winter quarters

A Case Of You Bound For Winter Quarters

Group 1 winner A Case Of You (Ire) (Hot Streak {Ire}) will be freshened with an eye to a 2022 campaign trainer Ado McGuinness has revealed. The Gary Devlin colourbearer opened his 2021 season with a win over the all-weather at Dundalk in March and added the G3 Lacken S. to his haul at Naas on May 16 two starts later. Given some time off after an unplaced run in the G1 Commonwealth Cup at Royal Ascot, he was third in the G3 Phoenix Sprint S. at The Curragh on...

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Royal Patronage Out For The Year

Royal Patronage (Fr) (Wootton Bassett {GB}), who finished last of eight after being struck into in the G1 Vertem Futurity Trophy S. at Doncaster on Saturday, will not race again this season and will return for a 3-year-old campaign. The Highclere Thoroughbred Racing-owned colt won the G3 Acomb S. at York in August and added the G2 Juddmonte Royal Lodge S. at Newmarket on Sept. 25. Harry Herbert, managing director for owners Highclere Thoroughbred Racing, said, "Unfortunately he was struck into and returned with a nasty gash just above his...

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Perfect Power Camp Considering Options

Dual Group 1 winner Perfect Power (Ire) (Ardad {Ire}), who won Saturday's G1 Juddmonte Middle Park S. at Newmarket, may be put away for the winter, rather than make another start as his connections consider their options. Sheikh Rashid Dalmook Al Maktoum's colt graduated at second asking at Hamilton prior to winning the G2 Norfolk S. at Royal Ascot on June 17. Only fifth in the G2 Richmond S. at Goodwood at the end of July, Perfect Power rebounded with a 1 1/4-length win in the G1 Darley Prix Morny...

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Season Over For Guineas Hopeful Discoveries

The Niarchos Family's Discoveries (Ire) (Mastercraftsman {Ire}), a full-sister to multiple Group 1 winner Alpha Centauri (Ire) (Mastercraftsman {Ire}), will not step out again in 2021 and will instead wait for the G1 QIPCO 1000 Guineas next year. Sunday's G1 Moyglare Stud S. heroine, also a half-sister to G1 Coronation S. winner Alpine Star (Ire) (Sea The Moon {Ger}), does hold an entry in the Oct. 8 G1 bet365 Fillies' Mile at Newmarket. Connections were also considering a trip to France on Arc weekend or a run in the Breeders'...

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Saffron Beach Benched, BC Off Table

Saffron Beach (Ire) (New Bay {GB}), a Group 3 winner in two starts, will skip an intended engagement in the Breeders' Cup and will instead point to next year and the G1 English 1000 Guineas. Trained by Jane Chapple-Hyam, the chestnut won on debut at Newmarket in September and then saluted in the G3 Oh So Sharp S. there on Oct. 9. "She's going to have a rest now, before she comes back for the Nell Gwyn and the Guineas," said trainer Jane Chapple-Hyam. "The main reason we're not going...

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The Revenant Enters Winter Quarters

Saturday's G1 Queen Elizabeth II S. hero The Revenant (GB) (Dubawi {Ire}) has emerged from his QIPCO British Champions Day test in good order and will not start again this year. Besides the QEII, the 5-year-old gelding also landed the G2 Prix Daniel Wildenstein on Arc Weekend this term, his second edition of the race. "He's back in his box and very happy--he came out of the race well," said trainer Francis-Henri Graffard. "The QEII was the plan since the race last year. Obviously we had to miss a big...

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Alpine Star Enters Winter Quarters, Will Race On

Alpine Star (Ire) (Sea the Moon {Ger}), winner of the Coronation S. in June, will not race again this year and instead enjoy some time off. The Niarchos Family runner was runner-up in three consecutive Group 1s following her Ascot score-the July 5 Prix de Diane Longines, the Aug. 16 Prix Jacques le Marois and the Prix de l'Opera Longines on Arc Day, Oct. 4. "She ran another blinder in the Opera," said the Niarchos family's racing manager Alan Cooper of the Jessica Harrington trainee. "She's a tough, honest and...

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