Karl Burke

Freshman Sire Jungle Cat Off The Mark At Musselburgh

Former Kildangan Stud resident Jungle Cat (Ire) (Iffraaj {GB}) became the latest freshman off the mark when the Karl Burke-trained newcomer Miss Jungle Cat (GB), a 60,000gns Tattersalls Somerville yearling, pounced late to snag Saturday's Betway EBF Novice S. going a shade over five furlongs at Musselburgh. In fourth and under pressure at halfway, the 16-5 chance refused to wilt at the business end and kept on relentlessly under a continued drive to deny Explicit (Ire) (Expert Eye {GB}) by 1 1/4 lengths inside the final 100 yards. Miss Jungle...

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Northern Farm Buys Dandalla For 750,000gns at Tattersalls December

Dandalla (Ire) (Dandy Man {Ire}) was the first mare to breach the 750,000gns mark at the Tattersalls December Mare Sale, which was in its second session on Wednesday. Northern Farm struck for lot 1735, who was consigned by Karl Burke's Spigot Lodge Stables on behalf of Nick Bradley Racing 28 & Partner. A winner of the G2 Duchess Of Cambridge S., G3 Albany S. and the Listed The Arran Scottish Sprint EBF Fillies' S., the Robert Norton-bred was also fourth in this year's G1 Commonwealth Cup at Royal Ascot. Dandalla...

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Freshman Sire Postponed Off The Mark at Pontefract

Darley's Postponed (Ire) (Dubawi {Ire}) became the latest European freshman sire off the mark when the Karl Burke-trained 9-4 favourite Almohandesah (GB) graduated in Sunday's EBF Fillies' Restricted Novice going six furlongs at Pontefract. The 18,000gns Tattersalls December foal and 16,500gns Tattersalls February yearling prevailed by a head from Shouldavbeenmore (Fr) (Penny's Picnic {Ire}). 1st-Pontefract, £6,000, Nov, 6-20, 2yo, f, 6fT, 1:17.13, g/f. ALMOHANDESAH (GB) (f, 2, Postponed {Ire}--Chocolate Hills {Fr}, by Exceed and Excel {Aus}), a June 1 debut runner-up over this distance at Redcar in her only prior...

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Group 2 Winner Dandalla Back at Newbury Next Month

Two-time group winner Dandalla (Ire) (Dandy Man {Ire}) is targeting the G3 Fred Darling S. (Dubai Duty Free S.) at Newbury on Apr. 17 for her 3-year-old return. A winner of a Newcastle maiden over the synthetic last June, the Karl Burke charge captured the G3 Albany S. at Royal Ascot later that month and also added the G2 Duchess of Cambridge S. in July. Her winning sequence was interrupted by a fifth in the G1 Cheveley Park S. at Newmarket on Sept. 26. "She heads for the Fred Darling...

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Dandalla To Swerve Morny

Dandalla (Ire) (Dandy Man {Ire}), the six-length winner of the G3 Albany S. at Royal Ascot who followed up in the G2 Duchess of Cambridge S. on July 10, will miss this weekend's G1 Prix Morny and wait for the G1 Cheveley Park S. on Sept. 26. "It's a combination of reasons," said co-owner Nick Bradley. "The ground isn't ideal, obviously, and she is actually lighter than she was at Ascot. I think she's just going through a growing phase. Her work has been very good. It was eye-popping in...

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Deauville Beckons Dandalla

Group winner Dandalla (Ire) (Dandy Man {Ire})'s next target will be either the G1 Prix Morny on Aug. 23 or the G2 Prix du Calvados the day prior, both at Deauville in France. Unbeaten in three starts, including the G3 Albany S. at Royal Ascot on June 19 and the July 10 G2 Dutchess of Cambridge S. at Newmarket, the Nick Bradley Racing silksbearer is trained by Karl Burke. "She's in the two races, but if she goes anywhere it will be the Morny," said Burke. "We just put her...

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Dandy Man's Dandalla Takes the Duchess of Cambridge

Imperious when taking the G3 Albany S. by storm, Dandalla (Ire) (Dandy Man {Ire}) made her syndicate members sweat in Friday's G2 Duchess of Cambridge S. at a rain-afflicted Newmarket but ultimately prevailed to complete the notable double. Reluctant to load and a touch tardy from the gates, the even-money favourite raced up the centre of the track in fourth early before being asked to close by Ben Curtis approaching the two-furlong marker. Working hard to gain the lead a furlong from home, she was unable to put the contest...

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Dandalla Camp Mulling Targets

Last week's eye-catching G3 Albany S. winner Dandalla (Ire) (Dandy Man {Ire}) will step up to Group 2 company in either the Duchess of Cambridge S. at Newmarket on July 10 or the Prix Robert Papin against colts at Chantilly the following week, according to Nick Bradley, who co-owns the filly with Elaine Burke, wife of trainer Karl Burke. Dandalla was a €22,000 yearling purchase by the Burkes' daughter Kelly. Bradley said offers have been coming in for the filly since her Royal Ascot victory, but that they likely will...

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Dandy Man's Dandalla Streets Albany Rivals

Off the mark over five furlongs at Newcastle June 2, Nick Bradley Racing and Elaine Burke's Dandalla (Ire) (Dandy Man {Ire}) really turned it on in Friday's G3 Albany S. as she came home alone. Sent off at 13-2, the bay travelled with zest anchored in rear early by Ben Curtis as Flying Aletha (Tiznow) cut out the running. Moving between rivals with menace approaching the two pole, she was in front soon after and galloped resolutely to the line for an emphatic six-length success from the 11-4 favourite Setarhe...

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Burke Hoping For German Permission

Pattern racing is due to return at Cologne in Germany next Friday with the G2 Carl Jespers Preis and the G3 Cologne Classic, and North Yorkshire-based trainer Karl Burke is hoping he will be permitted to run Kelly's Dino (Fr) (Doctor Dino {Fr}) and Emaraty Hero (GB) (Lope De Vega {Ire}) in those 12 and 10 furlong contests, respectively. "I'm not sure we will be allowed to run, but I've not heard for definite yet," Burke said. "We want to run, the horses are ready to run, but having spoken...

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Lucrative Bonus For Inaugural Irish EBF Ballyhane S.

LEIGHLINBRIDGE, Ireland—It's all systems go at Ballyhane Stud with the breeding season underway and its new stallion Soldier's Call (GB) (Showcasing {GB}) already in demand, and on Tuesday the Co Carlow stud hosted the official launch of a valuable new race sponsorship. The Irish EBF Ballyhane Stakes, to be run over six furlongs at Naas on Monday, Aug. 3, is open to juveniles by a sire registered with the European Breeders' Fund whose median sales price is no more than €75,000, with weights allocated on a sliding scale according to...

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Living in the Past Targets Commonwealth Cup S.

G2 Lowther winner Living In The Past (Ire) (Bungle Inthejungle {GB}) has the G1 Commonwealth Cup at Royal Ascot as her first main aim in 2020. Karl Burke's filly ended her first season at the Breeders' Cup, but she failed to get home over a mile, confirming her future lies over sprinting trips. Burke has identified a couple of possible starting points before the Clipper Logistics colourbearer heads to Ascot in June and said, "She didn't stay at the Breeders' Cup. It was a bit of a shot in the...

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