Sacred (GB)

Exceed and Excel's Sacred Too Strong In The Hungerford

Saturday belonged to William Haggas, with two of the Newmarket handler's pattern-race successes coming at the same time during an action-packed period mid-afternoon. While Dubai Honour (Ire) (Pride of Dubai {Aus}) was causing an upset at Deauville in the G2 Prix Guillaume d'Ornano, the yard's Sacred (GB) (Exceed and Excel {Aus}) was tearing it up in Newbury's G2 BetVictor Hungerford S. Back from a weather-enforced break having failed to see out the mile of the G1 1000 Guineas when seventh at Newmarket May 2, Cheveley Park Stud's impressive G3 Nell...

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Commonwealth Cup in the Cards For Sacred

Cheveley Park Stud homebred Sacred (GB) (Exceed And Excel {Aus}) is being pointed at the G1 Commonwealth Cup S. at Royal Ascot. Runner-up in a trio of Group 2 events in 2020, the William Haggas charge captured the G3 Lanwades Stud Nell Gwyn S. at Newmarket on Apr. 14, but tired to seventh in the May 2 G1 QIPCO 1000 Guineas when last seen. "That [Commonwealth Cup] is the wish at this point in time," said Cheveley Park Stud Managing Director Chris Richardson. "We thought that she didn't stay in...

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Exceed and Excel's Sacred Takes the Nell Gwyn

One of the most exposed of the fillies gathered for Wednesday's G3 Lanwades Stud Nell Gwyn S. at Newmarket, Cheveley Park Stud's Sacred (GB) (Exceed and Excel {Aus}) was nevertheless totally unexposed at this seven-furlong trip and showed more than adequate stamina combined with decisive speed to prevail. Switched off towards the rear by Ryan Moore, the 6-1 shot was delivered up the far rail passing halfway by Ryan Moore but needed a gap heading down into the "dip". Slicing between rivals as soon as the chance appeared, the homebred...

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Foret Hat Trick the Aim for One Master

MG1SW One Master (GB) (Fastnet Rock {Aus}), who won the 2018 and 2019 editions of the G1 Prix de la Foret on Arc Day, is on course for a third attempt, trainer William Haggas revealed. A winner of the G3 Oak Tree S. at Goodwood this July, the Lael Stables homebred has been runner-up in her past two starts-the G2 City of York S. on Aug. 22 and the Sept. 12 G2 Park S. at Doncaster last out. Haggas said, "She ran very well. She's just been unfortunate, but that's...

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