Persian Dreamer

Hughes Eyes Breakthrough Classic Success With His Queen And Star

Richard Hughes is eyeing a breakthrough Classic as a trainer this season--but admitted that high-class prospects Queen Of Zafeen (Ire) (Ten Sovereigns {Ire}) and Star Music (GB) (Zoustar {Aus}) would likely bid for big-race glory in Germany or France rather than take on the big guns domestically.  Both fillies will test their Classic credentials next month with Hughes stating that he has built up his strongest team yet. Queen Of Zafeen and Star Music are owned by Jaber Abdullah and, while they hold entries in the Qipco 1,000 Guineas, the Weathercock...

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'I Came To Ireland With Nothing – Now, Winning A Classic Is The Dream'

Out from the cloudy backdrop on a morning borrowed from winter comes a sight so good that it serves to remind that spring has in fact sprung and the Flat season is not as far away as it seems.  There is Group 1 winner Bucanero Fuerte (GB) (Wootton Bassett {GB}) leading Derby entrants Mr Hampstead (Galileo {Ire}) and Padesha (Fr) (Wootton Bassett {GB}). And who's that lobbing along in behind? Potential Dubai World Cup runner Elegant Man (Arrogate) and Qipco Champion S. hero King Of Steel (Wootton Bassett {GB}) add...

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Persian Dreamer Eyeing Cheveley Park For Group 1 Bow

Group 2 winner Persian Dreamer (Calyx {GB}), who bears the silks of Kia Joorabchian's Amo Racing, has been handed the G1 Cheveley Park S. as a likely autumn target, according to trainer Dominic Ffrench Davis. "She's great and we're very happy with her and we're now looking forward to having a crack at a Group 1 with her," the trainer said. "She appreciates a bit of cut in the ground and when she does get it, her returns from her races are much better." After breaking her maiden on debut...

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Persian Dreamer A Stakes First For Calyx At Newmarket

Amo Racing's 'TDN Rising Star' Persian Dreamer (Calyx {GB}--Surprisingly {Ire}, by Galileo {Ire}), fresh off a fourth-place finish in last month's G3 Albany S. at Royal Ascot, upset the odds with an impressive display for a career high in Friday's G2 Duchess Of Cambridge S. over Newmarket's six-furlong strip. She was restrained in rear after an alert break and inched forward into a handy third before halfway. Nudged along passing the quarter-mile marker, the 5-1 second choice quickened in style to launch her bid entering the final furlong and kept...

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Seven Days: Monarchists Make Merry

Monday's email bulletin from the The New York Times told us that Britain is largely apathetic about Saturday's coronation. I guess they'd know, being on the other side of the Atlantic and all, but the bunting had already been strung through various Cambridgeshire and Suffolk villages by Sunday. In the leafy shires at least, the monarchists still hold sway. On Friday at Newmarket, the King Charles II Stakes will be run in honour of the 'Merry Monarch' whose patronage made the Suffolk town famous around the world as an important...

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Persian Dreamer A First Rising Star For Calyx

Newmarket's Craven meeting comes up pretty fast in the life of a 2-year-old, but it can also be a hotbed for genuine talent and that was the case on Wednesday as Amo Racing's Persian Dreamer provided Coolmore's first-season sire Calyx (GB) with a second winner and very early TDN Rising Star. Attracting attention ahead of the valuable five-furlong British EBF Maiden Fillies' S., the Dominic ffrench Davis-trained bay who was a €145,000 Goffs Orby yearling looked the part from the outset with Kevin Stott holding on to her behind the...

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