Quadrilateral

Half To Iridessa Debuts At The Curragh

Observations on the European Racing Scene turns the spotlight on the best European races of the day, highlighting well-pedigreed horses early in their careers, horses of note returning to action and young runners that achieved notable results in the sales ring. Today's Insights features a half-sister to multiple Grade/Group 1 winner Iridessa (Ire) (Ruler of the World {Ire}). 12.50 Curragh, Mdn, €25,000, 2yo, 8fT SANTA BARBARA (IRE) (Camelot {GB}) debuts for Ballydoyle in this valuable Irish EBF Median Sires Series Maiden and is a half-sister to the four-times Group and...

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Sharing Back Home in Edgewood

'TDN Rising Star' and Breeders' Cup heroine Sharing (Speightstown), who represented America valiantly when sent to Royal Ascot last out, will make her return to the States as a likely prohibitive favorite in Friday's GII Edgewood S. at Churchill Downs. Closing fast to be a narrow third debuting at 5 1/2 furlongs on the Saratoga turf last July, she earned her 'Rising Star' badge when proving her versatility with a 6 1/4-length off-the-turf graduation next out. Capturing the Selima S. at Laurel, she scored at 13-1 in the GI Breeders'...

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Quadrilateral Back In Atalanta

Last year's champion 2-year-old filly Quadrilateral (GB) (Frankel {GB}) will reappear in next weekend's G3 Atalanta S. at Sandown. Unbeaten through three starts at two including the G1 Fillies' Mile, Juddmonte's Roger Charlton-trained homebred has been third in both outings this year-the G1 1000 Guineas and the G1 Coronation S. at Royal Ascot. Harry Charlton, assistant to his father, revealed that Quadrilateral endured a slight setback after Royal Ascot but is in good form now. "Quadrilateral is heading for the Atalanta S. at Sandown," Charlton said. "She had a sinus...

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1000 Guineas Still Taking Shape

After the intensity of the Newmarket colts' Classic, all eyes turn to the fillies on Sunday and there is a tangible unpredictability in the air due not only to the fast-changing Newmarket weather but also to the sudden shaking of established certainties. With the eclipse of Pinatubo (Ire) (Shamardal) demonstrating that there is no guarantee that 2-year-old form will be upheld in the month of June, Khalid Abdullah's 'TDN Rising Star' Quadrilateral (GB) (Frankel {GB}) could be about to surrender her long-held position of favourite for the G1 Qipco 1000...

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Where Did They Come From?

1000 Guineas BOOMER (GB) (Kingman {GB}-Wall Of Sound {GB}, by Singspiel {Ire}) A homebred for Andrew Black's Chasemore Farm, Boomer is out of the GII Goldikova S. third Wall Of Sound, who is a half-sister to the G3 John Of Gaunt S. winner The Cheka (Ire) (Xaar {GB}). The dual Group 1-winning sprinter Regal Parade (GB) (Pivotal {GB}) appears under the third dam, while further back the family includes the Juddmonte luminaries Zafonic (Gone West), Zamindar (Gone West) and Reams Of Verse (Nureyev) as well as Sheikh Hamdan's Elmaamul (Diesis...

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Fifteen Poised For 1000 Guineas

A field of 15 fillies will go to post for Sunday's G1 Qipco 1000 Guineas at Newmarket, with Khalid Abdullah's unbeaten TDN Rising Star Quadrilateral (GB) (Frankel {GB}) drawn in six as Jason Watson looks for a first Classic victory in the saddle. Chief opposition to the G1 Fillies' Mile winner comes in the form of Stonethorn Stud Farms' G1 Cheveley Park S. scorer Millisle (Ire) (Starspangledbanner {Aus}), the sole representative of the Jessie Harrington stable who will break from stall 11, and Coolmore's G1 Moyglare Stud S. heroine Love...

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Plans On Hold For Juddmonte Stars

The temporary suspension of racing in many parts of the world is causing uncertainty for trainer and racing managers alike, and one horse racing fans will be longing to see out this season is the dual Arc heroine Enable (GB) (Nathaniel {Ire}). Her owner-breeder Prince Khalid Abdullah surprised many when anouncing that Enable would stay in training as a 6-year-old, and the hopes are now that her season will not be too interrupted. The great mare's year will of course revolve around her attempt to win the Qatar Prix de...

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Godolphin Colts Lead Guineas Entries

Charlie Appleby's champion juvenile Pinatubo (Ire) as well as Andre Fabre's Group 1 winners Earthlight (Ire) and Victor Ludorum (Ire), all sons of Shamardal campaigned by Godolphin, are among the 77 colts entered for the May 2 G1 2000 Guineas. Other Group 1 winners engaged include the Vertem Futurity Trophy winner Kameko (Kitten's Joy) and Phoenix S. winner Siskin (GB) (First Defence), while G2 Coventry S. winner and G1 Dewhurst S. runner-up Arizona (Ire) (No Nay Never) is a high-class entry from the Aidan O'Brien yard. Champion 2-year-old filly Quadrilateral...

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