Gleneagles (Ire)

Jack Darcy Outwits Rivals For Grand Prix de Deauville Success

Paul and Oliver Cole trainee Jack Darcy (Ire) (Gleneagles {Ire}--Pretty Face {GB}, by Rainbow Quest) seized immediate control of Sunday's G2 Lucien Barriere Grand Prix de Deauville and was never headed in the 12 1/2-furlong feature to complete an afternoon pattern-race treble for the British raiding party. On the front end from flagfall and leading his rivals in single file, the 54-5 outsider-of-five was scrubbed along off the home turn and kept finding under continued rousting in the straight to hold Al Nayyir (GB) (Dubawi {Ire}) by 1 1/4 lengths...

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Monday's Observations: €460K Half to Grand Prix de Paris Hero Onesto Set for Clairefontaine Bow

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. Monday's Insights features Before Night Falls, a half to G1SW Onesto. 14.23 Clairefontaine, Mdn, €30,000, unraced 2yo, f, 7fT White Birch Farm's €460,000 Arqana August acquisition BEFORE NIGHT FALLS (Gleneagles {Ire}) is a half-sister to last term's G1 Grand Prix de Paris hero Onesto (Ire) (Frankel {GB}) and debuts...

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Deauville Stakes Double For Graffard Stable In Prix de Pomone Thriller

Francis Graffard trainee Melo Melo (GB) (Gleneagles {Ire}--You Look So Good {GB}, by Excellent Art {GB}) had raced exclusively in stakes company in each of her six latest starts, bagging a career best in ParisLongchamp's Listed Prix Gold River in May when last seen, and continued on a rapid upward trajectory with a game success in Saturday's G2 Prix de Pomone at Deauville. The 47-10 chance employed patient tactics and tracked the leaders in a midfield sixth through halfway in this staging post for the G1 Prix de Royallieu on...

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Royal Scotsman To The Sidelines Until 2024 With Bone Bruising

The Classic-placed Royal Scotsman (Ire) (Gleneagles {Ire}), who bears the colours of Mrs. Fitri Hay, will not race again this season due to bone bruising, co-trainer Paul Cole revealed on Saturday. However, the G2 Richmond S. winner will return next year. "He's suffered from bone bruising, which is quite rare but not a long-term issue," said Paul Cole, who trains with his son Oliver. "Sadly he won't run again this season. "My intention is to win as many Group 1s over a mile as I can with him next year."...

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Making Waves: Monmouth Success For Kingman Filly

   In this series, the TDN takes a look at notable successes of European-based sires in North America. This week's column is highlighted by Startup Mentality, who won the Monmouth curtain-raiser on Haskell Day in Oceanport, New Jersey. Kingman Filly Succeeds On Haskell Undercard Klaravich Stables and Chad Brown teamed up to take the first race on GI Haskell S. day at Monmouth Park with Startup Mentality (Ire) (Kingman {GB}) (video). A 300,000gns Tattersalls October Book 1 yearling, the daughter of Fine Time (GB) (Dansili {GB}) was bred by Mountarmstrong...

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Italy's SGA Sale Catalogue Features 117 Yearlings

A total of 117 yearlings will go under the hammer at the SGA Yearling Sale in Milan on Sept. 9. Past graduates of the sale include the undefeated G3 Premio Regina Elena Italian 1000 Guineas and G2 Oaks d'Italia heroine Shavasana (Ire) (Gleneagles {Ire}), who currently races in the colours of Katsumi Yoshida. The catalogue includes lot 9, a filly by Almanzor (Fr), who just sired Thursday's G3 Bahrain Trophy S. hero Castle Way (GB); as well as lot 22, a colt by Derby winner Australia (GB). Darley's Blue Point...

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Observations: Ballydoyle Newcomer Takes The Eye In Curragh Opener

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. Saturday's Insights features the son of G1SW Together Forever, the Justify colt City of Troy. 13.40 Curragh, Mdn, €20,000, 2yo c/g, 7fT CITY OF TROY (Justify) looks a significant member of the contingent for this Barronstown Stud Irish EBF Maiden for colts and geldings, being the chosen Ballydoyle representative...

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Making Waves: Ashes To Gold For Belardo Gelding

   In this series, the TDN takes a look at the success of European-based sires in North America, on a semi-weekly basis. This column (Feb. 26-Mar. 5) is highlighted by the victory of Gold Phoenix in the GI Frank E. Kilroe Mile S. at Santa Anita on Saturday, Mar. 4. One of several Europeans to cause a stir Stateside on Saturday, Gold Phoenix (Ire) (Belardo {Ire}) became the first top-level winner for his sire with a neck victory in the GI Frank E. Kilroe Mile S. (video). Offered by co-breeder/owner...

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Full-Brother To Grade I Winner Highland Chief Debuts At Kempton

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. Wednesday's Observations features a full-brother to Grade I winner Highland Chief (Ire) (Gleneagles {Ire}). 14.25 Lingfield, Nov, £6,800, 2yo, f, 7f 1y (AWT) Godolphin's homebred debutante STAR GUEST (GB) (Dubawi {Ire}) is a daughter of MGSW G1 Prix d'Ispahan third Usherette (Ire) (Shamardal) and the mount of William Buick...

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Churchill Filly Leads The Way At The SGA Yearling Sale

A filly by Churchill (Ire) out of the dual listed-placed Rabiosa Fiore (GB) (Sakhee's Secret {GB}) emerged as the €200,000 top lot during Saturday's SGA Yearling Sale in Milan. Consigned by Razza Vedano, the Mar. 6 foal (lot 28), named Rinnovati (Ity), is a half-sister to the two-time stakes winner Amalaura (Ire) (Raven's Pass). Another half-sister, the Saxon Warrior (Jpn) filly Rage Of Bamby (Ire) graduated at Leicester on Sept. 6. Marco Bozzi was in action for the relative of French Classic heroine East Of The Moon (Private Account). Bozzi...

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Noble Style Returns 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. Friday's Observations features the return of a 'TDN Rising Star'. 5.10 Newmarket, Novice, £8,000, 2yo, 6fT NOBLE STYLE (GB) (Kingman {GB}) makes his eagerly-awaited return from a setback that ruled him out of the G2 Coventry S., having been one of the forecast favourites for that contest after his...

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Royal Scotsman Scoots To Richmond Triumph

Fitri Hay's Royal Scotsman (GB) (Gleneagles {Ire}--Enrol {GB}, by Pivotal {GB}) finished a close up third in Royal Ascot's G2 Coventry S. and justified odds-on favouritism with a snug victory over the same six-furlong trip in Thursday's G2 Richmond S. at Goodwood. Fourth behind the 'TDN Rising Star' display of Noble Style (GB) (Kingman {GB}) contesting a hot novice heat over five furlongs at Ascot in his May 7 debut, he graduated by five lengths over this course and distance 13 days later before his black-type debut in the Coventry...

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