Yorkshire Oaks

Twomey Has Yorkshire Oaks In Mind For Rosscarbery

Paddy Twomey is keen to move on from Rosscarbery's unsatisfactory Pretty Polly effort after the five-year-old suffered interference from the wayward winner Via Sistina (Ire) (Fastnet Rock {Aus}) in the Curragh Group 1 on Saturday.  Rosscarbery (Ger) (Sea The Stars {Ire}) getting hampered at a vital stage in the race cost the filly a top three finish, according to Twomey, who labelled the incident "a pity" but is happy to look ahead to the Yorkshire Oaks next.  He said, "She's come out of the Curragh in good form. It was...

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Snowfall Faces Test Of The Generations

Having played with a crop of 3-year-old fillies unable to stay within hailing distance of her so far this year, Ballydoyle's fast-ascending starlet Snowfall (Jpn) (Deep Impact {Jpn}) has a proper examination awaiting her on York's Knavesmire on Thursday as Wonderful Tonight (Fr) (Le Havre {Ire}) squares up in the G1 Darley Yorkshire Oaks. Thoroughly scintillating in the June 4 G1 Epsom Oaks and impressive as the widest-margin winner of the G1 Irish Oaks on record at The Curragh July 17, she even has course form having kickstarted her illustrious...

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Love Looms Large In Yorkshire Oaks

Day two of York's Ebor festival means the G1 Darley Yorkshire Oaks and few would bet against Love (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}) prevailing in Thursday's feature following her emphatic successes in the G1 1000 Guineas and G1 Epsom Oaks. With Enable going elsewhere to avoid handing Ballydoyle's femme fatale weight-for-age, the chestnut who took the June 7 Newmarket and July 4 Epsom Classics by a cumulative margin of 13 1/2 lengths surely only needs a reproduction of the latter effort to see off four of her peers and one 4-year-old. With...

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MG1SW Too Darn Hot Injured, Retired

European highweighted 2-year-old colt and MG1SW Too Darn Hot (GB) (Dubawi {Ire}--Dar Re Mi {GB}, by Singspiel {Ire}) has sustained a career-ending injury and has been subsequently retired, Watership Down Stud announced on Monday. The 2019 G1 Sussex S. winner and Lord Lloyd-Webber homebred, who also scored earlier this season in the July 7 G1 Qatar Prix Jean Prat for trainer John Gosden, underwent surgery on his right-hind cannon to repair a hairline fracture-thought to have developed during the running of the Sussex on July 31--at Newmarket Equine Hospital. Previously,...

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