Hambleton Racing

Freshman Sire Hootenanny Off The Mark at Pontefract

Hootenanny (Quality Road) became the latest freshman sire off the mark when the Kevin Ryan-trained Louisiana-bred filly Esken Rose shed maiden status on debut in Thursday's Northern Commercials Service, Sales & Parts Novice S. at Pontefract. The $4,000 Fasig-Tipton Kentucky October yearling and £38,000 Goresbridge@Newmarket breezer, who sported the colours of Hambleton Racing, made all to defeat Clarets Glory (Ire) (Cotai Glory {GB}) by a length. 1st-Pontefract, £7,200, Nov, 9-16, 2yo, 6fT, 1:16.39, g/f. ESKEN ROSE (f, 2, Hootenanny--Eskenforandreya, by Eskendereya) was the sharpest of nine into stride and seized...

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Atomic Force Exported To Hong Kong

Atomic Force (Ire) (Cotai Glory {GB}), winner of this season's G3 Prix du Bois and G2 Prix Robert Papin, has been exported to Hong Kong to continue his racing career. Trained by Kevin Ryan initially for Hambleton Racing, Atomic Force was gelded after finishing second at first asking, and broke his maiden at Hamilton on May 26. He was purchased privately by the Hong Kong-based Siu Pak Kwan after winning the Prix du Bois by five lengths, after which he added the Prix Robert Papin by 2 1/2 lengths. Bloodstock...

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Cotai Glory's Atomic Force Too Strong In the Robert Papin

So dominant in the G3 Prix du Bois over six furlongs at Chantilly June 20, Siu Pak Kwan's Atomic Force (Ire) (Cotai Glory {GB}) returned to the same course and distance on Sunday to repeat the dose in the G2 Darley Prix Robert Papin. Sent straight to the front by Stephane Pasquier as he had been last time, the 1-2 favourite never looked like relinquishing his advantage en route to a 2 1/4-length success from Baghed (GB) (Twilight Son {GB}). "He's just that type of horse, he's very simple to...

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Atomic Force a Stakes First for Cotai Glory at Chantilly

Hambleton Racing's Atomic Force (Ire) (Cotai Glory {GB}) registered a breakthrough score going five furlongs at Hamilton in his second start last month and was in dominant mood for Sunday's G3 Prix du Bois Longines upped in trip to six furlongs at Chantilly, leading from pillar to post and providing his Tally-Ho Stud-based freshman sire (by Exceed and Excel {Aus}) with a first black-type success. The March-foaled gelded bay, who posted an Apr. 3 debut second over five furlongs at Musselburgh, was away sharply for this first start outside Scotland...

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Glen Shiel Pointing to Diamond Jubilee

Group 1 winner Glen Shiel (GB) (Pivotal {GB}), who won the G1 QIPCO British Champions Sprint S. to give regular jockey Hollie Doyle her first Group 1, is being aimed at the June 19 G1 Diamond Jubilee S. at Royal Ascot. The 7-year-old gelding, who is trained by Archie Watson for Hambleton Racing Xxxvi & Partner most recently ran fourth in the G2 Weatherbys Ireland Greenlands S. at The Curragh on May 22. Hambleton Racing Head Racing Manager Cosmo Charlton said,  "We were happy enough with that for his first...

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French Guineas Aim For Mehmento

Group placed Mehmento (Ire) (Mehmas {Ire}) is eyeing a tilt in the May 16 G1 French 2000 Guineas according to Hambleton Racing's Racing Manager Cosmo Charlton. A winner at Southwell when unveiled in January, the colt added a novice there on Feb. 25 and was a solid second to Chindit (Ire) (Wootton Bassett {GB}) in the G3 Greenham S. at Newbury on Apr. 18. "We've done some work on his stride pattern and that is suggesting he wants seven furlongs to a mile, so that's where we're looking at the...

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Greenlands Goal For Glen Shiel

Glen Shiel (GB) (Pivotal {GB}), who claimed a first Group 1 win at age six last season when upsetting the G1 British Champions Sprint S. at 16-1, could make his seasonal debut in the G3 Greenlands S. at The Curragh on May 22. The Archie Watson-trained gelding also has an option in the G2 Duke Of York S. at York on May 12. Cosmo Charlton, Head Racing Manager for owner Hambleton Racing, said, "Glen Shiel is in fantastic form. Everyone is very happy with him. He's stepped up into faster...

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Glen Shiel Targets Champions Sprint

Group winner Glen Shiel (GB) (Pivotal {GB}) will resurface in the G1 QIPCO British Champions Sprint S. on British Champions Day Oct. 17. A good second in the G1 Betfair Sprint Cup S. at Haydock on Saturday, the chestnut won the Aug. 9 G3 Rathasker Stud Phoenix Sprint S. for trainer Archie Watson and Hambleton Racing. "He was a very shrewd buy at £45,000 and took another step forward at Haydock, showing he can compete against the best in Group 1 races," said Watson. "Champions Day at Ascot will be...

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Freshman Sire Buratino Off the Mark at Hamilton

Darley stallion Buratino (Ire) (Exceed and Excel {Aus}), who operates out of Kildangan Stud at a fee of €5,000 (on Oct. 1 special live foal terms), registered an overdue first winner when Hambleton Racing 38's Tinochio (Ire) landed the spoils going five furlongs in Wednesday's British Stallion Studs EBF Novice S. at Hamilton. The MG1SP G2 Coventry S. victor had so nearly cut through on Tuesday, but Michael Mulvany trainee The Blue Panther (Ire) was denied in the final stride of a Navan maiden heat. 2nd-Hamilton, £6,400, Nov, 6-24, 2yo,...

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