Maljoom Ruled Out Of Deauville With Dirty Scope

Some of the gloss has been wiped away from Sunday's G1 Prix Jacques le Marois at Deauville after Maljoom (GB) (Caravaggio) was taken out of the race due to a dirty scope. Trained by William Haggas, Maljoom emerged as one of the most eye-catching losers of the week at Royal Ascot when flashing home for fourth in the St James's Palace S. Maljoom had already won the German 2,000 Guineas earlier in the season and had been on course to bid for a breakthrough Group 1 triumph in France. However,...

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Goodwood and York On Agenda For Top-Rated Baaeed

William Haggas has confirmed that Baaeed (GB) (Sea The Stars {Ire}), the top-rated horse in the world this year on 128, remains on course to reappear in the G1 Qatar Sussex S. followed by a potential step up to ten furlongs for the first time in the  G1 Juddmonte International S. Breaking off from a short holiday to speak to the Nick Luck Daily podcast on Wednesday, Haggas said of Baaeed's future engagements at Goodwood and York, "I think that's the obvious route. We haven't discussed it fully but it...

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The Major Talking Points From Day Five At Royal Ascot

Royal Ascot 2022 had everything and from Ryan Moore playing with his rivals like a cat does with a mouse, to Charlie Appleby revealing he is eyeing a tilt at the A$10-million Golden Eagle with Noble Truth (Fr) (Kingman {GB}) after the gelding won the G3 Jersey S., the fifth and final day generated many more talking points. Brian Sheerin has been digesting the action for the week and is back once again to flesh out the major takeaways from Saturday's action.   Appleby Bidding To Snare The Eagle With...

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The Major Talking Points From Day One at Royal Ascot

And breathe. As starting dishes go, few have been tastier than what Ascot served up on day one of the royal meeting, with promise of more to come later in the week. From bargain buy Bradsell (GB) (Tasleet {GB}) bolting up in the G2 Coventry S. to Golden Pal (Uncle Mo) disappointing in the G1 King's Stand S., there were a huge amount of talking points to emerge from day one. Brian Sheerin examined the big takeouts from a pulsating day's action.   Bradsell the Best Result Imaginable  You would...

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Haggas Eyes St James's Palace for German Guineas winner Maljoom

William Haggas is hopeful that Maljoom (Ire) (Caravaggio) can make the jump from German Classic winner to Royal Ascot hero when the colt lines out in the St James's Palace S. next month. Maljoom provided Haggas with his third success in the G2 Mehl-Mulhens-Rennen at Cologne on Sunday, following on from Dupont (2002) and Brunel (2004), and the trainer is optimistic that there will be more to come from the colt.  Ridden by Stevie Donohoe, Maljoom was winning his third race from as many starts and, according to Haggas, is...

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Seven Days: A Haggas Masterclass

It hasn't been a bad week for William Haggas. The Somerville Lodge stable cat has recently gone AWOL for fear that he might be entered up at Catterick and would have to live up to the extraordinarily rich vein of form currently being exhibited by the larger quadrupeds whose fetlocks he rubs up against during evening stables. Over the last fortnight 41 horses have been sent out by the trainer and 17 of them have returned home with a trophy to add to the cabinet. Most impressively, 10 of those...

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