Persian Force (Ire)

G2 July S. Hero Persian Force Retired For Stallion Duty

Group 2 winner Persian Force (Ire) (Mehmas {Ire}--Vida Amorosa {Ire}, by Lope De Vega {Ire}), placed three times at the highest level, has been retired to stand at stud in 2023, Amo Racing's Tom Pennington confirmed to the TDN on Sunday morning. A stud farm and fee for the precocious juvenile will be announced in the very near future. "Persian's done an incredible job, to be honest," Amo Racing's Kia Joorabchian told Nick Luck during Luck On Sunday. "He's done everything that Mehmas has done. Arguably, according to Richard Hannon,...

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Persian Force Has Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint In His Sights

Group 2 winner Persian Force (Ire) (Mehmas {Ire}) is pointing to the GI Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint, Amo Racing's Kia Joorabchian announced on Sunday. A winner of the G2 July S. at Newmarket in July, the colt has been placed in three successive Group 1 races since--second in both the Phoenix S. at the Curragh on Aug. 6, and the Prix Morny at Deauville on Aug. 21--and third in the Middle Park S. at Newmarket on Sept. 24. "He'll go to the Breeders' Cup and then we'll make a...

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Morny Middle Park Double For No Nay Never's Blackbeard

Confirming the form of the G1 Prix Morny on Saturday, Ballydoyle's Blackbeard (Ire) (No Nay Never) dominated Newmarket's G1 Juddmonte Middle Park S. as The Antarctic (Ire) (Dark Angel {Ire}) delivered a one-two for the stable. Not content with a haul that already included the G3 Marble Hill and G2 Prix Robert Papin as well as the Deauville juvenile feature, the 10-3 joint-second favourite tracked the fast pace set by the Morny runner-up Persian Force (Ire) (Mehmas {Ire}) and was coaxed to that rival approaching the furlong pole with Ryan...

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Group Winner Persian Force Aims For The Morny

Group 2 winner Persian Force (Ire) (Mehmas {Ire}), who won the G2 July S. last month and was second to Little Big Bear (Ire) (No Nay Never) in the G1 Phoenix S. on Aug. 6, will contest the Aug. 21 G1 Prix Morny in Deauville, trainer Richard Hannon revealed on Sunday. "He came back in good shape and all being well we'll head to the Prix Morny," said Hannon. "He ran a good race in Ireland. I didn't think there was a 2-year-old that could beat him seven lengths, but...

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No Nay Never's Little Big Bear Destroys Phoenix Opposition

Not even favourite for Saturday's G1 Keeneland Phoenix S., it is no wild statement that TDN Rising Star Little Big Bear (Ire) (No Nay Never) could be the best juvenile Aidan O'Brien has had though his hands after a display of power to scintillate the Curragh faithful. Always in his comfort zone on the front under Ryan Moore as chief rival Bradsell (GB) (Tasleet {GB}) blew the start, the June 15 Listed Windsor Castle S. and July 16 G3 Anglesey S. winner was shaken up by Ryan Moore to put...

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Mehmas's Persian Force To The Fore At Newmarket

Amo Racing's €225,000 Goffs Orby yearling Persian Force (Ire) (Mehmas {Ire}--Vida Amorosa {Ire}, by Lope De Vega {Ire}) ran second to 'TDN Rising Star' Bradsell (GB) (Tasleet {GB}) in Royal Ascot's G2 Coventry S. last month and, in the absence of late scratching Little Big Bear (Ire) (No Nay Never), justified odds-on favouritism to claim a first stakes success in Thursday's G2 Close Brothers July S. at Newmarket. He had previously debuted with a win in a stellar renewal of Doncaster's Mar. 26 Brocklesby S. and doubled up in a...

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Persian Force An 'Outstanding Chance' In The July S.

Persian Force (Ire) (Mehmas {Ire}), runner-up in the G2 Coventry S. at Royal Ascot, is an 'outstanding chance' to following in his sire's hoofsteps to win the G2 July S. on July 7, according to trainer Richard Hannon. Owned by Amo Racing, the colt won his first two starts at Doncaster and Newbury in March and May, respectively. "Persian Force worked super on Tuesday and the July S. has always been the plan since he finished second in the Coventry S. at Royal Ascot," said Hannon. "It comes at the...

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