Rohaan (Ire)

Royal Ascot: “We Know He Is Good Enough.” Artorius Back for Jubilee Burn-Up

Royal Ascot 2023 winds up on Saturday with the centrepiece the meeting's now-familiar international dash, the G1 Queen Elizabeth II Jubilee S. These are some of the fastest equine dragsters on the planet, with the 1:11.05 six-furlong course record of Blue Point (Ire) (Shamardal) potentially under threat as the high pressure continues to build over Berkshire. Australia's Artorius (Aus) (Flying Artie {Aus}) returns a year older and more mature than when a close third 12 months ago as he covered the final three furlongs faster than any. Hong Kong's Wellington...

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Mehmas's Minzaal Electrifies The Sprint Cup

Haydock missed the rain on Friday night and Saturday and so the depleted line-up for the feature G1 Betfair Sprint Cup needed a stimulant. It got that and then some in the form of Minzaal (Ire) (Mehmas {Ire}), who came to the fore in scintillating fashion to become yet another in a long line of star sprinters operating in the Shadwell livery. Looking ready for this career-defining moment when storming to success in Newbury's G3 Hackwood S. on a similarly fast surface over this six-furlong trip July 16, the 7-2...

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Oxted to Be Examined After July Cup Third

Two-time Group 1 winner and Saturday's G1 Darley July Cup third Oxted (GB) (Mayson {GB}) will undergo a thorough examination by a veterinarian prior to racing again, according to trainer Roger Teal. Last year's July Cup hero, who also bagged the G1 King's Stand S. at Royal Ascot on June 15, veered right across the course during the running of the Newmarket sprint on Saturday. "He seems absolutely fine, but we're going to have him checked out because we don't know why he hung across the track," said Teal. "We'll...

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Oxted Faces 22 in July Cup Defence

A total of 23 horses have been confirmed for the July 10 G1 Darley July Cup at Newmarket, including Roger Teal's 2020 victor Oxted (GB) (Mayson {GB}). Second in the G3 Abernant S. at HQ on Apr. 15, the entire was third behind the reopposing Starman (GB) (Dutch Art {GB}) in the G2 Duke Of York S. on May 12, prior to doubling his Group 1 tally in the G1 King's Stand S. at Royal Ascot on June 15. Dual group winner and last out June 19 Wokingham S. hero...

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Rohaan to Be Supplemented to July Cup

Dual group winner Rohaan (Ire) (Mayson {GB}), who won the Wokingham S. at Royal Ascot when last seen on June 19, will be supplemented on Monday for the G1 Darley July Cup at Newmarket on July 10. The gelding took the G3 Pavilion S. in April, before being purchased privately by Chris Kiely Racing Ltd. and James Tomkins. He then saluted in the G2 Sandy Lane S. at Haydock on May 22. In the latter, the David Evans trainee defeated Dragon Symbol (GB) (Cable Bay {Ire}), who was first past...

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Wokingham Hero Rohaan Supplemented to July Cup

Rohaan (Ire) (Mayson {GB}), winner of the Wokingham S. at Royal Ascot June 19, will be supplemented to the July 10 G1 Darley July Cup at Newmarket. The 3-year-old was precluded from running in the G1 Commonwealth Cup during the Royal meeting since the event precludes geldings from competing. In the Wokingham, the Irish-bred closed from last to defeat 20 rivals. "He was unbelievable in the Wokingham with top-weight [9st 8lb], said trainer David Evans. "Rohaan is fine, he's very well.    The plan is to supplement for the July Cup,...

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Mayson's Rohaan Takes the Sandy Lane

Having sprung a surprise in Ascot's G3 Pavilion S. Apr. 28, Rohaan (Ire) (Mayson {GB}) was ignored again in Saturday's G2 Sandy Lane S. at Haydock but paid no heed to that as he continued in the same mood to swoop at 33-1. Held up in last early by Shane Kelly, the bay was launched between rivals to take the lead with a furlong remaining and hold TDN Rising Star Dragon Symbol (GB) (Cable Bay {Ire}) by a nose, with a length back to Umm Kulthum (Ire) (Kodiac {GB}) in...

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