Nick Bradley Racing

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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Tattersalls Irish 1000 Guineas Likely For Fev Rover

Group 2 winner Fev Rover (Ire) (Gutaifan {Ire}), who ran third in the G1 QIPCO 1000 Guineas at Newmarket on May 2, will likely make her next appearance in the G1 Tattersalls Irish 1000 Guineas on May 23. Runner-up in the G2 Duchess Of Cambridge S. at second asking in July, the Richard Fahey-trained bay took a listed at Sandown later that month, before winning Deauville's G2 Shadwell Prix du Calvados on Aug. 22. The Nick Bradley Racing silksbearer ended her season with a fourth in the G1 Qatar Prix...

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The Stallion Syndicate To Target Top Colts

Increased competition from abroad in recent years has made it more difficult for independent studs in the UK to secure top-class stallion prospects. Add to that the considerable obstacles brought on by Brexit, and British breeders' challenge of accessing the continent's best sires has been amplified. That's why Nick Bradley and Sam Hoskins are spearheading an effort to keep more of the best stallion prospects in Britain with their new initiative, The Stallion Syndicate, which will see a number of UK breeders and stallion masters band together to target the...

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Group 1 Aim For Fev Rover

Progressive 2-year-old filly Fev Rover (Ire) (Gutaifan {Ire}) will be seen next in Group 1 company in either the Fillies' Mile at Newmarket on Oct. 9 or the Prix Marcel Boussac at ParisLongchamp on Oct. 4. Nick Bradley Racing's Fev Rover was second to Dandalla (Ire) (Dandy Man {Ire}) in the G2 Duchess of Cambridge S. on July 10 before breaking her maiden in Sandown's Listed Star S. 11 days later. She then traveled to Deauville to take the G2 Prix du Calvados over the subsequent Group 3 winner Plainchant...

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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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