Saffron Beach (Ire)

Beckett 'Happy' With Kinross For BC Mile, As 'Saffron' Ruled Out Of BC With Poor Blood Work

Sharp miler Kinross (GB) (Kingman {GB}) has pleased trainer Ralph Beckett in his preparations for the GI Breeders' Cup Mile at Keeneland, the trainer revealed on Friday. Marc Chan's 5-year-old gelding is riding a four-race winning streak, and after victories in the G2 City Of York S. and the G2 Park S. in August and September, found France to his liking with a two-length victory in the G1 Prix de la Foret. He added an exclamation point to his season with a 2 1/4-length tally in the G1 British Champions...

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Sceptre Sessions Feature Quintet Of Group 1 Winners As Tattersalls December Mares Catalogue Revealed

The catalogue for the Tattersalls December Mares Sale, headlined by five Group 1-winning fillies in the Sceptre Sessions alone, is now online. A total of 1,054 lots have been entered to sell from Nov. 28-Dec. 1, with the Sceptre Sessions set for Nov. 28-29. Leading the high-quality catalogue is four-time Group 1 winner Alcohol Free (Ire) (No Nay Never) (lot 1904); dual Group 1-winning miler Saffron Beach (Ire) (New Bay {GB}) (lot 1878); G1 Nunthorpe S. heroine Winter Power (Ire) (Bungle Inthejungle {GB}) (lot 1865); and the Group 1 winners...

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New Bay's Saffron Beach Outmuscles G1 Prix Rothschild Rivals

Last term's G1 Sun Chariot S. victrix Saffron Beach (Ire) (New Bay {GB}--Falling Petals {Ire}, by Raven's Pass) posted a fourth in Meydan's Mar. 26 G1 Dubai Turf before regaining the winning thread in Royal Ascot's June 15 G2 Duke of Cambridge S. and continued on a roll with a decisive victory in Tuesday's G1 Prix Rothschild at Deauville. The 3-5 favourite was swiftly into stride and held sway in the centre of the track from the outset of this straight one-mile test. Drawing the sting out of her six...

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Rothschild Clash Kicks off Deauville August

Deauville's four-week bonanza begins on Tuesday with an array of class across four pattern races headed by the G1 Prix Rothschild, which brings together two of Europe's leading fillies in Saffron Beach (Ire) (New Bay {GB}) and Tenebrism (Caravaggio). While the former's stamina for this mile is assured and proven, TDN Rising Star Tenebrism has yet to confirm that the trip is within reach. Saffron Beach, who had already displayed her quality at this level when overpowering her rivals in Newmarket's G1 Sun Chariot S. in October, arguably performed to...

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Rothschild Attracts Eight

Tuesday's G1 Prix Rothschild at Deauville will see the July 10 G1 Prix Jean Prat winner Tenebrism (Caravaggio) take on her elders for the first time, with Jane Chapple-Hyam saddling the June 15 G2 Duke of Cambridge S. winner Saffron Beach (Ire) (New Bay {GB}). Among the other six confirmed for the mile contest for fillies and mares is Haras de Saint Pair's May 22 G2 Lanwades Stud S. scorer Pearls Galore (Fr) (Invincible Spirit {Ire}) and Yeguada Centurion's May 8 G2 Prix du Muguet winner Sibila Spain (Ire) (Frankel...

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Chapple-Hyam Outlines Targets For Royal Ascot Stars

Trainer Jane Chapple-Hyam revealed plans for a pair of her Royal Ascot stars, with G3 Hampton Court S. hero Claymore (Fr) (New Bay {GB}) set for the G2 York S. on July 23. A winner at first asking as a juvenile, he was second to subsequent G1 Tattersalls Irish 2000 Guineas winner Native Trail (GB) (Oasis Dream {GB}) in the Apr. 13 G3 Craven S. at Newmarket. Unplaced in the G1 French 2000 Guineas in mid-May, he bounced back in fine style at the Royal meeting. "I'm glad I know...

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New Bay's Saffron Beach Wins The Duke of Cambridge

Wednesday's G2 Duke of Cambridge S. offered another episode of stalls drama that seems to have dogged the first two days of Royal Ascot, but by the time Saffron Beach (Ire) (New Bay {GB}) had come home alone there was a sense that Sibila Spain (Ire) (Frankel {GB}) would have needed wings had she not been removed from the contest after going down in the gates. Making her European return under a five-pound penalty due to her winning exploits in Newmarket's G1 Sun Chariot S. in October, the Jane Chapple-Hyam-trained...

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Strong Euro Presence as DWCC Invitees Announced

A host of international Group or Grade 1 winners have been extended invites to the upcoming Dubai World Cup Carnival, including Lord Glitters (Fr) (Whipper), who enjoyed a pair of group victories during last year's event. The popular grey gelding captured the G1 Jebel Hatta and more recently added the G3 Bahrain International Trophy to his haul from the David O'Meara yard, who has also received an invite for Escobar (Ire) (Famous Name {GB}). A strong Irish challenge will be led by dual G1 Irish St Leger heroine Search For...

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Dubai Turf Next For Saffron Beach

Group 1 winner Saffron Beach (Ire) (New Bay {GB}) is targeting the G1 Dubai Turf on Mar. 26. Trained by Jane Chapple-Hyam, the chestnut won both her starts at two, including the G3 Oh So Sharp S. She resumed last April with a second in the G3 Nell Gwyn S. and was runner-up to Mother Earth (Ire) (Zoffany {Ire}) in the G1 1000 Guineas on May 2. Off the board in the G1 Oaks and G1 Falmouth S. in June and July, respectively, the Sangster family and J. Wigan colourbearer...

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New Bay's Saffron Beach In Command In The Sun Chariot

A picture of resilience on Newmarket's Rowley Mile on Saturday, Saffron Beach (Ire) (New Bay {GB}) comprehensively turned around the form of the G1 1000 Guineas with Mother Earth (Ire) (Zoffany {Ire}) in the G1 Kingdom of Bahrain Sun Chariot S. Runner-up to the Ballydoyle representative on contrasting good-to-firm in the May 2 Classic over this trip, the Jane Chapple-Hyam-trained 3-year-old who sports the Sangster silks was 5-1 off a win in the G3 Atalanta S. at Sandown Aug. 21 and bowled along under William Buick at the head of...

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Saffron Beach Will Stay Close to Home For Sun Chariot

Saturday's G3 Atalanta S. heroine Saffron Beach (Ire) (New Bay {GB}), runner-up in the G1 QIPCO 1000 Guineas in Newmarket in May, will make her next start at that course in the Oct. 2 G1 Kingdom of Bahrain Sun Chariot S., trainer Jane Chapple-Hyam announced on Thursday. Originally, the Oct. 17 GI E.P. Taylor S. at Woodbine in Canada had been under consideration, too, for the 2020 G3 Oh So Sharp S. victress. "The plan going forward will be to head to the Sun Chariot. It is her backyard and...

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New Bay's Saffron Beach Bounces Back In The Atalanta

Yet another member of the cast from the G1 Falmouth S. to uphold the high standard of form of that July 9 Newmarket feature, Saffron Beach (Ire) (New Bay {GB}) who had scoped dirty after finishing 11th there came roaring back in Saturday's G3 Betway Atalanta S. at Sandown. Tracking the leading pair under Hollie Doyle, the May 2 G1 1000 Guineas runner-up was sent to the front approaching the two-furlong marker and stayed on strongly to take the mile contest by 2 1/4 lengths from Waliyak (Fr) (Le Havre...

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