Isle of Jura

Isle Of Jura to Brigadier Gerard for In-Form Scott

The stable of George Scott has been enjoying a decent run of form in 2024 and the trainer notched an important win at Newmarket on Saturday when Seven Questions (Ire) (Kodiac {GB}) ran home the 33/1 winner of the G3 Palace House S. For the same Bahraini owner, Victorious Racing and Fawzi Nass, Scott won Bahrain's Triple Crown earlier this year with Isle Of Jura (GB) (New Approach {Ire}) and the trainer is eyeing some classy contests for both horses in Britain this summer.  As Seven Questions demonstrated that he...

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Seven Days: Jumping Back to the Flat

Yes, I know. It's a bit early for this, isn't it? We usually have a strict No-Seven-Days rule until the week after the Brocklesby but this winter has dragged on and on and I just can't wait any longer. We have the small matter of the Cheltenham Festival to get through this week, and we'll be giving it our full attention, but as we have counted down the days to the 'The Roar' it has been impossible to ignore the sneaky French getting their Turf season underway with a couple...

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Isle of Jura 'Victorious' In King's Cup To Complete Bahrain Sweep

Isle of Jura (GB) (New Approach {Ire}) found his best stride entering the final 200 metres and ran out a comfortable winner of Friday's $200,000 Listed King's Cup to secure the 'Triple Crown' for Sheikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa's Victorious Racing and trainer George Scott. Winner of a Bahrain Turf Series race Dec. 8 and second in another three weeks later, Isle of Jura saw his rating rise out of the eligibility range for those valuable handicaps and made his next start in the Listed Crown Prince's Cup Feb....

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George Scott Eyes More Big-Race Riches In Bahrain With Isle Of Jura

Trainer George Scott has his eye on more big-race riches in Bahrain with Isle Of Jura (GB) (New Approach {Ire}) a leading player for the $200,000 Listed King's Cup on Friday. Isle Of Jura has been a revelation in Bahrain over the winter. He has won three of his four starts there, including the prestigious Crown Prince's Cup, and was impressive when cruising to victory on his most recent run in the HH Shaikh Nasser Bin Hamad Al Khalifa Cup.  Regular rider Callum Shepherd has described Isle Of Jura as...

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Parlando Scoops Bahrain Turf Series Bonus

Given a letter-perfect steer by the veteran Gerald Mosse, the Ian Williams-trained Parlando (GB) (Dubawi {Ire}) bested a dozen others to win Friday's Vision 2030 by Beyon handicap over the 2000 metres by a length and with it, took home the $40,000 bonus prize for the Bahrain Turf Series, which concluded Friday at Sakhir. The 5-year-old gelding, rated 86, was produced late to defeat the Hugo Palmer-conditioned, two-time series pointsgetter Box To Box (Ire) (Kodiac {GB}), rated on 92 and giving three kilos to the eventual winner. It was Parlando's...

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Observations: Brother to Cascadian On Deck at Wolves

19.00 Wolverhampton, Nov, £6,800, 2yo, 8f 142y (AWT) Godolphin's homebred TAGABAWA (GB) (New Approach {Ire) is a son of MG1SP G1 Poule d'Essai des Pouliches third Tasaday (Nayef) and thus a half-brother to last term's G2 Prix Chaudenay victor Manobo (Ire) (Sea The Stars {Ire}) and G2 Celebration Mile runner-up Turgenev (GB) (Dubawi {Ire}). The Charlie Appleby trainee is opposed by a cast of eight in this debut, which includes Fitri Hay's once-raced Galilaeus (GB) (Galileo {Ire}), who is a Ralph Beckett-conditioned son of G1 British Champions Fillies & Mares...

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