Wind Chimes Retired

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Wind Chimes | Scoop Dyga

GSW & MG1SP Wind Chimes (GB) (Mastercraftsman {Ire}-Militante {Ire}, by Johannesburg) has been retired to the paddocks after disappointing in the G1 Sun Chariot S. at Newmarket last weekend. Owned by Coolmore, the Andre Fabre-trained €130,000 Arqana August yearling finished third in the French 1000 Guineas earlier in the season and arrived in the UK strongly fancied on the back of her most recent run. That had come in the G1 Prix du Moulin at Longchamp against the colts, where she beat all bar Recoletos (Fr) (Whipper). However, after her troubled trip to Newmarket connections have decided to call time on her career.

“It was discovered after the race that she had a fibrillating heart so she has been retired,” said Fabre of the G3 Prix de Lieurey and Listed Prix Herod heroine. “It’s a shame, because we never really got to see how good she could be. She showed when she was second in the Moulin that she was high-class.”

A half-sister to the SP Golden Fastnet (Fr) (Fastnet Rock {Aus}), the Ecurie des Monceaux-bred won three of her eight starts and earned $302,207. Out of the SP Militante, Wind Chimes hails from the extended famliy of Group 1 winners Antheus (Northern Dancer), Poliglote (GB) (Sadler’s Wells), and Indian Danehill (Ire) (Danehill).

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