Shamardal

Shamardal's Inisherin Impressive In The Sandy Lane

Bouncing out of an increasingly-strong looking edition of the 2,000 Guineas, Sheikh Mohammed Obaid Al Maktoum's Inisherin (GB) (Shamardal--Ajman Princess {Ire}, by Teofilo {Ire}) converted instantly and successfully to leading sprinter of his generation by taking Haydock's G2 Betfred Supports Jack Berry House Sandy Lane S. on Saturday. Producing sensational splits when beating the smart filly Kalpana (GB) (Study Of Man {Ire}) in a mile novice at Newcastle in March before acquitting himself with credit when sixth in the Newmarket Classic three weeks ago, the Kevin Ryan-trained blueblood travelled strongly...

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Shamardal's Diamond Rain Too Good In Newbury's Oaks Trial

Godolphin's Diamond Rain (GB) (Shamardal--Dancing Rain {Ire}, by Danehill Dancer {Ire}), unraced as a juvenile, opened up with a narrow victory going just under a mile at Ascot in her May 1 debut last time and stepped forward to lay down a Classic marker in Saturday's Haras de Bouquetot Fillies' Trial S. at Newbury. The G1 Juddmonte Irish Oaks entry accepted a tow in second for most of this 10-furlong contest. Looming large in the straight, the 3-1 joint-second favourite eased to the front passing the quarter-mile marker and quickened...

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Ten-Length Winner For Shaman In Rome

1st-Capannelle, €7,700, Vnd., 5-17, 2yo, 1200m (AWT), 1:15.90. LA PORTOGHESE (IRE) (f, Shaman {Ire}--Madame Cherie, by First Samurai) jumped well in this unveiling and briefly led before perching in a stalking second on the bend. Given her cue at the 600-metre mark, the race was over in a matter of strides, as she drew farther and farther clear down the lane to win by a geared down 10 lengths. Tindi Of Malindi (Ire) (National Defense {Ire}) was a distant second. Consigned by Baroda Stud to the Goffs Autumn Yearling Sale,...

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Daughter Of Dancing Rain Primed For Ascot Debut

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. Wednesday's Observations features a daughter of the Classic winner Dancing Rain (Ire) (Danehill Dancer {Ire}). 16.35 Ascot, Nov, £40,000, 3yo, f, 7f 213yT Godolphin's hitherto unraced DIAMOND RAIN (GB) (Shamardal) is a daughter of G1 Oaks and G1 German Oaks heroine Dancing Rain (Ire) (Danehill Dancer {Ire}) and thus...

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Half-Sister To Naval Crown Debuts In “Eswarah Maiden”

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. Friday's Observations features a 'half-sister to Group 1 winner Naval Crown (GB). 14.42 Newbury, Mdn, £12,000, 3yo, f, 10fT MAGIC DREAM (IRE) (Shamardal) is an eyecatching debutante for Godolphin and Charlie Appleby in this race which saw the future Oaks winner Eswarah (GB) (Unfuwain) and Irish Oaks heroine Star...

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Quadrilateral's Brother Debuts At Southwell

Observations on the European Racing Scene turns the spotlight on the best European races of the day, highlighting well-bred horses early in their careers, horses of note returning to action and young runners that achieved notable results in the sales ring.  17.30 Southwell, Novice, £8,000, 3yo, 11f 23y (AWT) CADOGAN PLACE (GB) (Frankel {GB}) is an intriguing contender in an intriguing affair as a full-brother to the G1 Fillies' Mile winner Quadrilateral (GB). Andrew Balding unleashes Juddmonte's homebred against two other fascinating newcomers in Godolphin's Hidden Law (Ire) (Dubawi {Ire}),...

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Half to Territories Starts at Compiegne

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. Tuesday's Observations features the half-sibling to Dalham Hall stallion G1SW-Fr Territories (Ire). 15.05 Compiegne, Mdn, €27,000, 3yo, f, 7fT MONTEMESOLA (FR) (Kingman {GB}) is the latest foal out of Taranto (GB) (Machiavellian) to debut for Godolphin and Andre Fabre, who enjoyed some big days with her son Territories (Ire)...

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Godolphin's Cinderella's Dream Unphased By Tack Drama In Listed Jumeirah Guineas

CINDERELLA'S DREAM (GB) (f, 3, Shamardal--Espadrille {GB}, by Dubawi {Ire}) ran out a 5 1/2-length winner of the 1600-metre AED800,000 Listed Jumeirah 1000 Guineas, despite having her saddle slip approaching the far turn. Jockey William Buick kicked free of his irons and rode the rest of the race in what he described as a "bit of a rodeo show", with the duo keeping straight and true to the line, despite being at least four wide off the fence. Godolphin claimed this contest last year when it was only a conditions...

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A Taste Of Home At Jebel Ali?

Three-time stakes winner Home Brew (Street Sense), who races in the colours of Sheikh Ahmed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, is the highest-rated horse in Saturday's AED700,000 G3 Jebel Ali Mile Sponsored by Shadwell. Trained by Michael Costa, who has been enjoying a successful season in the UAE, the 5-year-old entire won the Bourbon Trail S. at Churchill Downs in his final start for breeders Gary and Mary West. He resurfaced in these new colours at Meydan in November, but ran unplaced that day. Saturday is his first start back and...

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Fairytale Continues For Shamardal's Undefeated Cinderella's Dream In Jumeirah Fillies' Classic

3rd-Meydan, AED500,000, Cond., 2-2, NH & SH 3yo, f, 1400mT, 1:23.27, gd. Godolphin's CINDERELLA'S DREAM (GB) (f, 3, Shamardal--Espadrille {GB}, by Dubawi {Ire}) made it three on the bounce with a fine closing effort in the Jumeirah Fillies' Classic Presented By Lincoln Aviator. She defeated stablemate Beautiful Love (Ire) (Siyouni {Fr}) by 2 3/4 lengths and won without being extended. The final time for the 1400m over the good turf was 1:23.27. Rated near the rear of the field for much of the race, the filly was wound up by...

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Dubai World Cup Runner-Up Algiers Retired

After what his connections described in a tweet on X as 'works not showing the same sparkle' as in years prior, the 2023 G1 Dubai World Cup runner-up Algiers (Ire) (Shamardal) has been retired from racing. A multiple Group winner in Meydan in addition to his second-place finish to multiple Group 1 winner Ushba Tesoro (Jpn) (Orfevre {Jpn}), he'd last been seen in Canada on Oct. 7, missing victory in Woodbine's GIII Durham Cup S. by half-a-length. A horse for Dubai's dirt courses, his first Group triumph came in 2022...

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Dariyan On The Move To Haras Du Mont Goubert

Group 1 winner Dariyan (Fr) (Shamardal) will move to Haras du Mont Goubert in 2024. A fee will be announced later. Formerly at His Highness The Aga Khan's Haras de Bonneval, the Prix Ganay hero has been represented by G3 Prix la Force hero Mister Saint Paul (Fr), as well as seven other stakes horses including the group-placed horses Princesse De Saba (Fr), Galaxie Gold (Fr), second in the G2 Prix Hocquart, Elizar (Fr), and My Kurkum (GB). His dam Daryakana (Fr) (Selkirk) has also thrown a four other stakes...

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