LAY OF THE DAY
FRIDAY 26 OCTOBER 2018
US NAVY FLAG
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J: RYAN MOORE
T: AIDAN O’BRIEN
(1:05AM AEDST , 12:05AM AEST – MONDAY MORNING 08/10/18)
|DEFOE||59,5kg||ANDREA ATZENI||R. VARIAN|
|SALOUEN||59,5kg||OISIN MURPHY||S. KIRK|
|CAPRI||59,5kg||DONNACHA O’BRIEN||AP. O’BRIEN|
|WAY TO PARIS||59,5kg||GERALD MOSSE||A. MARCIALIS|
|WALDGEIS-T||59,5kg||PIERRE-CHARLES BOUDOT||A. FABRE (S)|
|CLOTH OF STARS||59,5kg||VINCENT CHEMINAUD||A. FABRE (S)|
|TALISMAN-IC||59,5kg||MICKAEL BARZALONA||A. FABRE (S)|
|TIBERIAN||59,5kg||WILLIAM BUICK||A. COUETIL (S)|
|CLINCHER||59,5kg||YUTAKA TAKE||H. MIYAMOTO|
|ENABLE||58 kg||LANFRANCO DETTORI||J. GOSDEN|
|NEUFBOSC||56,5kg||CRISTIAN DEMURO||MME P. BRANDT|
|PATASCOY||56,5kg||OLIVIER PESLIER||X. THOMAS DEMEAULTE|
|KEW GARDENS||56,5kg||RYAN-LEE MOORE||AP. O’BRIEN|
|STUDY OF MAN||56,5kg||STEPHANE PASQUIER||P. BARY (S)|
|LOUIS D’OR||56,5kg||ANTOINE HAMELIN||T. CASTANHEIRA (S)|
|HUNTING HORN||56,5kg||JAMES-ANTHONY HEFFERNAN||AP. O’BRIEN|
|NELSON||56,5kg||MICHAEL CHRISTOPHER HUSSEY||AP. O’BRIEN|
|MAGICAL||55 kg||WAYNE-MARTIN LORDAN||AP. O’BRIEN|
|SEA OF CLASS||55 kg||JAMES WILLIAM DOYLE||WJ HAGGAS|
Trainer: Roger Varian
Jockey: Andrea Atzeni
Group One wins: None
This son of Arc winner Dalakhani was back to his previously progressive form of last season in the wet spring, capped by victory in the Jockey Club Cup at Newmarket in May.
His dislike for fast ground was illustrated by defeat in the Tattersalls Gold Cup behind Lancaster Bomber in May and he was kept at home during the summer.
There is not a lot wrong with his comeback second in the Grosser Preis Von Baden, when surrendering ground on the home turn to finish a neck behind Godolphin’s Best Solution, but looks unlikely to get the testing conditions he needs.
Trainer: Sylvester Kirk
Jockey: Oisin Murphy
Group One wins: None
Seems capable of ssecuring a place without winning at whatever level he sets his sights at, going particularly close behind Cracksman under a masterful Silvestre De Sousa ride in the Coronation Cup at Epsom in June and ran bravely against Waldgeist at Saint-Cloud in the summer.
Has not gone forward in two subsequent efforts.
Snaffling a minor place, if not out of the question, is the best he can hope for.
Trainer: Aidan O’Brien
Jockey: Donnacha O’Brien
Group One wins: Irish Derby, St Leger
A missing man for much of this season but as interesting as any of those at a big price.
Won what now looks an outstanding contest in last year’s St Leger and best forgiven beating only one home when reappearing just a fortnight later in the Arc.
Fifth spot behind Waldgeist on a belated comeback in the Prix Foy does not make encouraging reading on paper, but he hit a flat spot and rallied at the end. Capable of much better and is a big price for his achievements.
Trainer: Antonio Marcialis
Jockey: Gerald Mosse
Group One wins: None
Exactly 30 years since the last Italian-trained Arc winner, Tony Bin, and this would be considerably more of a surprise.
Deserving of a place in the line-up, given he has not been far behind Waldgeist on three occasions this year, most recently in the Prix Foy, but has never looked likely to overhaul that rival and there is no immediately forthcoming reason why that should change here.
Trainer: Andre Fabre
Jockey: Pierre-Charles Boudot
Group One wins: Criterium de Saint-Cloud, Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud
No trainer knows what an Arc horse looks like better than Andre Fabre and this son of Galileo appears to have been campaigned as one all season.
Not impressive in the Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud when he edged out Coronet, the four-year-old was far more convincing when winning the Prix Foy last month and must be greatly respected.
Whilst the ground is unlikely to be allowed to become lightning fast, it must be a concern whether he is effective on quicker conditions.
Trainer: Andre Fabre
Jockey: Vincent Cheminaud
Group One wins: Prix Ganay
Ran a blinder last year to stay on through the field for second behind Enable, but had a much stronger back catalogue of efforts to show than he does this year. Encouragement could be taken from his third behind Waldgeist in the Foy and will have been brought on to peak here but still looks short of what is required.
Trainer: Andre Fabre
Jockey: Mickael Barzalona
Group One wins: Breeders’ Cup Turf
Popular performer, not only for his distinctive white markings but for a string of genuine efforts.
Fabre had no complaints with a runner-up placing behind Waldgeist in the Foy but issued some concern about the mile and a half now being a little beyond his capabilities.
Likes to hear his feet rattle, but this is a tougher test than when he won at the Breeders’ Cup.
Trainer: Alain Couetil
Jockey: William Buick
Group One wins: None
A fine servant to connections over time, who was a respectable seventh in the Melbourne Cup this time last year.
Unfortunately he is without a win in a year now and a tame fifth in the Grand Prix de Deauville was not a glowing recommendation for his prospects in such company.
Trainer: Hiroshi Miyamoto
Jockey: Yutaka Take
Group One wins: None
Japanese runners in the Arc always merit respect but not many have arrived with less fanfare in recent years.
A fine third in the Tenno Sho over two miles and has some reasonable middle-distance form, too.
Although his trainer admitted prior to the Prix Foy that he would expect improvement on his next outing, there needs to be an awful lot as he was beaten eight lengths.
Trainer: John Gosden
Jockey: Frankie Dettori
Group One wins: Oaks, Irish Oaks, King George, Yorkshire Oaks, Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe
A fine winner of the race last year and she ought to strip even fitter after looking as if she had developed into an even more robust specimen on her first run since last October.
Earlier issues with her knees will continue to be a worry but if Gosden has her on the starting line, she will take all the beating.
Trainer: Pia Brandt
Jockey: Christian Demuro
Group One wins: None
Lightly-raced colt who was worn down by Kew Gardens in the Grand Prix de Paris before being put away for the summer. Looked rather rusty under restrained tactics when third in the Prix Niel. Has a lot to prove on form, but represents a shrewd trainer who would not allow him to take part unless she felt he could be competitive.
Not an obvious winner, but not one to underestimate.
Trainer: Xavier Thomas-Demeaulte
Jockey: Olivier Peslier
Group One wins: None
Appeared from out of the provincial tracks to run a blinder in the French Derby, finishing second behind Study Of Man from a wide draw. Unfortunately, that has not looked much of a race and although his comeback in a tactical race behind Knight To Behold at Deauville was perfectly OK, he just does not look good enough.
Trainer: Aidan O’Brien
Jockey: Ryan Moore
Group One wins: Grand Prix de Paris, St Leger
Had begun to look one to avoid in the Derby trials only to summon a dramatic turnaround, barely looking back since his towering win in the Queen’s Vase at Royal Ascot. The change in tactics from a prominent role, to one being held-up seems to have made all the difference.
Produced an admirable victory in the St Leger and very much deserving of a chance at this level.
Main worry is that following up here after the demands of Doncaster has been beyond other Ballydoyle runners such as Leading Light, Scorpion and Capri and he is not an obviously different specimen.
Trainer: Pascal Bary
Jockey: Stephane Pasquier
Group One wins: Prix du Jockey Club
Showed a willing attitude in winning the French Derby but has not been smooth sailing since then, suffering fairly heavy defeats in both his Deauville comeback and in the Irish Champion Stakes.
Untried beyond a mile and a quarter and pedigree does not exactly scream that he wants the trip either, so fairly quickly passed by.
Trainer: Tony Castanheira
Jockey: Antoine Hamelin
Group One wins: None
One win at conditions level in 13 starts probably sums up the prospects of this fellow.
A career-best when outrunning huge odds to be third in the French Derby but has not built on that when his sights have been lowered and seemed not to stay when tried at this trip last time in the Prix Niel.
Trainer: Aidan O’Brien
Jockey: Seamie O’Brien
Group One wins: None
Made a valuable contribution to the O’Brien yard this year, not only winning the Hampton Court Stakes in fine fashion but taking third in the Belmont Derby and struggling to overcome a wide draw in the Secretariat Stakes.
Defeat to Brundtland in the Prix Niel, though, is not Arc-winning form and surely only included as back-up to Kew Gardens.
Trainer: Aidan O’Brien
Jockey: Michael Hussey
Group One wins: None
Been on pacemaking duties for Ballydoyle for most of the year and that is the only feasible reason for his inclusion in the field.
Trainer: Aidan O’Brien
Jockey: Wayne Lordan
Group One wins: None
Might well have got closer to Laurens in the Matron Stakes, but for meeting interference and looks to have been primed to pick up a big prize before the year is out.
However, managing that in such a distinguished line-up would be a lot to ask and although full-sister Rhododendron stayed a mile and a half, she has barely set foot beyond eight furlongs yet.
Trainer: William Haggas
Jockey: James Doyle
Group One wins: Irish Oaks, Yorkshire Oaks
Missed the Oaks at Epsom but certainly made up for lost time and has really gelled with the confident riding of James Doyle.
Bred for the challenge and even his often cautious trainer has warmed to the idea of Paris.
Will not mind the dry spell and although this is a very different assignment to what she has experienced before, she ought to be ready for it.
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|James Cummings||Damian Lane||12||57.5kg|
|Robert Hickmott||Frankie Dettori||14||56.5kg|
|Darren Weir||Blake Shinn||13||56kg|
|Alain Couetil||Olivier Peslier||23||55.5kg|
|Hughie Morrison||Hugh Bowman||16||55kg|
|Andreas Wohler||Kerrin McEvoy||24||55kg|
|Aidan O’Brien||Ben Melham||3||54.5kg|
|Robert Hickmott||Michael Walker||1||54kg|
|William Mullins||Zac Purton||2||54kg|
|David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||Glen Boss||6||54kg|
|Chris Waller||Tommy Berry||20||54kg|
|William Mullins||Stephen Baster||8||54kg|
|Darren Weir||Brenton Avdulla||5||53.5kg|
|Joseph O’Brien||Jamie Spencer||22||53.5kg|
|David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||Cory Parish||9||53kg|
|Robert Hickmott||Michael Dee||18||53kg|
|Chris Waller||Dwayne Dunn||7||53kg|
|Iain Jardine||Glyn Schofield||19||53kg|
|Nick Olive||Kathy O’Hara||11||53kg|
|Hugo Palmer||Craig Williams||15||53kg|
|William Mullins||Joao Moreira||21||52kg|
|Joseph O’Brien||Corey Brown||4||51.5kg|
|Darren Weir||Dean Yendall||10||51kg|
|Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott||Beau Mertens||17||50kg|
LEO SCHLINK (Herald Sun chief racing reporter)
2. Wall Of Fire
Roughie: Red Cardinal
SIMON MOY (Superracing)
1. BIG DUKE
3. Johannes Vermeer
CHRIS VERNUCCIO (Superracing)
Roughie: Wicklow Brave
RAY THOMAS (Daily Telegraph racing editor)
1. RED CARDINAL
3. Johannes Vermeer
Roughie: Single Gaze
BRAD DAVIDSON (Racing reporter)
2. Red Cardinal
DARREN PRENDERGAST (Superracing)
1. JOHANNES VERMEER
3. Red Cardinal
RON DUFFICY (Sky Thoroughbred Central)
1. WALL OF FIRE
Roughie: Thomas Hobson
GARY CRISPE (Timeform)
3. Wall Of Fire
NATHAN EXELBY (The Courier-Mail racing editor)
2. Wall Of Fire
3. Johannes Vermeer
Roughie: Red Cardinal
ROBERT CRADDOCK (The Courier-Mail chief sports writer)
1. JOHANNES VERMEER
3. Red Cardinal
Roughie: Wicklow Brave
SHAYNE O’CASS (Sportsman)
3. Red Cardinal
Roughie: Boom Time
PAUL MICALLEF (Sportsman)
1. JOHANNES VERMEER
Before 2014 no international horse from Europe or Asia had been able to claim success in the Cox Plate, in fact very very few had even attempted it, and the one’s who had were often considered ‘third stringers’. But in the short space of just 12 months since Adelaide won the 2014 Cox Plate prepared by Aidan O’Brien the Irish master trainer, that’s all changed. Three top class Gr1 performed horses from Europe will line up in Saturday’s ‘WFA Championship of Australasia’ making form study a nightmare for those not wanting to troll through hours of video’s and overseas form. So we’ve done it for you and made a collaboration of the replays of the 3 horses and all their form. So sit back and have a look and see what you make of the overseas trio planning to take our prestigious WFA crown back to the norther hemisphere again.
After doing stringent form analysis and watching every replay at my disposal numerous times I’ve ranked the 3 for Saturday’s Cox Plate as follows:
just ahead of
2nd choice.HIGHLAND REEL
decent gap to
3rd choice.GAILO CHOP
Read the evidence below in my extensive report as to why I’ve ranked them as such;
|2||GB – KEMPTON PARK AW||11 Nov 2013|
|British Stallion Studs E.B.F. Maiden Stakes (Div 2) MDN SW 1609m $6,960||SOT=Good|
|1st||7||ELITE ARMY||60||SILVESTRE DE SOUSA (5)||SAEED BIN SUROOR||5-1|
|2nd||9||INTERMEDIUM||60||ADAM KIRBY (12)||C APPLEBY||7-2|
|3rd||1||AROD -3.5L||60||J P SPENCER (7)||P W CHAPPLE-HYAM||7-4|
|4th||2||BE SEEING YOU||60||FREDERIK TYLICKI (14)||R CHARLTON||14-1|
|5th||13||NEWMARKET WARRIOR||60||T P QUEALLY (3)||M L W BELL||12-1|
|6th||4||CAPE SUMMIT||60||M HARLEY (11)||ED DUNLOP||66-1|
|7th||11||MAIRISE||60||SEB SANDERS (8)||SIR MICHAEL STOUTE||25-1|
|8th||10||LIL ROCKERFELLER||60||S M LEVEY (2)||R HANNON||25-1|
|9th||8||FRACTAL||60||MARTIN LANE (6)||DAVID SIMCOCK||33-1|
|10th||5||CURBYOURENTHUSIASM||60||D SWEENEY (1)||DAVID SIMCOCK||66-1|
|11th||6||DUMFRIES HOUSE||60||STEVE DROWNE (13)||R CHARLTON||40-1|
|12th||14||WIGGINS||60||JIM CROWLEY (9)||R M BECKETT||20-1|
|13th||12||MR SMITH||60||WILLIAM BUICK (10)||JOHN GOSDEN||8-1|
|14th||3||BISHOP WULSTAN||60||W TWISTON-DAVIES (4) (-1.5)||R HANNON||66-1|
R&S COMMENT: tracked leaders, went 3rd 3f out, ridden and no impression from over 1f out
|4||GB – WINDSOR||14 Apr 2014|
|Injured Jockeys Fund Maiden Stakes MDN SW 2018m $7,284||SOT=GF|
|1st||5||AROD +5.00L||54.5||J P SPENCER (10)||P W CHAPPLE-HYAM||4-5|
|2nd||13||SEA THE BLOOM||52||ANDREA ATZENI (7)||SIR MICHAEL STOUTE||3-1|
|3rd||3||RIDGEWAY STORM||63||T P QUEALLY (11)||A KING||16-1|
|4th||8||KING KINSHASA||54.5||LEMOS DE SOUZA (1)||LUCA CUMANI||20-1|
|5th||6||FILOSOFO||54.5||CAMERON HARDIE (6) (-3)||R HANNON||66-1|
|6th||11||HOLBERG SUITE||52||NICKY MACKAY (5)||JOHN GOSDEN||10-1|
|7th||4||NESTON GRACE||61||ROBERT WINSTON (8)||S HODGSON||33-1|
|8th||12||MALORY TOWERS||52||HAYLEY TURNER (12)||JAMES FANSHAWE||33-1|
|9th||9||LORD BRANTWOOD||54.5||W TWISTON-DAVIES (13) (-1.5)||M R CHANNON||66-1|
|10th||2||PENTAMETER||63||L P KENIRY (4)||JOHN BUTLER||66-1|
|11th||7||FLIGHT FIGHT||54.5||T E DURCAN (3)||C F WALL||66-1|
|12th||1||ECHOES OF WAR||63||DAVID PROBERT (9)||J J BRIDGER||100-1|
R&S COMMENT: took keen hold tracking leaders in 5th, headway to lead 7f out and raced keenly, came clear final 2f, very easily
*FORM NOTE: The Dante is the major lead up race to England’s most famous and prestigious race the Epsom Derby. Always contested by some of the cream of every 3yo season. Winner of the race The Grey Gatsby would subsequently run skip the Epsom Derby to run in the Gr1 French Derby which he dominated to win by 3L, later in that same preparation he was a narrow 2nd to Epsom Derby winner- Australia in the Gr1 Juddmonte International a prestigious WFA race open to all 3yo+, before winning the Irish Champion Stakes also at Gr1 level. SO FOR AROD TO RUN THE GREY GATSBY TO 0.75L BEFORE HE EMBARKED ON A PREP THAT YIELDED 2X GR1 WINS & A GR1 2ND SAYS THE FORM IS VERY STRONG!!!
|3||GB – YORK||15 May 2014|
|Betfred Dante Stakes (Group 2) (G2) SW 2092m $232,040||SOT=GS|
|1st||5||THE GREY GATSBY||57||RYAN MOORE (6)||K A RYAN||9-1|
|2nd||1||AROD -0.75||57||J P SPENCER (4)||P W CHAPPLE-HYAM||8-1|
|3rd||6||TRUE STORY||57||K FALLON (3)||SAEED BIN SUROOR||8-13|
|4th||3||ODEON||57||GREG LEE (5)||J G GIVEN||20-1|
|5th||2||BUNKER||57||FRANKIE DETTORI (2)||R HANNON||9-2|
|6th||4||SAAB ALMANAL||57||SHANE KELLY (1)||JAMES FANSHAWE||50-1|
R&S COMMENT: held up in last place, headway over 2f out, ridden and no impression over 1f out, rallying when switched left entering final furlong, stayed on to go 2nd near finish
|5||GB – EPSOM DOWNS||7 Jun 2014|
|Investec Derby (Group 1) (G1) 2414m $2,134,800||SOT=Good|
|1st||2||AUSTRALIA||57||JOSEPH O’BRIEN (12)||A P O’BRIEN||11-8|
|2nd||8||KINGSTON HILL||57||ANDREA ATZENI (2)||ROGER VARIAN||15-2|
|3rd||13||ROMSDAL||57||R HUGHES (11)||JOHN GOSDEN||20-1|
|4th||1||AROD -8.5L||57||J P SPENCER (3)||P W CHAPPLE-HYAM||20-1|
|5th||12||RED GALILEO||57||OISIN MURPHY (8)||ED DUNLOP||100-1|
|6th||16||WESTERN HYMN||57||WILLIAM BUICK (13)||JOHN GOSDEN||10-1|
|7th||15||TRUE STORY||57||K FALLON (1)||SAEED BIN SUROOR||8-1|
|8th||4||FASCINATING ROCK||57||PAT SMULLEN (15)||DERMOT K WELD||12-1|
|9th||3||LOTUS BREEZE||57||D P MCDONOGH (6)||JOHN M OXX||12-1|
|10th||7||KINGFISHER||57||C O’DONOGHUE (16)||A P O’BRIEN||50-1|
|11th||6||JOLLY GENE||57||DAVID PROBERT (5)||A M BALDING||50-1|
|12th||9||ORCHESTRA||57||J A HEFFERNAN (14)||A P O’BRIEN||16-1|
|13th||10||OUR CHANNEL||57||SILVESTRE DE SOUSA (10)||W J HAGGAS||50-1|
|14th||11||PINZOLO||57||J DOYLE (4)||C APPLEBY||40-1|
|15th||14||SUDDEN WONDER||57||K J MANNING (9)||C APPLEBY||66-1|
|16th||5||GEOFFREY CHAUCER||57||RYAN MOORE (7)||A P O’BRIEN||10-1|
R&S COMMENT: took keen hold in mid-division, steady headway over 2f out, went modest 4th inside final 2f, never going pace of leading trio
Finish Details Unavialable. Won by 9L
1st of 3
17 Jul 2014
GB – LEICESTER AT THE RACES SKY 415 CONDITIONS STAKES 3yo SW
R&S COMMENT: travelled strongly in 2nd, led over 1f out, soon clear, very easily
FORM NOTE: Europe’s Best of the Best contest this race and this instillment was no different. Epsom Derby winner Australia again won.
|4||GB – YORK||20 Aug 2014|
|Juddmonte International Stakes (British Champions Series) (Group 1) (G1) SW 2092m $1,237,570||SOT=GF|
|1st||4||AUSTRALIA||56||JOSEPH O’BRIEN (6)||A P O’BRIEN||8-13|
|2nd||6||THE GREY GATSBY||56||R HUGHES (2)||K A RYAN||12-1|
|3rd||2||TELESCOPE||60||RYAN MOORE (5)||SIR MICHAEL STOUTE||5-1|
|4th||1||MUKHADRAM||60||PAUL HANAGAN (4)||W J HAGGAS||5-1|
|5th||3||AROD -9.0L||56||J P SPENCER (3)||P W CHAPPLE-HYAM||20-1|
|6th||5||KINGFISHER||56||J A HEFFERNAN (1)||A P O’BRIEN||100-1|
R&S COMMENT: tracked leaders, pushed along and effort 3f out, edged left and one pace over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong
|6||GB – NEWMARKET (ROWLEY)||16 Apr 2015|
|Weatherbys General Stud Book Earl Of Sefton Stakes (Group 3) (G3) SW 1810m $115,760||SOT=GF|
|1st||4||FRENCH NAVY||56.5||WILLIAM BUICK (4)||C APPLEBY||3-1|
|2nd||2||AROD -0.75L||56.5||ANDREA ATZENI (7)||P W CHAPPLE-HYAM||10-3|
|3rd||7||MONDIALISTE||56.5||D TUDHOPE (5)||D O’MEARA||10-3|
|4th||8||NICEOFYOUTOTELLME||56.5||J DOYLE (1)||R M BECKETT||10-1|
|5th||5||GRANDEUR||56.5||RYAN MOORE (6)||J NOSEDA||6-1|
|6th||3||EDUCATE||56.5||ADAM KIRBY (2)||I MOHAMMED||16-1|
|7th||1||GLORY AWAITS||59||SILVESTRE DE SOUSA (8)||K A RYAN||9-1|
|8th||6||IMAN||56.5||TOM EAVES (3)||MRS I GANSERA-LEVEQUE||100-1|
R&S COMMENT: pulled hard tracked leader, ridden to lead entering final 2f, headed inside final furlong, unable to quicken
|5||GB – NEWBURY||16 May 2015|
|Al Shaqab Lockinge Stakes (British Champions Series) (Group 1) (Str) (G1) SW 1609m $672,040||SOT=Good|
|1st||12||NIGHT OF THUNDER||57||J DOYLE (3)||R HANNON||11-4|
|2nd||13||TOORMORE||57||R HUGHES (15)||R HANNON||10-1|
|3rd||2||AROD -1.15L||57||ANDREA ATZENI (6)||P W CHAPPLE-HYAM||16-1|
|4th||18||INTEGRAL||56||RYAN MOORE (9)||SIR MICHAEL STOUTE||11-4|
|5th||4||CABLE BAY||57||J P SPENCER (10)||C HILLS||66-1|
|6th||8||HERE COMES WHEN||57||JIM CROWLEY (4)||A M BALDING||14-1|
|7th||3||BRETON ROCK||57||MARTIN LANE (13)||DAVID SIMCOCK||40-1|
|8th||1||ALJAMAAHEER||57||PAUL HANAGAN (8)||ROGER VARIAN||16-1|
|9th||7||CUSTOM CUT||57||D TUDHOPE (2)||D O’MEARA||7-1|
|10th||9||HORS DE COMBAT||57||FREDERIK TYLICKI (7)||JAMES FANSHAWE||25-1|
|11th||6||COUGAR MOUNTAIN||57||JOSEPH O’BRIEN (17)||A P O’BRIEN||25-1|
|12th||5||CAPTAIN CAT||57||GEORGE BAKER (14)||R CHARLTON||20-1|
|13th||14||TOP NOTCH TONTO||57||SILVESTRE DE SOUSA (11)||BRIAN ELLISON||33-1|
|14th||10||MASTER CARPENTER||57||STEVE DROWNE (16)||ROD MILLMAN||100-1|
|15th||11||MOOHAARIB||57||M HARLEY (12)||M BOTTI||10-1|
|16th||17||YUFTEN||57||FRANKIE DETTORI (18)||W J HAGGAS||25-1|
R&S COMMENT: tracked leaders, ridden inside final furlong, kept on towards finish
|3||GB – EPSOM DOWNS||5 Jun 2015|
|Investec Diomed Stakes (Group 3) (G3) SW 1713m $140,280||SOT=GS|
|1st||2||AROD +2.0L||59.5||ANDREA ATZENI (6)||P W CHAPPLE-HYAM||7-4|
|2nd||1||CUSTOM CUT||61.5||RYAN MOORE (1)||D O’MEARA||7-2|
|3rd||4||COMPLICIT||59.5||LUKE MORRIS (3)||PAUL COLE||8-1|
|4th||7||TULLIUS||59.5||JIMMY FORTUNE (2)||A M BALDING||7-1|
|5th||3||CALLING OUT||59.5||JIM CROWLEY (5)||DAVID SIMCOCK||14-1|
|6th||5||MARCRET||59.5||SILVESTRE DE SOUSA (7)||MRS R A CARR||33-1|
|99th||6||SHIFTING POWER||59.5||R HUGHES (4)||R HANNON||7-2|
R&S COMMENT: soon led, 3 lengths clear over 3f out, pushed out final furlong
|2||GB – ASCOT||11 Jul 2015|
|Fred Cowley MBE Memorial Summer Mile Stakes (Group 2) (Rnd) (G2) SW 1609m $225,870||SOT=GF|
|1st||1||AROD +1.5L||57.5||ANDREA ATZENI (3)||P W CHAPPLE-HYAM||6-4|
|2nd||6||LIGHTNING SPEAR||57.5||OISIN MURPHY (1)||OLLY STEVENS||10-3|
|3rd||3||CABLE BAY||57.5||OLIVIER PESLIER (4)||C HILLS||5-1|
|4th||5||HORS DE COMBAT||57.5||T P QUEALLY (5)||JAMES FANSHAWE||8-1|
|5th||9||WANNABE YOURS||57.5||ROBERT HAVLIN (2)||JOHN GOSDEN||12-1|
|6th||2||BOW CREEK||57.5||WILLIAM BUICK (8)||C APPLEBY||15-2|
R&S COMMENT: made all, clear over 1f out, kept on well, unchallenged
FORM NOTE: French grey champion, Solow is rated in the top 5 horses currently on the planet. He’s a 5 time Gr1 winner- The Dubai Turf, Prix D’Isphahan, Queen Anne Stakes (Royal Ascot beating worlds #2 ranked horse Able Friend), Sussex Stakes, QE II Stakes. His win over Arod was the 4th Gr1 win he’d had in a row so he was in rarefied form, and out of those 4 wins Arod margin wise, got closer than any horse he beat in those 4 races! THIS FORM IS THE BEST IN THE WORLD OF IT’S KIND. SUGGESTS AROD COULD WIN ANY RACE FROM 1600M TO 2000M IN THE WORLD ON HIS DAY.
|3||GB – GOODWOOD||29 Jul 2015|
|Qatar Sussex Stakes (British Champions Series) (Supported By Qatar Petroleum) (Group 1) (G1) SW 1609m $2,053,390||SOT=Good|
|1st||6||SOLOW||61||MAXIME GUYON (5)||F HEAD||2-5|
|2nd||1||AROD -0.75L||61||ANDREA ATZENI (8)||P W CHAPPLE-HYAM||6-1|
|3rd||3||GABRIAL||61||PAUL HANAGAN (2)||R A FAHEY||50-1|
|4th||4||HERE COMES WHEN||61||JIM CROWLEY (3)||A M BALDING||33-1|
|5th||2||COUGAR MOUNTAIN||61||JOSEPH O’BRIEN (1)||A P O’BRIEN||12-1|
|6th||5||NIGHT OF THUNDER||61||J DOYLE (6)||R HANNON||5-1|
|7th||7||BELARDO||57||WILLIAM BUICK (4)||ROGER VARIAN||9-1|
|8th||8||BOSSY GUEST||57||MR C BISHOP (7)||M R CHANNON||25-1|
R&S COMMENT: soon led, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, ran on
He’s got close to horses such as Australia & Solow amongst others that would be odds on in a Cox Plate of any year, they weren’t / aren’t just the best of their time but the best for many years in those parts! He’s twice won over 2018m and has a narrow 2nd to The Grey Gatsby over 2092m, which is a terribly strong form line. He’s no query at the distance, he’s an on-pacer who’ll make his own luck & the form around his is world standard. If he produces his best they’ll have to be good to beat him!!!!
|Wins||1600m (2), 2000m (4), 2100m|
|HWgt||58 (1600m, 2000m, 2100m) 58 (1600m) 58 (2000m)|
|HWgt (P)||58 (1600m) 58 (1850m) 56 (1600m)|
|Career||7w (58%) – 3p (25%) – 12 starts|
|2||LA TESTE DE BUCH||31 Jul 2013|
|PRIX DU NAISSAIM – FOIES GRAS BIRABEN Con (D) 1600m $20,920||SOT=Good|
|1st||1||KING RUBI||56||A HAMELIN (2)||MATTHIEU PALUSSIERE||3.8-1|
|2nd||3||BANTU||56||THOMAS HENDERSON (9)||D HENDERSON||11-1|
|3rd||2||GAILO CHOP -6.0L||56||J AUGE (7)||A DE WATRIGANT||10-1|
|4th||5||ORANGEFIELD||56||JEAN-BERNARD EYQUEM (10)||J-C ROUGET||5.9-1|
|5th||6||LE SCRIBE||56||C SOUMILLON (5)||J-C ROUGET||1.7-1|
|6th||9||PLAISIR PARTAGE||56||JULIEN GROSJEAN (8)||DUREPAIRE (S)||38-1|
|7th||8||SIX COTES||56||OLIVIER PESLIER (3)||DUREPAIRE (S)||4.5-1|
|8th||10||ROUGETDOR||56||D MICHAUX (6)||JL PELLETAN||37-1|
|9th||4||BAILEYS COQUIN||56||MICKAEL FOREST (1)||W WALTON||31-1|
|10th||7||MURUBE||56||D MORISSON (4)||J PIEDNOEL||80-1|
No R&S race comments available on French or USA races.
|1||LA TESTE DE BUCH||31 Aug 2013|
|PRIX JEAN MARIE SAUVE Con (D) 1600m $20,920||SOT=Good|
|1st||3||GAILO CHOP +0.5L||58||J AUGE (6)||A DE WATRIGANT||2.9-1|
|2nd||7||BOWLING GREEN||56||ROBERTO-CARLOS MONTENEGRO (2)||C BAILLET||13-1|
|3rd||1||DROLE DE MEK||58||MICKAEL FOREST (4)||W WALTON||6.4-1|
|4th||5||LE SCRIBE||58||JEAN-BERNARD EYQUEM (1)||J-C ROUGET||6.3-1|
|5th||6||DARSELECT||58||JEAN-BAPTISTE HAMEL (5)||GUILLEMIN (S)||1.7-1|
|6th||2||GRAND THEATRE||58||D MORISSON (3)||W WALTON||35-1|
|7th||4||AFTER MATH||58||THOMAS HENDERSON (7)||J-C ROUGET||4.7-1|
|2||FR – BORDEAUX||9 Oct 2013|
|PRIX BEACHCOMBER HOTELS “DINAROBIN” *****L (PX DE LA CROIX BLANCHE) Con (D) 1600m $28,770||SOT=Slow|
|1st||5||GREEN ENVY||56.5||J AUGE (7)||C FERLAND||8.9-1|
|2nd||1||GAILO CHOP -2.5L||58||A HAMELIN (5)||A DE WATRIGANT||5.6-1|
|3rd||3||FLAMBOYANT||58||C SOUMILLON (2)||J-C ROUGET||0.9-1|
|4th||4||MAXIREPORTER||58||M LAURON (4) (2.5)||T LEMER||4.4-1|
|5th||8||MUYEVA||54.5||WILLIAM SMIT (8)||L LARRIGADE||36-1|
|6th||7||BOWLING GREEN||56||ROBERTO-CARLOS MONTENEGRO (6)||C BAILLET||6.4-1|
|7th||6||TRICHEUR||56||C CADEL (1) (1.5)||F SANCHEZ||28-1|
|8th||2||BOLDIKO||58||A GAVILAN (3)||GUILLEMIN (S)||32-1|
|2||FR – NANTES||26 Oct 2013|
|PRIX DES SABLONNETS Con (D) 1600m $71,930||SOT=SH|
|1st||2||GAILO CHOP +2.5||58||J AUGE (7)||A DE WATRIGANT||13-1|
|2nd||6||HUSSARD||58||ALEX ROUSSEL (8)||VIEL (S)||20-1|
|3rd||5||COCKNEY BOB||58||M LAURON (1)||D WINDRIF||6-1|
|4th||4||UNDER THE RADAR||58||CRISTIAN DEMURO (4)||F DOUMEN||8.2-1|
|5th||1||KING RUBI||58||A HAMELIN (6)||MATTHIEU PALUSSIERE||1.7-1|
|6th||7||ZITANE||56.5||C SOUMILLON (3)||BOISNARD J (S)||3.5-1|
|7th||3||AMBEZI TIVO||58||A FOUASSIER (5)||A COUETIL||7.9-1|
|8th||8||ULTRADARGENT||56.5||MAXIME GUYON (2)||HA PANTALL||8.6-1|
|3||FR – SAINT CLOUD||15 Mar 2014|
|PRIX MAURICE CAILLAULT Con (D) 2000m $71,930||SOT=Slow|
|1st||1||GAILO CHOP +2.5L||56||J AUGE (4)||A DE WATRIGANT||7.5-1|
|2nd||2||WIRELESS||56||C SOUMILLON (5)||J-C ROUGET||0.8-1|
|3rd||6||DOUBLE LOOK||56||THIERRY JARNET (3)||GUILLEMIN (S)||7.6-1|
|4th||3||VERCINGETORIX||56||MAXIME GUYON (6)||A FABRE||3.6-1|
|5th||5||VENTARON||56||GREGORY BENOIST (1)||GUILLEMIN (S)||5.2-1|
|6th||4||INVILLINO||56||UMBERTO RISPOLI (2)||M FIGGE||19-1|
|FR – LONGCHAMP||6 Apr 2014|
|PRIX LA FORCE (G3) 2000m $104,620||SOT=Good|
|1st||3||GAILO CHOP +0.75L||58||J AUGE (3)||A DE WATRIGANT||7.4-1|
|2nd||7||FREE PORT LUX||58||THIERRY JARNET (2)||F HEAD||4.5-1|
|3rd||6||MR POMMEROY||58||FABRICE VERON (4)||HA PANTALL||4.7-1|
|4th||1||DIAGHAN||58||C SOUMILLON (5)||M DELZANGLES||4-1|
|5th||4||ELLIPTIQUE||58||MAXIME GUYON (8)||A FABRE||2.2-1|
|6th||2||NABBAASH||58||IORITZ MENDIZABAL (1)||J-C ROUGET||5.3-1|
|7th||5||DOUBLE LOOK||58||C P LEMAIRE (6)||GUILLEMIN (S)||27-1|
|8th||8||COCKNEY BOB||58||THOMAS MESSINA (7)||J PARIZE||53-1|
2014 PRIX LA FORCE (G3) 2000m – Gailo Chop 1st (light pink, purple sleevs & cap)
|5||FR – LONGCHAMP||21 Apr 2014|
|PRIX NOAILLES (G3) 2100m $104,620||SOT=Good|
|1st||4||GAILO CHOP 1.25L||58||J AUGE (4)||A DE WATRIGANT||0.7-1|
|2nd||5||AVENTADOR||58||RAPHAEL MARCHELLI (1)||T CASTANHEIRA||12-1|
|3rd||1||GALLANTE||58||PIERRE-CHARLES BOUDOT (5)||A FABRE||3.5-1|
|4th||3||A SOLDIER’S LIFE||58||MAXIME GUYON (3)||A FABRE||2.7-1|
|5th||2||BAL DE FRANCE||58||C P LEMAIRE (2)||S KOBAYASHI||16-1|
2014 PRIX NOAILLES (G3) 2100m – Gailo Chop 1st (OTI silks- yellow & navy blue stripes, white sleeves + cap)
*FORM NOTE: This is the best form line we can get through Australian racing for Gailo chop. In this USA Gr1, Gailo Chop was 4th. 2014 Cox Plate winner was 2nd in the race beaten a neck, that was some 4L in front of Gailo Chop. 2015 Gr1 Doomben Cup winner Pornichet who was trained by Gai for this run, lead pulled it’s head off and folded to compound and finish 9th, 19L off the winner and 15L off Gailo Chop, but obviously the horse is a lot better than that, so it’s little guide. 4L off Adelaide says he’s pretty handy though.
|4||USA – BELMONT PARK||5 Jul 2014|
|Belmont Derby Invitational Stakes (Grade 1) (3yo) (Turf) (G1) 2011m $624,370||SOT=Good|
|1st||MR SPEAKER||55.5||J LEZCANO (8)||CLAUDE MCGAUGHEY III||235-10|
|2nd||ADELAIDE||55.5||C O’DONOGHUE (4)||A P O’BRIEN||9-4|
|3rd||FLAMBOYANT||55.5||JOEL ROSARIO (5)||PATRICK GALLAGHER||196-10|
|4th||GAILO CHOP -4.5L||55.5||J AUGE (6)||A DE WATRIGANT||23-5|
|5th||SHELDON||55.5||JUNIOR ALVARADO (2)||JAMES J TONER||35-1|
|6th||TOAST OF NEW YORK||55.5||J P SPENCER (1)||JAMIE OSBORNE||9-2|
|7th||GLOBAL VIEW||55.5||GARY STEVENS (9)||THOMAS F PROCTOR||84-10|
|8th||BOBBY’S KITTEN||55.5||JAVIER CASTELLANO (3)||CHAD C BROWN||4-1|
|9th||PORNICHET||55.5||JOSE L ORTIZ (7)||MS GAI WATERHOUSE||196-10|
|10th||GALA AWARD||55.5||JOHN VELAZQUEZ (10)||TODD PLETCHER||152-10|
2014 Belmont Derby – Gailo Chop 4th
|5||FR – DEAUVILLE||15 Aug 2014|
|PRIX GUILLAUME D’ORNANO – HARAS DU LOGIS SAINT-GERMAIN (G2) 2000m $523,120||SOT=SH|
|1st||6||GAILO CHOP +3.5L||58||J AUGE (8)||A DE WATRIGANT||10-1|
|2nd||8||FREE PORT LUX||58||M BARZALONA (2)||F HEAD||7.3-1|
|3rd||1||PRINCE GIBRALTAR||58||C SOUMILLON (1)||J-C ROUGET||1-1|
|4th||7||WESTERN HYMN||58||WILLIAM BUICK (5)||JOHN GOSDEN||1.8-1|
|5th||5||TOP ACE||58||CRISTIAN DEMURO (7)||G BIETOLINI||35-1|
|6th||2||ARMY BULLETIN||58||MAXIME GUYON (3)||A FABRE||14-1|
|7th||3||NOLOHAY||58||OLIVIER PESLIER (4)||C LAFFON-PARIAS||22-1|
PRIX GUILLAUME D’ORNANO – HARAS DU LOGIS SAINT-GERMAIN (G2) 2000m – Gailo Chop 1st (OTI silks)
|5||FR – LONGCHAMP||24 May 2015|
|PRIX D’ISPAHAN (G1) 1850m $344,260||SOT=Good|
|1st||3||SOLOW||58||MAXIME GUYON (1)||F HEAD||0.6-1|
|2nd||2||GAILO CHOP -1.5L||58||J AUGE (4)||A DE WATRIGANT||7.4-1|
|3rd||5||SPARKLING BEAM||56.5||THIERRY JARNET (5)||J E PEASE||12-1|
|4th||1||CIRRUS DES AIGLES||58||C SOUMILLON (3)||MME C BARANDE BARBE||1.7-1|
|89th||4||POLLYANA||56.5||A HAMELIN (2)||J HAMMOND (S)||0|
PRIX D’ISPAHAN (G1) 1850m – Gailo Chop 2nd (OTI silks)
*FORM NOTE: We get a direct line through Criterion here who he rematches again on Saturday in the Cox Plate. Here Gailo Chop lead before dropping out to be beaten 6L, while Criterion was beaten 4L. So Gailo Chop was 2L off at the finish of Criterion after leading up. It’s probably the most definitive look at the form of Gailo Chop as he’d need to improve 2L to catch Criterion and hope at the same time that horse hasn’t improved. Don’t see him making the necessary progression.
|4||GB – ASCOT||17 Jun 2015|
|Prince Of Wales’s Stakes (British Champions Series) (Group 1) (G1) SW 2011m $1,052,100||SOT=GF|
|1st||5||FREE EAGLE||57||PAT SMULLEN (4)||DERMOT K WELD||5-2|
|2nd||9||THE GREY GATSBY||57||J P SPENCER (1)||K A RYAN||9-2|
|3rd||10||WESTERN HYMN||57||FRANKIE DETTORI (3)||JOHN GOSDEN||8-1|
|4th||8||THE CORSICAN||57||JIM CROWLEY (9)||DAVID SIMCOCK||14-1|
|5th||3||CRITERION||57||CHAD SCHOFIELD (7)||DAVID HAYES||20-1|
|6th||7||SPIELBERG||57||C SOUMILLON (5)||K FUJISAWA||7-1|
|7th||2||CANNOCK CHASE||57||RYAN MOORE (2)||SIR MICHAEL STOUTE||8-1|
|8th||6||GAILO CHOP -6.0L||57||J AUGE (10)||A DE WATRIGANT||10-1|
|9th||4||ECTOT||57||GREGORY BENOIST (8)||E LELLOUCHE||7-1|
Prince Of Wales’s Stakes (British Champions Series) (Group 1) (G1) SW 2011m – Gailo Chop 8th
R&S COMMENT: raced keenly, led until pushed along and headed approaching final 2f, weakened over 1f out
|4||MAISONS-LAFFITTE||18 Sep 2015|
|LA COUPE DE MAISONS-LAFFITTE (G3) 2000m $124,820||SOT=SH|
|1st||5||GAILO CHOP +4.0L||57||C SOUMILLON (2)||A DE WATRIGANT||1.5-1|
|2nd||2||AL WAAB||57||OLIVIER PESLIER (7)||G E MIKHALIDES||15-1|
|3rd||3||ECTOT||57||GREGORY BENOIST (1)||E LELLOUCHE||4.6-1|
|4th||4||SPIRIT’S REVENCH||57||S PASQUIER (4)||P H DEMERCASTEL||11-1|
|5th||7||CANNDAL||54.5||ALAIN BADEL (6)||M DELZANGLES||6.7-1|
|6th||1||SEAPORT||57||VINCENT CHEMINAUD (3)||A FABRE||3.2-1|
|7th||8||FUWAIRT||54.5||ANTHONY CRASTUS (8)||E LELLOUCHE||49-1|
|8th||6||ROYALMANIA||55.5||MAXIME GUYON (5)||F HEAD||10-1|
LA COUPE DE MAISONS-LAFFITTE (G3) 2000m – Gailo Chop 1st
The easiest to assess of the international runners through his run in the Prince of Wales when 2L off the 2nd fav for the Cox Plate Criterion, dropping out after a pretty soft time in front. Also has form through Adelaide in the 2014 Belmont Derby when he was 4L off the 2014 Cox Plate winner, this was Adelaide’s final lead up too the Cox Plate so he was in pretty handy nick at the time. Neither of those efforts will win the race on Saturday in my opinion. The French form looks dynamite, but it’s very hard to get a line on, and in reality might not be as strong as it reads on paper. Run behind Solow was good, but Solow cantered past him with plenty left in store and still won easily. Compare that too Arod’s run behind Solow, where Arod really made the super-star French grey sweat it out and dig deep into his locker to overcome him. Gailo Chop has done enough to be competitive but I’d doubt he’s the winner unless he improves sharply.
|Galileo (IRE) – Hveger (AUS)|
The same as Adelaide last year, Highland Reel is only a 3yo by his native northern hemisphere breeding time. But in Australia he’s categorised as a 4 year old having been foaled well before our local 3yo’s but months after our 4yo’s. So he doesn’t get the big weight relief our local 3yo’s do.
|2||IRE – LEOPARDSTOWN||12 Jun 2014|
|Irish Stallion Farms E.B.F. (C & G) Maiden MDN 1408m $21,580||SOT=Good|
|1st||6||TOMBELAINE||59.5||PAT SMULLEN (2)||DERMOT K WELD||12-1|
|2nd||3||HIGHLAND REEL -0.75L||59.5||J A HEFFERNAN (4)||A P O’BRIEN||6-1|
|3rd||2||CRESCENT||59.5||W J LEE (6)||D WACHMAN||20-1|
|4th||5||TAQASEEM||59.5||CHRIS HAYES (8)||KEVIN PRENDERGAST||7-1|
|5th||1||ARDHOOMEY||59.5||C T KEANE (7) (-1.5)||G M LYONS||7-1|
|6th||4||SWORDFIGHT||59.5||W M LORDAN (3)||D WACHMAN||11-2|
|7th||7||U S NAVY SEAL||59.5||JOSEPH O’BRIEN (1)||A P O’BRIEN||6-5|
R&S COMMENT: broke well and settled back to 6th, progress on outer 1f out and went 2nd 150 yards out, kept on well, no impression on winner close home
|1||IRE – GOWRAN PARK||1 Jul 2014|
|Irish Stallion Farms E.B.F. Maiden MDN 1609m $18,960||SOT=GF|
|1st||4||HIGHLAND REEL +12.00L||59.5||JOSEPH O’BRIEN (5)||A P O’BRIEN||8-15|
|2nd||8||TAQASEEM||59.5||CHRIS HAYES (7)||KEVIN PRENDERGAST||13-2|
|3rd||3||HALL OF FAME||59.5||K J MANNING (2)||J S BOLGER||5-1|
|4th||1||CRESCENT||59.5||W M LORDAN (6)||D WACHMAN||12-1|
|5th||7||RIPPED||59.5||SHANE FOLEY (9)||CHARLES O’BRIEN||33-1|
|6th||6||NICKSCREAMCRACKER||59.5||C R KING (3) (-1.5)||DAVID MARNANE||16-1|
|7th||2||FRESH FOCUS||59.5||R P WHELAN (4)||J S BOLGER||25-1|
|8th||9||CLEANO||57||R P CLEARY (1)||THOMAS CLEARY||50-1|
|9th||5||KILIMANJARO||59.5||C O’DONOGHUE (8)||A P O’BRIEN||14-1|
R&S COMMENT: soon tracked leaders, moderate 3rd halfway, closer 3f out, ridden to lead 2f out, clear over 1f out, hung left inside final furlong, kept on strongly, easily
|4||GB – GOODWOOD||30 Jul 2014|
|Veuve Clicquot Vintage Stakes (Group 2) (G2) SW 1408m $123,760||SOT=GF|
|1st||5||HIGHLAND REEL +2.5L||57.5||JOSEPH O’BRIEN (6)||A P O’BRIEN||10-11|
|2nd||8||TUPI||57.5||R HUGHES (5)||R HANNON||13-2|
|3rd||7||ROOM KEY||57.5||DANE O’NEILL (1)||EVE JOHNSON HOUGHTON||20-1|
|4th||1||AHLAN EMARATI||57.5||J P SPENCER (2)||P W CHAPPLE-HYAM||5-1|
|5th||6||PALLISTER||57.5||J FANNING (8)||M JOHNSTON||10-1|
|6th||2||CHADIC||57.5||SILVESTRE DE SOUSA (3)||M JOHNSTON||20-1|
|7th||4||FAITHFUL CREEK||57.5||JIMMY FORTUNE (7)||B J MEEHAN||33-1|
|8th||3||DR NO||57.5||RYAN MOORE (4)||R HANNON||6-1|
R&S COMMENT: keen early, close up, led approaching final furlong, ridden and ran on
|4||FR – LONGCHAMP||10 May 2015|
|POULE D’ESSAI DES POULAINS – PRIX LE PARISIEN (G1) 1600m $757,370||SOT=GS|
|1st||9||MAKE BELIEVE||58||OLIVIER PESLIER (4)||A FABRE||6-1|
|2nd||1||NEW BAY||58||VINCENT CHEMINAUD (16)||A FABRE||21-1|
|3rd||13||MR. OWEN||58||FX BERTRAS (12)||FRANCOIS ROHAUT||11-1|
|4th||3||KARAR||58||FRANKIE DETTORI (13)||F-H GRAFFARD||8.8-1|
|5th||6||SIR ANDREW||58||J L MARTINEZ (6)||F PEREZ||49-1|
|6th||7||HIGHLAND REEL -6.0L||58||RYAN MOORE (7)||A P O’BRIEN||2.7–1|
|7th||14||WAR ENVOY||58||C O’DONOGHUE (2)||A P O’BRIEN||23-1|
|8th||2||MUHAARAR||58||PAUL HANAGAN (18)||C HILLS||15-1|
|9th||15||CORNWALLVILLE||58||OISIN MURPHY (15)||F-H GRAFFARD||65-1|
|10th||5||HAWKE||58||M BARZALONA (9)||MME PIA BRANDT||47-1|
|11th||17||FLAMING SPEAR||58||ANDREA ATZENI (10)||K A RYAN||63-1|
|12th||16||THE COMISSIONER||58||C SOUMILLON (17)||X THOMAS DEMEAULTE||22-1|
|13th||10||TALE OF LIFE||58||S PASQUIER (14)||P BARY||7.5-1|
|14th||11||MAFTOOL||58||DANE O’NEILL (11)||SAEED BIN SUROOR||11-1|
|15th||12||BORSAKOV||58||MAXIME GUYON (1)||MME PIA BRANDT||18-1|
|16th||8||MIND THAT BOY||58||GREGORY BENOIST (3)||DUREPAIRE (S)||36-1|
|17th||18||EL SUIZO||58||FABRICE VERON (5)||HA PANTALL||24-1|
|18th||4||SMAIH||58||PIERRE-CHARLES BOUDOT (8)||R HANNON||38-1|
R&S COMMENT: N/A
|4||FR – CHANTILLY||31 May 2015|
|PRIX DU JOCKEY CLUB (G1) 2100m $2,158,270||SOT=Good|
|1st||1||NEW BAY||58||VINCENT CHEMINAUD (13)||A FABRE||3.2-1|
|2nd||6||HIGHLAND REEL -1.5L||58||JOSEPH O’BRIEN (9)||A P O’BRIEN||25-1|
|3rd||3||WAR DISPATCH||58||IORITZ MENDIZABAL (1)||J-C ROUGET||7.9-1|
|4th||14||PIMENT ROUGE||58||ALAIN BADEL (10)||C SCANDELLA||24-1|
|5th||13||SUMBAL||58||ANDREA ATZENI (5)||F-H GRAFFARD||7-1|
|6th||4||MOSTANEER||58||THIERRY THULLIEZ (3)||N CLEMENT||25-1|
|7th||5||CAPE CLEAR ISLAND||58||RYAN MOORE (7)||A P O’BRIEN||13-1|
|8th||2||KARAKTAR||58||C SOUMILLON (12)||A DE ROYER DUPRE||3.3-1|
|9th||8||SILVERWAVE||58||A FOUASSIER (2)||A COUETIL||4.3-1|
|10th||7||LISTAN||58||J AUGE (14)||C FERLAND (S)||56-1|
|11th||12||KAHOUANNE||58||OLIVIER PESLIER (6)||BOTTI (S)||40-1|
|12th||11||HIGH DYNAMITE||58||CRISTIAN DEMURO (4)||A DE WATRIGANT||22-1|
|13th||9||CAMPIONE||58||ANTHONY CRASTUS (11)||E LELLOUCHE||78-1|
|14th||10||WAR ENVOY||58||C O’DONOGHUE (8)||A P O’BRIEN||69-1|
R&S COMMENT: N/A
|7||IRE – CURRAGH||27 Jun 2015|
|150th Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby (Group 1) (G1) 2414m $1,798,560||SOT=GF|
|1st||4||JACK HOBBS||57||WILLIAM BUICK (2)||JOHN GOSDEN||10-11|
|2nd||7||STORM THE STARS||57||P COSGRAVE (7)||W J HAGGAS||10-1|
|3rd||2||GIOVANNI CANALETTO||57||JOSEPH O’BRIEN (8)||A P O’BRIEN||8-1|
|4th||5||KILIMANJARO||57||J A HEFFERNAN (6)||A P O’BRIEN||20-1|
|5th||3||HIGHLAND REEL -11.5L||57||RYAN MOORE (3)||A P O’BRIEN||11-4|
|6th||8||QUALIFY||56||C O’DONOGHUE (4)||A P O’BRIEN||8-1|
|7th||1||CARBON DATING||57||R P WHELAN (1)||JOHN PATRICK SHANAHAN||150-1|
|8th||6||RADANPOUR||57||PAT SMULLEN (5)||DERMOT K WELD||16-1|
R&S COMMENT: held up, soon 7th, pushed along and some headway from under 4f out, moderate 6th 3f out, went moderate 5th 2f out, one pace
|2||GB – GOODWOOD||29 Jul 2015|
|Neptune Investment Management Gordon Stakes (Group 3) (G3) SW 2414m $205,340||SOT=Good|
|1st||2||HIGHLAND REEL +1.5L||57.5||JOSEPH O’BRIEN (3)||A P O’BRIEN||7-4|
|2nd||7||SCOTTISH||57.5||JIM CROWLEY (4)||A M BALDING||7-1|
|3rd||1||DISEGNO||57.5||ANDREA ATZENI (7)||SIR MICHAEL STOUTE||7-1|
|4th||3||MEDRANO||57.5||FERGAL LYNCH (6)||D H BROWN||7-2|
|5th||8||SPACE AGE||57.5||WILLIAM BUICK (9)||C APPLEBY||7-1|
|6th||5||PROPOSED||57.5||PAT DOBBS (5)||R HANNON||33-1|
|7th||9||TOMMY DOCC||57.5||PHILLIP MAKIN (8)||K DALGLEISH||25-1|
|8th||10||AMAZE ME||56||J F EGAN (1)||N P LITTMODEN||66-1|
|9th||4||PRINCE GAGARIN||57.5||FRANKIE DETTORI (10)||ED DUNLOP||11-1|
R&S COMMENT: tracked leaders, effort and not clear run over 2f out, chased leader 2f out, driven to lead inside final furlong, ran on
|3||USA – ARLINGTON||15 Aug 2015|
|Secretariat Stakes (Grade 1) (3yo) (Turf) (G1) 2012m $366,670||SOT=Fast|
|1st||HIGHLAND REEL +1.5L||55||SEAMIE HEFFERNAN (6)||A P O’BRIEN||12-5|
|2nd||CLOSING BELL||54||J LEZCANO (1)||WILLIAM I MOTT||147-10|
|3rd||FORCE THE PASS||57||JOEL ROSARIO (2)||ALAN E GOLDBERG||6-4|
|4th||GOLDSTREAM||56||BRENTON AVDULLA (3)||A WOHLER||56-10|
|5th||CRITTENDEN||54||WILLIAM BUICK (4)||E P HARTY||177-10|
|6th||WAR DISPATCH||54||IORITZ MENDIZABAL (7)||J-C ROUGET||53-10|
|7th||GRANNY’S KITTEN||54||I ORTIZ JR (5)||MICHAEL J MAKER||91-10|
R&S COMMENT: N/A
FORM NOTE: The winner Golden Horn is currently = world’s best horse. Highland Reel was well beaten by 4L, but is that good enough for a Cox Plate remembering how good Golden Horn has proven winning the Arc and being world champion???
|5||IRE – LEOPARDSTOWN||12 Sep 2015|
|Qipco Irish Champion Stakes (Group 1) (G1) SW 2011m $1,716,340||SOT=GS|
|1st||5||GOLDEN HORN||57||FRANKIE DETTORI (1)||JOHN GOSDEN||5-4|
|2nd||7||FOUND||56||J A HEFFERNAN (3)||A P O’BRIEN||6-1|
|3rd||2||FREE EAGLE||60.5||PAT SMULLEN (5)||DERMOT K WELD||10-3|
|4th||8||PLEASCACH||56||K J MANNING (2)||J S BOLGER||14-1|
|5th||6||HIGHLAND REEL -4.0L||57||JOSEPH O’BRIEN (7)||A P O’BRIEN||16-1|
|6th||3||THE GREY GATSBY||60.5||J P SPENCER (4)||K A RYAN||8-1|
|7th||1||CIRRUS DES AIGLES||60.5||C SOUMILLON (8)||MME C BARANDE BARBE||8-1|
R&S COMMENT: led early, raced in 2nd, pushed along before straight, 3rd from 2f out, 4th 1f out, dropped to 5th and one pace inside final furlong.
Has avoided the best horses around in Europe at 3 in the most part asides from two runs in the Irish Derby & Irish Champion where he was safely held both times. Although 4L off Golden Horn over 2011M maybe good enough to win a Cox Plate as Golden Horn is rated as the world’s best horse this year along, winning the Arc leading all the way and only tasting defeat once when finishing runner up, in his 8 starts, he’s equal with USA Triple Crown Winner American Pharaoh. Runs a strong 2040M that’s without doubt, does look very one-paced though if there’s a knock. But if he runs up to last start he’ll be in the mix, 4L is a pretty sizeable margin but as stated it was behind the world’s best. Poorly in at weights is a knock. When comparing him to Adelaide, their form is very much similar. Adelaide didn’t race the best often but was held when he did and he won the Gr1 Arlington race. Can definitely win, but I prefer Arod from an international perspective, not by far though.
The ultimate result of the St Leger at Doncaster will be decided at an appeal hearing in the basement of the British Horseracing Authority’s offices in Holborn after a dramatic renewal of the world’s oldest Classic. Simple Verse, the only filly in the race, was first past the post, a head in front of Bondi Beach, but the placings were then reversed in the stewards’ room after the panel decided that Simple Verse had caused sufficient interference to Bondi Beach in two separate incidents in the home straight to affect the outcome.
The announcement that Simple Verse, at 8-1, had been disqualified and placed behind the 2-1 joint-favourite Bondi Beach caused widespread surprise. British stewards are well known for their reluctance to amend results and work to a set of rules that tend to place the benefit of any doubt very much with the first horse over the line.
Bondi Beach had been carried across the course by Storm The Stars when narrowly beaten in the Great Voltigeur Stakes at York on his previous run – but on that occasion the officials left the result unchanged.
For the connections of Simple Verse, whose owner, Sheikh Fahad al-Thani, had paid a £50,000 supplementary fee on Monday to add her to the race, there was profound shock and bitter disappointment. Ralph Beckett, her trainer, had high-fived his way back to the winner’s enclosure while Andrea Atzeni, her jockey, was confident before the inquiry that she would keep the race.
The stewards’ decision seems certain to result in an appeal to the BHA, which would probably be heard on Thursday.
“I’m astonished, apart from anything else,” Beckett said. “There’s no consistency in the rules. We saw Stuart Williams’s horse Suzi’s Connoisseur pinned against the rail on the straight track at Ascot and Joe Fanning had to stand up in the irons and was beaten half a length but didn’t get the race.
“We lose the race when clearly both horses leaned on each other. Can you say it was entirely her fault? It’s absolutely certain we will appeal.”
Colm O’Donoghue, the rider of Bondi Beach, insisted that he had not had a fair chance to win. “It’s racing, we all want a fair shot at it,” said O’Donoghue, who was riding Aidan O’Brien’s fifth winner of the Doncaster Classic. “I had time [after the first bump] to go and get him [Atzeni], but again I got impeded. My momentum was stopped. All I know is I tried to have a fair shot at it. I got impeded and the rules have made the decision.”
Paul Barton, the stipendiary steward at Town Moor, said the officials had applied the rules in the same way as for any other race. “We first asked whether there was interference and who caused it,” he said. “In this case, we found two incidents of interference, one at about the two-furlong marker and another at about the half-furlong marker.
“We considered that both were caused by the winner and then we had to decide whether the winner had improved its placing because of the interference it caused. We didn’t consider that one individual incident had improved the placing, but the combination of the two, in our opinion, we considered it had improved the placing and therefore we reversed them.
“The incident at the two-furlong marker was a pretty hefty knock to the second, it knocked him right off his stride. The one at the half-furlong marker was not as substantial as the first but it was enough to knock him off his stride and cause him to lose ground and momentum. He was only beaten a head and was still trying to regain the ground lost.”
At Leopardstown, O’Brien said: “It was messy down the straight,” he said. “He was unlucky at York and he got two proper bumps that day and got brought right across the track. That’s the way it goes, some days it falls for you and some days it doesn’t.”
Emotionless, a son of Shamardal with just an easy maiden win behind him, made a flawless step up to Group Two company in the Champagne Stakes and is the new favourite for the 2,000 Guineas with most bookmakers at a best price of 8-1.
Charlie Appleby’s colt pulled alongside the leader Ibn Malik with a quarter of a mile to run, but William Buick had so much horse underneath him that he took a pull and did not ease into the lead until the furlong pole. Emotionless then powered clear to win by three-and-a-half lengths, with another seven lengths back to Palawan in third.
“He has an immense amount of talent,” Appleby said, “and the fact that he is still able to show it while he’s still learning is very good.
“He’s shown that he can act on easier ground, which is a bit of a relief as these are the conditions he’ll get heading into the autumn. He is in the Dewhurst and the Racing Post Trophy [over a mile] back here, but he has so much pace that we’ll stick to the seven-furlong route at Newmarket.
“It’s nice to have an exciting horse on our hands and that is potentially what he looks like.”
Tuesday 15 September, 2015
Comic Court was the first association 12-time Melbourne Cup-winning trainer Bart Cummings had with the famous race.
Trained by Cummings’ father Jim, in 1950 Comic Court was also the last original topweight to win the handicap race.
That’s the task in front of Protectionist and English stayer Snow Sky if they are to win this year’s $6.2 million race on November 3 with their topweight of 58kg.
“There have been 22 original topweights contest the Melbourne Cup since Comic Court’s win in 1950 and none have placed,” Racing Victoria’s chief handicapper Greg Carpenter said.
Now trained by Kris Lees, Protectionist won the Cup last year for German trainer Andreas Wohler, carrying 56.5kg and will be striving to join Makybe Diva (2003,04,05), Think Big (1974,75), Rain Lover (1968,69), Peter Pan (1932, 34) and Archer (1861,62) as the only multiple winners of the race.
Snow Sky is the highest-rated runner having won the Hardwicke Stakes during the Royal Ascot meeting in June.
Irish St Leger winner Order Of St George is one of four Aidan O’Brien horses nominated, with Carpenter rating him the equal of the topweights.
“The 54kg I have allotted him as a northern hemisphere three-year-old is the same as 58kg for an older horse with both being 1.5kg below the weight-for-age benchmark,” Carpenter said.
Stablemates, English St Leger first and third, Bondi Beach and Fields Of Athenry, have 52.5kg and 51kg respectively while Ascot Gold Cup runner-up Kingfisher has 53kg.
The ATC Australian Derby and Queen Elizabeth Stakes winner Criterion, is the highest-rated of the Australian-trained stayers with 57.5kg.
Three-time Cup runner-up Red Cadeaux is in quarantine in preparation for a fifth attempt at the Cup.
Red Cadeaux carried 57kg when runner-up to Protectionist last year and drops to 55kg this time, the same weight as stablemate and Ascot Gold Cup winner, Trip To Paris.
Japanese stayers, Fame Game (57kg) and Hokko Brave (55.5kg) will be attempting the one-two finish of compatriots Delta Blues and Pop Rock in 2006.
They are due to arrive in Australia on Saturday.
New Zealand and ATC Australian Derby winner Mongolian Khan is the highest-rated four-year-old with 55kg ahead of Victoria Derby winner Preferment with 53.5kg.
Last season’s ATC Australian Oaks winner Gust Of Wind and VRC Oaks winner Set Square have 51kg.
Precedence, the last runner for Cummings in the Cup before his death last month, has 52kg, and will need to win a ballot-free race to guarantee a fifth start in the race.
FULL MELBOURNE CUP 2015 ENTRIES LIST, WEIGHT & BALLOT ORDER:
Race 7 – Emirates Melbourne Cup (3200 METRES)
Of $6,000,000.1st $3,600,000, 2nd $900,000, 3rd $450,000, 4th $250,000, 5th $175,000, 6th $125,000, 7th $125,000, 8th $125,000, 9th $125,000, 10th $125,000 GROUP 1
Handicap, Minimum Weight 50kg, Apprentices cannot claim.
Field Limit: 24
Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 141x6857x0 PROTECTIONIST (GER) H 6 Kris Lees 1 58kg 1.5
2 123x7x116x SNOW SKY (GB) H 5 Sir Michael Stoute 2 58kg 1.5
3 3x32135x6x CRITERION (NZ) H 5 David Hayes & Tom Dabernig 3 57.5kg 2
4 6x61x01x2x FAME GAME (JPN) H 6 Yoshitada Munakata 4 57kg 2.5
5 16x1016x7x OUR IVANHOWE (GER) H 6 Lee & Anthony Freedman 5 56kg 3.5
6 115x47117x BIG ORANGE (GB) G 5 Michael Bell 6 55.5kg 4
7 111x41x28x GAILO CHOP (FR) G 5 Antoine de Watrigant 7 55.5kg 4
8 x62307x605 HAPPY TRAILS G 8 Paul Beshara 8 55.5kg 4
9 167x2114x4 HARTNELL (GB) G 5 John O’Shea 9 55.5kg 4
10 238x05x36x HOKKO BRAVE (JPN) H 8 Yasutoshi Matsunaga 10 55.5kg 4
11 1244F7221x MAX DYNAMITE (FR) G 6 William Mullins 11 55kg 4.5
12 01111151×7 MONGOLIAN KHAN H 4 Murray Baker 12 55kg 3
13 x951511x26 PORNICHET (FR) H 5 Gai Waterhouse 13 55kg 4.5
14 726x52073x RED CADEAUX (GB) G 10 Ed Dunlop 14 55kg 4.5
15 x41112135x TRIP TO PARIS (IRE) G 5 Ed Dunlop 15 55kg 4.5
16 103x5442x7 WHO SHOT THEBARMAN (NZ) G 7 Chris Waller 16 54.5kg 5
17 221112×01 COMPLACENT H 5 John O’Shea 17 54kg 5.5
18 42152×2111 ORDER OF ST GEORGE (IRE) H 4 Aidan O’Brien 18 54kg 1.5
19 1x46xD1x1x SKY HUNTER (GB) G 6 Saeed Bin Suroor 19 54kg 5.5
20 5960x8x15x THE OFFER (IRE) G 7 Gai Waterhouse 20 54kg 5.5
21 3311x6x0x0 GALLANTE (IRE) H 5 Robert Hickmott 21 53.5kg 6
22 1x889431x0 GRAND MARSHAL (GB) G 6 Chris Waller 22 53.5kg 6
23 421x0628x0 PREFERMENT (NZ) H 4 Chris Waller 23 53.5kg 4.5
24 2201x2112x QUEST FOR MORE (IRE) G 6 Roger Charlton 24 53.5kg 6
25 20x7433x13 ROYAL DESCENT M 6 Chris Waller 25 53.5kg 4.5
26 43352x0x33 DIBAYANI (IRE) G 6 David Hayes & Tom Dabernig 26 53kg 6.5
27 11x60212x0 HAURAKI G 4 John O’Shea 27 53kg 5
28 266x412x38 KINGFISHER (IRE) H 5 Aidan O’Brien 28 53kg 6.5
29 8782123x8x PRINCE OF PENZANCE (NZ) G 6 Darren Weir 29 53kg 6.5
30 226x122x62 RISING ROMANCE (NZ) M 5 David Hayes & Tom Dabernig 30 53kg 5
31 111112×708 TAIYOO G 6 Darren Weir 31 53kg 6.5
32 x800530x48 BEATEN UP (GB) G 8 Chris Waller 32 52.5kg 7
33 12121 BONDI BEACH (IRE) H 4 Aidan O’Brien 33 52.5kg 3
34 25x6624x00 DANDINO (GB) H 9 Darren Weir 34 52.5kg 7
35 645361x2x1 SECRET NUMBER (GB) H 6 Saeed Bin Suroor 35 52.5kg 7
36 6798x21x0x SERTORIUS G 8 Jamie Edwards 36 52.5kg 7
37 130082×249 WEARY (FR) G 6 Chris Waller 37 52.5kg 7
38 x015416x50 ALMOONQITH (USA) H 6 David Hayes & Tom Dabernig 38 52kg 7.5
39 x2237x421x BONFIRE (GB) G 7 Gai Waterhouse 39 52kg 7.5
40 41411x82x0 FLAMINGO STAR (GER) H 6 Chris Waller 40 52kg 7.5
41 x57x157x8x GUARDINI (FR) H 5 Paul Harley 41 52kg 7.5
42 x5x411213x LORESHO (FR) H 5 Jean-Claude Rouget 42 52kg 7.5
43 4618411×00 MAGICOOL G 4 Mark Kavanagh 43 52kg 6
44 7x0556x5x0 PRECEDENCE (NZ) G 10 James Cummings 44 52kg 7.5
45 x0P1114023 WICKLOW BRAVE (GB) G 7 William Mullins 45 52kg 7.5
46 36211x0x0x AMRALAH (IRE) H 6 Robert Hickmott 46 51.5kg 8
47 3x21172x00 BONDEIGER H 4 Danny O’Brien 47 51.5kg 6.5
48 0160x82Px0 OPINION (IRE) G 7 Chris Waller 48 51.5kg 8
49 17Fx231102 CLONDAW WARRIOR (IRE) G 9 William Mullins 49 51kg 8.5
50 4256184183 CRAFTY CRUISER G 8 Bryce Stanaway 50 51kg 8.5
51 11122x24x1 DISPOSITION G 4 Lee & Anthony Freedman 51 51kg 7
52 5200281×97 ESCADO G 6 Matt Laurie 52 51kg 8.5
53 715x11x57x EXCESS KNOWLEDGE (GB) H 6 Gai Waterhouse 53 51kg 8.5
54 7×121153 FIELDS OF ATHENRY (IRE) H 4 Aidan O’Brien 54 51kg 4.5
55 1316x3348x FOREVER NOW (GB) H 5 Martyn Meade 55 51kg 8.5
56 4x1141x98 GUST OF WIND (NZ) M 4 John Sargent 56 51kg 5.5
57 13×4439608 HAVANA BEAT (IRE) G 6 Andrew Balding 57 51kg 8.5
58 14x2111x50 HI WORLD H 4 Peter G Moody 58 51kg 7
59 1362x893x0 LIKE A CAROUSEL G 6 Ken Keys 59 51kg 8.5
60 22x131x0x0 MUTUAL REGARD (IRE) G 7 John Sadler 60 51kg 8.5
61 x21x67x1x0 OBSERVATIONAL (GB) G 5 Robert Hickmott 61 51kg 8.5
62 x3756x1723 ORIENTAL FOX (GER) G 8 Mark Johnston 62 51kg 8.5
63 111x230x25 SET SQUARE M 4 Ciaron Maher 63 51kg 5.5
64 x21141x621 SILVERBALL (FR) G 7 Chris Waller 64 51kg 8.5
65 0641×54885 SIMENON (IRE) G 9 William Mullins 65 51kg 8.5
66 8x09115x0x BRING SOMETHING G 5 Ken Keys 66 50.5kg 9
67 134321x6x1 CHANCE TO DANCE (IRE) G 6 Robert Hickmott 67 50.5kg 9
68 11x6650x55 KIRRAMOSA (NZ) M 5 John Sargent 68 50.5kg 7.5
69 5x1519125x LORD VAN PERCY (GB) G 6 Darren Weir 69 50.5kg 9
70 0673510x0x PONDAROSA MISS (NZ) M 5 Peter Hollinshead 70 50.5kg 7.5
71 16x684x4x8 PRINCE CHERI (FR) H 7 David Vandyke 71 50.5kg 9
72 36x12212x0 SENSE OF OCCASION G 5 Joseph Pride 72 50.5kg 9
73 1x81111x8x TALL SHIP (IRE) G 5 Darren Weir 73 50.5kg 9
74 x17x0x1P1x WADI AL HATTAWI (IRE) G 6 Saeed Bin Suroor 74 50.5kg 9
75 346Lx64461 ALBONETTI M 6 Sue Jaensch 75 50kg 9.5
76 4111×41191 ASTRONOMOS (GB) H 5 David Vandyke 76 50kg 9.5
77 343x034x30 AWESOME ROCK H 4 Leon & Troy Corstens 77 50kg 9.5
78 88174×7 BIKILA G 4 Pat Carey 78 50kg 9.5
79 154x2121x6 BOHEMIAN LILY (NZ) M 4 Gai Waterhouse 79 50kg 9
80 7x32303x8x BOLD SNIPER (GB) G 6 David Hayes & Tom Dabernig 80 50kg 9.5
81 64x0726x7x BRIGANTIN (USA) H 9 Jim Litt 81 50kg 9.5
82 61337x8x9x CAFE SOCIETY (FR) G 6 Gai Waterhouse 82 50kg 9.5
83 1x4872x31x CARLO BUGATTI (IRE) G 5 Robert Hickmott 83 50kg 9.5
84 22x96834x7 CELTIC PRINCE (NZ) H 6 Bjorn Baker 84 50kg 9.5
85 5x070x099x COUNT OF LIMONADE (IRE) H 6 Darren Weir 85 50kg 9.5
86 13x34441x6 DE LITTLE ENGINE G 5 Danny O’Brien 86 50kg 9.5
87 3144273×00 DESERT ROAD G 5 Robbie Laing 87 50kg 9.5
88 7x2x9x0056 DIAGHAN (FR) G 5 Peter G Moody 88 50kg 9.5
89 0755x9960x DISCLAIMER (GB) G 6 Peter & Paul Snowden 89 50kg 9.5
90 3x10x3 DIVAN (NZ) G 4 Robert Hickmott 90 50kg 9.5
91 1x07130x40 DON DOREMO (NZ) G 5 Robbie Laing 91 50kg 9.5
92 11x245x0x8 DOUMARAN (FR) G 5 Robert Hickmott 92 50kg 9.5
93 6316×41211 ELHAAME (IRE) G 6 Saeed Bin Suroor 93 50kg 9.5
94 x530x4311x EMERALD CITY G 5 David Vandyke 94 50kg 9.5
95 621120x87x EPSOM HILL (SWE) H 5 David Hayes & Tom Dabernig 95 50kg 9.5
96 4700x88x00 ETHIOPIA G 7 Pat Carey 96 50kg 9.5
97 641846x97x FALAMONTE (NZ) M 5 Henry Dwyer 97 50kg 9.5
98 x12x009x83 FOUNDRY (IRE) G 6 Robert Hickmott 98 50kg 9.5
99 3322211x0x GENUINE LAD G 5 Robert Smerdon 99 50kg 9.5
100 x0x0083x54 GERONTIUS G 6 David Hayes & Tom Dabernig 100 50kg 9.5
101 x813111x5x GESEMI (NZ) M 5 Murray Baker 101 50kg 9.5
102 x05478714x GHOST PROTOCOL (IRE) G 7 Paul Perry 102 50kg 9.5
103 40x030x36x HAPPY AS HELL G 5 Terry & Karina O’Sullivan 103 50kg 9.5
104 3x362Lx606 HAVANA COOLER (IRE) G 6 John O’Shea 104 50kg 9.5
105 111x35x239 HIDDEN GOLD (IRE) M 5 Saeed Bin Suroor 105 50kg 8
106 5104110x HIGH MIDNIGHT G 4 James Cummings 106 50kg 9.5
107 750840×479 IHTSAHYMN G 5 Patrick Payne 107 50kg 9.5
108 x00x86123x KAPOUR (IRE) G 6 Ciaron Maher 108 50kg 9.5
109 4117x28x14 KING KINSHASA (GB) G 5 Gai Waterhouse 109 50kg 9.5
110 x125236x35 KINGDOMS (NZ) G 6 Brian Smith 110 50kg 9.5
111 23x8761x0x LA AMISTAD M 6 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 111 50kg 9
112 357x214x0x LET’S MAKE ADEAL M 6 Nigel Blackiston 112 50kg 9.5
113 5x91174x1x LIBRAN (IRE) G 5 Alan Swinbank 113 50kg 9.5
114 3955x1431x MAGIC HURRICANE (IRE) G 6 John O’Shea 114 50kg 9.5
115 842494x11x MAGNAPAL G 6 Terry & Karina O’Sullivan 115 50kg 9.5
116 74x5421x4x MANALAPAN (IRE) G 6 Dermot K Weld 116 50kg 9.5
117 142x5x367x MANNDAWI (FR) G 6 Ed Dunlop 117 50kg 9.5
118 13213x MASTER OF ARTS (NZ) H 4 Darren Weir 118 50kg 9.5
119 4x21221x12 MAURUS (GB) G 5 David Vandyke 119 50kg 9.5
120 1212146x0x MAYGROVE G 5 Murray Baker 120 50kg 9.5
121 88x007141x MISTER IMPATIENCE (GB) G 6 Michael Moroney 121 50kg 9.5
122 6315x1x NAZIR (NZ) G 4 James Cummings 122 50kg 9.5
123 4211x7x23x ORBEC (FR) H 5 John P Thompson 123 50kg 9.5
124 524005102x POP ’N’ SCOTCH G 5 Liam Birchley 124 50kg 9.5
125 212216×041 PURPLE SMILE G 5 David Hayes & Tom Dabernig 125 50kg 9.5
126 5x453210x8 REFECTORY (IRE) G 6 Richard Laming 126 50kg 9.5
127 21x06300x0 RENEW (IRE) G 6 Archie Alexander 127 50kg 9.5
128 4612156×2 RULING DYNASTY H 4 James Cummings 128 50kg 9.5
129 3210x0x060 RUSCELLO (IRE) G 7 Archie Alexander 129 50kg 9.5
130 1586x7x SAN PADRE H 4 Michael Kent 130 50kg 9.5
131 3983211×74 SASENKILE G 5 Tony McEvoy 131 50kg 9.5
132 3361514712 SIR MAKO (NZ) G 8 Chris Waller 132 50kg 9.5
133 1x4x3x0x12 THE UNITED STATES (IRE) H 6 Robert Hickmott 133 50kg 9.5
134 2x0535x868 THUNDER LADY (NZ) M 4 John Sargent 134 50kg 8
135 0056947719 THUNDER SET G 7 Vince Jones 135 50kg 9.5
136 68121×9609 TURNER BAYOU (NZ) G 7 Patrick Payne 136 50kg 9.5
137 10320x2x5x VELOX (GB) G 6 David Hayes & Tom Dabernig 137 50kg 9.5
138 3x31159x6x ZADON G 5 Robbie Griffiths 138 50kg 9.5
139 22213x221x ZAFAYAN (IRE) G 5 Dermot K Weld 139 50kg 9.5
140 14x23314x8 ZANTECA (NZ) M 6 Darren Weir 140 50kg 9.5
141 63115734x ZARZALI M 4 James Cummings 141 50kg 9.5
142 2x6105x42x ZEE ZEELY (GB) G 5 Gai Waterhouse 142 50kg 9.5
This year’s $6.2 million Melbourne Cup is already shaping as a promoter’s dream with two brave 10-year-olds heading the entries for Australia’s most important horse race with both managing to inject more emotion and intrigue than has been seen in years.
And Bart Cummings, the man who won 12 cups will be a part of the race in spirit. His veteran stayer Precedence, who will be making his fifth attempt to win the cup, is set to compete with J.B. Cummings permitted to stay in the training partnership with his grandson James.
Cummings passed away on Sunday aged 87, not only ending an unforgettable training career but also his partnership with James.
However that day, chief steward Terrey Bailey said he would allow Bart Cummings’ name to remain on Precedence, a move rarely granted.
“And so it should be, he owned the race and if Precedence makes it, it would be fitting,” Bailey said.
The other runner who will potentially race as a 10-year-old, Red Cadeaux, will be making his fifth trip to Australia from England after achieving a remarkable three seconds in four starts in the race that stops the nation.
“It’s a wonderful blend to have the J.B. Cummings influence still very much amongst us, yet we have this brave stayer who’s also on the cusp of writing more Melbourne Cup records coming back to try again,” Racing Victoria’s international talent scout Leigh Jordon said.
Jordon believes the 31 overseas entries are a vital sign that the racing world now recognises that to win a Melbourne Cup, a very special stayer is required.
While many countries have enjoyed Melbourne Cup success, England is the one nation yet to taste November success at Flemington.
“I don’t think in all the years we’ve been bringing horses to Australia, have I ever seen a more impressive list of major race winners or place getters that have signalled their intent to come to Australia,” Jordon said.
Jordon pointed out that not only would Red Cadeau attempt to take the Melbourne Cup home to Britain, his trainer, Ed Dunlop would bring the veteran’s stablemate Trip To Paris on the plane as well. Trip To Paris is a winner of the Royal Ascot Gold Cup and is just one of a number of coups the VRC could achieve by Cup Day.
As well, Aidan O’Brien seems certain to return to Australia after a number of years and has entered four runners in the Cup, one four-year-old and three three-year-olds.
It’s not the first time the master European trainer has brought a three-year-old to Australia, as in 2007 his young stayer Mahler finished a bold third in the Cup.
Smart stayer King Fisher was an entry when they closed on Monday as well his three-year-olds Order Of St George, Field Of Athenry and Bondi Beach. All three will start in the English St Ledger in mid-September and they are all under 8-1 to win the race.
This year the entries have polarised somewhat with a sizeable number of starters from England.
The world’s greatest jumping trainer Willie Mullins has Goodwood Cup winner Big Orange and Quest For More booked to start in the Cup.
Again it is going to be difficult to force a start into the 24-strong field and weight, and plenty of it, will be the major dimension in making the field.
Japan, the home of some of the world’s toughest stayers, will likely be represented by Fame Game, who finished a valiant second in Japan’s equivalent of the Melbourne Cup, the Tenno Sho over 3200 metres in April this year.
Fame Game will be joined by Hokko Brave.
The all-conquering Godolphin Outfit already has two main players this spring in Contributer and Hartnell and they will be joined by five Melbourne Cup hopefuls, including high-class stayer Sky Hunter.
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Racing Victoria’s chief handicapper Greg Carpenter has labelled the quality of this year’s international Melbourne Cup entries among the best ever.
When nominations closed for ‘the race that stops a nation’, there were 140 horses in with a chance to win the feature, including 31 internationals.
Fan favourites Red Cadeaux and Precendence are trying to run in the Melbourne Cup for a fifth time, and will create history if they can salute, becoming the oldest horses to win the race.
Precedence, who is one of five entries for 27-year-old James Cummings, will be out to honour his late Hall of Fame co-trainer Bart Cummings, who prepared him for starts in the 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2014 Melbourne Cups, his most recent appearance delivering a career-best sixth placing.
Carpenter was delighted with the quality of horses targeting the Cup.
“The Emirates Melbourne Cup is the world’s premier staying race and the quality of the local and international entries for this year’s race is outstanding,” Carpenter said.
“The depth amongst the international contingent is exceptional, with the Ascot Gold Cup quinella, Hardwicke Stakes winner, Goodwood Cup trifecta, Lonsdale Cup winner and a pair of Japan’s elite stayers amongst 31 international entries.
“It is most pleasing to see such a strong book of entries from Aidan O’Brien who has not had a Melbourne Cup runner since 2008 and whom enjoyed breakthrough success in Melbourne last Spring Racing Carnival winning the Cox Plate with Adelaide.
“Following the passing of the ‘Cups King’ Bart Cummings this week there will naturally be plenty of people hoping that Precedence can secure his place in a fifth Melbourne Cup and it would be most fitting if he could.
“With crowd favourite Red Cadeaux also set to return for a fifth appearance and last year’s brilliant winner Protectionist among the entries, the scene is set for yet another brilliant and memorable renewal of the Emirates Melbourne Cup.”
Other highlights among the nominations include:
• Four entrants from famed Irish trainer Aidan O’Brien in Ascot Gold Cup runner-up Kingfisher, Irish St Leger Trial Stakes winner Order Of St George, Curragh Cup winner Bondi Beach and Ballyroan Stakes winner Fields Of Athenry. O’Brien’s last runners were in 2008;
• The return of five-time Melbourne Cup-winning trainer Lee Freedman, who has two entries including high profile German import Our Ivanhowe, with his brother and co-trainer Anthony. This year marks the 10th anniversary since the Freedman-trained Makybe Diva won an historic third Melbourne Cup and 20 years since the Freedman-trained Doriemus won the 1995 edition;
• A pair of six-year-old mares with an intrinsic link to the Cup in La Amistad – the daughter of Makybe Diva – and Let’s Make Adeal – the granddaughter of the 1991 Bart Cummings-trained winner Let’s Elope.
VRC chief executive Simon Love was pleased with the depth and strength of nominations.
“There are the big international names of Sir Michael Stoute, Dermot Weld, Aiden O’Brien, Ed Dunlop and Godolphin amongst the entries. And the cream of our local stayers all feature with our best trainers looking to keep this year’s Emirates Melbourne Cup in Australia,” Love said.
“It is particularly encouraging to attract a horse of the quality Snow Sky, heralding Juddmonte’s first-ever runner for the Emirates Melbourne Cup.
“For sentimentalists it will be hard to go past the five nominations for Bart and James Cummings, including their old warhorse Precedence.”
Weights for the Emirates Melbourne Cup will be released on Tuesday, September 15, with first acceptances taken at 12 noon (AEST) on Tuesday, October 6. That will give a clearer picture of how the final 24 horse field will start to take shape.
Race 7 Tuesday 3 November – Emirates Melbourne Cup (3200 METRES)
Of $6,000,000.1st $3,600,000, 2nd $900,000, 3rd $450,000, 4th $250,000, 5th $175,000, 6th $125,000, 7th $125,000, 8th $125,000, 9th $125,000, 10th $125,000 GROUP 1
Handicap, Apprentices cannot claim.
Field Limit: 24
Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 AGENT MURPHY (GB) H 5 Brian Meehan
2 ALBONETTI M 6 Sue Jaensch 83
3 ALMOONQITH (USA) H 6 David Hayes & Tom Dabernig 101
4 AMRALAH (IRE) H 6 Robert Hickmott 101
5 ASTRONOMOS (GB) H 5 David Vandyke
6 AWESOME ROCK H 4 Leon & Troy Corstens 87
7 BEATEN UP (GB) G 8 Chris Waller
8 BIG ORANGE (GB) G 5 Michael Bell
9 BIKILA G 4 Pat Carey 74
10 BOHEMIAN LILY (NZ) M 4 Gai Waterhouse
11 BOLD SNIPER (GB) G 6 David Hayes & Tom Dabernig 96
12 BONDEIGER H 4 Danny O’Brien 98
13 BONDI BEACH (IRE) H 4 Aidan O’Brien
14 BONFIRE (GB) G 7 Gai Waterhouse
15 BRIGANTIN (USA) H 9 Jim Litt
16 BRING SOMETHING G 5 Ken Keys 97
17 BROWN PANTHER (GB) H 8 Tom Dascombe
18 CAFE SOCIETY (FR) G 6 Gai Waterhouse
19 CARLO BUGATTI (IRE) G 5 Robert Hickmott 83
20 CELTIC PRINCE (NZ) G 6 Bjorn Baker
21 CLONDAW WARRIOR (IRE) G 9 William Mullins
22 COMPLACENT H 5 John O’Shea 104
23 COUNT OF LIMONADE (IRE) H 6 Darren Weir 87
24 CRAFTY CRUISER G 8 Bryce Stanaway 99
25 CRITERION (NZ) H 5 David Hayes & Tom Dabernig
26 DANDINO (GB) H 9 Darren Weir 105
27 DE LITTLE ENGINE G 5 Danny O’Brien 90
28 DESERT ROAD G 5 Robbie Laing 63
29 DIAGHAN (FR) G 5 Peter G Moody 77
30 DIBAYANI (IRE) G 6 David Hayes & Tom Dabernig 105
31 DISCLAIMER (GB) G 6 Peter & Paul Snowden
32 DISPOSITION G 4 Lee & Anthony Freedman 96
33 DIVAN (NZ) G 4 Robert Hickmott 65
34 DON DOREMO (NZ) G 5 Robbie Laing 90
35 DOUMARAN (FR) G 5 Robert Hickmott 84
36 ELHAAME (IRE) G 6 Saeed Bin Suroor
37 EMERALD CITY G 5 David Vandyke
38 EPSOM HILL (SWE) H 5 David Hayes & Tom Dabernig 78
39 ESCADO G 6 Matt Laurie 100
40 ETHIOPIA G 7 Pat Carey 98
41 EXCESS KNOWLEDGE (GB) H 6 Gai Waterhouse 101
42 FALAMONTE (NZ) M 5 Henry Dwyer 65
43 FAME GAME (JPN) H 6 Yoshitada Munakata
44 FIELDS OF ATHENRY (IRE) H 4 Aidan O’Brien
45 FLAMINGO STAR (GER) H 6 Chris Waller
46 FOREVER NOW (GB) H 5 Martyn Meade
47 FOUNDRY (IRE) G 6 Robert Hickmott 99
48 GAILO CHOP (FR) G 5 Antoine de Watrigant
49 GALLANTE (IRE) H 5 Robert Hickmott 105
50 GENUINE LAD G 5 Robert Smerdon 95
51 GERONTIUS G 6 David Hayes & Tom Dabernig 71
52 GESEMI (NZ) M 5 Murray Baker
53 GHOST PROTOCOL (IRE) G 7 Paul Perry
54 GRAND MARSHAL (GB) G 6 Chris Waller
55 GUARDINI (FR) H 5 Paul Harley
56 GUST OF WIND (NZ) M 4 John Sargent
57 HAPPY AS HELL G 5 Terry & Karina O’Sullivan 84
58 HAPPY TRAILS G 8 Paul Beshara 112
59 HARTNELL (GB) G 5 John O’Shea
60 HAURAKI G 4 John O’Shea
61 HAVANA BEAT (IRE) G 6 Andrew Balding
62 HAVANA COOLER (IRE) G 6 John O’Shea
63 HI WORLD H 4 Peter G Moody 100
64 HIDDEN GOLD (IRE) M 5 Saeed Bin Suroor
65 HIGH MIDNIGHT G 4 James Cummings
66 HOKKO BRAVE (JPN) H 8 Yasutoshi Matsunaga
67 IHTSAHYMN G 5 Patrick Payne 99
68 KAPOUR (IRE) G 6 Ciaron Maher
69 KING KINSHASA (GB) G 5 Gai Waterhouse
70 KINGDOMS (NZ) G 6 Brian Smith
71 KINGFISHER (IRE) H 5 Aidan O’Brien
72 KIRRAMOSA (NZ) M 5 John Sargent
73 LA AMISTAD M 6 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 99
74 LET’S MAKE ADEAL M 6 Nigel Blackiston 97
75 LIBRAN (IRE) G 5 Alan Swinbank
76 LIKE A CAROUSEL G 6 Ken Keys
77 LORD VAN PERCY (GB) G 6 Darren Weir 100
78 MAGIC HURRICANE (IRE) G 6 John O’Shea
79 MAGICOOL G 4 Mark Kavanagh 101
80 MAGNAPAL G 6 Terry & Karina O’Sullivan 95
81 MANALAPAN (IRE) G 6 Dermot K Weld
82 MANNDAWI (FR) G 6 Ed Dunlop
83 MASTER OF ARTS (NZ) H 4 Darren Weir
84 MAURUS (GB) G 5 David Vandyke
85 MAX DYNAMITE (FR) G 6 William Mullins
86 MAYGROVE G 5 Murray Baker 96
87 MISTER IMPATIENCE (GB) G 6 Michael Moroney 85
88 MONGOLIAN KHAN H 4 Murray Baker
89 MUTUAL REGARD (IRE) G 7 John Sadler 102
90 NAZIR (NZ) G 4 James Cummings
91 OBSERVATIONAL (GB) G 5 Robert Hickmott 98
92 OPINION (IRE) G 7 Chris Waller
93 ORBEC (FR) H 5 John P Thompson
94 ORDER OF ST GEORGE (IRE) H 4 Aidan O’Brien
95 ORIENTAL FOX (GER) G 8 Mark Johnston
96 OUR IVANHOWE (GER) H 6 Lee & Anthony Freedman 112
97 PONDAROSA MISS (NZ) M 5 Peter Hollinshead
98 POP ’N’ SCOTCH G 5 Liam Birchley
99 PORNICHET (FR) H 5 Gai Waterhouse
100 PRECEDENCE (NZ) G 10 James Cummings
101 PREFERMENT (NZ) H 4 Chris Waller 107
102 PRINCE CHERI (FR) H 7 David Vandyke 99
103 PRINCE OF PENZANCE (NZ) G 6 Darren Weir 104
104 PROTECTIONIST (GER) H 6 Kris Lees
105 PURPLE SMILE G 5 David Hayes & Tom Dabernig 67
106 QUEST FOR MORE (IRE) G 6 Roger Charlton
107 RED CADEAUX (GB) G 10 Ed Dunlop
108 REFECTORY (IRE) G 6 Richard Laming 73
109 RISING ROMANCE (NZ) M 5 David Hayes & Tom Dabernig 110
110 ROYAL DESCENT M 6 Chris Waller
111 RULING DYNASTY H 4 James Cummings
112 SAN PADRE H 4 Michael Kent 67
113 SASENKILE G 5 Tony McEvoy
114 SECRET NUMBER (GB) H 6 Saeed Bin Suroor
115 SENSE OF OCCASION G 5 Joseph Pride
116 SERTORIUS G 8 Jamie Edwards 106
117 SET SQUARE M 4 Ciaron Maher 102
118 SILVERBALL (FR) G 7 Chris Waller
119 SIMENON (IRE) G 9 William Mullins
120 SIR MAKO (NZ) G 8 Chris Waller 90
121 SKY HUNTER (GB) G 6 Saeed Bin Suroor
122 SNOW SKY (GB) H 5 Sir Michael Stoute
123 TAIYOO G 6 Darren Weir 104
124 TALL SHIP (IRE) G 5 Darren Weir 98
125 THE OFFER (IRE) G 7 Gai Waterhouse
126 THE UNITED STATES (IRE) H 6 Robert Hickmott 94
127 THUNDER LADY (NZ) M 4 John Sargent
128 THUNDER SET G 7 Vince Jones
129 TRIP TO PARIS (IRE) G 5 Ed Dunlop
130 TURNER BAYOU (NZ) G 7 Patrick Payne 87
131 VELOX (GB) G 6 David Hayes & Tom Dabernig 79
132 WADI AL HATTAWI (IRE) G 6 Saeed Bin Suroor
133 WEARY (FR) G 6 Chris Waller 107
134 WHO SHOT THEBARMAN (NZ) G 7 Chris Waller
135 WICKLOW BRAVE (GB) G 7 William Mullins
136 ZADON G 5 Robbie Griffiths 74
137 ZAFAYAN (IRE) G 5 Dermot K Weld
138 ZANTECA (NZ) M 6 Darren Weir 73
139 ZARZALI M 4 James Cummings
140 ZEE ZEELY (GB) G 5 Gai Waterhouse