A Look at the Internationals: COX PLATE 2019

A Look at the Internationals: COX PLATE 2019

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A LOOK AT THE 2019 INTERNATIONAL RAIDERS FOR THE COX PLATE

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LYS GRACIEUX $5.00 & $2.00

(JAPAN)

About the horse

Foal Date 18 Jan 2014
Description 5yo B/BR Mare
Trainer Y Yahagi
Owner U Carrot Farm (Mgr: Dr H Akita)
PM Hong Kong : HKD $6,800,000
Japan : JPY ¥583,979,000
Total PM AUD $8,450,580
Career 5 Wins (25%) – 12 Placings (85%) – 20 starts
Wins 1600m (2), 1800m (1), 2200m (2)
Feature Race Nominations Cox Plate 2019, Melbourne Cup

 

Black Type Year Course FP Margin Race Name WT Race PM Earnings
G1 2019 HANSHIN 1 3L THE TAKARAZUKA KINEN 3U OPEN 2200m 56.0 $3,839,610 $2,022,296
G1 2018 KYOTO 1 0.3L THE QUEEN ELIZABETH 2 CUP 3UF OPEN 2200m 56.0 $2,554,100 $1,355,447
G1 2018 SHA TIN 2 0.3L The Longines Hong Kong Vase 3U OPEN 2400m 55.5 $3,496,500 $769,231
G1 2018 TOKYO 2 0.1L THE VICTORIA MILE 4UFM OPEN 1600m 55.0 $2,508,880 $527,489
G1 2017 KYOTO 2 1.2L THE SHUKA SHO 3F OPEN 2000m 55.0 $2,118,670 $446,720
G1 2017 HANSHIN 2 0.5L OKA SHO (JAPANESE 1000 GUINEAS) 3F OPEN 1600m 55.0 $2,499,580 $522,901
G1 2016 HANSHIN 2 1.2L THE HANSHIN JUVENILE FILLIES 2F OPEN 1600m 54.0 $1,490,380 $312,612
G1 2019 SHA TIN 3 0.9L The Fwd Qeii Cup 3U 2000m 55.5 $4,308,800 $430,880
G1 2017 TOKYO 5 5.2L YUSHUN HIMBA (JAPANESE OAKS) 3F OPEN 2400m 55.0 $2,654,500 $117,274
G1 2018 TOKYO 8 5.4L THE YASUDA KINEN 3U OPEN 1600m 56.0 $2,613,420
G1 2017 KYOTO 8 3.6L THE QUEEN ELIZABETH 2 CUP 3UF OPEN 2200m 54.0 $2,131,570
G1 stats – 2 wins, 6 placings from 11 starts
G2 2019 CHUKYO 2 1.2L THE KINKO SHO 4U OPEN 2000m 55.0 $1,515,750 $319,595
G2 2018 TOKYO 2 0.3L THE IRELAND TROPHY FUCHU HIMBA STAKES 3UF OPEN 1800m 54.0 $1,294,640 $271,636
G2 2018 HANSHIN 3 0.5L THE SANKEISPORTS HAI HANSHIN HIMBA STAKES 4UFM OPEN 1600m 54.0 $1,299,380 $173,038
G2 2017 HANSHIN 3 2L THE KANSAI TELECASTING CORP.SHO ROSE STAKES 3F OPEN 1800m 54.0 $1,182,830 $154,637
G2 stats – no wins, 4 placings from 4 starts
G3 2018 TOKYO 1 1L THE TOKYO SHIMBUN HAI 4U OPEN 1600m 55.0 $856,720 $449,494
G3 2016 TOKYO 1 0.5L THE ARTEMIS STAKES 2F OPEN 1600m 54.0 $727,240 $372,820
G3 2017 HANSHIN 3 2.5L THE TULIP SHO 3F OPEN 1600m 54.0 $779,740 $103,940
G3 stats – 2 wins, 1 placing from 3 starts

 

COMMENT: The best performed Japanese horse to ever come to Australia, and when you take into consideration, they’ve won the Caulfield Cup (Admire Rakti) and quinellaed a Melbourne Cup (Delta Blues & Pop Rock) that speaks volumes of how good this mare is.

Totally domiant winner last start of the presteigious Group 1 2019 Takarazuka Kinen at Hanshin in Japan, beating Kiseki by 3L. Kiseki is a Gr1 winner in Japan and was considered good enough by connections for a tilt at the 2019 Arc in France won by Waldgeist, with Enable the beaten odds on favourite, he was a well beaten 7th of 12 but the track at Longchamp was a bog and as is usual that doesn’t suit the Japanese who are used to running on rock hard tracks…. So the form reads well on a global stage!

The 5 year old mare (in Southern Hempishpere time / 4 yo Northern) has won two big International Group 1’s at home the 2019 TAKARAZUKA KINEN & the 2018 QUEEN ELIZABETH 2 CUP. However despite these 2 big wins her career best to date was over 2000m in December 2018 in the International, Group 1 the Hong Kong vase over 2000m. She was a very close 2nd to Hong Kong champion galloper Exultant, whilst easily accounting for the rest of a world class field including 2019 Arc winner Waldgeist, Melbourne Cup placegetter A Prince of Arran, Irish Derby winner Latrobe & Hong Kong Group 1 winning star Pakistan Star, just to name some of the major scalps she claimed.

She has truly global, world-class international Group 1 formlines and if she’s anywhere near her best and provided she handles Moonee Valley, she looks the clear standout to me and I’m very happy to back her at $5.00.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DANCETERIA $11.00 & $3.50

(FRANCE)

 

About the horse

Foal Date 07 May 2015
Description 4yo B Gelding
Trainer D Menuisier
Owner Australian Bloodstock Pty Ltd, J Shaw, B Brogan, S Roth, M Gaffney, Walker Breeding & Racing, B Watkins, A & G Bray Synd, D Searle, Power Thoroughbreds, A Rohde, Teng Long Thoroughbred Ltd, S Mok, M Krauser, G & M Barnett Racing, J Hunter, Carty Racing, F Meduri, J Lovett & Danceteria Synd
PM France : EUR €71,500
Germany : EUR €100,354
Ireland : EUR €3,000
United Kingdom : GBP £89,283
Total PM AUD $441,777
Career 7 Wins (44%) – 2 Placings (56%) – 16 starts
Wins 1609m (1), 1800m (1), 2000m (1), 2011m (3), 2012m (1)
Feature Race Nominations Cox Plate 2019

 

Black Type Year Course FP Margin Race Name WT Race PM Earnings
G1 2019 MUNICH 1 1.2L Grosser Dallmayr-Preis – Bayerisches Zuchtrennen (Group 1) (3yo+) (Turf) 3U 2012m 60.0 $252,510 $162,912
G1 2019 SANDOWN PARK 4 5.2L Coral-Eclipse (Group 1) 3U 2002m 60.5 $1,356,240 $72,694
G1 stats – 1 win, no placings from 2 starts
G3 2019 LONGCHAMP 1 1L LA COUPE 4U OPEN 2000m 57.0 $128,820 $64,412
G3 2019 SANDOWN PARK 3 6.8L Matchbook Brigadier Gerard Stakes (Group 3) 4U OPEN 2002m 57.0 $128,680 $13,846
G3 stats – 1 win, 1 placing from 2 starts
LR 2019 MAISONS-LAFFITTE 1 0.2L PRIX JACQUES LAFFITTE 4U Open 1800m 57.0 $82,410 $41,204
LR 2018 CHANTILLY 4 4.8L GRAND PRIX DU NORD 3 Open 2000m 58.0 $88,000 $8,800
LR stats – 1 win, no placings from 2 starts

 

Was a terrific 4th beaten just over 5L in the Group 1 Coral-Eclipse at Sandown Park (UK) behind the champion mare & the world’s highest rated horse in 2019 Enable.

Since then he has won a Group 1 in Germany the Grosser Dallmayr Preis-Bayerisches Zuchtrennen over 2000m at Baden-Baden. That’s the same race Benbatl won before coming to Australia and winning the Underwood Stakes before a close up 2nd behind Winx in the legendary mare’s 4th Cox Plate win in 2018. Howevere I doubt if there was the same quality behind Danceteria that Benbatl beat. None the less he’s got a global Gr1 win on his CV.

Also a Gr3 winner in France.

Looks to be on an upward spiral and his run in the Coral-Eclpise says he’s definitely got the class to win a cox Plate in he acclimatises in Australia well and handles the testing Moonee Valley track. He’s a definite winning chance and $11 represents great value.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MAGIC WAND $17.00 & $5.00

(IRELAND)

 

About the horse

Foal Date 13 Mar 2015
Description 4yo B Filly
Trainer A P O’brien
Owner D Smith, M Tabor & Mrs J Magnier
PM France : EUR €251,460
Ireland : EUR €303,955
United Arab Emirates : AED د.إ180,000
United Kingdom : GBP £213,667
United States of America : USD $94,288
Total PM AUD $1,665,848
Career 2 Wins (11%) – 9 Placings (61%) – 18 starts
Wins 2281m (1), 2405m (1)
Feature Race Nominations Cox Plate

 

GRP/W

Black Type Year Course FP Margin Race Name WT Race PM Earnings
G1 2019 LEOPARDSTOWN 2 2.2L QIPCO Irish Champion Stakes (Group 1) 3U OPEN 2012m 59.0 $2,049,180 $389,344
G1 2019 CURRAGH 2 2.2L Juddmonte Pretty Polly Stakes (Group 1) 3U OPEN 2012m 61.5 $483,090 $91,787
G1 2018 LONGCHAMP 2 1L PRIX DE L’OPERA LONGINES 3UM Open 2000m 56.0 $805,150 $184,058
G1 2018 LONGCHAMP 2 0.2L QATAR PRIX VERMEILLE 3UFM Open 2400m 55.0 $964,630 $220,514
G1 2018 CHURCHILL DOWNS 4 2.8L Maker’s Mark Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf (Grade 1) (3yo+ Fillies & Mares) (Turf) 3UFM 2213m 54.5 $2,375,150 $132,987
G1 2018 EPSOM DOWNS 4 11L Investec Oaks (Fillies’ Group 1) 3F OPEN 2419m 57.0 $878,730 $47,100
G1 2019 MEYDAN 5 10.4L Longines Dubai Sheema Classic HR3U 2410m 54.5 $8,415,150 $252,454
G1 2018 YORK 5 4.0L Darley Yorkshire Oaks (Fillies’ and Mares’ Group 1) 3UF&M 2385m 56.0 $620,570 $16,693
G1 2018 CURRAGH 5 9.6L Darley Irish Oaks (Fillies Group 1) 3F OPEN 2414m 57.0 $616,330 $12,327
G1 2019 ASCOT 11 50.4L King George VI & Queen Elizabeth QIPCO S. 3U OPEN 2406m 59.0 $2,260,400
G1 stats – no wins, 4 placings from 10 starts
G2 2018 ASCOT 1 1.5L Ribblesdale S. 3F OPEN 2405m 57.0 $351,490 $199,332
G2 stats – 1 win, no placings from 1 start
LR 2018 CHESTER 1 3.5L Arkle Finance Cheshire Oaks (Fillies’ Listed) (For The Robert Sangster Memorial Cup) 3F 2281m 57.0 $138,940 $77,755
LR 2019 ASCOT 2 0.1L Wolferton S. 4U OPEN 2004m 56.0 $182,150 $39,162
LR stats – 1 win, 1 placing from 2 starts

 

This Aidan O’Brien mare has only won 2 of 18 but she’s run in the best Group 1 races around the planet and of her 9 placings, 4 have been seconds in Gr1 races. So don’t be put off by her record she’s a star in her own right.

Last start chased home stablemate Magical in the Gr1 Irish Champions Stakes in a terrific effort. Magical has been so competitive with Enable her whole career and Enable is rated world #1 in 2019.

She’s competed well in the Group 1’s; Breeders Cup Filly & Mare’s, the Dubai Sheema Classic, the Yorkshire Oaks, the Irish Oaks and the King George & Queen Anne Stakes across all different countries so the travel won’t effect her one bit.

If she can reproduce her last start effort at the Curragh behind Magical she’s right in the mix here and $17.00 in great each way value!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

KLUGER $26.00 & $7.50

(JAPAN)

 

About the horse

Foal Date 26 Apr 2012
Description 7yo B Horse
Trainer Tomokazu Takano
Owner U. Carrot Farm (Mgr: Dr H Akita)
PM Australia : AUD $890,000
Japan : JPY ¥156,398,000
Total PM AUD $2,673,802
Career 5 Wins (23%) – 7 Placings (55%) – 22 starts
Wins 1600m (1), 1800m (3), 2000m (1)
Feature Race Nominations Cox Plate 2019

 

Black Type Year Course FP Margin Race Name WT Race PM Earnings
G1 2019 RANDWICK 2 1.5L Queen Elizabeth Stks 3U OPEN 2000m 59.0 $4,114,500 $755,000
G1 2019 RANDWICK 4 2.7L The Star Doncaster Mile 3U OPEN 1600m 53.0 $3,139,250 $135,000
G1 2017 KYOTO 7 2.0L THE MILE CHAMPIONSHIP 3U OPEN 1600m 57.0 $2,355,800
G1 stats – no wins, 1 placing from 3 starts
G2 2016 KYOTO 1 0.3L THE YOMIURI MILERS CUP 4U OPEN 1600m 56.0 $1,328,070 $697,770
G2 2019 SAPPORO 8 5.6L THE SAPPORO KINEN 3U OPEN 2000m 57.0 $1,792,220
G2 2017 KYOTO 10 5.9L THE YOMIURI MILERS CUP 4U OPEN 1600m 57.0 $1,336,220
G2 stats – 1 win, no placings from 3 starts
G3 2018 KYOTO 2 0.8L THE SPORTS NIPPON SHO KYOTO KIMPAI 4U OPEN 1600m 57.5 $886,320 $183,403
G3 2017 TOKYO 3 2.5L THE FUJI STAKES 3U OPEN 1600m 57.0 $915,320 $118,154
G3 2015 NAKAYAMA 3 0.4L THE KEISEI HAI(G3) 3 OPEN 2000m 56.0 $780,750 $102,545
G3 2016 CHUKYO 6 1.7L THE CHUNICHI SHIMBUN HAI 4U OPEN 2000m 55.0 $963,530
G3 2018 TOKYO 8 6.4L THE TOKYO CHUNICHI SPORTS HAI MUSASHINO STAKES 3U OPEN 1600m 57.0 $909,150
G3 2018 TOKYO 8 3.0L THE TOKYO SHIMBUN HAI 4U OPEN 1600m 56.0 $856,720
G3 2018 TOKYO 9 4.6L THE FUJI STAKES 3U OPEN 1600m 57.0 $955,640
G3 stats – no wins, 3 placings from 7 starts

 

This Japanese vetrans two career best runs by a long way were his two Australian runs during The Championships 2019 at Royal Randwick in the Doncaster Mile and then the Queen Elizabeth Stakes were he was a pretty close up second behind all time legend Winx in her farewell race.

On what he’s done in Japan before those two runs and in his one outing at home since, you’d give him no chance in a Cox Plate, but if he were able to reproduce the effort that saw him 2nd behind Winx he has to be included as a flukers hope.

 

 

 

 

 

 

DREAM CASTLE $26 & $7.75

GB

 

About the horse

Foal Date 08 Mar 2014
Description 5yo B Gelding
Trainer Saeed Bin Suroor
Owner Godolphin Management Co Ltd
PM France : EUR €7,150
United Arab Emirates : AED د.إ542,500
Turkey : 150,030
United Kingdom : GBP £32,005
Total PM AUD $973,156
Career 4 Wins (25%) – 3 Placings (44%) – 16 starts
Wins 1408m (1), 1800m (3)
Feature Race Nominations Cox Plate 2019

 

Black Type Year Course FP Margin Race Name WT Race PM Earnings
G1 2019 MEYDAN 1 1.2L Jebel Hatta Sponsored By Emirates Airline HR3U 1800m 57.0 $561,010 $336,606
G1 2019 LONGCHAMP 5 1.8L PRIX D’ISPAHAN 4U Open 1850m 58.0 $396,830 $11,349
G1 2017 NEWMARKET (ROWLEY) 5 3.4L Qipco 2000 Guineas Stakes (Group 1) (British Champions Series) 3 OPEN 1609m 57.0 $812,660 $21,861
G1 2019 MEYDAN 13 16.0L Dubai Turf Sponsored By DP World HR3U 1800m 57.0 $8,415,150
G1 2019 ASCOT 14 14L Queen Anne Stakes (Group 1) (Str) 4U OPEN 1609m 57.0 $1,092,900
G1 stats – 1 win, no placings from 5 starts
G2 2019 MEYDAN 1 3L Al Rashidiya Sponsored By Emirates Global Aluminium HR3U 1800m 57.0 $354,610 $212,766
G2 2017 VELIEFENDI 2 1L International Topkapi Trophy (Group 2) (3yo+) (Turf) 3U 1609m 58.5 $637,630 $150,030
G2 2018 MEYDAN 3 1.2L Al Fahidi Fort Sponsored By DP World-UAE Region 1400m 57.0 $309,020 $30,902
G2 2018 MEYDAN 5 3.2L Zabeel Mile Sponsored By District One Legacy HR3U 1600m 57.0 $309,020 $9,271
G2 2017 GOODWOOD 7 1.7L Qatar Lennox Stakes (Group 2) 3U OPEN 1408m 56.0 $487,600
G2 stats – 1 win, 2 placings from 5 starts
G3 2019 MEYDAN 1 1.5L Singspiel Stakes Presented By Longines V H P Collection HR3U 1800m 57.0 $283,690 $170,213
G3 2017 NEWBURY 2 2L JLT Greenham Stakes (Group 3) (Str) 3 OPEN 1408m 57.0 $97,520 $20,967
G3 2017 ASCOT 5 3.2L Jersey S. 3 OPEN 1408m 57.5 $146,280 $3,935
G3 2018 MEYDAN 11 34.7L Burj Nahaar Sponsored By Emirates Holidays 1600m 57.0 $258,400
G3 stats – 1 win, 1 placing from 4 starts

 

Has raced best at Meydan (Dubai) so far in his career and hasn’t shown much outside the UAE. Although unlike many Dubai horses trained by Saeed bin Suroor he’s a truf horse and not a dirt tracker.

He did show some very promising form during the 2019 Dubai World Cup Carnival with big wins in the Group 1 Jebel Hatta, the Group 2 Al Rashidiya & the Group 3 Singspiel Stakes, but they were all on the 2019 World Cup Carnival lead up cards without the world’s very best to contend with. When he did meet the world’s best on Dubai World Cup night in the US$9 million Dubai Turf over 1800m he was absolutely slaughtered by Almond Eye and didn’t measure up at all. That’s concerning as he’ll be racing some world class Group 1 horses in the Cox Plate.

He does possess a degree of talent, has a world class trainer and is in the almighty Godolphin camp, but I’d think he’d need to really relish Australian conditions and rise 2 or 3 levels to win a Cox Plate.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LATROBE $26.00 & $6.75

(IRELAND)

 

About the horse

Foal Date 28 Jan 2015
Description 4yo BR Horse
Trainer Joseph O’brien
Owner N C Williams, Mr & Mrs L J Williams
PM Australia : AUD $360,000
Ireland : EUR €1,059,476
United Kingdom : GBP £5,360
Total PM AUD $2,015,252
Career 3 Wins (20%) – 7 Placings (67%) – 15 starts
Wins 2414m (3)
Feature Race Nominations Cox Plate 2019, Melbourne Cup 2019

Black Type Year Course FP Margin Race Name WT Race PM Earnings
G1 2018 CURRAGH 1 0.5L Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby (Group 1) 3 OPEN 2414m 57.0 $2,311,250 $1,317,411
G1 2018 FLEMINGTON 2 0.2L Seppelt Mackinnon Stakes 3U OPEN 2000m 57.5 $2,005,000 $360,000
G1 2018 CURRAGH 2 2.8L Comer Group International Irish St. Leger (Group 1) 3U 2816m 57.5 $803,860 $152,733
G1 2019 CURRAGH 6 5.6L Comer Group International Irish St. Leger (Group 1) 3U 2816m 61.0 $983,610 $9,836
G1 2018 YORK 7 10.5L Juddmonte International Stakes (Group 1) 3U OPEN 2063m 56.5 $1,883,870
G1 2018 SHA TIN 11 9.3L The Longines Hong Kong Vase 3U OPEN 2400m 55.0 $3,496,500
G1 stats – 1 win, 2 placings from 6 starts
G2 2019 CURRAGH 2 0.4L Comer Group International Curragh Cup (Group 2) 3U 2816m 62.0 $241,550 $45,894
G2 2019 CURRAGH 4 2.3L Coolmore Highland Reel Irish EBF Mooresbridge Stakes (Group 2) 4U OPEN 2012m 58.5 $206,350 $8,254
G2 stats – no wins, 1 placing from 2 starts
G3 2019 LEOPARDSTOWN 1 0.8L GRENKE Finance Ballyroan Stakes (Group 3) 3U OPEN 2414m 61.0 $102,270 $60,339
G3 2018 CURRAGH 2 2.2L Airlie Stud Gallinule Stakes (Group 3) 3 OPEN 2011m 58.5 $104,330 $19,823
G3 2019 NAAS 3 9L Alleged Stakes (Group 3) 4U OPEN 2012m 61.0 $103,010 $9,271
G3 stats – 1 win, 2 placings from 3 starts
LR 2019 ASCOT 4 2.7L Wolferton S. 4U OPEN 2004m 58.5 $182,150 $9,763
LR stats – no wins, no placings from 1 start

 

Has been ticking over very nicely in the 2019 season in preparation for an assault on the Melbourne Cup.

He was set for the Cup last year after winning the Irish Derby but after a mishap his prepartion was interupted and in typical lloyd Williams owned horses’ fashion the decsion was made to be patient with the talented stayer and miss the 2018 Melbourne Cup. They did manage to squeeze a run into him whilst in Australia in the McKinnon Stakes where he was terrific, narrowly beaten by Trap For Fools. That form hasn’t stacked up but the fact he got so close over the unsuitable 2000m trip at Flemington showed his class.

Apart from his McKinnon run, everything else he’s done has been over 2400m+. He’s been given an unusual Melbourne Cup preparation by Joseph O’Brien having had 6 runs this season to prepare him, so Joseph & Lloyd obviously feel he needs racing and not to be kept fresh like most European Melbourne Cup raiders who run in the race fresh or with just 1 lead up.

Doubt he’ll run in the Cox Plate unless the team feel he needs that last run to prime him for the Melbourne Cup. If he does run he’ll find these a big sharp over 2040m around The Valley.

Lookout for him in the Melbourne Cup. He’s a huge hope!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MASTER OF REALITY $71.00 & $17.75

(IRELAND)

 

About the horse

Foal Date 01 Apr 2015
Description 4yo B Gelding
Trainer Joseph O’brien
Owner Mr L J Williams
PM France : EUR €43,500
Ireland : EUR €62,201
United Kingdom : GBP £53,800
Total PM AUD $267,169
Career 3 Wins (25%) – 3 Placings (50%) – 12 starts
Wins 2400m (2), 2816m (1)
Feature Race Nominations Cox Plate 2019, Melbourne Cup 2019

 

Black Type Year Course FP Margin Race Name WT Race PM Earnings
G1 2019 ASCOT 3 1.1L Gold Cup (Group 1) 4U 4014m 57.5 $910,750 $97,996
G1 2019 CURRAGH 5 4.0L Comer Group International Irish St. Leger (Group 1) 3U 2816m 61.0 $983,610 $19,672
G1 stats – no wins, 1 placing from 2 starts
G2 2018 CHANTILLY 7 3.1L PRIX HOCQUART LONGINES 3CF OPEN 2400m 58.0 $200,310
G2 stats – no wins, no placings from 1 start
G3 2019 NAVAN 1 0.4L Sequence Events Vintage Crop Stakes (Group 3) 4U OPEN 2816m 58.5 $99,840 $58,956
G3 2019 CURRAGH 3 4L Comer Group International Irish St Leger Trial Stakes (Group 3) 3U OPEN 2816m 62.0 $162,340 $14,610
G3 2018 LEOPARDSTOWN 5 10.8L Paddy’s Rewards Club Stakes (Group 3) 3U OPEN 2414m 57.5 $160,770 $3,215
G3 stats – 1 win, 1 placing from 3 starts
LR 2018 DEAUVILLE 2 1.8L PRIX HARAS EL PARAISO – PRIX MICHEL HOUYVET 3 Open 2800m 57.5 $86,890 $17,378
LR 2019 LEOPARDSTOWN 4 5.2L Saval Beg Levmoss Stakes (Listed) 4U OPEN 2816m 61.5 $79,370 $3,175
LR stats – no wins, 1 placing from 2 starts

 

Lightly raced son of Frankel (GB) out of L’ancresse (IRE), with the same trainer/owner combination as 2017 Melbourne Cup winner Rekindling, Joseph O’Brien tained for Lloyd Williams.

I’d doubt he’ll run in the Cox Plate, but if he does it’ll merely be a tune-up for the Melbourne Cup which is his main aim.

(He’s a definite Melbourne Cup player having run 5th in the Group 1 Ascot gold Cup in 2019 and won the Group 3 Vintage Crop Stakes at navan in Ireland beating a quality field over 2800m also. frankie Dettori has been booked for the mount. Worth something on in Melbourne Cup)

Needs the 2 miles to be comptetive!

Totally outclassed over 2040m at this level.

 

 

 

 

 

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