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ISSUE 765 4th August 2022 www.aladiyat.ae Simply the best! Baaeed just Glorious at Goodwood

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3 ISSUE 765 - THURSDAY 4 AUGUST 2022 GODOLPHIN HAS been raking it in big time these past few weeks and July’s lorious Goodwood meeting turned out to be another big outing for runners carrying the royal blue silks of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum. Six in all as the incredible partnership of Charlie Appleby and William Buick went all guns blazing, securing five with John and Thady Gosden and Benoit De La Sayette rounding off the scoring on the final day. In fact, apart from Godolphin, Goodwood turned out to be a happy hunting ground for other Emirati owners as well with Shadwell striking gold in one of the most high profile events of the five day festival courtesy of flagbearer Baaeed, the world’s highest rated horse who won comfortably in the Group 1 Sussex Stakes, once again proving himself to be Europe’s top miler. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum also tasted success as Forest Falcon won the festival opening Chesterfield Cup Handicap. The most touching moment of the five days perhaps was watching Europe’s one time top stayer, Stradivarius hand over the mantle to nemesis Kyprios, who has twice beaten him now this season. The 8yo was tipped to be retired after Goodwood, where he went down by a neck as he searched for a fifth Goodwood Cup success, but connections have instead decided to keep him in training and send him out in a bid to win a fourth Lonsdale Cup during this month’s Ebor meeting at York, a meeting we will focus on in our next issue. Hopefully, Emiratis will once again be the talking point with Baaeed drawing the spotlight as he moves forward as the hot favourite for the Juddmonte International, one of the highlights of the Knavesmire meet. Another good few weeks - past & future - for Emiratis in Britain Baaeed Kyprios Forest Falcon CONTENTS EDITORIAL CONTENTS EDITORIAL GODOLPHIN NEWS . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 - 7 SHADWELL NEWS . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 - 12 NEWS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 KING GEORGE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 GLORIOUS GOODWOOD . . . . . . . . . 18 - 29 ECLIPSE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 - 31 NEWMARKET JULY . . . . . . . . . . . 32 - 33 IRISH OAKS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 US GRADE 1 WINNERS . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 ENDURANCE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Editor - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -Jason Ford Writer- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -Duane Fonseca Head of Design (English) - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Eng. Mohamed Maher Designer- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Nisar Shaikh Graphic & Scanner- - - - - - - Nadim Ahmed, - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Navas Muhammed Library & Photographers- - - Abdulla Khalifa, K. Aboobacker, Ali Juma Al Adiyat Magazine is an affiliate of Dubai Racing Club

4 ISSUE 765 - THURSDAY 4 AUGUST 2022 IT WAS A moment that left the Dorman family speechless. Their son, Cody, did something they rarely see: show emotion. The trigger? Teenager Cody Dorman met a foal in 2018 and shower rare emotion; he laughed. “As far as actually hearing him laugh out loud, we’ve only seen those times maybe I can count on one hand, and he did it that day,” his father Kelly Dorman explained. “It was almost like something you see on a movie.” And Cody did it again a year later after battling depression during the height of the pandemic. To explain further, Cody was born with Wolf Hirschhorn Syndrome, a rare genetic disorder that affects many parts of his body. Cody has endured thousands of seizures and dozens of surgeries in his short lifetime, but seems nothing short of a miracle as he battles on. His doctors had actually told the family he would only live for two years. “He has a real fight to him that you just gotta see it to believe it,” Dorman added. Cody met the foal as part of ‘Make A Wish’’s annual Keeneland Day. He was chosen to visit Godolphin stables, and the connection Cody and the foal made was so moving that the farm named him Cody’s Wish. “I was surprised, shocked, beyond honoured,” Dorman said. “I think it really means something, not just to the wish child, but also to the farm, and it gives them a memory that will last a lifetime,” Faith Hacker, ‘Make A Wish’ Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana’s senior advancement officer said. Godolphin’s charity coordinator, Katie LaMonica, agrees and added: “Cody and Cody’s Wish have a strong connection and hopefully just journey together and they can continue to push each other and lift each other up.” Dorman continued: “The horse reminded me of Cody’s life on debut; he finished third, but he didn’t quit.” And Cody said he’ll be there for Cody’s Wish, like he was for him, no matter what. “Cody’s Wish, don’t ever give up,” Cody said last summer, using his tablet that speaks for him. “I will be rooting for you no matter how you finish the race.” Having finished third in each of his first three racecourse performances, it was almost as though he was waiting for Dorman to be there before he finally won. Ironically, after Cody’s Wish shipped to Kentucky last autumn, Dorman was on hand for his first three career wins at Churchill Downs. “This went from a wish and turned into a dream come true,” said Kelly Dorman, father of Cody. Since then, Cody’s Wish has placed second in a Grade Three Stakes and won the Grade 3 Westchester Handicap at Belmont by five lengths in May. Sidelined briefly after that success by a mild temperature, the homebred 4yo Curlin colt, trained by Bill Mott, returned to action early last month to win the Listed JRA Hanshin Stakes back on the dirt at what appears his favourite track, Churchill Downs. The Dorman family say ‘Make AWish’ changed their lives, and Cody continues to fundraise for the organisation every chance he gets. NEWS Cody’s Wish a winning one

5 ISSUE 765 - THURSDAY 4 AUGUST 2022 BY DUANE FONSECA THE GRASS is always greener on the other side or so the adage goes. That’s been true for the Charlie Appleby-trained Rebel’s Romance, who is now two in two after being switched to turf following a pair of disappointing performances on dirt at Meydan during the 2022 Dubai World Cup Carnival. The 4yo gelded son of Dubawi posted a stylish five and a half length victory in the 2021 Group 2 UAE Derby but after a lengthy absence he failed to even cash in during two starts during the carnival. But since being switched to turf he has resurrected his career and added the 1m4f Group 3 Glorious Stakes to his resume, a race he won a little over a month after ousting the same opponent, stablemate Kemari, in the Listed Fred Archer Stakes at Newmarket. At Goodwood, Kemari, with Frankie Dettori up, seemed like he would avenge his Newmarket defeat, but William Buick and Rebel’s Romance had other plans and quickened to snatch the lead a furlong out to win by a length. Godolphin’s AlexMerriam said: “William was delighted with Rebel’s Romance. He said he was a classy professional in the race and has seen it out well. The pace ideally could have been a little bit faster for him, but William said once he was rolling he picked up and did it nicely. “That is only his second run on turf. He won the UAE Derby and we sort of went down the dirt route this year thinking that might be his way forward. It didn’t quite work out, so Charlie brought him to the turf last time at Newmarket and it seems to have gone well. “I spoke to Charlie and he said today was the target. He has seen that out well, so there is the possibility of stepping up to 1m6f. We will let the dust settle and see how we go from there.” Appleby enjoyed a double a day earlier with New London and Buick partnering to take the 1m4f Group 3 Gordon Stakes by a length and three-quarters from Deauville Legend, a race in which Derby runner-up Hoo Ya Mal finished a neck back in third. New London’s Goodwood success was his fourth in five starts and the 3yo Dubawi colt could now have the St Leger as his next target. Buick said: “New London is a proper horse and is very exciting. The Derby prep didn’t go well but we are delighted to get him back and Charlie and his team have done a great job. “This was always going to be a challenge and he has come through it with flying colours. New London has plenty of class. I’m delighted and there is plenty more to come.It’s hard to be confident, but we can be hopeful about the St Leger trip.” On that same card, stablemate Warren Point won the 1m2f Kincsem Handicap by a neck from fellow Appleby trainee Blue Trail, with Migdam a further three and a quarter lengths back in third. On Wednesday, Modern Games lost nothing in defeat as he chased home the world’s highest rated horse Baaeed in the Group 1 Sussex Stakes. The Dubawi colt was a late replacement for 2000 Guineas hero Coroebus in the mile showpiece and finished a length and threequarters in arrears with Alcohol Free back in third by the same distance. Appleby said: “Modern Games is like his father, he goes down on his sword. Everyone said that we had a substitute for Coroebus but Modern Games is no substitute; he has won a Breeders’ Cup Juvenile and a French Guineas. I’d like to have a few more substitutes like that!” Mischief Magic brought Godolphin, Appleby and Buick a first success at this year’s Glorious Goodwood winning a 6f maiden on the opening day, while the John and Thady Gosden-trained Trawlerman wound up the winning for the royal blues when clinching the Coral Summer Handicap over 1m6f by a length. Dirt Rebel’s Romancing turf for Godolphin and Appleby Rebel’s Romance Modern Games New London

7 ISSUE 765 - THURSDAY 4 AUGUST 2022 “He’s shown us that in the last month and the last three weeks he’s really been putting his toe out there. That’s what gave me the encouragement to let him have a little spin along the grass and he was in good order. “I haven’t even put him on a runners’ list at home because I’m a superstitious old bugger and I thought, if I do that, he’ll start coughing again.” While doubts remain concerning Adayar being travelled to ParisLongchamp, Hurricane Lane, who was third in the Arc last year, is more of a realistic hope as long as Appleby is satisfied with the ground. Hurricane Lane was a disappointing eighth in the Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud on 3 July and Appleby said conditions were to blame. “He’s come out of that race with no issues at all. Simply, he won’t run again until the ground changes,” Appleby affirmed. “It was described as soft but we knew it was never going to be that. William Buick knew on the way to post that the alarm bells were ringing. When you’ve run a horse like that twice on quick ground, it wasn’t ideal. “He’s in full work, never missed a beat, but you won’t see him until he gets his ground. I’m aiming at the Prix Foy but if it’s good to firm, he won’t be going there either. I would love to get him in the Arc, on the back of what we saw at Ascot, with Torquator Tasso running so well. Last year’s Arc was rock solid form.” Appleby hinted stars Coroebus, who missed the Sussex Stakes, and Irish 2000 Guineas winner Native Trail could feature in this month’s Prix Jacques le Marois and Juddmonte International respectively. “We will make the decision nearer the time of whether the team would like us to run the two. I see no reason why Native Trail couldn’t run in the Juddmonte,” he commented. Hurricane Lane Native Trail Coroebus BY DUANE FONSECA ENSURING MORE progress, Naval Power kept his unbeaten record intact with a scintillating performance in which he powered home to win the Listed Pat Eddery Stakes at Ascot. It was his Stakes level debut and the Teofilo homebred did not disappoint when making his third straight appearance in a 7f event as he snatched victory by a massive six and a half lengths. Following novice victories at Yarmouth and Leicester, Naval Power, with William Buick up, soon tracked Finn’s Charm in second as all five juvenile colts raced up the centre of the course. Naval Power loomed up to dispute the running 2f out and streaked clear when asked to win his race by Buick, hitting the line powerfully to prevail by six and a half lengths. His trainer Charlie Appleby said: “Naval Power pleased us on his first start at Yarmouth and we were confident when he ran at Leicester. We were very confident coming here today that the stiff 7f with some pace in the race would suit. “We have seen today that Naval Power is an exciting horse and I feel that there is going to be further improvement again when he steps up to a mile. His ultimate aim will be a Group One over a mile in the autumn and it’s a question of whether we take in another race over 7f between now and then.” Appleby secured another Listed success when Eternal Pearl and Buick claimed the Aphrodite Fillies’ Stakes by threequarters of a length from Rose Of Kildare at Newmarket. A trip to Belmont Park for the Group 3 Jockey Club Oaks in September could now be on the cards for the 3yo Frankel filly. In France, the Andre Fabre-schooled 3yo Australia colt Galashiels dug deep for his first Listed success when winning the Grand Prix de Clairefontaine under Mickael Barzalona by a half length from Assistent. Naval Power ÀH[HV PXVFOH on Stakes debut

8 ISSUE 765 - THURSDAY 4 AUGUST 2022 SHADWELL NEWS SH A D W E L L HOMEBRED Baaeed, currently rated the best racehorse anywhere in the world, confirmed his brilliance with a smooth success in the Group 1 Sussex Stakes over a mile at Glorious Goodwood last Wednesday. The WilliamHaggas-trained 4yo son of Sea The Stars is now unbeaten in nine starts and will bid to make it ten out of ten in the 1m2f Juddmonte International at the York Ebor meeting next month. Baaeed’s next race will represent a step up in trip but on pedigree he looks well equipped for the challenge. His sire imparts plenty of stamina, and his full-brother Hukum is a multiple Stakes winner over middle distances, including in the 1m4f Coronation Cup at the highest level. His outstanding maternal family, carefully nurtured by the late Sheikh Hamdan for many generations, also contains plenty of stars who have excelled over distances further than a mile. Baaeed’s dam Aghareed, by Kingmambo, was a Listed winner over 1m2f and she in turn was out of Lahudood, a daughter of Singspiel who took the Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf. The line traces back to Sheikh Hamdan’s wonderful foundation mare Height Of Fashion, who produced the mighty colts Nashwan, Nayef and Unfuwain. Sheikha Hissa Hamdan Al Maktoum was at Goodwood to watch Baaeed light up the Sussex Downs, and she said: “He means the world to me and my family as he’s homebred and from the same family as Nashwan. It’s good to see one of our best horses come from a lineage that my dad worked so hard on over the years. “He’s a pleasure to own and both he and his brother Hukum have calm exteriors, love their work in the mornings and are nice to be around. From a horse person’s perspective, it’s great to see them enjoy their job. “We’re very excited to see him at York next. We were sure that he was ready for the step up in trip after Royal Ascot, so we can’t wait to see him there.” IT WAS REVEALED last week that both 30yo Swain and the year older Dumaani were euthanised due to the infirmities of old age at Old Friends, the Thoroughbred retirement farm in Kentucky. The retired sires had been pensioned at Shadwell Farm before being relocated as part of downsizing operations following the death of Sheikh Hamdan. A multiple Graded Stakes winner by Danzig, including in Japan as well as consecutive renewals of the Grade 3 Breeders’ Cup Mile Stakes, Dumaani was trained for Shadwell by Kiaran McLaughlin. Swain meanwhile was bred by Sheikh Mohammed and initially trained in France by Andre Fabre, winning his first five outings in his breeder’s silks. The son of Nashwan was then transferred to Saeed bin Suroor and excelled in the blue of Godolphin, his big race victories including a Coronation Cup, an Irish Champion Stakes and consecutive renewals of the King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes. Bin Suroor said: “He was a superstar horse. Always in the mornings he was very professional, he was relaxed and did everything you wanted him to do. He was one of the best horses to come to Godolphin and one of the best horses to have been in racing, too. “He gave me many good days and many good memories, especially in the [second] King George. A week before the race we knew he was going to run well but he went there and ran so much better, it was a brilliant day.” <RUN QH[W IRU wonderful Baaeed Former Shadwell duo euthanised Swain

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12 ISSUE 765 - THURSDAY 4 AUGUST 2022 SHADWELL NEWS ALFAREEQ Jebel Hatta, Meydan BAAEED Lockinge Stakes, Newbury HUKUM Coronation Cup, Epsom AL MUTHANA Gold Challenge, Greyville BAAEED Queen Anne Stakes, Newbury BAAEED Sussex Stakes, Goodwood

14 ISSUE 765 - THURSDAY 4 AUGUST 2022 BY DUANE FONSECA HAVING WON the UAE Trainers’ Championship in his rookie year as a full time conditioner, Bhupat Seemar has now been appointed Zabeel Stables supremo. The announcement was made by Dubai Racing Club last week. Seemar saddled 47 winners on his way to the championship, with the highlight of his season easily Switzerland’s stunning triumph in the Group 1 Dubai Golden Shaheen. The 45yo Indian trainer brings with him immeasurable experience, having started out as an intern at Taylor Made Farms in the United States and then holding a position as assistant to multiple Dubai World Cup winning trainer Bob Baffert. Seemar furthered his education and experience when serving for a long time as assistant trainer to former multiple UAE Champion Trainer and uncle Satish Seemar at Zabeel. Commenting on the appointment, Major General Expert Dr Mohammed Essa Al Adhab, board member and general manager of the Dubai Racing Club, said: “We are pleased with the appointment of Bhupat Seemar as trainer at Zabeel Stables, which has a great record of achievements that enriched the local racing. Interestingly, Seemar has a blend of local and global experience that makes a perfect fit for maintaining the record of the stable and taking it to new heights.” His fantastic first year also saw him saddle his first Kentucky Derby runner in Summer Is Tomorrow, who travelled to Churchill Downs following his second place in the Group 2 UAE Derby. Seemar was thrilled to have the permanent role at Zabeel and said: “I am honoured to be the permanent trainer at Zabeel Stables, where I have worked for almost 20 years since arriving from California. “I am looking forward to the upcoming season as we have a great team behind us and some outstanding clients who have invested in some very good bloodstock from all over the world.” Champion Trainer Bhupat is new Zabeel boss NEWS BY DUANE FONSECA STUNNING DERBY winner Desert Crown’s next target is most likely to be the Group 1 Dubai Sheema Classic on next year’s Dubai World Cup programme. Trained by Sir Michael Stoute to win the Epsom Classic, Desert Crown has been racing against time to recover from a foot injury and start preparations for a tilt at either the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe or the Champion Stakes. But things haven’t gone absolutely according to plan for the Saeed Suhail-owned 3yo Nathaniel colt and connections are not keen on rushing him back to action, with his owner’s racing manager Bruce Raymond hinting the team was looking to have him ready for a crack at the Sheema Classic on 25 March. Raymond said: “It’s healing well, it’s a minor injury, but enough to stop Sir Michael preparing him for the midsummer races. “We were hoping to get him back for the backend, for the Arc or the Champion Stakes, but that’s in Sir Michael’s hands, it depends how things go. “I must stress it is a minor injury. The difficulty is would he have time to prepare him which probably is doubtful. “I’m 100% confident he will definitely be back next year. I don’t know what the programme is, but I know Saeed would like to take him to Dubai for the Sheema Classic, that would be up to Saeed and Sir Michael. “The trouble with the Sheema Classic is while it has a lot of kudos over there, you miss so many early season races as you have to give them a good break after it, which is ok if you win. Saeed is looking towards Dubai and I’m pretty confident he’ll get there.” Red hot to win the Derby, Desert Crown peaked at Epsom delivering victory by two and a half lengths from Hoo Ya Mal. It was his third career start and he remains unbeaten, having won the Dante Stakes at York three weeks prior, a race that came 190 days after he debuted with victory in a maiden event at Nottingham in November 2021, his only run as a juvenile. Desert Crown was due to race in the King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes last month before he met with a setback. Derby champ Desert Crown to miss remainder of season

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 765 - THURSDAY 4 AUGUST 2022 KING GEORGE VI & QUEEN ELIZABETH STAKES DAY Other winners on the card included... Lezoo Group 3 Princess Margaret Stakes Naval Power Listed Pat Eddery (Winkfield) Stakes Jumbly Group 3 Valiant Stakes Fresh International Stakes Heritage Handicap Outsider Pyledriver proves class apart in King George romp ONLY SIX protagonists went to post for Ascot’s July showpiece, the 1m4f King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes but it was undoubtedly a quality sextet with all bar one a previous Group One winner. However, once Pyledriver, the complete outsider, hit the front entering the final 2f the race was basically over, P J McDonald performing the steering in the colours of the La Pyle Partnership for trainers William Muir and Chris Grassick. Victorious in the Group 1 Coronation Cup last year, the 5yo was runner-up trying to defend his crown in the same race 50 days earlier. An entire son of Harbour Watch, he has now won seven of his 18 starts and has earned more than £1,800,000, a most healthy return on the 10,000gns his breeders retained him for as a foal. As well as his winning exploits he was also runner-up in December’s Hong Kong Vase and was considered unlucky by many when fourth at Meydan in March’s Dubai Sheema Classic. McDonald was aboard because Muir’s son-in-law Martin Dwyer is injured and Franke Dettori, who rode him at Meydan, was in opposition aboard Emily Upjohn who was disappointing and finished last. “I feel so sorry for Martin, these horses are so hard to come by,” the winning rider said. “It happened to me getting injured when I had Laurens and know what it feels like and what will be going through his head. He’s an absolute gent and so supportive of me. He’s helped me out so much over the last week. “For me these are days you don’t think are going to happen. You work hard and sometimes think these chances aren’t going to come, and this one came to me by luck. I’m so grateful to William and the team and to this horse. That was as smooth as it can be. “The horse filled himself up going up the hill before the turn in and I just sat on him and I knew he was going to take some beating soon after. He was amazing.”

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18 ISSUE 765 - THURSDAY 4 AUGUST 2022 GLORIOUS GOODWOOD - DAY 1 Kyprios THE HIGHLIGHT of the first day of Glorious Goodwood, the Group 1 Goodwood Cup over two miles, in which 8yo Stradivarius was seeking to add to his record four victories in the race, developed into a tussle between the gallant veteran, favourite Kyprios and last year’s winner Trueshan. The 6yo 2021 hero was the first to give way leaving the other pair to fight out a memorable duel with the youngest runner in the field of nine, Kyprios, putting his head back in front, having seemingly been headed momentarily, in the dying strides. Saddled by Aidan O’Brien and ridden by Ryan Moore, the 4yo Galileo colt runs in the colours of his breeder, Moyglare Stud who own him in partnership with a Coolmore syndicate. He has now won all four starts this season, including the Gold Cup at Royal Ascot and has been beaten just twice after eight racecourse appearances. Moore said: “He’s done nothing wrong this year and today is only his eighth race. It was steadily run and he was in front a long way out. Glorious start at Goodwood Festival for UAE owners before Stradivarius thwarted further place in history

19 ISSUE 765 - THURSDAY 4 AUGUST 2022 “He’s a pleasure to ride. He’s a proper horse. I think there’s more to come. We don’t know where he will end up yet.” In the juvenile feature, the 7f Group 2 Vintage Stakes, Jamie Spencer, sporting the predominantly yellow silks of Sheikh Ahmed Al Maktoum, produced Marbaan to snatch the spoils close home. An Oasis Dream colt bred by Shadwell and saddled by Charlie Fellowes, he was registering a third consecutive victory on his fourth start and could progress into a 2000 Guineas prospect. Spencer said: “I knew down by the 3f pole that I was running away and Danny Tudhope on Holloway Boy was starting to squeeze so I just timed my run. He is a gorgeous looking horse and I’m sure he’ll stay a mile.” Also over 7f, the Group 2 Lennox Stakes produced a thrilling finish with Sandrine narrowly landing the spoils under David Probert, narrowly denying both Kinross and Pogo. Homebred by Lanwades Stud’s Kirsten Rausing, the 3yo daughter of Bobby’s Kitten was posting her fourth career success but first of 2022 having been campaigned in Group One company in three outings this year. She also won at Group Two level as a juvenile, a campaign that culminated with a third place finish in the Group 1 Cheveley Park Stakes. Winning trainer Andrew Balding said: “She is a class filly who has thrived in the last month, but was slow to come to hand in the spring; that’s why it’s nice to have patient owners. “I’m delighted and thrilled for Kirsten. She is supportive and easy going, thankfully, because we had a few options and she was happy to go with what we thought was best.” Probert, the only to jockey to have ridden Sandrine, added: “She’s always been special, but has taken so long to come to herself. She went to Newmarket for the Guineas and still had her winter coat. Maybe you start to doubt, but she soon blossomed.” Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum’s colours were carried to victory in the opening 1m2f handicap by Forest Falcon, scoring under Frankie Dettori for Charlie and Mark Johnston. “It’s good to get off the mark on the first runner, it’s very much Charlie’s doing,” said Mark Johnston. “He earmarked this race for this horse at the beginning of the season and said all along that this would be his ‘D-Day’ and he was right. He couldn’t have won it more easily.” Dettori added: “I always knew I was going to get a good position, Charlie told me he was a good traveller. “He was a bit gassy at the beginning, but he had a good start and with a good lead I thought to just wait until the cutaway and get him going, and he just found another gear. “In the space of half a furlong he had three lengths on the field and it was then never in doubt.” Godolphin were also on the scoresheet, Charlie Appleby saddling Mischief Magic to land a 6f maiden for 2yo colts and geldings under William Buick. The homebred Exceed And Excel colt was third on his only previous appearance, over the same course and distance, in May. Sandrine Mischief Magic Marbaan Forest Falcon

20 ISSUE 765 - THURSDAY 4 AUGUST 2022 Baeed dazzles with truly Glorious Goodwood performance after Secret State enhances Leger claims for Godolphin & Appleby GLORIOUS GOODWOOD - DAY 2 ALL EYES were on Shadwell’s unbeaten Baaeed in the official feature of the five days of Glorious Goodwood, Wednesday’s Group 1 Sussex Stakes, and he certainly did not disappoint his burgeoning fan club with a smooth success. S e t t l e d towards the rear of seven runners in the mile h i g h l i g h t , the homebred 4yo colt by Sea The Stars was edged closer early in the straight by Jim Crowley before quickening clear approaching the final furlong. Trained byWilliamHaggas he has now won nine consecutive races, the latest five all at Group One level. He did not actually make his racecourse debut until early June last year and is currently officially rated the best horse in the world. Crowley said: “He’s never going to be exuberant and win by ten lengths but the feeling I had from him between the three and two furlongs out, no horse can give me that feeling. “He has a turn of foot, you can put him anywhere in a race, he ticks all the boxes. It’s going to be really interesting when he goes a mile and a quarter next time, I’m looking forward to it.” UAE weighing room stalwart delivered Trillium with a

21 ISSUE 765 - THURSDAY 4 AUGUST 2022 perfect late challenge to land the main juvenile contest on the card, the 5f Group 3 Molecomb Stakes for Richard Hannon and Rockliffe Stud. Homebred and only filly among eight runners, the daughter of No Nay Never was runner-up on debut at Goodwood before losing her maiden tag at Newbury 12 days earlier, both races over 6f. She coped admirably with the drop in trip but clearly stays 6f well so connections have plenty of options. Hannon said: “She has always been a lovely filly and I was amazed she didn’t win here first time. She’s starting to look like a very good 2yo. “We’ll look at something like the Prix Morny and perhaps the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Sprint. I didn’t put her in the Lowther because she wasn’t showing this sort of speed then. She’s homebred so it means that much more. “She’s not silly, she doesn’t have to sprint. She looks like a very tall, strong juvenile and I’d love to think she’s a filly for next year.” The meeting kicked off with the only Purebred Arabian race of the week, the Group 1 International Stakes and the mile contest was won stylishly by Lady Princess, heroine of the contest last year and also victorious in Abu Dhabi’s Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan Jewel Crown in December. Jim Crowley was in the s a d d l e for trainer Thomas Fourcy and owner Khalifa bin Sheail Al Kuwari. For 3yos, the following 1m4f handicap went to Godolphin, Charlie Appleby and William Buick courtesy of Secret State, the Dubawi colt landing his fourth consecutive victory after finishing second on debut in April. His previous victory was at Royal Ascot in the King George V Stakes, a heritage handicap, also over 1m4f. Appleby said: “That Royal Ascot race worked out well and physically he has done nothing but improve from the e a r l y

22 ISSUE 765 - THURSDAY 4 AUGUST 2022 summer to where we are today. I think the most logical step, going forward, will be to go to the Great Voltigeur. I know William has mooted the St Leger, but it’s baby steps as we go up in class. “We were, as I say, confident coming here today with a vision that this will be a springboard to the Great Voltigeur. “There’s a long way to go to the St Leger, but I think the Great Voltigeur will be the ideal race. Most likely, we’ll see the St Leger winner in the Great Voltigeur. “There will be a question mark whether he stays the longer trip but the Voltigeur will be a great indicator. Hopefully then we can have a nice healthy discussion after.” For fillies and mares over 7f, the Group 3 Oak Tree Stakes went to Oscula, saddled by George Boughey and who led, literally on the line, completing a rapid double for Buick, this time in the colours of a Nick Bradley Racing partnership. A 3yo Galileo Gold filly, she has been the model of consistency and has finished out of the first four only thrice in 17 outings, winning five, previously highlighted by a Group Three in Deauville last August. Secret State Trillium Oscula Lady Princess

24 ISSUE 765 - THURSDAY 4 AUGUST 2022 FILLIES & MARES took centre stage on the third day of Glorious Goodwood, nine of them taking their chance in the 1m2f Group 1 Nassau Stakes with hot favourite Nashwa, ultimately making it appear a straightforward task. Confidently ridden, in last, early on by Hollie Doyle, the pair crept closer in the straight before unleashing what proved a decisive challenge in the final 2f. A 3yo homebred daughter of Frankel, racing in the colours of Imad Alsager, she was third on her sole juvenile start but has excelled in five outings this year. An April maiden winner at Haydock, she followed up in Listed company at Newbury before an excellent third in the Oaks at Epsom. She then won the French equivalent so this was her second Group One success. Doyle said: “That was pretty awesome. We used a change of tactics today from France but it paid off. “Obviously we were drawn quite badly here whereas I rode her a bit aggressively in France because I had a good draw. Mr Gosden told me to ride her back a bit today. “I came down the hill with a double handful but she takes a while to get into that top gear. This is her perfect trip, she has a high cruising speed and she sees it out very well. “It’s unreal, she’s the horse of a lifetime.” Doyle then landed the next, a 7f nursery (2yo handicap), aboard Prairie Falcon, a rare Goodwood raider for trainer Michael Dods and a Bearstone Stud homebred colt by Belardo. The meeting kicked off with a competitive 1m2f handicap for 3yos, dominated by Charlie Appleby for Godolphin, William Buick and Warren Point denying stablemate Blue Trail, the mount of Frankie Dettori in the dying strides. Unraced as a juvenile, the homebred Dubawi gelding Nashwa GLORIOUS GOODWOOD - DAY 3 Glorious Goodwood doubles for Godolphin, Appleby & Buick before Nashwa takes Nassau in style with classy performance

25 ISSUE 765 - THURSDAY 4 AUGUST 2022 has now won three of his four starts, all his victories at 1m2f, his sole defeat suffered when runner-up over 1m4f, on his handicap debut, at Ascot on his previous outing 19 days earlier. Assistant trainer Alex Merriam said: “Warren Point has only had three races and was a bit keen last time. He was really impressive, and William gave him a lovely ride. “I spoke to Charlie and he mentioned stepping him up to a mile and a half. He’s in the Great Voltigeur, which is a possibility. “Blue Trail also ran well. It looks like the gelding operation has benefitted him.” Buick added of the winner: “For his pedigree, he shows a lot of pace which is a good sign and he will stay a mile and a half in time. He is one to look forward to.” Connections completed a double when New London landed the 1m4f Group 3 Gordon Stakes, restricted to the 3yo Classic generation, to take his career record to four wins from five outings. A homebred Dubawi colt, he won his only juvenile start in October last year before returning with a comfortable success in a novice stakes in April, both outings on Newmarket’s Rowley Mile. His sole defeat was then suffered when a well beaten second in the Group 3 Chester Vase before bouncing back to winning ways in a handicap, back on his seemingly favourite Newmarket course. This victory has at least proved he can win ‘away from home’. Buick said: “He is a ‘proper horse’, he always has been you know, so I am delighted to have him back winning and Charlie and the team have done a great job to get him back. I ended up in front sooner than I wanted to but he is a strong galloper. He was always going to learn plenty here today. It was always going to be a bit of a challenge for him and he came through with flying colours. “He has plenty of class so you’d be hopeful of staying the St Leger trip; he relaxes well and gives himself every chance; hopefully he will. “That was quite a deep Gordon field so obviously this horse has passed the test. Our winner yesterday, Secret State, has another step to take. We’ll see how things go.” For 2yo colts & geldings over 6f, the Group 2 Richmond Stakes potentially unearthed a star of the futurewithFitriHay’s Royal Scotsman steaming home under Jim Crowley for training partnership Paul & Oliver Cole. A colt by Gleneagles, he was fourth on debut in a 5f novice stakes at Ascot before impressing when scoring in a similar race over this Goodwood course and distance. He was then third at Royal Ascot, again over 6f, in the Group 2 Coventry Stakes, an effort which meant he was sent off strong favourite for this race. He did not disappoint. Crowley said: “Royal Scotsman had the best form in the book. “His Coventry form has worked out well and he was unlucky in the Coventry as I was drawn one and endured a bump. “He has a lot of speed and he could be a horse for the Prix Morny. He is physically strong and has lots of speed. The more he learns to relax, he will be able to go further.” Warren Point New London

26 ISSUE 765 - THURSDAY 4 AUGUST 2022 Khaadem SPRINTERS WERE THE centre of focus on the fourth and penultimate day of Glorious Goodwood, 11 of them taking their chance in the 5f Group 2 King George Stakes and it was a thriller with at least half the field in contention entering the final furlong. It was then Khaadem and Ryan Moore emerged from the melee to dominate for owner Fitri Hay and trainer Charlie Hills, ultimately winning cosily. Hills saddled Battaash to win this contest for Sheikh Hamdan in four consecutive years (2017-20) and this 6yo Dark Angel gelding, bred by Yeomanstown Stud, initially raced in the famous blue and white silks. Winner of the course and distance Stewards’ Cup Handicap in 2019, he started this season with two Meydan outings before returning to Europe to land the 5f Group 3 Palace House Stakes at Newmarket. This was his first official start since, after an absence of 90 days although he did line up for the King’s Stand Stakes at Royal Ascot when he exited the stalls jockeyless. Hills said: “He was breathtaking when he won the Stewards’ Cup here, he won so decisively and then we probably were a bit carried away and put him in the deep end a little bit too quick. It›s just taken a bit of time for him to grow up mentally. “He was really good when he won the Palace House. Even without a jockey he made some serious ground up to Khaadem storms home in King George feature before Appleby & Godolphin dominate Goodwood’s Glorious Stakes GLORIOUS GOODWOOD - DAY 4

27 ISSUE 765 - THURSDAY 4 AUGUST 2022 finish alongside Nature Strip at Royal Ascot. He’s a good horse, a fast horse and a great looking horse. “Fast ground is what he needs. We’ll have a look at some Group Ones. As long as the ground is fast but he does need some time between his races.” The Group 3 Glorious Stakes, over 1m4f proved a memorable occasion for Charlie Appleby and Godolphin, Rebel’s Romance leading close home under William Buick to deny stable companion Kemari, the mount of Frankie Dettori. The homebred 4yo Dubawi gelding is actually unbeaten on turf, albeit after just two outings, having won a Listed race at Newmarket in late June. His main claim to fame is arguably his victory at Meydan in the 2021 Group 2 UAE Derby, on dirt. Buick said: “He’s never been on a track anywhere like this so full credit to him. I thought he did very well and was tenacious. He showed a lot of battling qualities and stayed very well. He can get further. “It’s great to be top jockey at the meeting, to come to these big meetings, it›s tough. The expectations are high. It›s a privilege to be able to ride these top horses.” For 3yos over a mile, the Group 3 Thoroughbred Stakes went to Germany with the valiant Rocchigiani fighting off all challengers over the final furlong to land the spoils under Tom Marquand in the silks of Stall Domstadt for trainer Peter Schiergen. It was arguably a biggest career success to date for the Time Test colt who did win in similar company as a juvenile at Baden-Baden in September last year. Schiergen said: “The best horse won. He’s a nice horse and his form in Germany is very good. We were attracted to the 1600m and of course in coming to race at Goodwood. He’s my first winner here, from not many runners. “We have some nice horses and we might bring this horse back to England for the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes.” Rocchigiani Rebel’s Romance

28 ISSUE 765 - THURSDAY 4 AUGUST 2022 THE FIFTH AND FINAL DAY of an enthralling Glorious Goodwood featured the 1m6f Group 2 Lillie Langtry Stakes, a staying contest for fillies and mares, and was almost stolen by Jason Hart aboard Urban Artist, the pair clear for most of the race, only to be denied in the final furlong by Sea La Rosa under Tom Marquand. A 4yo daughter of Sea The Stars trained by William Haggas for Sunderland Holding, she was recording her sixth success after 13 starts and was posting her biggest victory to date, although previously a winner in both Listed and Group Three company. Marquand said: “It was a tough one. We know Urban Artist stays really well and you can›t let them stride away from you going down the hill. “This filly gives you great confidence and she travels so strongly. That’s the hard bit when you have one loose on the front end and you have to time it so you’re catching without setting yourself up for the second wave. “She has a huge heart and stays really well.” Trainer’s wife Maureen Haggas added: “She’s a lovely filly, improving and tough as old boots. “Today was a weird race, she’s tough and she seemed to stay well. It was a pretty stern test and she’ll know she’s had a race today. She’s improving all the time and she’s won a Group Two now so there’s only one place to go. “She’s not very big but she’s done nothing but improve and now she’s pretty good. A hard, gritty little thing. She’s great really. The first time at Haydock this year she pulled Tom’s arms out the whole way and still won. “If she could win a Group One it would be fantastic, that’s what you’re trying to do. She’s hard as nails and gives everything, she’s very admirable.” Trawlerman nets spoils for Godolphin before Haggas & Marquand land Goodwood feature Sea La Rosa GLORIOUS GOODWOOD - DAY 5

29 ISSUE 765 - THURSDAY 4 AUGUST 2022 The main support race, the 6f ‘cavalry charge’, the Stewards’ Cup, a heritage handicap was an absolute thriller with Tabdeed and Commanche Falls locked in a duel throughout the final stages. The verdict went the way of the latter who, on persevering, became the first dual winner of the prestigious handicap, since 1968. He also won the race last year when ridden by Connor Beasley, as he was here, for trainer Michael Dods and owners Doug Graham, Ian Davison and Alan Drysdale. I was at Doncaster on this day last year and it’s a winner wherever you are,” Dods, who was at Thirsk, said. “I had to come here, it’s local and we had horses to gallop this morning. It’s worked out well.” Beasley added: “I was a little behind the bridle but I needed to keep tabs on the front ones. “The race fell apart in front of me but when I felt them coming to me I felt him go again and really stick his head down. “I sat on him on Wednesday and I was very happy with him coming into this. I think he’s the sort of horse who just comes to light at this time of year and it’s a great training performance to bring him back to win this again.” Earlier, Godolphin’s Trawlerman won a competitive 1m6f handicap under Benoit de la Sayette for John and Thady Gosden. The latter said: “He ran last time at Newmarket and was over generous. He leans on the rider a bit and doesn’t give them much of a chance usually. Obviously he had the hood on today, which helped him a lot, but Benoit gave him a great ride and every time he felt a horse coming to him at the end, he pulled out a little bit more. We were trying to run him in a race that had a big enough field to try and get him settled. He is such a genuine horse, he gives you everything when you ask for it. Hopefully the hood relaxes him a bit and lets him enjoy the quality he has.” Commanche Falls The Foxes

30 ISSUE 765 - THURSDAY 4 AUGUST 2022 Sandown’s Eclipse Stakes weekend in photos – Friday ROCKET RODNEY – Listed Dragon Stakes PASSION AND GLORY – Listed Gala Stakes GOLDEN VOICE – 7f 3yo handicap DUKE OF VERONA – 1m6f handicap ONE NATION – 7f 2yo Novice Stakes SANDOWN’S ECLIPSE STAKES WEEKEND PHOTO GALLERY COLTRANE – Listed Marathon

31 ISSUE 765 - THURSDAY 4 AUGUST 2022 Sandown’s Eclipse Stakes weekend in photos – Saturday RAASEL – Group 3 Charge (Sprint Stakes) SINJAARI – mile handicap VADENI – Group 1 Eclipse Stakes GRAND DAME – Listed Distaff Stakes

32 ISSUE 765 - THURSDAY 4 AUGUST 2022 NEWMARKET JULY FESTIVAL – DAY 1 PHOTO GALLERY Big race and other selected NOBLE DYNASTY MILE HANDICAP PERSIAN FORCE GROUP 2 JULY STAKES DEAUVILLE LEGEND GROUP 3 BAHRAIN TROPHY MIGHTY ULYSSES LISTED SIR HENRY CECIL STAKES YIBIR GROUP 2 PRINCESS OF WALES’S STAKES

33 ISSUE 765 - THURSDAY 4 AUGUST 2022 NEWMARKET JULY FESTIVAL – DAY 2 & 3 PHOTO GALLERY winners for the UAE NEW LONDON 1M2F HERITAGE HANDICAP PROSPEROUS VOYAGE GROUP 1 FALMOUTH STAKES ALSEYOOB 7F FILLIES’ MAIDEN ALCOHOL FREE GROUP 1 JULY CUP ISAAC SHELBY GROUP 2 SUPERLATIVE STAKES MAWJ GROUP 2 DUCHESS OF CAMBRIDGE STAKES

34 ISSUE 765 - THURSDAY 4 AUGUST 2022 LILY POND Group 2 Kilboy Estate Stakes ORDER OF AUSTRALIA Group 2 Minstrel Stakes LITTLE BIG BEAR Group 3 Jebel Ali Racecourse And Stables Anglesey Stakes LADIES CHURCH Group 2 Sapphire Stakes MAGICAL LAGOON Group 1 Juddmonte Irish Oaks Irish Oaks weekend winners in photos IRISH OAKS WINNERS

35 ISSUE 765 - THURSDAY 4 AUGUST 2022 MCKULICK Belmont Oaks Invitational Stakes, Belmont CYBERKNIFE Haskell Stakes, Monmouth Park AMERICAN THEOREM Bing Crosby Stakes, Del Mar IN ITALIAN Diana Stakes, Saratoga NEST American Oaks, Saratoga ADHAMO United Nation Stakes, Monmouth Park CLASSIC CAUSEWAY Belmont Derby Invitational Stakes, Belmont US GRADE ONE WINNERS Recent US Grade One winners

36 ISSUE 765 - THURSDAY 4 AUGUST 2022 RUSHFORD ESTATE proved to be a happy hunting ground for Salem Malhoof Al Ketbi for a second straight month as he picked up yet another victory at the venue when winning the Rushford Endurance CEI3* 160km ride on 31 July. Al Ketbi had won the June edition of the race amidst scenic settings, with the picturesque venue serving as the backdrop for another famous victory that saw him and his M7 Stablesowned partner Ahmad Du Barthas go about their business over the first four stages calculatively before knuckling down to take over the summit in the fifth and final stage. Al Ketbi took over from Spain’s Guillem Soldevila Altarriba, riding SS Stables’ Majic Richardo, in the final 20km loop to win with a timing of eight hours 20 minutes and 19 seconds (8:20:19). The pair recorded an average speed of 19.19kph in the process. Altarriba fought hard after leading over the first four phases but couldn’t stop Al Ketbi from winning, the Emirati rider being adjudged the victor after finishing fractions of a second quicker. Altarriba had clocked the same time as Al Ketbi, while Argentine lady rider Martina Spelanzon was a distant third on M7 Stables’ SW Gelchem with a time of 8:58:43. Al Ketbi said after: “It is great to have another win here. Ahmad Du Barthas is a very strong horse – I’m already qualified for the World Cup with him. Today’s ride we have more people than last time – and the ground is soft even though it’s been hot, so the loops have been very good. I hope I’ll be coming back to ride here in August.” Mohammed Al Subousi, trainer of the winning CEI3* 160km horse, commented: “I would like to thank the organising committee for their work here; the organisers, the stewards – everyone who has made this happen. For us to be in Rushford when we used to be at Euston is a new experiment for us, but we are finding a better experiment. We like the track a lot, the riders like the track a lot, the horses liked it and we enjoyed being here very much. We run many races in Europe, and we think Rushford is very good for the horses – nice and flat and very safe. I think we would like to bring our World Cup horses here for their final preparations – it’s perfect.” In Saturday’s two CEI3* sections, the top honours both went to British riders with the 160km section taken by Saffron Bishop and TY Shute Golden Savannah, and the 140km by Linda Cowperthwaite with Krakatau. Speaking after her triumphant CEI3* 160km ride, Saffron Bishop paid tribute to her horse: “My ride was hard but TY Shute Golden Savannah was so good, he just kept going. He’s a tough cookie. I’m not 100% on our plans from here, but we might go to Red Dragon and then potentially a n o t h e r C E I 3 * . I like the new location at Rushford, it’s very good although TY Shute Golden Savannah hates pigs! He bounced every time we passed them; I think it kept him going to be honest!” CEI3* 140km winner Linda Cowperthwaite said: “Saturday’s ride was all about getting round the 140km. “It’s his second three star and he’s got his qualification for the World Championships, so fingers crossed that’s going to be our next competition! He’s such a brave boy. It’s good to be back out on these tracks, and I love this new venue.” Sunday’s CEIYJ2* 120km ride was won by Rashed Ahmad Seghayer Al Ketbi (UAE) with El Nize Magnifield, with Zayed Ahmad Khalifa Obaid Al Marri (UAE) and ML Ray in second. Two in Two for Al Ketbi at Rushford ENDURANCE BY DUANE FONSECA

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