Kinross (GB)

Kingman's Kinross Takes The Foret

Marc Chan's TDN Rising Star Kinross (GB) (Kingman {GB}) had not always had the rub of the green throughout his career, but it all fell right in Sunday's G1 Qatar Prix de la Foret Presente par Education Above All that closed out ParisLongchamp's top-level action. Now firmly established at the head of the seven-furlong division having won the G2 City Of York S. and G2 Park S., the Ralph Beckett-trained 5-year-old had a wide draw to overcome but Frankie Dettori was all for taking a deep breath as the principals...

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Kingman's 'Rising Star' Kinross To The Fore On Town Moor

Back in vogue when successful in last month's seven-furlong G2 City of York S. on the Knavesmire, Marc Chan's 'TDN Rising Star' Kinross (GB) (Kingman {GB}--Ceilidh House {GB}, by Selkirk) continued his renaissance at his specialist distance with a one-length victory over the same trip in Sunday's G2 Cazoo Park S. at Doncaster. Positioned third in the slipstream of eventual third Al Suhail (GB) (Dubawi {Ire}) through the early fractions, the odds-on favourite quickened beyond that rival approaching the final furlong and was comfortably on top in the closing stages...

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Haydock's Sprint Cup Attracts 17

There is no concern with small field sizes in an ultra-competitive edition of Haydock's G1 Betfair Sprint Cup on Saturday, with a maximum line-up of 17 sprinters heading to post after the draw was made on Thursday. In the past 10 runnings, only Dream Of Dreams (Ire) (Dream Ahead) and G Force (Ire) (Tamayuz {GB}) were drawn in double figures, so connections of the leading fancies Minzaal (Ire) (Mehmas {Ire}), Naval Crown (GB) (Dubawi {Ire}), Kinross (GB) (Kingman {GB}) and Art Power (Ire) (Dark Angel {Ire}) would have been buoyed...

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Kingman's Kinross Prevails In The City of York

Marc Chan's 5-year-old gelding Kinross (GB) (Kingman {GB}--Ceilidh House {GB}, by Selkirk) was a neck shy of Sandrine (GB) (Bobby's Kitten) in last month's G2 Lennox S. at Goodwood and exacted revenge on that rival with a first win since annexing last year's renewal of that contest in Saturday's £400,000 G2 Sky Bet City of York S. on the Knavesmire. Positioned fourth through halfway, the 5-1 chance made smooth headway into contention in the straight and quickened smartly underneath the stands' side rail inside the final furlong to prevail by...

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Lennox Success For Bobby's Kitten's Sandrine

Jockey David Probert described Kirsten Rausing's Sandrine (GB) (Bobby's Kitten) as a having been a "forgotten horse" following her success in Tuesday's G2 World Pool Lennox S. at the Qatar Goodwood Festival, but last year's G2 Duchess of Cambridge S. and G3 Albany S. winner made sure she was back in the headlines at a seven-furlong trip that may prove her niche. Already signalling a return to her best when fighting out the finish of the G1 Falmouth S. with Prosperous Voyage (Ire) (Zoffany {Ire}) and Inspiral (GB) (Frankel {GB})...

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Saturday Previews Feature Pattern Races at Haydock and Baden-Baden One Week Before Blue Riband

Saturday's action can safely be said to be low-key as far as this time of the season is concerned, but then the emphasis is on the upcoming jamboree at Epsom and the readying of the Platinum Jubilee celebrations so it is up to the contrasting parts of the racing world known as Haydock and Baden-Baden to supply the afternoon's European pattern races. At the former venue, the G3 Betfred Pinnacle S. witnesses another Sunderland Holding-William Haggas special in Sea La Rosa (Ire) (Sea the Stars {Ire}) who will be favourite...

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Racing a Pursuit of Passion For Chan

Racehorse owner Marc Chan saw his silks in the spotlight not once, but twice last week at Glorious Goodwood when Angel Bleu (Fr) (Dark Angel {Ire}) and Kinross (GB) (Kingman {GB}) supplied a significant Tuesday double in the G2 Vintage S. and G2 Lennox S. And while the rise of Chan--an owner in Britain for just a year--to the pinnacle of the sport seems to have happened suddenly, it is in fact the apex of a lifelong passion that was sparked when Chan started going to the races with his...

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Kinross on Target for Guineas Test

Julian Richmond-Watson's Kinross (GB) (Kingman {GB}), who earned 'TDN Rising Star' status with an eight-length romp at Newmarket in October, remains on course for the mile Classics should British racing resume in time for Classic season. Following that storming debut performance, the homebred bay was only fifth in the rearranged G1 Racing Post Trophy on Newcastle's Tapeta in November. Trainer Ralph Beckett is hopeful he can put that behind him in the coming months. "He had four weeks off in the middle of January, as he picked up an issue,...

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