox is relishing the match up between two group-class colts. "We're very pleased with the way he's...

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