Stakes Results

Jockey Club Rose Bowl L - Flying Officer

Filed on 25 Sep 2015 @ 09:20


£40,000, Newmarket, 9-24, 3yo/up, 16fT, 3:30.94, g/s

1--FLYING OFFICER (USA), 129, h, 5
Dynaformer--Vignette, by Diesis (GB)

This is the fifth win in eight starts for George Strawbridge's homebred Flying Officer, who won the Listed Further Flight Stakes in April 2014, but was only sixth only his sole start to date in Group company, at Ascot on Champions' Day last year. He is a own brother to 2007 St Leger winner Lucarno, 2012 Group Two Great Voltigeur winner Thought Worthy out of Hollywood Listed winner Vignette, a Diesis half sister to Listed winner Be Elusive out of Group Three Prix Chloe winner Be Exclusive.

Criterium de Lyon L - Trixia

Filed on 25 Sep 2015 @ 08:59


€55,000, Lyon, 9-24, 2yo, 8fT, 1:40.21, sf

1--TRIXIA (FR), 122, f, 2
Siyouni (Fr)--Tianshan (Fr), by Lahint

Trixia is unbeaten in three starts after winning at Vichy and Marseille last month. An €85,000 Arqana yearling, she is a half sister to two winners out of Listed Prix Coronation winner Tianshan, herself a half sister to Listed winner Tivadare.

This is the sixth career stakes winner - and first from his second crop - for leading second crop sire Siyouni, whose runners this season are headed by Ervedya.

Prix Betrand de Tarragon L - Persona Grata

Filed on 25 Sep 2015 @ 08:49


€48,000, Maisons-Laffitte, 9-24, 3yo/up, f/m, 9fT, 1:56.95, vsf

1--PERSONA GRATA (GB), 128, f, 4
Sir Percy (GB)--Kaldounya (GB), by Kaldoun (Fr)

The winner of her first three starts - all at Wolverhampton last back end - following her belated debut, the consistent Persona Grata stepped up with two runner-up finishes in Listed company prior to a down-the-filed finish in the Group One Prix Jean Romanet last time. A 10,000 gns Guineas Breeze-Up Sale purchase, she sold for 22,000 gns as a horse in training last October and is a half sister to six winners out of a winning Kaldoun half sister to dual Group One winner Altieri. The second dam is a Group Three-placed daughter of Group One French Guineas Prix Saint-Alary and Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud winner Riverqueen.

Fairy Bridge Stakes G3 - Tested

Filed on 28 Aug 2015 @ 07:46


€65,000, Tipperary, 8-27, 3yo/up, f/m, 7f 100yT, 1:38.90, y/s

1--TESTED (GB), 131, f, 4
Selkirk--Prove (GB), by Danehill

This is the second win in this race for Tested, who was a slightly disappointing sixth behind Marvellous in the Irish 1000 Guineas last year, but bounced back on decent ground over seven furlongs to win the Listed Owenstown Stud Stakes a week later. Second at Galway after that, she won the 2014 renewal of this Group Three, and has run well since, placing twice in black type company. She is a half sister to two winners, including the Listed-placed Track Record, out of the Danehill mare Prove, winner of the Group Three Prix Chloe and a half sister to three stakes winners in Vortex (Group Three Criterion Stakes), Erudite (a Group One-placed Listed winner) and Group Three winner Danefair (later the dam of Trade Fair), and to three more dams of stakes winners, including the dam of Grade One Santa Monica winner Ventura.

Grand Prix de Clairefontaine L - Ming Dynasty

Filed on 26 Aug 2015 @ 07:30


€55,000, Clairefontaine, 8-25, 3yo, 12fT, 2:45.00, hy

1--MING DYNASTY (FR), 123, c, 3
King's Best--Memoire (Fr), by Sadler's Wells

A Wildenstein homebred, Ming Dynasty is unbeaten in three starts and is now likely to tackle group company. He is the first foal out of a winning Sadler's Wells half sister to six winners, including Dewhurst second Fencing Master and Prix Saint Alary second Millionaia. The second dam, Moonlight Dance, won the Group One Prix Saint-Alary and is herself a half sister to Dante winner Claude Monet.

Prix Morny G1 - Shalaa

Filed on 25 Aug 2015 @ 09:12


€350,000, Deauville, 8-23, 2yo, c/f, 6fT, 1:13.31, hy

1--SHALAA (IRE), 126, c, 2
Invincible Spirit (Ire)--Ghurra, by War Chant

Eighth of eight on debut at Newbury and described as a work in progress by his trainer, Shalaa got his act together to win a Newbury maiden a fortnight later, and stretched clear to outclass his rivals in the July Stakes, ahead of a dominant win in the Richmond Stakes last time. A 100,000 gns Tattersalls foal, he fetched 170,000 gns as a yearling and is a half brother to two winners out of the Grade Three-placed Ghurra, a 90,000 gns broodmare purchase from Shadwell in 2005 who sold again three years later, this time for 320,000 gns. The second dam, Futuh, produced nine winners in all, including Group One Middle Park winner Hayil and five other stakes performers.

Prix Jean Romanet G1 - Odeliz

Filed on 25 Aug 2015 @ 09:10


€250,000, Deauville, 8-23, 4yo/up, f/m, 10fT, 2:14.27, hy

1--ODELIZ (IRE), 126, m, 5
Falco--Acatama, by Efisio (GB)

This marks a new career high for the Karl Burke-trained Odeliz, who won a Hamburg Group Three in June and was fourth in the Group One Prix Rothschild last time. A €22,000 Arqana yearling purchase, he is a half brother to a winner out of an unraced Efisio half sister to dual Del Mar Grade One winner Amorama and the stakes winners Uncoiled and Table Rond. The second dam is a winning daughter of an own sister to the great Triptych.

Prix Kergorlay G2 - Alex My Boy

Filed on 25 Aug 2015 @ 09:08


€130,000, Deauville, 8-23, 3yo/up, 15fT, 3:19.42, hy

1--ALEX MY BOY (IRE), 121, c, 4
Dalakhani (Ire)--Alexandrova (Ire), by Sadler's Wells

Twice a winning handicapper over 14f and a St Leger runner for Mark Johnston, Alex My Boy has thrived as a four year old for Andreas Wohler, finishing second in Listed company before winning the Group Three Prix de BArbeville in May. A €75,000 Arqana yearling, he is a half brother to a winner out of champion racemare Alexandrova, winner of the Oaks, Irish Oaks and Yorkshire Oaks. She in turn is a half sister to Cheveley Park Stakes winner and 4.6m gns broodmare purhcase Magical Romance, and the third dam is also ancestress of €6m broodmare purchase and Irish Oaks winner Chicquita.

Criterium du Fonds Europeen de l'Elevage L - Robin Of Navan

Filed on 25 Aug 2015 @ 09:05


€122,000, Deauville, 8-23, 3yo, 8fT, 1:47.99, hy

1--ROBIN OF NAVAN (FR), 123, c, 2
American Post (GB)--Cloghran (Fr), by Muhtathir (GB)

This is the first stakes win for the Harry Dunlop-trained Robin Of Navan, who cost €47,000 at the Arqana Breeze-Up sale in May and is the first foal out of a Muhtathir half sister to Italian Group Three winner Ming Zhi Cosmos and French Listed winner Melodyman.

Futurity Stakes G2 - Herald The Dawn

Filed on 25 Aug 2015 @ 09:02


€130,000, Curragh, 8-23, 2yo, 7fT, 1:26.59, g/f

1--HERALD THE DAWN (IRE), 129, c, 2
New Approach (Ire)--Hymn of the Dawn, by Phone Trick

This is the second win in three starts for Jim Bolger's homebred Herald The Dawn, a full brother to 2000 Guineas and St James's Palace Stakes winner Dawn Approach. They are out of a placed Phone Trick mare, herself a half sister to Group Two Futurity Stakes second, Galantas. The third dam is a half sister to Group/Grade One winners Miss Oceana and Kitwood.

Royal Whip Stakes G3 - Found

Filed on 25 Aug 2015 @ 09:00


€65,000, Curragh, 8-23, 3yo/up, 10fT, 2:09.88, g/f

1--FOUND (IRE), 124, f, 3
Galileo (Ire)--Red Evie (Ire), by Intikhab

A return to winning ways for last season's Prix Marcel Boussac winner Found. She is a full sister to Group Three CL Weld Park Stakes winner Magical Dream out of Group One Lockinge Stakes winner Red Evie, herself a daughter of Italian Listed winner Malafemmena. She in turn is a half sister to dual Group Three winner Export Price, out of Group Three Athasi Stakes winner Martinova, herself a half sister to Group Two Prince of Wales's Stakes winner Lucky Wednesday.

Irish St Leger Trial G3 - Order Of St George

Filed on 25 Aug 2015 @ 08:57


€60,000, Curragh, 8-23, 3yo/up, 14fT, 3:09.61, g/f

1--ORDER OF ST GEORGE (IRE), 123, c, 3
Galileo (Ire)--Another Storm, by Gone West

This is the first stakes win for Order Of St George, who was second to St Leger hopeful Bondi Beach in the Curragh Cup in June before dropping to win a Down Royal conditions heat last time. A $550,000 Keeneland yearling purchase, he is a half brother to Group Three Prix Paul de Moussac winner Asperity and to US Grade Three winner Angel Terrace out of a winning Gone West mare. The second dam, Storm Song, won the Grade One BC Juvenile Fillies and Frizette Stakes.

Renaissance Stakes G3 - Moviesta

Filed on 25 Aug 2015 @ 07:40


€60,000, Curragh, 8-22, 3yo/up, 6fT, 1:11.64, g/f

1--MOVIESTA (USA), 132, g, 5
Hard Spun--Miss Brickyard, by A.P. Indy

This is the first win for Moviesta since winning the Group Two King George Stakes for Bryan Smart in 2013. A $55,000 Keeneland yearling, he sold for 44,000 gns at the Tattersalls Craven Sale last year. He is a half brother to winners out of a winning A P Indy mare, herself a half sister to Grade One Debutante winner Miss Houdini (the dam of dual Grade Two winner Papa Clem), out of dual Grade One winner Magical Maiden.

Curragh Stakes G3 - Bear Cheek

Filed on 25 Aug 2015 @ 07:38


€60,000, Curragh, 8-22, 2yo, 5fT, :59.96, g/f

1--BEAR CHEEK (IRE), 126, f, 2
Kodiac (GB)--See Nuala (Ire), by Kyllachy (GB)

The Ger Lyons-trained Bear Cheek is now unbeaten in two starts. He is the first winner out of a winning Kyllachy half sister to Dubai Group Two winner Aspectoflove. The third dam, Premier Rose, won the Listed Strensall Stakes and is a half sister to Group Three Fred Darling winner Shapina.

Prix du Calvados G3 - Great Page

Filed on 25 Aug 2015 @ 07:35


€80,000, Deauville, 8-22, 2yo, f, 7fT, 1:23.17, g/s

1--GREAT PAGE (IRE), 123, f, 2
Roderic O’Connor (Ire)--Areeda (Ire), by Refuse to Bend (Ire)

The winner of the Naas Fillies' Sprint Stakes in June, Great Page was second to subsequent Lowther winner Besharah in the Princess Margaret Stakes last time before giving Roderic O'Connor his first group winner here. A €35,000 Tattersalls Ireland yearling, she is the second foal out of a winning Refuse To Bend mare, from the family of Group Two Cherry Hinton winner Please Sing and Kentucky Derby second Bold Arrangement.

Solario Stakes G3 - First Selection

Filed on 25 Aug 2015 @ 07:33


£45,000, Sandown, 8-22, 2yo, 7f 16yT, 1:28.21, gd

1--FIRST SELECTION (SPA), 127, c, 2
Diktat (GB)--Villa Sonata (GB), by Mozart (Ire)

First Selection gives Simon Crisford his first group winner as a trainer. The son of Diktat is now four from five, with his only blemish coming when ninth in the Coventry. A £42,000 breeze-up purchase, he is a half brother to winners out of a winning Mozart half sister to Listed winner Ceilidh House, out of Listed winner Villa Carlotta.

Atalanta Stakes G3 - Nakuti

Filed on 25 Aug 2015 @ 07:30


£65,000, Sandown, 8-22, 3yo/up, f, 8f 14yT, 1:40.62, gd

1--NAKUTI (IRE), 127, f, 4
Mastercraftsman (Ire)--Sheba Five, by Five Star Day

A new career high for this season's Listed Pipalong Stakes winner Nakuti, who has won prize money on 18 of her 25 starts. A €30,000 Goffs foal purchase, she is a half sister to a winner out of a placed half sister to the Group Two-placed multiple Listed winner Arch Rebel and US Listed winner on My Dime. The second dam is a half sister to two stakes winners as well as the dam of Grade One Arkansas Derby winner Archarcharch, out of Grade One Hollywood Oaks winner Pattern Step.

Gimcrack Stakes G2 - Ajaya

Filed on 25 Aug 2015 @ 07:14


£220,000, York, 8-22, 2yo, c/g, 6fT, 1:10.96, gd

1--AJAYA (GB), 126, c, 2
Invincible Spirit (Ire)--Nessina, by Hennessy

The winner of a York maiden in July, Ajaya was second in the Prix Robert Papin last time - his chance undone by rain - but went one better here to give William HAggas another juvenile group winner. He is the first foal out of the Hennessy mare Nessina, a 300,000 gns broodmare purchase and a half sister to Listed winner Colonialism and dual Listed winner Tantina, the dam of Cityscape and Bated Breath. The second dam, Didina, was a Hollywood Grade Two winner.

Strensall Stakes G3 - Mondialiste

Filed on 25 Aug 2015 @ 07:11


£85,000, York, 8-22, 3yo/up, 8f 208yT, 1:50.33, g

1--MONDIALISTE (IRE), 131, h, 5
Galileo (Ire)--Occupandiste (Ire), by Kaldoun (Fr)

Third in the 2013 Prix Jean Prat for his breeders the Wertheimer brothers and trainer Freddy Head, Mondialiste sold for €190,000 at the Arqana Summer Sale last year and joined David O'Meara, for whom he has been second in the Lincoln and third in the Group Three Earl of Sefton proor to winning the Listed Pomfret Stakes last time. He is a full brother to Listed winner Planetaire and half brother to dual Group Three winner Only Answer and the Classic-placed Group Two winner Impressionante, later the dam of Intello. Their dam, Occupandiste, won the Group One Prix de la Foret.

Roses Stakes L - Shadow Hunter

Filed on 25 Aug 2015 @ 07:08


£60,000, York, 8-22, 2yo, 5fT, :59.20, gd

1--SHADOW HUNTER (IRE), 121, f, 2
Arcano (Ire)-- Sweet Irish (GB), by Shamardal

Stonehenge Stakes L - Tony Curtis

Filed on 25 Aug 2015 @ 06:58


£30,000, Salsibury, 8-21, 2yo, 8fT, 1:45.44, gd

1--TONY CURTIS (GB), 127, c, 2
Rock of Gibraltar (Ire)-- Strawberry Lolly (GB), by Lomitas (GB)

Nunthorpe Stakes G1 - Mecca's Angel

Filed on 21 Aug 2015 @ 14:59


£310,000, York, 8-21, 5fT, :57.24, g/s

1--MECCA'S ANGEL (IRE), 136, f, 4
Dark Angel (Ire)--Folga (GB), by Atraf (GB)

A breakthrough Group One win for Mecca's Angel, who first hinted at her ability when winning Listed Scarborough Stakes at Doncaster in near record time last September, ahead of victory in Newbury's Group Three World Trophy. This season she has won the Group Three Prix de Saint-Georges and was second in the Group Two Sapphire Stakes last time. The 16,000 gns Tattersalls yearling purchase is a half sister to the winner Markaz out of the Listed-placed winner Folga, a half sister to Listed winner Desert Kaya out of Group Three Prix d'Arenberg winner Desert Dawn.

This is the second Group One winner for Dark Angel after Golden Jubilee and July Cup winner Lethal Force.

City of York Stakes L - Fadhayyil

Filed on 21 Aug 2015 @ 14:24


£100,000, York, 8-21, 3yo/up, 7fT, 1:23.12, g/s

1--FADHAYYIL (IRE), 116, f, 3
Tamayuz (GB)--Ziria (Ire), by Danehill Dancer (Ire)

A return to winning ways for the Barry Hills-trained Fadhayyil, who won a Salisbury maiden last September, and has run well in group company without winning, finishing second in the Rockfel and against colts in the Jersey Stakes. A step back up to group company - with the Sun Chariot liekly - now beckons for the daughter of Tamayuz. A 38,000 Tattersalls foal, she fetched 220,000 gns as a yearling and is a half sister to five winners (from seven runners), including German Listed winner Athenian, out of the dual Group Three-winning Danehill Dancer mare Ziria.

Fadhayyil becomes the third stakes winner (from just 18 runners) from Tamayuz's third crop. The Derrinstown resident has 10 stakes winners in all from 131 runners, a 7.6% strike rate.

Lonsdale Cup G2 - Max Dynamite

Filed on 21 Aug 2015 @ 13:35


£160,000, York, 8-21, 3yo/up, 16f 88yT, 3:33.09, g/s

1--MAX DYNAMITE (FR), 129, h, 5
Great Journey (Jpn)--Mascara (Ger), by Monsun (Ger)

The winner of a Fontainebleau maiden in 2013, Max Dynamite ran without troubling the principals in that year's Prix du Jockey-Club and Grand Prix du Paris. Sold for €200,000 at the Arqana Arc Sale, he joined Willie Mullins, for whom he has won over hurdles before finishing second in both the Northumberland Plate and Galway Hurdle this summer. He is a half brother to two winners out of a winning Monsun mare. She in turn is a half sister to German Listed winner Murnau, a half sister to the Group One-placed Group Two winner Muchea.

Galtres Stakes L - Martlet

Filed on 21 Aug 2015 @ 09:01


£60,000, York, 8-20, 3yo/up, f/m, 12fT, 2:32.35, g/s

1--MARTLET (GB), 123, f, 3
Dansili (GB)--Marywell (GB), by Selkirk

A dual winner at Chelmsford, Martlet looks set to step up to group company after this dominant Listed win. She is the first foal out of the winning Selkirk mare Marywell, a half sister to three winners (including Australian Group Two placegetter Magog) out of Group One Irish Oaks winner Margarula.