Nick Bradley Racing

Marshman Suffers Season-Ending Pelvic Injury

G3 Prix Sigy hero Marshman (GB) (Harry Angel {Ire}) has suffered a suspected pelvic injury after returning sore from a tune-up breeze last week for his intended outing in the G1 Coolmore Wootton Bassett Nunthorpe S. and will be out for the rest of the season. Conditioned by Karl Burke, the colt had won three of his nine career jumps and found his first Group black-type victory at Chantilly earlier this season in April when annexing the Prix Sigy. He had last been seen finishing eighth in Sandown's G3 Coral...

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Harry Angel's Marshman Makes All For Sigy Success

Nick Bradley Racing and Elaine Burke's Marshman (GB) (Harry Angel {Ire}--White Rosa {Ire}, by Galileo {Ire}) had twice knocked on the door as a juvenile last year and delivered a first black-type triumph, tackling his third such contest, in Monday's G3 Prix Sigy at Chantilly. The Karl Burke trainee debuted with a six-furlong maiden win at Ayr in July, doubling up with an 8 1/2-length rout at Thirsk one month later, before running second in York's Aug. 19 G2 Gimcrack S. and a below-par fifth in Newmarket's Sept. 24 G1...

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GSP Marshman to Return in Prix Sigy

Group 2 placed Marshman (GB) (Harry Angel {Ire}) is expected to mark his seasonal return in Chantilly's G3 Prix Sigy over 5 1/2 furlongs Apr. 17. Victorious in his first two starts, including an 8 1/2-length score at Thirsk last August, the Karl Burke trainee finished runner-up in York's G2 Gimcrack S. before checking in fifth behind Blackbeard (Ire) in the G1 Middle Park S. at Newmarket in September. "He came out of the [Middle Park] lame in front," explained Nick Bradley, managing director of owner Nick Bradley Racing. "He...

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“We're Stronger Together”, Lope Y Fernandez Bolstered By Connections

There is no denying that the stallion market is becoming increasingly difficult with appetites for stud prospects growing. There is also no questioning that the support a young stallion receives in their first few years is paramount to their success. Most stallions are an easy sell in their first year with many being oversubscribed and then numbers falling off in the years leading up to that first crop hitting the track. However, one stallion whose numbers and support could very likely stay consistent throughout those primitive years is Lope Y...

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Oscula Does It Again At Deauville

Few horses can defy a penalty in a pattern race at somewhere like Deauville, but few are built like Oscula (Ire) (Galileo Gold {GB}) and the stalwart of the Nick Bradley Racing syndicate was at it again on Monday when beating off smart rivals in the G3 Prix de Lieurey. Now the proud bearer of four black-type titles, the George Boughey-trained 3-year-old was under an extra three-pound burden having conquered Goodwood's G3 Oak Tree S. over seven furlongs July 27 which had been her fourth outing during the month. Out...

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Galileo Gold's Oscula Pounces Late For Oak Tree Triumph

Making her fourth start of the month, Nick Bradley Racing's battle-hardened bargain buy Oscula (Ire) (Galileo Gold {GB}--Bisous Y Besos {Ire}, by Big Bad Bob {Ire}) went postward for Wednesday's G3 Whispering Angel Oak Tree S. at Goodwood coming back off a narrow defeat in Ascot's July 23 G3 Valiant S. and pounced late to secure a second pattern-race success in the seven-furlong distaffers' test. Last year's G3 Prix Six Perfections victrix and G1 Prix Marcel Boussac third snagged June's Listed Eternal S. at Carlisle before hitting the board in...

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Oscula, Breeze Easy Added To Tattersalls December

Oscula (Ire) (Galileo Gold {Ire}), winner of the G3 Prix Six Perfections this season and third in the G1 Prix Marcel Boussac, and Breeze Easy (GB) (Bated Breath {GB}), twice listed-placed at two this year, have been added as wildcards to the Tattersalls December Mares Sale and will be offered on Nov. 30. Oscula will be offered as lot 1823A by trainer George Boughey's Saffron House Stables, and Breeze Easy as lot 1888A by Ty-Derlwyn Farm. Bought by Michael Aguiar for just 4,000gns at Book 4 of the Tattersalls October...

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Lope Y Fernandez Retired To The National Stud

Lope Y Fernandez (Ire) (Lope De Vega {Ire}-Black Dahlia {GB}, by Dansili {GB}), a Group 3-winning 2-year-old who was five times Group 1-placed throughout his career, has been retired from racing and will enter stud at the National Stud in 2022. The Coolmore partners will retain part ownership alongside new owners The National Stud, Whitsbury Manor Stud and Nick Bradley Racing. Bred by SF Bloodstock, Lope Y Fernandez was bought by MV Magnier for €900,000 at Arqana's August Yearling Sale in 2018. A debut winner at The Curragh in June...

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Almanzor Colt Tops Osarus Opener

A colt from the second crop of Almanzor (Fr) led the first day of the Osarus Yearling Sale in La Teste de Buch and will join the stable of Jean-Claude Rouget after being bought by MAB Agency for €50,000. Lot 102 was consigned by breeder Haras de Saint Vincent and is a son of the listed-placed Dutch Art (GB) mare Passion Blanche (GB), a descendant of the great Meon Valley Stud matron Reprocolor (GB). Her sole winner to date is the 4-year-old Whitehaven (Fr) (Le Havre {Ire}), who has won...

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Corazon's G3 Prix d'Arenberg Win A Stakes First For Markaz

Syndicate supremo Nick Bradley and George Boughey hooked up to secure the trainer's first pattern-race triumph with Oscula (Ire) (Galileo Gold {GB}) in last month's G3 Prix Six Perfections at Deauville and the burgeoning axis repeated the dose as their 2-year-old filly Corazon (Ire) (Markaz {Ire}) battled to a career high in Thursday's G3 Prix d'Arenberg over the straight five furlongs at ParisLongchamp. She had earlier registered a July 30 debut fourth tackling five furlongs at Worlverhampton, graduating in an Aug. 10 novice test over the same distance at Lingfield...

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Galileo Gold's Oscula Makes All in the Six Perfections

Fresh off a fourth in Newmarket's G2 Duchess of Cambridge S. last month, Nick Bradley Racing's 2-year-old filly Oscula (Ire) (Galileo Gold {GB}) stepped forward to register a pillar-to-post victory in Tuesday's G3 Prix Six Perfections Sky Sports Racing at Deauville. The April-foaled bay had previously snagged two of her first three starts, including Epsom's June 4 Woodcote S., and hit the board in the June 18 G3 Albany S. at Royal Ascot. Sharply into stride and seizing immediate control of this seven-furlong test, the 43-5 chance was largely untroubled...

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Boughey Full Steam Ahead For Ascot

It is hard to ignore George Boughey at the moment. In only his second full season with a training licence, the 29-year-old is seventh in the British trainers' list by number of winners on 44 for the season. Most impressive of all is his strike-rate of 28%. Of trainers to have had more than 100 runners, only Charlie Appleby ranks higher on 30%, for his 36 winners. But Boughey's most pleasing moment of the season so far came not from a winner but through the superbly gritty run of his...

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