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Naval Crown – Group 1 Platinum Jubilee Stakes Coroebus –Group 1 St Jammes's PPalace Stakes C eb – e s a a ISSUE 764 (Royal Ascot Issue) 21st June 2022 Coroebus & Naval Crown star as crowned leading owner at Royal Ascot

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3 ISSUE 764 - TUESDAY 21 JUNE 2022 Naval Crown GODOLPHIN HAVE become the leading act at virtually every major race meeting and Royal Ascot 2022 was no exception. They won the Top Owners prize last year and enjoyed a successful title defence this time around with five winners. Andit's not just them; it’s been a brilliant run for Emirati owners at the Royal Meeting with the late Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum winning the title in 2020. The 2022 meeting which concluded last week dished out phenomenal racing with this season’s 2000 Guineas hero Coroebus starting the week with a thrilling victory in the Group 1 St James’s Palace Stakes, with Dubai Future scoring in the Listed Wolferton Stakes on the same card. Secret State notched a third straight success in the King George V Handicap, while two wins on Saturday, courtesy Noble Truth in the Group 3 Jersey Stakes and Naval Crown edging out Creative Force in a thrilling Group 1 Platinum Jubilee Stakes. As far as the Trainers' and Jockeys' Championships were concerned, the Ballydoyle pair of Aidan O’Brien and Ryan Moore were on hand to snap up each of the prizes with the former saddling five victors and the latter riding seven winners. Royal Ascot was not just great for Godolphin but the UAE as well with seven wins overall that also included as a highlight Shadwell-owned Baaeed’s success in the meeting opening Group 1 Queen Anne Stakes. A further three wins for GCC connections saw Bahrain and Saudi Arabian connections also making trips to the podium. Goes to show there’s something very right about the way racing is moving forward for Gulf ownerships! Royal Blues continue rule the roost at Royal Ascot Baaeed Coroebus CONTENTS EDITORIAL Chairman Mohammed Jamea Al Qaizi Director Ahmed Moh’d Al Sarookh CONTENTS EDITORIAL GODOLPHIN NEWS . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 - 10 SHADWELL NEWS . . . . . . . . . . . 12 - 14 BLOODSTOCK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 BELMONT PHOTO GALLERY . . . . . . . . . . 18 ROYAL ASCOT . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 - 41 PRIX DE DIANE. . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 - 43 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 Ascot’s Guy Henderson presenting Hugh Anderson (right) the Owners trophy

4 ISSUE 764 - TUESDAY 21 JUNE 2022 THERE WAS LATE drama in the 1600m Grade 1 Acorm Stakes at Belmont Park when hot favourite Echo Zulu was revealed as a late non-runner, leaving the way clear for Godolphin’s Matareya to take full advantage. Ridden by Flavien Prat for Brad Cox, the homebred daughter of Pioneerof The Nile led throughout in the contest for 3yo fillies, maintaining her perfect 3yo season to date and gained a first top level victory in the process. The Brad Cox-trained filly headed into the dirt highlight on the back of comprehensive Graded Stakes wins at Keeneland and Churchill Downs, although her task was made significantly more straightforward with the late scratching of Champion Filly Echo Zulu. After breaking fastest of the remaining four runners, Matareya soon established a slender advantage over Divine Huntress. Matareya increased her lead to over a length at the halfway stage and continued to travel strongly in front, Flavien Prat able to look round for potential challenges turning in. None of her rivals could lay a glove on the Godolphin filly, who forged further clear at the top of the straight before coasting home for a comprehensive success by more than six lengths. Michael Banahan, director of bloodstock, Godolphin USA, said: “We always want our 3yo fillies to be Oaks fillies and we tried to stretch Matareya out in trip, but she ran into the subsequent Oaks winner Secret Oath at Oaklawn. We decided to back her up a little bit in trip and she has been undefeated since. “Going back up to a mile today was always going to be a bit of a test but we liked the one turn here, which helped her. It was very unfortunate with Echo Zulu scratching out of the race but we really fancied our chances. “Matareya is a really nice filly, who has improved with every race, and hopefully we can have a nice summer up in Saratoga as well. The obvious target is the Grade 1 Test Stakes for her next start.” Flavien Prat added: “Echo Zulu was obviously the filly to beat and her scratching is not something you want to see but, on a personal note, it makes the race a little easier for us. “Matareya did everything right today. She broke well as usual, was very happy on the lead and responded really well when I asked her to make a move.” NEWS GAINING THE third Listed win of his career, Dubai Future posted an emphatic victory in the 1m2f Listed Wolferton Stakes at Royal Ascot last Tuesday. The homebred 6yo gelded son of Dubawi has predominately raced at Meydan over the past three seasons, twice picking up Listed prizes during the Dubai World Cup Carnival in addition to finishing fifth in the 2021 Group 1 Dubai Sheema Classic. After breaking smartly under Daniel Tudhope, Dubai Future settled in fifth on the outside of the field before quickening powerfully to take up the running just inside the final two furlongs The 6yo readily took charge of affairs, powering clear before being eased close home for a cosy success by three lengths. His trainer Saeed bin Suroor said: “The cheekpieces keep Dubai Future more focused. I like Danny Tudhope; he always gives a horse a chance. He has ridden horses for me before and we have had luck with him. “The horse won well and we will have to look for a Group race for him now.” Daniel Tudhope added: “It was my first time on Dubai Future and I didn’t know too much about him. He stays a mile and a half, and they went a good gallop, which suited him. “I was a bit surprised as to how far in front I was, but he found plenty and I would have been surprised if something had come past me. “To ride for Saeed and put on these colours is great and there is no better place to ride winners than here. I have some nice rides through the rest of the week for Saeed, so fingers crossed.” Step back up in class in Future for easy Dubai Ascot winner Godolphin’s Matareya shines in absence of hot favourite

5 ISSUE 764 - TUESDAY 21 JUNE 2022 Newmarket Guineas hero follows up in thrilling Royal Ascot showdown JOININGA select group of colts to win both the 2000 Guineas and Group 1 St James’s Palace Stakes, Coroebus produced a tenacious victory in the mile showpiece at Royal Ascot on the first day, last Tuesday. The Charlie Appleby-trained 3yo, who had shown a potent turn of foot when beating stable companion Native Trail in the Newmarket Classic, found plenty of cover on the inside rail as he raced freely behind Lusail, My Prospero and Aikhal. Coroebus continued to track the leaders into the straight but William Buick was forced to wait for a gap to appear 2f out. A gap presented itself on the inside rail soon after as Aikhal faded and Lusail edged out, with Coroebus quickening strongly to grab the lead approaching the final furlong. The Godolphin homebred, a son of Dubawi, bravely found more in front, seeing off a host of challenges in the closing strides for a head verdict over Lusail. My Prospero took third, a further short head in arrears, with less than a length separating the first five home. Charlie Appleby said: “It was a tough and gritty performance from Coroebus. We knew coming into today that it would be a different style of race. Full credit to the rest of the field, they deserve to be here and I just wish the pace had been stronger. William just said Coroebus was taking him on the whole way round. Thankfully, the turn allowed him to have a breather. “I felt it was class and determination which saw us over the line there. Going forward, we’ll have discussions, but I think the Sussex Stakes is an option along with the Prix Jacques le Marois. Wherever we go, there is pace there. “The Sussex Stakes is a race we have spoken about beforehand in that we’d potentially like to see Coroebus take on Baaeed. It is always a fantastic race, with the older horses and the 3yos taking each other on. We were confident beforehand that we would hopefully be doing that on the back of today and I think that is still very much in conversation. “As always we’ll let the dust settle, and have the discussions with HH Sheikh Mohammed and the team and we’ll firm those plans up. On the evidence of what I have seen today he deserves to be there for sure. “Baaeed was a very impressive winner earlier, taking nothing away from him, but this was just our horse’s fifth start of his career, and I thought it was a gutsy performance in a race that probably wasn’t run particularly to suit us. “It is going to be a big learning curve for him today. I was delighted with how he took it in the preliminaries; he has never been more than 20 minutes up the road out of Newmarket and those challenges have been put upon him and he has ticked the boxes.” William Buick added: “You have to enjoy these good horses. I’m very privileged to get on them, but at the same time, it is a case of getting the job done. “It was one of those races where it was tricky. I had a good draw, but a good draw can turn into a bad draw very quickly. Coroebus travels extremely strong and you just want him to drop his head. In the straight, I had to go for the rail and there was enough room. “I had two options. I could have come back a stride and gone around them which I was prepared to do, but when Pat Dobbs and Lusail went on and didn’t go to the fence, it was a very natural place for me to go. “He was brave, has a good turn of foot and a will to win. He has everything you could ask for in a racehorse. “The St James’s Palace is always confirmation of a top 3yo miler. Of his generation, he and Native Trail are the best around.”

6 ISSUE 764 - TUESDAY 21 JUNE 2022 GODOLPHIN HANDLER Saeed bin Suroor is considering a quick turnaround and a step up to 1m2f in an effort to get Real World a first Group One success. Unbeaten in his first five turf outings, four last season and on his Meydan return this year, the homebred 5yo Dark Angel entire then struggled on dirt, a surface on which he has now failed to fire after six attempts, in both the Saudi and Dubai World Cups. Back on turf in Europe, his unblemished record on grass has ended, finishing second to the mighty Baaeed in both Newbury’s Group 1 Lockinge Stakes and Queen Anne Stakes at Royal Ascot. "We just had to run into Baaeed again," said Danny Tudhope, aboard at both Newbury and Ascot as well as Meydan when the pair won the Group 2 Zabeel Mile at the end of January.. "He's probably the best miler I've ridden and then we have to bump into him. He's done nothing wrong and he's a good horse. I'm pretty sure he'll get his Group One." The gap at Ascot last Tuesday between the two was 1¾ lengths, closer than the 3¾ lengths margin in the Lockinge at Newbury. Bin Suroor added: "He ran well, but Baaeed is different class. It was the same result as at Newbury in the Lockinge. I'm happy with him and he's been beaten by a better horse. "He could go a mile and a quarter. I'm thinking about the Eclipse. It's two weeks and five days and I could see him running. I will see how he comes back from Ascot with then maybe York’s Juddmonte International after that." NEWS Real World’s ‘alternative dimension’ may be over further MAINTAINING HIS progressive profile as he notched a third straight win, Secret State produced a resolute display in the 1m4f King George V Stakes, a prestige handicap for 3yos, during day three of Royal Ascot. Stepping up to 1m4f for the first time, a Dubawi half-brother to former stablemate and Grade One winner Line Of Duty, Secret State was always towards the head of affairs, settling in third on the inside rail. Secret State stayed on to dispute the running under William Buick 2f out and established a narrow advantage shortly after when early leader Franz Strauss started to fade. The colt gamely found more in front and withstood the late charge of Deauville Legend for a head verdict. Trainer Charlie Appleby said: “We had a good draw and were keen to get a nice pitch. It is one of those races that can be hard work if you are in the second half of the field, so our plan was always to be in the first half. “The pace was steady enough, so you knew you had to be in the right position when they started quickening, and he enjoyed first run on them. “He is a horse going the right way. We could be bold enough to say hemight work up into something like the Group 2 Great Voltigeur, stepping up from handicaps to Pattern company. His profile won’t look out of place making that move and I wouldn’t like to say where our ceiling is yet. “It is an exciting race to win as well. My first Royal Ascot winner was a King George V and it is a race I always like to target.” William Buick added: “I didn’t expect to be where I was in the race, but Secret State jumped so well and, from that start, you’re not going to take him back. “In a race like this over a competitive trip, they either stay or they don’t. I was quite close to the pace, but Frankie Dettori on Franz Strauss allowed us to get a breather into us and slowed the pace down. When my horse found a spin on the rail, I took it. He was in front half a furlong too soon, but he battled really well. “Once he could feel them coming, he went again. His brother Line Of Duty was the same. They are a great family and this was a great plan by Charlie. It is early days for him yet, but he has done nothing but improve and could make up into a smart type.” No Secret that progressive 3yo has discovered winning State of mind

7 ISSUE 764 - TUESDAY 21 JUNE 2022 SHOWING HIS rivals a clean pair of heels, Noble Truth bravely made virtually all to take the 7f Group 3 Jersey Stakes on Saturday. The Charlie Applebytrained 3yo Kingman colt had posted a similar victory on his previous start in a Newmarket Listed race and once again took up the running down the nearside rail. Noble Truth continued to race exuberantly in front and looked set to be swamped as the chasing pack closed approaching the final 2f with Samburu briefly taking up the running. But the Godolphin runner rallied strongly under William Buick to soon regain the lead before asserting inside the final stages for a length success over Find. Charlie Appleby said: “Give a lot of credit to Nathan, who rides Noble Truth out at home. This horse has not been an easy horse to ride. He pulls like an express train every morning. “Nathan did a good job going into Newmarket with him at the Guineas meeting and we made the call to geld Noble Truth. It is just something that, if he wanted to go forward again, then it was the right thing for the horse. In the last ten days, credit to Nathan, he said that Noble Truth was starting to listen to him. “Will gave him a peach of a ride there and you could see for the first half a mile that he was in a better rhythm and wasn’t quite as headstrong as he was at Newmarket. When he was headed, I thought it would be interesting, and I didn’t expect him to find the way he did. “I am trying to find a horse for a race called the Golden Eagle in Australia in September and he might be the type of horse for it. We will start to make a plan.” Buick added: “You saw today compared to Noble Truth’s last run, when he was still a colt, that he was much more professional. “He has so much energy and today he was able to channel it in the right direction. He has lots of speed, but today I was able to ride him a little bit whereas in the past I have been a passenger. He’s always had plenty of ability, and hopefully that discipline will be the start of him fulfilling his potential. “I wanted to go on the rail, but he was just lugging away from it. Frankie Dettori came and headed me on Samburu and that kind of helped this lad get motivated. He’s very tenacious and really sticks his neck out. He is a horse we have always thought a lot of.” FORA second successive year following an exceptional meeting that saw five winners in the royal blue silks, Godolphin received the Leading Owner Award at Royal Ascot This season’s 2000 Guineas hero Coreobus started the week with a thrilling victory in Tuesday’s Group 1 St James’s Palace Stakes, with Dubai Future scoring in the Listed Wolferton Stakes on the same card. Secret State notched a third straight success in Thursday’s King George V Handicap, while two wins on Saturday were highlighted when Naval Crown edged out stablemate Creative Force in a thrilling Group 1 Platinum Jubilee Stakes. Earlier on the card, Noble Truth landed the Group 3 Jersey Stakes. Hugh Anderson, Godolphin managing director (UK and Dubai) said: “I am delighted to have received the Leading Owner trophy on behalf of Godolphin and our Principal His Highness Sheikh Mohammed. “It has been a fantastic week for our whole team, from Godolphin Stables to Moulton Paddocks and our breeding operation and stallions. Winning this trophy is testament to the hard work of the entire team, all of whom deserve congratulation. “I must also thank Ascot for putting on the most marvellous festival of outstanding racing.” Truth is always Noble when a royal winner Consecutive Royal Ascot gongs for Godolphin

8 ISSUE 764 - TUESDAY 21 JUNE 2022 NEWS IN A TRULY sensational 6f Group 1 Platinum Jubilee Stakes, Saturday’s Royal Ascot feature, with a sense of déjà vu, the same two sons of Dubawi, Naval Crown and Creative Force dominated the finish of a Royal Ascot race for a second time. The Charlie Appleby-trained duo were first and second, Creative Force coming out on top, in the 7f Group 3 Jersey Stakes 12 months earlier but were taking on some of the world’s best sprinters this time in the meeting’s premier 6f sprint. Naval Crown was quickly into stride and soon tracked this season’s Group 1 Lightning Stakes winner Home Affairs on the nearside. In contrast, Creative Force was held up towards the rear in a larger group of runners that came up the centre of the course. Both Godolphin sprinters continued to be split by the width of the track, with Naval Crown showing good acceleration under James Doyle to lead his side a furlong and a half from home. Creative Force also travelled powerfully into the race for William Buick, quickening between horses to hold every chance entering the final stages. The 4yos flashed passed the post together, with Naval Crown prevailing by a neck to become the 50th individual top flight winner for his sire. Charlie Appleby said: “Both horses were in great nick. One thing that Naval Crown had coming into the race was that he was still learning the sprinting game. He’d only sprinted once in his life, and that was in the Al Quoz. “This is a stiff 6f and we knew there would be plenty of pace. I said just hang on to the coat tails of them if you can. I’m not saying we’re not good enough to beat the Australians, but I said Naval Crown will finish, because this horse has won over seven. He was fourth in a Guineas, so he’s a rock solid horse. “Creative Force ran a blinder. From that draw, it was always away from him, but Will gave him a fantastic ride, and it was just like the Jersey last year; they were battling away with themselves in the end. They are two fantastic Dubawis. “I see no reason why we shouldn’t be going to the July Cup now on what we’ve seen today. We hadn’t really planned beyond this, we thought we’d just be following the Australians home to be fair. It was a great ride by James. He said that at halfway that he knew he had to get over to that rail, keep hanging away there, and he knew he’d be in the hunt. “Full credit to all the team. I am lucky enough to stand here, but the team do all the work at home. The horses have been in rude health since the spring, and it’s hard to try to maintain it as the year goes on, but touch wood, they’re staying there.” James Doyle added: “At halfway I just got a lovely draft into the race behind Home Affairs, and he dropped away around the two and a half. We had to be pretty brave and kick for home, but Naval Crown has campaigned over further. We knew the last furlong would be a fair way, but he’s got the stamina in his legs from going further. “He’s very genuine. He ran a cracking race in the Al Quoz. That kind of race taught him plenty that would have stood him in good stead today. “This race is one of the highlights of the week, so to be able to win it again, and to do it for HH Sheikh Mohammed and Charlie, they’ve had an awesome week, it’s great to play a small part in that.” Naval takes Platinum Jubilee Crown to extract revenge on stablemate


10 ISSUE 764 - TUESDAY 21 JUNE 2022 Daumier Blue Diamond Stakes, Caulfield Modern Games Emirates Poule d’Essai des Poulains, Longchamp Speaker’s Corner Carter Handicap, Aqueduct Cascadian All Aged Stakes, Randwick Matareya Acorn Stakes, Belmont Coroebus St James’s Palace Stakes, Ascot Naval Crown Platinum Jubilee Stakes, Ascot Santin Old Forester Bourbon Turf Classic Stakes Anamoe Rosehill Guineas, Rosehill Native Trail Tattersalls Irish 2000 Guineas, Curragh Coroebus 2000 Guineas Stakes, Newmarket Godolphin 2022 Group One winners NEWS

12 ISSUE 764 - TUESDAY 21 JUNE 2022 Shadwell enjoy ÀQH VWDUW WR royal meeting THE FIRST DAY OF Royal Ascot 2022 was a memorable one for Shadwell, both in the silks of the late Sheikh Hamdan and for the stud. Firstly, homebred 4yo colt Baaeed maintained his unbeaten run with a smooth success for Jim Crowley in the opening race of the meeting, the Group 1 Queen Anne Stakes over the Ascot straight mile. Trained by William Haggas, the colt’s record now stands at eight victories from as many starts, having also taken competitive renewals of Group One events, the Prix du Moulin and Queen Elizabeth II Stakes last year and the Lockinge Stakes on his seasonal reappearance in 2022. Baaeed is a Sea The Stars full-brother to recent Coronation Cup hero Hukum out of Aghareed, a Listed winning daughter of Kingmambo and Shadwell’s Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf heroine Lahudood. In turn, Lahudood is descended from the late Sheikh Hamdan’s wonderful blue hen mare Height Of Fashion, whose offspring included the champions Nashwan and Nayef. Shadwell’s outstanding day continued when Bradsell, a son of Nunnery Stud freshman sire Tasleet, won the very next race on the card, the prestigious 6f Group 2 Coventry Stakes, the meeting’s main juvenile contest, in decisive fashion under Hollie Doyle. An impressive nine length winner on debut at York last month, Bradsell was bred by Deborah O’Brien and is the fourth foal and first winner out of Radley Stakes winner Russian Punch, a daughter of Archipenko. He was purchased by Tom Biggs of Blandford Bloodstock for £47,000 from consignor Mark Grant’s draft at the Goffs UK Breeze-Up Sale in April, before entering training with Archie Watson. Tasleet now has five winners to his credit, also including the useful fillies Carmela and Omniqueen. Baaeed NEWS

14 ISSUE 764 - TUESDAY 21 JUNE 2022 Shadwell 2022 Group One winners Alfareeq Jebel Hatta, Meydan Baaeed Lockinge Stakes, Newbury Hukum Coronation Cup, Epsom Al Muthana Gold Challenge, Greyville Baaeed Queen Anne Stakes, Newbury HIS TRAINER Mike de Kock had expressed positive thoughts about Al Muthana prior to the 1600m Grade 1 Gold Challenge at Greyville and he was proven right having said that he expected the homebred 4yo Deep Field gelding to ‘trouble the more fancied runners’. De Kock said: “Al Muthana was sick a few days after his somewhat disappointing effort in April’s Grade 1 Horse Chestnut Stakes, but following a short rest and full recovery he was considered back to his best in recent weeks. “His illness after the Horse Chestnut probably explained his lacklustre run and he’s really come well recently. He’ll be a Durban July contender now and I’m hoping we can find a jockey.” Al Muthana was widest of all when the powerful Gold Challenge field swung for home. That’s where he stayed and he won in style. Jockey Richard Fourie, who rode his seventh Grade One winner for the season and is dead set on at least one more to better Jeff Lloyd’s record, said he felt a lot of horse under him going up the hill before the bend. He had intentionally taken the wide route and kept Al Muthana out of the trouble a few others ran into. “He won full of running,” said Fourie, who accepted the ride earlier in the week after he was impressed with Al Muthana’s prep gallop. “I begged for the ride.” A 4yo Shadwell homebred half-brother to Grade Two winner Wawail, Al Muthana has now won seven races with three places from 14 starts for earnings of R1,419,875. Shadwell homebred advertises July claims in style NEWS

Four-Time Graded SW at 2 & 3 Undefeated at 2, Won First 5 Starts $2.2 Million Yearling Top 10 Freshman Sire in 2021 By Earnings, Winners, % BTWinners, % BT Horses ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 4 Stakes Horses 2 Stakes Winners including 1st Crop Graded SW Brilliant Son of TAPIT TAPIT – JUSTWHISTLEDIXIE, BY DIXIE UNION • 20Winners • 4 Stakes Horses • 2 Stakes Winners, incl. Del Mar Graded SW 2021 IN NORTH AMERICA Eighth Leading Freshman Sire • • • • Progeny Earnings over $1 Million • 1st Crop 2YOs Winning on Dirt, Turf, and All-Weather Back-to-back Stakes Winner MOWINS 1st Crop GSW ELM DRIVE, 1st in the G2 Sorrento S. at Del Mar

16 ISSUE 764 - TUESDAY 21 JUNE 2022 GOFFS LONDON SALE made a spectacular return to Kensington Palace on the eve of Royal Ascot with a vibrant evening’s trade in the sunshine topped by the £1.2 million sale of Derby runner-up Hoo Ya Mal who will head to Australia having been purchased by Gai Waterhouse, McKeever Bloodstock, Adrian Bott and Go Bloodstock. Bidding opened at £1 million for the Andrew Balding-trained son of Territories, winner of the Convivial Stakes at York as a 2yo and placed in the Craven Stakes this season for owner Ahmad Al Shaikh. The underbidder was Marie Yoshida of Asian Bloodstock Services bidding via telephone from the US. Hoo Ya Mal held Royal Ascot entries in the Group 3 Hampton Court Stakes on Thursday and Friday’s King Edward VII Stakes but his new connections decided not to run at Ascot last week. Trainer Michael O’Callaghan enjoyed a superb sale with his pair of Royal Ascot-bound 2yos. The Time Test colt Crypto Force sold to Hamish Macauley Bloodstock, Amo Racing and Omnihorse for £900,000 with an entry in the Chesham Stakes in which he finished seventh, while early on the winning Harry Angel colt Harry Time was purchased by Meah Lloyd Bloodstock for £300,000. The latter finished a respectable eighth the day after the sale in the Group 2 Coventry Stakes. GroupTwowinner Cadillacwas another Royal Ascot entrant in great demand and finished second in the Listed Wolferton Stakes for new owner Sheikh Abdullah Al Sabah who secured the 4yo Lope De Vega colt for £500,000 from Jessica Harrington’s Commonstown Stables. A Listed winner at Leopardstown earlier this month, Cadillac ran for trainer Kevin Philippart de Foy at the royal meeting. Goffs Group chief executive Henry Beeby said: “It was great to be back at Kensington Palace Gardens and to welcome so many international guests who created such a wonderful atmosphere. We are delighted with the results of the sale which made enormous progress from its 2019 renewal and we thank our vendors who supported the sale with some outstanding offerings. It is rare to get a horse that was placed in the Derby to sell, and what a result, selling for £1.2m going to Australia, with the underbidder a US client. “This sale is unlike any other; the opportunity to purchase a Royal Ascot runner has grabbed the imagination of buyers since its inception, and as a social occasion to open the most prestigious week in international racing there is simply nowhere better.” Hoo Ya Mal Derby runner-up to head ‘down under’ BLOODSTOCK

17 ISSUE 764 - TUESDAY 21 JUNE 2022 Milestones Three significant Royal Ascot landmarks were achieved last Friday: Aidan O’Brien saddled his 80th winner at the meeting Ryan Moore partnered his 70th success John Gosden celebrated his 60th royal meeting victory John Gosden Aidan O’Brien Ryan Moore 50 not out!!! The victory of Godolphin’s Naval Crown in Saturday’s Platinum Jubilee Stakes provided sire Dubawi a 50th individual Group/Grade One winner. For good measure, another son, Creative Force, was runner-up.


Royal Ascot 2022 Milestones Aidan O’Brien claimed an 80th Royal Ascot winner Broome gave Aidan O’Brien his 900th Group race win Ryan Moore claimed a 70th Royal Ascot winner John Gosden claimed a 60th Royal Ascot winner Naval Crown became the 50th individual G1 winner for Dubawi The Queen Sadly Her Majesty The Queen was unable to attend and was denied a winner although her colours were carried by the runner-up twice on Thursday (Gold Cup Day) Top Owner Godolphin 5 winners Top Trainer Aidan O’Brien 5 winners Top Jockey Ryan Moore 7 winners

22 ISSUE 764 - TUESDAY 21 JUNE 2022 WITH THREE Group One contests as well as the main juvenile race of the week, the first day of Royal Ascot is an annual treat and this year proved no exception with Shadwell’s unbeaten Baaeed oozing class over the straight mile to land the opening Queen Anne Stakes from Godolphin’s Real World, a repeat of their 1-2 in the Lockinge Stakes at Newbury 31 days earlier. Saddled by William Haggas, the homebred 4yo colt by Sea The Stars, a full-brother to recent Group 1 Coronation Cup hero Hukum, has now won all eight career starts, the four most recent all at Group One level, two this season. Jim Crowley, in the saddle for the six most recent victories, always looked supremely confident tracking the Godolphin runner and they soon put the race to bed approaching the final furlong pole. “It doesn’t get any easier than that,” said the winning jockey. “The only way to explain it is like when you go to the funfair and you’re waiting in a queue for a fast ride, that’s the feeling you get before. It’s just a buzz. Once you’re on him and you’re away it’s great: I love it. I was always in control. It’s a long season and there was no need to go and do it by ten lengths. Sterner tests await and we’ll keep testing him, but I’m sure he’ll be fine.” Relentless Baaeed bandwagon rolls on before Coroebus lands 3yo feature, initiating a double for Godolphin ROYAL ASCOT - DAY 1 Baaeed

23 ISSUE 764 - TUESDAY 21 JUNE 2022 Coroebus Haggas added: “I can relax now but it’s great because he’s now doing it regularly in Group One races. It’s exciting and he didn’t look very extended today I didn’t think. We’re very lucky to have him. “He travels well and settles well so that’s a pretty important part if we’re going to go over further. I need to speak to owner Sheikha Hissa and racing manager Angus Gold but I think we’re all quite keen to give 1m2f a go and that would be at York. It’s whether we slot in Goodwood in the meantime. That’s the only programme for him. “He’s obviously a good miler but he’s bred to get further. I think we’d like to try it and it would be remiss of us not to. The easy option is to stay at a mile but I think we’ll give it a go.” Also over a mile but on the round course and restricted to 3yo colts, the St James’s Palace Stakes had a strong favourite in the shape of Godolphin’s Newmarket 2000 Guineas hero Coroebus and he did not disappoint, digging deep inside the final furlong to repel numerous challenges throughout the closing stages. The first five home were separated by less than a length in a thrilling finale. Ridden at Newmarket by James Doyle, William Buick, who was second in that Classic aboard stablemate Native Trail, was in the saddle on this occasion for Charlie Appleby who it would appear has a stranglehold on this mile division for 3yo colts. A homebred son of Dubawi, he has won all bar one of his five starts, his one defeat suffered on his second racecourse appearance in the Group 2 Royal Lodge Stakes late last September. “You have to enjoy these good horses and I’m very privileged to be able to ride them, but you need to get the job done, and it was one of those races where it was tricky,” said Buick “A good draw can turn into a bad

24 ISSUE 764 - TUESDAY 21 JUNE 2022 ROYAL ASCOT - DAY 1 draw very quickly. He travels extremely strongly and you just want him to drop his head. In the straight I had no option to go until there was enough room, and then he picked up and went through. He has everything you could ask for in a racehorse.” Appleby added: “We spoke beforehand about having Baaeed and Coroebus together and the Sussex is always a fantastic race, we all know with the 3yos and the older horses taking each other on. “We wanted to be confident in doing that off the back of a win today and I think that’s still very much in the conversation. As always, we’ll let the dust settle and I’ll have conversations with His Highness Sheikh Mohammed and the team and we’ll firm those plans up. “But on the evidence of what we’ve seen today, he deserves to be there for sure.” The Godolphin blue silks were back in the winner’s enclosure after Saeed bin Suroor’s Dubai Future stormed clear in the 1m2f Listed Wolferton Stakes under Danny Tudhope, who immediately completed his own double aboard Get Shirty for David O’Meara in the concluding 1m6f handicap. A truly international field lined up for the 5f King’s Stand Stakes with Australia’s Nature Strip vying for favouritism with Golden Pal from the US. The latter started favourite but was well beaten whereas Nature Strip, always prominent under James McDonald, was far too quick for Chris Waller and owners Lyons, Harrison, Kean Et Al. It was a 21st career victory for the 7yo Nicconi gelding who was registering his ninth success at the top level and taking his career earnings beyond £10 million. “I had a bit of a scare close home when the other horse came to me,” McDonald said. “I didn’t think any horse could cope with him so when a horse did come to him I was so surprised. Dubai Future Get Shirty

25 ISSUE 764 - TUESDAY 21 JUNE 2022 “It was a relief there was no jockey on!” “The way he quickened on the rise and executed his gallop was unbelievable the feeling coming up that rise was something else. “He’s a brilliant horse. We’ve had an unbelievable year and this is the icing on a very big cake. I don’t think Chris could have him better for this race as he was in such unbelievable form before he even left Australia. Chris knows him like the back of his hand and he made sure he was so right for the day. “It’s been a big build up to get here: Ascot’s been talked about for a few years now, so for him to come here and do that is just unbelievable.” Waller added: “To win, it means a lot. I’d put this in my top five winners. We don’t get the chance to come here and take on these horses too often, so that’s pretty special. It was breathtaking. It was a good display and he’s a good horse, and he has been for a long time.” Hollie Doyle and Archie Watson are always a pairing to be feared, especially in 2yo races and they combined to land the juvenile highlight, the 6f Group 2 Coventry Stakes with Bradsell for Victorious Racing. An impressive winner on debut at York, the Tasleet colt was doubling his tally on his second appearance and had the race in safekeeping entering the concluding furlong. “His instant response surprised me because he can be a little bit lazy,” Doyle said. “He turns it on at the track. I gave him a squeeze two down and he responded really, really well. From most of his work, the further he goes the better, so I wasn’t too worried when I committed a long way from home as I knew he would keep galloping to the line.” “He hit the line hard and I struggled to pull himup afterwards. Off the back of that performance, the world is his oyster.” Watson added: “It’s the place where all of us want to have winners. I had a third in this race and it is just incredible to win it now. He is a very, very good horse. “I thought the win was full of merit. Early on it looked like the nearside was well ahead so I was a bit worried we were out on the wing with nothing to lead us there but Hollie did not panic and it all worked out perfectly.” Bradsell Nature Strip

26 ISSUE 764 - TUESDAY 21 JUNE 2022 PRIDE OF PLACE on the second day of Royal Ascot 2022 officially went to the 1m2f Group 1 Prince of Wales’s Stakes, for which only five went to post, and State Of Rest produced something of a shock, Shane Crosse making every post a winning one. Owned by the State Of Rest Partnership, the 4yo Starspangledbanner colt is in the very capable hands of Joseph O’Brien and has now won Group Ones in North America, Australia, France and the UK. Kicked for home at the top of the straight by Crosse, they soon had most of their four rivals in trouble and always looked likely to hold off favourite Bay Bridge, suffering his first defeat since his juvenile days in 2020. He arrived here having won all four starts last year and his seasonal return. “We take it race by race but we really wanted the lead today and we thought that if he had the lead we had a great chance to win,’’ said O’Brien, welcoming his first winner at the meeting as a trainer. Sublime effort from Crosse supplies connections State Of joy as proves too good for the Rest ROYAL ASCOT - DAY 2 State of Rest

27 ISSUE 764 - TUESDAY 21 JUNE 2022 “He’s a very tough horse and he’s a very hard horse to go past. We knew he’d be fighting hard at the line. Shane executed it perfectly. “They had a really good start and after a furlong we were comfortable with how the race was setting up; I thought Shane set the fractions perfectly and the horse is very genuine and very tough. “I’m very proud of both of them. I was quite relaxed watching the race because it was going how I hoped it would. It’s not very often that happens in racing. “I think it was probably a career best but he had been training very well. It’s a big day today and a lot of work goes into getting these winners, and it’s my first Royal Ascot winner as a trainer so it’s special to get that.” Crosse added: “He’s the most relaxed, straightforward horse you could find; there’s no quirks to him. He’s a top class horse with no issues. That’s the best thing, being a jockey on a horse like that. There’s no excuses.” The card opened with the Group 2 Queen Mary Stakes, a 5f dash for 2yo fillies and having landed the final two races on Tuesday, jockey Danny Tudhope partnered his third consecutive winner of the meeting with Dramatised impressing against 20 rivals. Saddled by Karl Burke for Clipper Logistics, the homebred daughter of Showcasing was one of no less than a dozen runners in the field previously unbeaten having won her debut, her only previous start, over 5f during the Guineas meeting at Newmarket 47 days previously. Burke, celebrating a fourth Royal Ascot winner, said: “I had so much confidence in her. She’d done nothing but strengthen and improve since Newmarket and she ran like I dared to dream she would. “When you get in the paddock you can usually cross off half the field on looks but this appeared a very strong field and people were saying the right things about their horses, but I just knew we had a very talented filly. “Her work had been excellent. She’s a bit of a diva, so we’ve just had to keep a lid on her, but she handled everything really well. She’s the quickest 2yo I’ve trained but I’m sure she will stay 6f.” Tudhope, who dropped his whip over a furlong out, added: “That was unbelievable and she gave me an incredible feel. The pressure was on today as she’s a filly with a big reputation. When that’s the case you just want to get the job done. “She has a lot of speed but she relaxed nicely and when I asked her, there was loads there. She has a tremendous amount of talent and we hope she’s top class. “It was a bit of a nightmare. I went to spin the whip and sometimes you lose it. I only gave her one little smack and she’s obviously very, very good.” For the older fillies and mares over the straight mile, the Group 2 Duke of Cambridge Stakes was turned into a procession by Saffron Beach, easily overcoming her penalty for victory in last year’s Group 1 Sun Chariot Stakes. William Buick sent her to the front about 2f from home and the race was soon in safekeeping. The 4yo New Bay Saffron Beach Dramatised

28 ISSUE 764 - TUESDAY 21 JUNE 2022 filly is trained by Jane ChappleHyam for Mrs Sangster, J Wigan and O Sangster. Chapple-Hyam, doubling her Royal Ascot tally, adding to a 2009 success, said: “She’s a special filly. We came into the race thinking it will be tough with the penalty, but she’s proved just how good she is. “She went to Dubai off a winter in the UK and was up against hardened colts and geldings and we didn’t have a prep race, whereas here we went to Chelmsford and the July course and put the work in. “The Prix Rothschild is where we’re likely to go next, then the Sun Chariot and hopefully the Breeders’ Cup at the end of the year.” Buick had only previously ridden Saffron Beach in the Sun Chariot and added: “She won the Sun Chariot last year and, dare I say it, feels better this year. She’s a credit to the team and it’s not easy to win under a Group One penalty. It’s fantastic for Jane and you have to enjoy these moments. “She enjoyed a nice lead for the first half of the race and was in a nice rhythm. I kicked pretty early because she does stay the mile well and it was a smooth success. She’s done that really well.” Restricted to the 3yo Classic generation, the 1m6f Group 2 Queen’s Vase, despite the long distance, produced a thrilling finish with three of the dozen runners crossing the line almost in unison. For Godolphin, Hafit was clearly third but it was desperately close between the favourite, Eldar Eldarov and outsider Zachariah. Partnered by David Egan in the colours of KHK Racing for Roger Varian, it was the former who snatched victory right on the line, the Dubawi colt successfully defending his unbeaten record having won his sole juvenile start and only previous appearance this year. Egan was pretty sure he had won: “I thought I had as we crossed the line,” he said. “I have never hit the line so strong in a 1m6f race. I ended up down at the start for the 1m4f races. There are lots of exciting options for him. He could definitely be a St Leger horse, 1m6f on soft ground should suit. It could be a nice target at the end of the year for him.” The winning trainer added: “There’s a lot to come from this horse and I think his best days are ahead of him. He put in one hell of a performance and you would think looking down the road that he could develop into a St Leger horse. Even looking to next year, hopefully he can keep improving.” Elsewhere on the card, James McDonald won the prestigious Royal Hunt Handicap aboard Dark Shift for Charlie Hills before 2yo Little Big Bear landed the 5f Listed Windsor Castle Stakes, a first victory of the week for both Ryan Moore and Aidan O’Brien. ROYAL ASCOT - DAY 2 Eldar Eldarov Dark Shift

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30 ISSUE 764 - TUESDAY 21 JUNE 2022 ALL EYES WERE ON gallant 8yo Stradivarius in the official feature of Royal Ascot week, the 2m4f Group 1 Ascot Gold Cup, the classy stayer seeking to emulate Yeats by winning a fourth edition of the stayers’ championship. Traditionally the busiest day of the week regarding attendance, the 2022 Ladies’ Day highlight produced a thrilling finish with Stradivarius finishing as fast as he could but unable to get to Mojo Star, himself failing to pass the favourite, Kyprios. Prepared by Yeats’ trainer Aidan O’Brien, the 4yo is owned in partnership by a Coolmore Syndicate including Moyglare Stud who also bred the Galileo colt previously a maiden, dual Listed and a Group Three scorer. He has now won five of just seven starts. Jockey Ryan Moore said: “It wasn’t a nice race to ride. I didn’t like the spot we were in as we were going slow. They were getting an easy time up front and I had to move him to the outside. I don’t like doing that. “We were then going and I took him to the front, and when Mojo Star has come to us, that’s when he’s clicked in. It wasn’t a true test today but he was much the best and there will be lots of good days with him. “I know he’s only won by a short distance but I think he’s a very good staying horse.” 8yo Stradivarius denied record-equalling fourth Gold Cup by a pair of 4yos ROYAL ASCOT - DAY 3 Kyprios

31 ISSUE 764 - TUESDAY 21 JUNE 2022 Magical Lagoon O’Brien added: “It’s hard to get a horse to go that extended distance. We thought he would be a Gold Cup horse so we brought him here last season for the Queen’s Vase but he had a fright and came out underneath the stalls. “His back was badly bruised and he didn’t get to race again. He missed the St Leger and it was always the plan that we’d train him with this race in mind. We think he’s a horse who is going to come forward again. “He could go to Goodwood next and there’s the Irish St Leger. We’ll have to see how he is but I think everybody will want to aim at the Gold Cup every year.” Dubbed bymany as the ‘Royal Ascot Oaks’ and restricted to 3yo fillies, the 1m4f Group 2 Ribblesdale Stakes attracted a select field of six and, in a driving finish, Magical Lagoon denied favourite Sea Silk Road, the race developing into a duel throughout most of the final furlong. Partnered by Shane Foley in the colours of Zhang Yuseng for Jessica Harrington, the Galileo filly, having her fifth career outing, was adding this success to the one she registered on The Curragh in the Group 3 Flame of Tara Stakes in late August last year. Shane Foley, celebrating his very first Royal Ascot winner, said: “I thought when I missed Alpine Star because of the Covid rules at the time that my chance of a Royal Ascot winner was gone. It’s such a great week and it’s fantastic to be involved. It’s especially nice to be involved with horses who have chances. “She was just feeling the ground over the first few furlongs but I let her warm into it. We were going a nice even gallop the whole way but when the runner-up came to me I thought ‘uh oh’, but when his filly didn’t go on I knew mine would fight back.” Harrington added: “She’s very straightforward and just gets on with it. She’s very easy to train. She has a lovely temperament and is very relaxed about life. It is absolutely fantastic to get another Royal Ascot winner, it really is. “There were plenty of moments inside the final furlong when I thought she might be beaten. I was making an awful lot of noise and a show of myself watching it on the big screen! “I always knew that if she was forced into a battle, she’d be really tough. She’s a beautiful, powerful filly, she really is. She loves that quick ground. She really enjoys it. “The plan was to come here and then go to the Irish Oaks. All being well, that’s still the plan. She’s a proper 1m4f filly.” There was a shock winner of the juvenile highlight on the card, the opening 5f Group 2 Norfolk Stakes, in which The Ridler, among the big outsiders, doubled his career tally on his fourth career start. Ridden by Paul Hanagan in the colours of Steve Bradley for Richard Fahey, the Brazen Beau colt won his penultimate outing, a 1000m novice stakes at Ripon but this was by far a career best. The pair hit the front about a furlong out before drifting markedly towards the nearside rail, badly hampering eventual third Crispy Cat and Brave