Living Legend (Ire)

Yibir Back To Winning Ways In The Princess Of Wales

Back at the July Festival at which he first showed his hand 12 months ago, Godolphin's Yibir (GB) (Dubawi {Ire}) benefitted from an ultra-cool William Buick ride to arrest a brief recent decline in Friday's G2 Princess Of Wales's Close Brothers S. at Newmarket. Upset by Living Legend (Ire) (Camelot {GB}) when second in the G2 Jockey Club S. on the Rowley Mile here Apr. 29 before finishing a deflating third in the May 14 GI Man o'War S., the reigning Breeders' Cup Turf hero had it to prove returned...

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July Festival Gets Underway

With the skies free of cloud, Newmarket begins its three-day July Festival on Thursday which for many afficionados of the turf is their highlight of the year. The feature on day one is the G2 Princess Of Wales's Close Brothers S., which sees Godolphin's international bigwig Yibir (GB) (Dubawi {Ire}) face off against Shadwell's still-improving Mostahdaf (GB) (Frankel {GB}). Yibir may have slipped a little of late, with a surprise second to Living Legend (Ire) (Camelot {GB}) in the Rowley Mile's G2 Jockey Club S. presaging another disappointing reversal when...

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Camelot's Living Legend Usurps Yibir at Newmarket

Barbara and Alick Richmond's Living Legend (Ire) (Camelot {GB}) lined up for Friday's G2 Betfair Exchange Jockey Club S. at Newmarket with four previous outings this term under his belt and that match fitness proved decisive as the 6-year-old gelding held last term's GI Breeders' Cup Turf hero and this term's G1 Dubai Sheema Classic runner-up Yibir (GB) (Dubawi {Ire}) in rugged fashion. Two of those aforementioned four outings yielded wins with a first stakes tally in Kempton's Mar. 22 Listed Magnolia S. backed up by a victory in Newcastle's...

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