Wirko (Ger)

Back to the Roodee

Chester's May meeting gets underway on Wednesday, with the G3 Chester Vase and Listed Weatherbys ePassport Cheshire Oaks offering the opportunity for Epsom hopefuls to enter the fray at the famous "Roodee". While neither has attracted a standout this year, the Derby and Oaks trials are at times fertile ground for the lesser-exposed types to flaunt their wares such as Godolphin's Wirko (Ger) (Kingman {GB}) in the Vase. Having already proven himself on Epsom's inimitable terrain when winning the Apr. 20 Listed Blue Riband Trial, the Charlie Appleby-trained bay could...

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Appleby's Classic Colts Exit Guineas in Good Order

The Godolphin G1 QIPCO 2000 Guineas team has excited the Newmarket showpiece in good order according to trainer Charlie Appleby. Master of the Seas (Ire) (Dubawi {Ire}), who ran second in the Guineas, is being freshening before returning in the June 15 G1 St James's Palace S. at Royal Ascot. Fourth-place finisher Naval Crown (GB) (Dubawi {Ire}) is also expected to be in action at the Royal meeting, although in the G3 Jersey S. on June 19. Rounding out the Appleby Guineas trio is One Ruler (Ire) (Dubawi {Ire}), who...

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Ubettabelieveit Again in Sigy

Chantilly hosts the G3 Prix Sigy for the 3-year-old sprinters on Tuesday, with the G2 Flying Childers S. winner Ubettabelieveit (Ire) (Kodiac {GB}) set to be a warm order to carry his momentum into his 2021 campaign. Coming to the fore with a short-head  defeat of Sacred (GB) (Exceed and Excel {Aus}) in that five-furlong Doncaster contest in September, the Nigel Tinkler trainee was able to get to within 1 3/4 lengths of Golden Pal (Uncle Mo) when third after a slow start in the GI Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf...

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