Jane Chapple-Hyam

Saffron Beach Will Stay Close to Home For Sun Chariot

Saturday's G3 Atalanta S. heroine Saffron Beach (Ire) (New Bay {GB}), runner-up in the G1 QIPCO 1000 Guineas in Newmarket in May, will make her next start at that course in the Oct. 2 G1 Kingdom of Bahrain Sun Chariot S., trainer Jane Chapple-Hyam announced on Thursday. Originally, the Oct. 17 GI E.P. Taylor S. at Woodbine in Canada had been under consideration, too, for the 2020 G3 Oh So Sharp S. victress. "The plan going forward will be to head to the Sun Chariot. It is her backyard and...

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New Bay's Saffron Beach Bounces Back In The Atalanta

Yet another member of the cast from the G1 Falmouth S. to uphold the high standard of form of that July 9 Newmarket feature, Saffron Beach (Ire) (New Bay {GB}) who had scoped dirty after finishing 11th there came roaring back in Saturday's G3 Betway Atalanta S. at Sandown. Tracking the leading pair under Hollie Doyle, the May 2 G1 1000 Guineas runner-up was sent to the front approaching the two-furlong marker and stayed on strongly to take the mile contest by 2 1/4 lengths from Waliyak (Fr) (Le Havre...

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Atalanta Goal For Saffron Beach

Saffron Beach (Ire) (New Bay {GB}), the winner of last term's G3 Oh So Sharp S. and runner up in the G1 1000 Guineas in May, will take a class drop and target the G3 Atalanta S. at Sandown on Aug. 21. After showing so much promise earlier in the season, Saffron Beach has since put in a pair of below-par efforts in the G1 Cazoo Oaks and G1 Falmouth S. "The stiff mile [of the Atalanta] should be right up her alleyway and it should help get her confidence...

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Saffron Beach Greenlit For Falmouth

Group 1-placed Saffron Beach (Ire) (New Bay {GB}) will return to the races in the July 9 G1 Tattersalls Falmouth S. at Newmarket during the Moet & Chandon July Festival. A winner of her first two starts as a juvenile including the G3 Oh So Sharp S. at HQ in October, the chestnut ran second in the Apr. 14 G3 Nell Gwyn S. and filled the same position in the G1 QIPCO 1000 Guineas S. on May 2. Saffron Beach was only eighth in the G1 Cazoo Oaks in unsuitable...

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Saffron Beach To Irish 1000 Guineas

Saffron Beach (Ire) (New Bay {GB}), second in both the G1 1000 Guineas and the G3 Nelly Gwyn S. this season, will head next to the G1 Irish 1000 Guineas on May 23, according to trainer Jane Chapple-Hyam. "She has been left in the Oaks in case anything happened in Ireland or Government rules changed, because living in Covid times things like that can happen," Chapple-Hyam said. "The owners are all on the same page and are keen to send her to Ireland, where Adam [Kirby] will ride her. Her...

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Group 1 Targets For Saffron Beach

Classic runner-up Saffron Beach (Ire) (New Bay {GB}), second in the G1 QIPCO 1000 Guineas on Sunday, is eyeing several Group 1 races later in the spring for her reappearance including the June 4 G1 Cazoo Oaks. The Jane Chapple-Hyam trainee emerged from her Newmarket effort in good form. Other races under consideration are the June 18 G1 Coronation S. during Royal Ascot, the G1 Irish 1000 Guineas at The Curragh on May 23, and the G1 Pretty Polly S. at on June 27. "She's fine and licked her bowl...

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Thunder Moon On Track For Guineas

Entries were revealed on Wednesday for the G1 Qipco 2000 Guineas and G1 Qipco 1000 Guineas, with 72 colts signed on for the 2000 Guineas on May 1 and 63 fillies for the 1000 the following day. Aidan O'Brien has saddled 10 winners of the first Classic of the season and has 12 entries for the 2000 Guineas, including 2-year-old champion St Mark's Basilica (Fr) (Siyouni {Fr}) and G2 Vintage S. scorer Battleground (War Front). O'Brien's son Joseph, likewise, has Chantal Regalado-Gonzalez's G1 Goffs Vincent O'Brien National S. winner Thunder...

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Albadri Primed for Saudi Derby

Jane Chapple-Hyam's Albadri (Ire) (Dandy Man {Ire}) will take part in the $1.5-million Saudi Derby on the $20-million Saudi Cup undercard on Feb. 20. A winner on debut, the bay colt raced exclusively in stakes company in his next four starts, with his best finish a fifth in the G3 Tattersalls S. in September. His final 2020 appearance was a sixth in the G3 Horris Hill S. two starts later on Oct. 24. In his latest run, he handled the Southwell synthetic well and saluted by a length in a...

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Beach A Winter Warmer For Chapple-Hyam

With few natural barriers to blasts of icy wind, Newmarket's flatlands can make the winter feel extra arduous, particularly in a year which begins with the third British lockdown in the midst of a pandemic which refuses to abate. More than ever, we all need something to look forward to, and for Jane Chapple-Hyam, hope is embodied in the form of a robust chestnut filly. The trainer is blessed with an irrepressible spirit which has surely seen her through some tougher times and, in early January, despite the absence of...

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Saffron Beach Benched, BC Off Table

Saffron Beach (Ire) (New Bay {GB}), a Group 3 winner in two starts, will skip an intended engagement in the Breeders' Cup and will instead point to next year and the G1 English 1000 Guineas. Trained by Jane Chapple-Hyam, the chestnut won on debut at Newmarket in September and then saluted in the G3 Oh So Sharp S. there on Oct. 9. "She's going to have a rest now, before she comes back for the Nell Gwyn and the Guineas," said trainer Jane Chapple-Hyam. "The main reason we're not going...

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New Bay's Saffron Beach Wins the Oh So Sharp

Having impressed when scoring on debut in a seven-furlong Sept. 26 Newmarket maiden, Saffron Beach (Ire) (New Bay {GB}) returned to the same course and distance to enhance her reputation in Friday's G3 Godolphin Lifetime Care Oh So Sharp S. at Newmarket. Settled in second early by Adam Kirby, the 9-4 favourite took over passing the two-furlong pole and asserted for a half-length success from Thank You Next (Ire) (No Nay Never), with Shine For You (GB) (Siyouni {Fr}) 1 1/4 lengths away in third. "She's quite a nice filly...

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Deirdre in Good Form Prior to Middle East Trip

Deirdre (Jpn) (Harbinger {GB}), a winner of the G1 Nassau S. last summer, will compete on the Saudi Cup day undercard on Feb. 29 or Dubai in March, Racing Post reported on Monday. Fourth in the G1 Longines Hong Kong Vase in early December, the 6-year-old mare returned to trainer Jane Chapple-Hyam's Abington Stables shortly thereafter. Chapple-Hyam is filling in for Deirdre's regular trainer, Mitsuru Hashida. "Deirdre flew back here after Hong Kong rather than going home and you could say she is now a 'Newmarket Sheila', Chapple-Hyam told Racing...

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