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Saturday Guineas double for Godolphin highlighted by an Appleby Newmarket 1-2 5th May 2022 ISSUE 762

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3 ISSUE 762 - THURSDAY 5 MAY 2022 WHAT A WEEK it’s been for Godolphin! A double Guineas success, one each at venues half a world apart… terrific! Hours after James Cummingsschooled Character picked himself up from defeat in the Australian Derby to win the Queensland Guineas at Eagle Farm, Coroebus, another Godolphin homebred, delivered a massive knockout punch in the 2000 Guineas at Newmarket. Was it a day of mixed emotion for trainer Charlie Appleby, who saw Coroebus storm past stable companion and teammate Native Trail and hand him his first defeat on his seventh start? Definitely not! With Native Trail finishing second, the Newmarket-based conditioner was thrilled with the selection conundrum he now faces as he tries to split the two during their vital 3yo campaigns. The real newsmaker at the Guineas meeting, however, was James Doyle; Doyle was yet to win a British Classic before he rode Coroebus to victory in the 2000 Guineas, but at the end of the three day meeting, the English rider had doubled his tally, having sensationally clinched the 1000 Guineas that followed a day later with the George Bougheyschooled Cachet. Going further West and across the Atlantic, the focus turns to Churchill Downs at Louisville in Kentucky where the pick of some mainly American-bred 3yos will line up for the 148th renewal of ‘The Greatest Two Minutes in Sport’, the Grade 1 Kentucky Derby on 7 May. We will be following the Derby keenly from our base in Dubai as our very own UAE Champion Trainer Bhupat Seemar saddles UAE Derby runner-up Summer Is Tomorrow in the race. Seemar has had a brilliant year in his rookie season as trainer, and we hope that luck has followed him to America. The same goes for Shahama, who was trained by Fawzi Nass to win the UAE Oaks, and will now represent the yard of Todd Pletcher when running in the Kentucky Oaks. What a Classic week of classic racing!!! Coroebus Shahama CONTENTS EDITORIAL Chairman Mohammed Jamea Al Qaizi Director Ahmed Moh’d Al Sarookh CONTENTS EDITORIAL GODOLPHIN NEWS . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 - 10 NEWS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 NEWMARKET GUINEAS MEET DAY 1 . . 14 - 15 NEWMARKET GUINEAS MEET DAY 2 . . 16 - 18 NEWMARKET GUINEAS MEET DAY 3 . . 20 - 22 Editor - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -Jason Ford Writer- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -Duane Fonseca Head of Design (English) - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Eng. Mohamed Maher Assistant Designers - - - - - - - - - Nisar Shaikh - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Ismail KV, - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Navas Muhammed (Trainee Designers)- - - - - - - - - Moh’d Afsal Graphic & Scanner- - - - - - - Abdul Majeed, - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Nadim Ahmed Library & Photographers- - - Abdulla Khalifa, K. Aboobacker, Abdul Razzak, Ali Juma

4 ISSUE 762 - THURSDAY 5 MAY 2022 NEWS THE 3YO colts Nations Pride and Noble Truth set themselves up for significantly higher targets over the coming months with comprehensive Listed victories for Charlie Appleby and William Buick at Newmarket on Friday. Nations Pride maintained his progressive profile as he gained a fourth straight win in the Newmarket Stakes over 1m2f. The Teofilo colt, twice victorious on the allweather last season before capturing the Jumeirah Derby at Meydan in February, raced in a close second of the four runners for much of the contest. Nation’s Pride moved up to challenge Austrian Theory for the lead over 3f out and kicked for home soon after. He quickened clear entering the final furlong and opened up further daylight in the closing stages, scoring by a full seven lengths over Hoo Ya Mal. Charlie Appleby said: “William was very complimentary after he rode Nations Pride in a piece of work the other day and he felt that the horse had definitely come forward since Dubai. We feel that stepping up in trip will see further improvement. “Tactically, the plan was to go out there and put it to a couple of the inexperienced horses by getting them racing a long way out. Once William stole a length or two, I was always confident that Nations Pride would pull further away on the rising ground. “We have more Derby trials coming up at Chester, York, Lingfield and Goodwood and we have a couple of nice horses for those races, so we will see where we are in terms of Derby horses after they have run. “I would be leaning more towards the Group 2 King Edward VII Stakes at Royal Ascot for Nations Pride but we will see how the cards fall over the next ten days. The Derby is the one race we want to win but Royal Ascot is around the corner afterwards and you have to keep a few fresh legs for it.” Noble Truth bounced back to the level of form that saw him finish second in last year’s Group 1 Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere as he spreadeagled his rivals in the 7f Listed King Charles II Stakes. Returning to turf after failing to act on dirt in the Saudi Derby, the Kingman colt led a group of two who raced up the far rail, with the three other horses electing to race up the centre of the course. Noble Truth had established a decisive advantage entering the final 2f and continued to pour it on in front, hitting the line six lengths clear of Honey Sweet. Charlie Appleby said: “We felt that Noble Truth had conditions to suit today and it was a great ride by William. Our plan was to come away from the pack as we didn’t want him to over race with horses around him. “My first thought was that he could be a horse for the Group 3 Jersey Stakes but William feels that he has enough natural pace to drop back to 6f, which could bring the Group 1 Commonwealth Cup into consideration. The stiff six at Ascot might just suit him.” Listed race double for Appleby 3yos Nations Pride Noble Truth


6 ISSUE 762 - THURSDAY 5 MAY 2022 CONFIRMING THE immense potential he displayed as a juvenile, Coroebus edged out stablemate Native Trail in Saturday’s 2000 Guineas as the pair fought out a tremendous finish to the Newmarket Classic over the straight mile. A 3yo Dubawi homebred, Coroebus won two of his three starts last season, including a dominant display over the same course and distance in the Group 3 Emirates Autumn Stakes, and lined up here on the back of a racecourse gallop. Native Trail, an easy winner of the Group 3 Craven Stakes on his 3yo return, had scaled even greater heights during 2021, ending the year as Europe’s Champion Juvenile following an outstanding campaign that yielded two impressive Group One victories. The Charlie Appleby-trained colts were quickly into their strides from their contrasting draws, with Native Trail settling in midfield towards the nearside rail and Coroebus adopting a similar position on the far side under James Doyle. Coroebus travelled ominously well as Native Trail started to make his move for William Buick approaching the final 2f. Both horses quickened through the field, with Coroebus striking the front over a furlong from home. Native Trail gave chase in the final furlong but could not get on terms with Coroebus, who found more in the closing stages to prevail by almost a length. The front two pulled a length and a half clear of Luxembourg in third. Charlie Appleby, the first trainer in 20 years to saddle a 1-2 in the race, said: “It’s all thanks to HH Sheikh Mohammed and team Godolphin in supporting me and allowing me to have these horses to train. “Native Trail was flawless as a 2yo, ending his year as champion, before coming out and winning the Craven Stakes in the style that he did. William Buick rode Coroebus in a racecourse gallop the same morning and said that, if we didn’t have Native Trail in this race, he couldn’t have been happier to ride Coroebus. It was always going to be a very hard call for William to get off Native Trail, so naturally James Doyle was always going to get the ride. “Coroebus excited us as a 2yo and James gave him a fantastic ride today: we told him to hold onto him and press the button at the last minute. We said that we would see whether he had the gears to face up to these proper Group horses and he has shown that in spades. He is a horse that you just keep filling up and he has an electric turn of foot. “On his page, you could question whether Coroebus would get further than a mile and he is so laid back at home but he just comes to life at the races. Having won the Guineas the way he has, I don’t see any reason to step him up in trip. “We feel that he is going to progress throughout the season. We will have some nice conversations over the next ten days but speaking now, I’d like to take Coroebus to the Group 1 St James’s Palace Stakes at Royal Ascot and go to The Curragh for the Irish 2000 Guineas with Native Trail, where he won the National Stakes. “Although Native Trail breezed here and won the Dewhurst and the Craven at the course, he’s not really built to be a Newmarket runner. He is built to meet a nice rising track, like Ascot or The Curragh. He has just finished second in the Guineas and was beaten by an exceptional horse, but his class gets him through it. He has just met one that was a bit classier on the day.” James Doyle added: “I was happy after half a furlong but there was one moment when it looked like I could be caught on a wing and Coroebus was quite fresh early on, but I just had to bring him back slightly to make sure I could tuck in. “He travelled incredibly strongly throughout and there is no reason to believe he won’t improve because he was quite exuberant through the early part of the race. I was thinking that it was all going pretty well at halfway, I just thought of keeping very patient. “Something joined me around the 2f pole, so I asked Coroebus a couple of questions going into the dip and he responded incredibly. He showed a potent turn of foot and I think if that other horse hadn’t forced my hand a little early, I could have afforded to be even cheekier and won more impressively.” Stunning 1-2 for Appleby in 2000 Guineas NEWS

8 ISSUE 762 - THURSDAY 5 MAY 2022 NEWS CLASSY 3YO FILLY With The Moonlight threw her hat into the ring for the Oaks at Epsom with a convincing victory in the Listed Pretty Polly Stakes at Newmarket on Sunday. Stepping up to 1m2f for her seasonal return, the full-sister to Group One winner Dream Castle was quickly into her stride and soon tracked Cet Horizon in second of the seven runners. With The Moonlight hit the front inside the final half a mile and galloped out powerfully, with William Buick easing the Charlie Appleby-trained filly close home for an easy success by almost five lengths. Charlie Appleby said: “With The Moonlight had a nice profile as a 2yo and we felt that racing over 1m2f at this stage of her career was the way forward. The race fell apart slightly but William Buick said he was very pleased with the way she saw it out through the line. “She is most definitely in the Oaks picture, although we have all these trials going on over the next ten days. I don’t think anyone would like to ‘pigeonhole’ a horse into a race until we have seen how the trials pan out. “The one thing that encourages me is that William said she travelled so well. The one thing you do have to do around Epsom is travel and it’s a race that we will take strongly into consideration.” William Buick added: “The race fell apart a little because we went slow and I expected a bit more of a sprint to the line from the others, but I pulled With The Moonlight out in the clear early and she galloped along well. “The question mark is whether she will get 1m4f but, off that strong performance, you would say there is a chance.” Moonlight shines in Newmarket sunshine With The Moonlight THE REAL Character stood up and pressed his claims for a possible start in the Group 1 Queensland Derby next month when he easily won the Group 2 Queensland Guineas over a mile at Eagle Farm in Brisbane on Saturday. Character, who was unplaced in the Group 1 Australian Derby at Randwick on his previous start, appeared to appreciate the return to firmer ground and the drop back in trip when beating Dark Destroyer and Ashgrove easing up. Jockey James Orman settled the 3yo sixth on the fence before taking a run between the leaders at the top of the home straight. As he’d done in winning the Group 2 Tulloch Stakes at Newcastle at the end of March, Character sprinted quickly to take the lead before asserting in style. It was Character’s second Group victory and his fourth win, with four placings, from 16 starts for prize money and bonuses totalling A$476,665. Godolphin stable representative Nacim Dilmi deputised at Eagle Farm for head trainer James Cummings. “Obviously he didn’t run too well last start in the Australian Derby but the plan was to ride him similar to how Tommy Berry did two starts back at Newcastle when he was dominant, and he was quite dominant again today,” Dilmi said. “Maybe the step up in distance last start was too much for him. We did think he would handle it but back to a mile today he was very good. He made it easy today. It was a very good win.” Orman was delighted with the performance and said the Teofilo gelding was bolting during the run. “He was well prepared by James Cummings and his team at home, I was the winner a long way out,” Orman said. “I just had to find a run and away he went. I would have liked him to relax a bit more, but they were going pretty steady and he gave me a good feel in the run to the line.” Orman believed Character should be given a second chance over the Derby trip, hopefully on a firmer track than he encountered at Randwick. “Theway he ran through the line, then you’d have to have another crack,” he continued. “He would be loving this Queensland weather and hopefully he continues prepping for the Derby. Character shows plenty Character

9 ISSUE 762 - THURSDAY 5 MAY 2022 As forseen, injury Guide(s) Mystic to Jonabell SENSATIONAL WINNER of the 2021 Group 1 Dubai World Cup, Mystic Guide has been retired to take up stallion duties at Jonabell Farm for the 2023 breeding season. Trainer Michael Stidham said: “Horses of Mystic Guide’s calibre just don’t come along too often. To win the Dubai World Cup for Godolphin was obviously a special moment for me and my team and one that I’ll always remember. I’m sure the next chapter in his life will be equally as exciting.” The homebred son of Ghostzapper became the first Godolphin horse trained in the United States to capture the centrepiece of the UAE season as he powered to a comfortable victory over Japanese champion Chuwa Wizard. That success came on the back of an imperious display in the Grade 3 Razorback Handicap at Oaklawn Park on Mystic Guide’s 4yo return. Scoring by six lengths on a sloppy track, the Stidhamtrained colt ran to a Beyer Speed Figure of 108, a mark bettered only by Godolphin’s Essential Quality during the first half of 2021 beyond a mile. Mystic Guide’s exploits were recognised at the 2021 Eclipse Awards, where he was a finalist in the Older Dirt Male category alongside Godolphin’s Grade 1 Clark Stakes winner Maxfield and Breeders’ Cup Classic scorer Knicks Go. In total, Mystic Guide won or placed in all nine of his career appearances, with four wins also including a determined victory in the Grade 2 Jim Dandy Stakes at Saratoga in 2020, a race won by current Darley stallions Medaglia D’Oro, Street Sense and Essential Quality. Mystic Guide retires as the highest earning son of 2004 World Champion Ghostzapper, with career prize money in excess of $7.5 million. His dam is the outstanding A P Indy mare Music Note, five times a Grade One winner and herself a granddaughter of US Champion Filly It’s In The Air. Dan Pride, chief operating officer of Godolphin in America said: “The decision has been made to retire Mystic Guide due to a soft tissue injury. The timing unfortunately rules out his major summer and fall targets and as a result he will take up stud duties at Jonabell Farm. He proved himself a top calibre horse on the world stage and has an outstanding pedigree with an impressive physical to match. We can’t wait for breeders to be able to see him in person.” A fee for Mystic Guide will be announced in due course. Mystic Guide

10 ISSUE 762 - THURSDAY 5 MAY 2022 Daumier Blue Diamond Stakes, Caulfield Cascadian All Aged Stakes, Randwick Anamoe Rosehill Guineas, Rosehill Speaker’s Corner Carter Handicap, Aqueduct Coroebus 2000 Guineas Stakes, Newmarket Godolphin 2022 Group One winners Facts and Figures (as at 03/05/2022) Worldwide Race Statistics - 2022 Wins : 199 Horses (Individual Runners): 515 No Of Runs: 1,077 Stakes Wins: 54 % Wins to Runs: 18% G1 Wins: 5 Worldwide Race Statistics - 1992 - 2022 Wins : 7,399 Horses (Individual Runners): 6, 274 Runs: 37,710 Stakes Wins:1,798 % Wins to Runs: 20% G1 Wins: 364

12 ISSUE 762 - THURSDAY 5 MAY 2022 NEWS OWNED BY Maitha Belobaida, Meraas, winner of the Group 3 Al Shindagha Sprint, has joined the yard of dual Group 1 Dubai Golden Shaheen winning trainer Chad Summers in the United States. The 5yo Oasis Dream gelding transfers from the yard of Emirati handler Musabbeh Al Mheiri and will be under Summers’ tutelage during the UAE ‘off season’. Meraas hit the ground running at Meydan, winning both his starts during the Emirates racing season, including the aforementioned Al Shindagha Sprint where he beat a posse of terrific dirt sprinters. Those were his fourth and fifth triumphs in 14 career starts. And there could be more as he resumes his career in the care of Summers, who won consecutive runnings of the Dubai Golden Shaheen with Mind Your Biscuits in 2017 and 2018. Meraas will add firepower to a yard that looks to build on its four Grade level successes. Mind Your Biscuits has been the biggest name to represent Summers’ yard as he brought the East Coast-based trainer his only other Grade level wins in the form of the Grade 2 Belmont Sprint Championship and the Grade 3 Lukas Classic Stakes. And Summers is looking forward to conditioning Meraas as he said: “I am thankful for the opportunity given to me by the Obaida family and I am happy with the horse. I loved watching him train during the week of the Dubai World Cup and I am looking forward to seeing him in competition with American horses. “We will monitor his health and fitness and decide what races he will compete in and he could start with the Grade 2 Vosburgh Stakes at Belmont Racecourse.” Meraas spending Summer Stateside with Chad Meraas SHADWELL FLAGBEARER Baaeed’s trainer William Haggas has declared preparations of the Sea The Stars colt for his 4yo campaign have been on track and ‘so far, so good’. Haggas is pondering stepping his dual Group One winner up in trip and is hoping to aim him at June’s Royal Meeting at Ascot. But for his seasonal bow, Baaeed could be dispatched over his preferred mile trip in the Group 1 Lockinge Stakes at Newbury on 14 May. Baaeed has claimed all his six wins over a mile, with the Prix du Moulin de Longchamp and the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes the pick among his triumphs. Haggas, however, is in no mood to throw caution to the wind as he said: “It’s so far, so good, but we’re into dangerous territory now. “The question I keep asking myself is when, or if, we step him up in trip. His pedigree suggests he’ll be better over further, or at least just as good, and if he’s not sharp enough over a mile now he’ll have to go up in trip quite quickly. The Lockinge is the obvious starting point. “As any athlete will tell you, once you get fit, life becomes a little easier and maintaining that fitness is not as difficult, but getting fit is hard, muscles get sore, everything gets sore, and that’s the process he’s going through. “Luckily, he’s not difficult. He’s done well from three to four, but then he was almost certain to. He’s not huge, just a good medium-sized horse with a good backside, and he’s charming, very kind and relatively straightforward.” All systems go for Shadwell’s unbeaten Baeed Baaeed

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14 ISSUE 762 - THURSDAY 5 MAY 2022 FRIDAY’S FIRST meeting of the threeday Guineas fixture on the Newmarket Rowley Mile was highlighted by the 1m4f Group 2 Jockey Club Stakes and Living Legend supplied something of an upset by defeating Godolphin’s Yibir, the hot favourite. Saddled by Charlie and Mark Johnston for Barbara and Alick Richmond, the 6yo gelded son of Camelot hit the front entering the final furlong under Joe Fanning and stayed on in determined fashion to deny the Godolphin runner, denying the owners a treble along with William Buick and Charlie Appleby. It was a seventh victory for the Johnstons’ runner and by far his most significant, his biggest previous success a Listed race on the Kempton all-weather in March. He then won on a similar surface at Newcastle a fortnight ago and was registering a third consecutive victory. Newmarket Listed race doubles for Godolphin, Appleby & Buick but Yibir silenced in feature by Living Legend NEWMARKET GUINEAS WEEKEND - DAY ONE Living Legend

15 ISSUE 762 - THURSDAY 5 MAY 2022 Successful and enthusiastic joint-owner Barbara Richmond was celebrating Group race glory for the first time whereas it was a fifth success in the race for joint-trainer Mark Johnston, but a first in his new partnership with son Charlie. “Legend by name, legend by nature, but they say never run away from one horse,” he said. “It’s Barbara’s first Group winner and as normal I didn’t give any instructions to the jockey, but Barbara gave him a long talking to in which she principally said we weren’t here for a laugh!” As for the future, Richmond has it all worked out according to Johnston, who added: “Even before this race, Barbara had been looking at how much it was to supplement for the Coronation Cup and she said he’d go there if he won this.” On Yibir, trainer Charlie Appleby said: “The plan is to head to the Man o’War Stakes in a fortnight. We came here to get a run in before America and we knew coming in it was one of those races that might not go his way.” For 3yo colts and geldings over 1m2f, the Listed Newmarket Stakes was won in style by Godolphin’s Nations Pride, confidently ridden by Buick for Appleby. A homebred Teofilo colt, he was a Meydan winner in the Jumeirah Derby over the same trip on his only previous start this year, in February, and has now landed his three latest starts, his only defeat suffered on debut when second at York last September. Appleby said: “I was not surprised by that and he’s the sort of horse that may be even better over 1m4f. He’s not in the Derby but we’re keeping all the options open for him, but it could well be he ends up at Royal Ascot.” Also a Listed race for 3yos, the 7f King Charles II Stakes went to the same connections with Noble Truth never headed under Buick whose mount seemingly had the race in safekeeping shortly after halfway. A colt by Kingman, purchased for €1,100,000 at Arqana as a yearling in September 2020, he was winning for the third time on his seventh start and bouncing back after a lacklustre effort on his only other 2022 outing, his dirt debut, in the Saudi Derby at the end of February. Appleby added: “It was our plan to keep away from the others and William gave him a great ride. This looks his trip and the Jersey Stakes at Royal Ascot could be the race for him.” Appleby and Buick’s fourth and final runner on the card, 3yo debutante Light Of Peace, was a very promising third in a 1m2f fillies’ maiden restricted to her sex and age group. Legend Of Dubai was another winner on the card to score for the UAE with David Egan performing the steering aboard Sheikh Mohammed Obaid Al Maktoum’s 4yo Dubawi colt who landed the concluding mile handicap for Roger Varian. Nations Pride Noble Truth Legend Of Truth

16 ISSUE 762 - THURSDAY 5 MAY 2022 GODOLPHIN HANDLER Charlie Appleby was not forced to choose between blue and white, to put his faith in one of his horses over the other and face the bitter frustration of being on the wrong one in the 2000 Guineas. All Appleby had to do was deliver his horses to the first Classic of the season in perfect shape, and as the Godolphin second string Coroebus swept through to lead in the white cap with stablemate and favourite Native Trail chasing him hard in the all blue, the trainer could prepare for certain victory. Such a scenario had been expected for Appleby’s horses, first and second favourite ahead of Coolmore’s Luxembourg, and while jockeys William Buick and James Doyle were left to choose who would ride which horse, the trainer floated into the race on a wave of positivity and optimism. “I couldn’t have faulted either of these horses all the way through,” he said. “Native Trail came here and won the Craven and Coroebus worked up here during the same meeting. “After that work, William said to me, ‘Gosh Charlie, if we didn’t have Native Trail I couldn’t be more excited about this horse’. William couldn’t get off Native Trail after everything they’ve done but coming here I felt we had two lovely chances.” Further Classic success for Appleby highlight of big day double Coroebus NEWMARKET GUINEAS WEEKEND - DAY TWO

17 ISSUE 762 - THURSDAY 5 MAY 2022 Appleby has had such chances before, having run the likes of Masar, Pinatubo and Master Of The Seas in the 2000 Guineas. All were beaten and Godolphin had failed to win the Classic with one of its retained trainers since 1999 when Island Sands scored for Saeed bin Suroor. This time there would be no mistake, no playing second fiddle or looking on as Coolmore sailed off with the ‘stallion making’ race yet again. And this time, it was James Doyle who was able to celebrate a first British Classic success. “Absolutely, it’s a relief,” Appleby said. “We were third with Pinatubo, second with Master Of The Seas so we were getting close and we hoped our time was coming. “I said to James, ‘Hold him, hold him, hold him and then press the button’, and he just has an electric turn of foot. I’m delighted for James, and for him to have his first Classic for us is special. “James is a great team member as he has to sit there as William gets the top rides. He never quivers, he never shies and he’s just a true sportsman. He really does deserve that in spades. What I love about the guy is that he sits there while William picks the rides and, while they’re lovely second rides to be getting, he has the character to then go out there and give everything he has on these horses.” Appleby also paid tribute to the wider team at his Moulton Paddocks yard and to Sheikh Mohammed, notably absent from the Rowley Mile even as his Champion Trainer continued to propel Godolphin forward in a way it has barely done since the halcyon days of the early part of the century. “I’m delighted for HH Sheikh Mohammed and Team Godolphin,” Appleby added. “I don’t want to stand here and say ‘I’m too cool for school’ but it really is a team effort with everyone at home, I’m just the one who gets to do the interviews and is given the opportunity to train these horses. “I’d say we’ll go straight to the St James’s Palace with Coroebus and we’ll go to The Curragh for the Irish 2000 Guineas with Native Trail where he’s done well before.” A race he admitted had haunted him for so long provided James Doyle with a career defining Classic victory at Newmarket as Coroebus erased the heartache of past defeats with a sublime victory. Doyle has won two St James’s Palace Stakes on Champion Milers Kingman and Barney Roy, yet he was beaten on both horses in the Guineas. After Coroebus quickened away to defeat favourite and stablemate Native Trail by almost a length, an emotional Doyle laid bare exactly how hard those previous Classic defeats had hit him. In his days as number one rider to Juddmonte, Doyle suffered defeat on favourite Kingman when caught in the dying strides by Night Of Thunder in the 2014 Guineas after the field had split into two distinct groups, while Godolphin’s Barney Roy also filled the runner-up berth to Churchill in 2017 after stumbling badly running into the Dip. His draw in stall one had the potential to cause Doyle more Guineas grief but Coroebus, travelling with ease before unleashing a potent and decisive turn of foot, sealed an emotional win for the rider. “For once I’m actually emotional about riding a big race winner,” said Doyle, 34, his voice trembling in the immediate aftermath of his first British Classic triumph. “This race has been something that has always annoyed me, looking at replays over and over again of Kingman’s Guineas and Barney Roy’s Guineas and then it goes so simple the way it has today. “Full credit to Charlie Appleby; he’s an incredible man to learn from and to work Umm Kulthum King Of Time

18 ISSUE 762 - THURSDAY 5 MAY 2022 for. It’s a privilege to work for him. HH Sheikh Mohammed, I’m just very proud to have ridden him a 2000 Guineas winner. It’s amazing to be part of what’s happening at the moment.” Doyle describedCoroebus as ‘a powerhouse with speed to burn’ and on this evidence he looks capable of emulating Kingman, who won four Group Ones on the bounce over a mile under the rider after his Guineas defeat. He added: “My God, he really has potential all right. The turn of foot he showed there was incredible.” After a spell as number one rider to Saeed bin Suroor, Doyle has slotted into the number two spot behind his best mate William Buick at Appleby’s Moulton Paddocks and, while the second seat is not always the easiest to sit in, there was a sense that Saturday’s result made it all worthwhile. “It’s been a tough couple of years,” admitted Doyle, who was winning his first Group One in the Godolphin silks in Britain since Blue Point landed the Diamond Jubilee Stakes in 2019. “William Buick is a great friend of mine and I think he’ll have known that this meant a lot. He took time to come up to me and said you deserved that. He sees the work we both put in in the mornings and we’ve been best mates and competitors for a long time now. “He can sense that I get frustrated when I see him riding all these great horses. He’s a top class man and, while he wasn’t on board this fellow today, I’m sure he will be next time.” Royal Ascot was firmly on the minds of connections on the day with several winners on the Rowley Mile being pinpointed for the meeting in June. Umm Kulthum and Khaadem earned their places with victories in the Listed Betfair British EBF Kilvington Stakes and the Group 3 Betfair Palace House Stakes respectively, while higher honours are also likely to be chased by handicap winners Blackrod and King Of Time. Umm Kulthum went close to claiming Group One success in the Cheveley Park Stakes when last running at Newmarket in 2020, finishing third to Alcohol Free, while her campaign last year showed considerable promise despite ending early in May due to what trainer Richard Fahey called a ‘small issue’ after two runs. Returning to the track after 11 months, Umm Kulthum showed she was ready to make up for lost time with a battling victory in the Listed 6f Kilvington Stakes, with Fahey considering the Group 2 Duke of York Stakes before the Platinum Jubilee Stakes for Saeed bin Mohammed Al Qassimi’s 4yo filly. “She had a small issue last year and we ran out of time to run her,” Fahey said. “It was a problem with her knee where there was a small suspected crack. It’s only in the last couple of weeks she has come to herself, so it’s pleasing to see her win like that, she’s always been a classy horse. “She’s in at York and at Ascot and we’ll have a look at those. I would think she would go to York as long as she’s all right. She’s not a bad filly at all.” Connections of Khaadem are likely to target Royal Ascot’s other top level sprint contest, the 5f King’s Stand Stakes, after he showed too much speed for his rivals to take the 5f Group 3 Palace House Stakes. Formerly owned by the late Sheikh Hamdan Al Maktoum, Khaadem was snapped up by owners Jim and Fitri Hay as part of the Shadwell Estate cutbacks, although the gelding remained in training with Charlie Hills. Alex Cole, racing manager to the Hays, said: “We only bought him at the end of last year from Shadwell and we’re over the moon. These are hard races to win but he’s just seriously fast. “He’s a proven horse and the Hays like to have runners in Dubai, so it was an easy decision to buy him. You’d have to go to Ascot after that and take on the rockets there and keep him over the same trip too.” The Britannia Stakes is a potential target for Godolphin’s King Of Time after he overcame trouble in running to land the mile handicap for William Buick and Charlie Appleby, who was particularly keen on his runner›s chances after Coroebus won the 2000 Guineas. “We were quite confident going into the race as he’d led Coroebus in a gallop here at the Craven meeting,” the trainer said. “He was stopped when trying to deliver a challenge at the Bushes but that may have helped him. We could look at something like the Britannia Stakes.” Khaadem

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20 ISSUE 762 - THURSDAY 5 MAY 2022 JAMES DOYLE became just the fifth jockey of the modern era to land both Newmarket Classics in the same year when making all on Cachet to give George Boughey an incredible first Group One win in the 1000 Guineas. Just 24 hours after laying a few ghosts to rest in the 2000 Guineas when steering Coroebus home for his main employers Godolphin, Doyle returned to the Rowley Mile to bag the fillies’ equivalent, over the same straight mile, for the first time on the ‘iron horse’ Cachet. Remarkably, the daughter of Aclaim had given Boughey a first Group win in Britain in the Nell Gwyn Stakes only 19 days before and did things the hard way by making all from stall three to hold the late thrust of her old rival Prosperous Voyage by a neck, with the Aidan O’Brien second string Tuesday in third. Probably never has a relative outsider winner been so lauded from the grandstands and also later in the winner’s enclosure with the victorious 20 Highclere ThoroughbredCachet Doyle doubles up in Newmarket Classics NEWMARKET GUINEAS WEEKEND - DAY THREE

21 ISSUE 762 - THURSDAY 5 MAY 2022 Wild Flower syndicate members in raptures after a coveted first British Classic win in their colours. Doyle joins an illustrious list of riders including George Moore (1967), Lester Piggott (1970), Kieren Fallon (2005) and Ryan Moore (2015) to ride winners of both races in the same year. Doyle said: “It’s incredible. I’m not as emotional today after getting yesterday right and that was very enjoyable. I knew this filly from last year having ridden her to be third in the Fillies’ Mile and George felt she was stronger after the winter. “She was an ‘iron horse’ last year and looked a picture in the paddock; she just loves this track. She’s run here many times before and just eyes up the Dip and flies through it as if it’s not there. We were praying for the line but thankfully it came in time. “Fair play to George and all the team at Saffron House as it’s an incredible achievement. Yesterday was pretty incredible but I was pretty hopeful coming here today as she has such great track knowledge and I kept it simple.” Members of the winning syndicate who had come from as far away as Texas were in raptures, while syndicate organiser Harry Herbert was among those almost moved to tears. He said: “It’s a dream, the ultimate dream. I’ve dreamt of those blue silks winning a British Classic. We did it in the Irish Oaks with Petrushka and the Royal Ascot Racing Club with Motivator in the Derby but to win the 1000 Guineas is incredible. I can’t take it on board. “She did it the hard way and is so tough. Jake Warren bought her at the breezeup sales a year ago for 60,000gns and she’s now won a Classic. This shows that syndicates can do this and to win it for 20 lovely people. This here in the blue silks, it’s off the scale.” Cachet will now head to Highclere’s own stomping ground of Royal Ascot for the Group 1 Coronation Stakes in June where she may encounter her old rival Inspiral, who was ruled out of the Classic a week earlier. Of his relationship with Boughey, Herbert added: “In my days with Al Shaqab when George was assistant to Hugo Palmer I was so impressed with him but I couldn’t go with him in his first year as the owners didn’t know who he was. “In the end, I went in the second year and one of the first ones was this filly and she’s now won a Classic and that in just his third year as a trainer, it’s incredible. He’s a terrific talent and a lovely, lovely person.” After the race, the stewards handed Doyle a two-day ban for using his whip above the permitted level. Charlie Appleby has been on a quest to unearth a decent 3yo filly to match his high calibre colts and ticked that box when With The Moonlight provided him an emphatic success in the 1m2f Listed Pretty Polly Stakes, which saw her odds slashed for the Oaks. The homebred 3yo daughter of Frankel exposed the stamina limitations of many of the opposition when making most of the running in the hands of William Buick to see off gallant outsider Mashaaer. Godolphin trainer Appleby said: “With The Moonlight had a nice profile as a 2yo and her work has been good this spring. Dreamloper With The Moonlight

22 ISSUE 762 - THURSDAY 5 MAY 2022 “I said to William to ride her positively and I could see we were in business 3f out when a few of the others were under the pump. I’d say she ticks a fair few boxes as a genuine Oaks candidate.” Kieran Shoemark won the 1m1f Group 2 Dahlia Stakes on Lady Bowthorpe a year ago and followed up when Dreamloper prevailed close home to deny Ville De Grace by a nose. The Ed Walker-trained filly is on the same path as last year’s winner, as she came from running in the Sun Chariot Stakes last autumn and is now on her way to the Group 1 Nassau Stakes at Glorious Goodwood. Walkergaveplentyofcredit togroomMolly Stratton for Dreamloper’s development and said: “I’ve always thought plenty of this filly but she has been quite difficult to train and Molly, who rides her every day, has done a fantastic job. She’s hard work as she’s keen, very fresh and exuberant. “Today I asked Molly where she wanted to saddle her and where she wanted to leg the jockey up, as she knows her inside out. All the credit goes to her, I just have my name beside her. “I’ve put her in the Queen Anne, hoping she would win today, and then there would be no point going for the Duke of Cambridge. The stiff mile at Ascot will be fine but the Nassau is her race and we’ll work back from that.” The new £100,000 1m6f handicap was the longest race ever staged at a Guineas meeting and was won in fine style by favourite Cemhaan. Hollie Doyle’s mount, well bought at £32,000 by former jockey Ted Durcan at Doncaster last year, made it two out of two this season when outgunning Revolver. Trainer George Baker said: “He improved so much over the winter and did that very well considering how free he was through the race. He could sneak into an Ebor in time and he’s a fun horse to have.” Richard Hannon won the opening 5f maiden for the second time in four years when Miami Girl powered out of the Dip to put Beautiful Sunrise in the shade. The daughter of Cotai Glory carried the colours of Amo Racing to an easy win under Rossa Ryan to earn bookmaker quotes for the Group 2 Queen Mary Stakes at Royal Ascot. Hannon, who took the opener with subsequent dual Group Two winner Threat in 2019, said: “I thought Rossa sent her on plenty soon enough but it was a good performance as there were a few fancied in it. It’s nice to have a winner here in these colours for a change. She could well be on the Royal Ascot team after that.” Hannon doubled up on the card with Ziad Galadari’s Desert Angel, ridden by Ryan Moore, in the 1m2f handicap. Cemhaan Miami Girl Desert Angel