Crimson Knight (striped cap) wins the $1 million Kentucky Turf Cup, touchdown a Breeders’ Cup begin. Coady Pictures, courtesy of Kentucky Downs
Sept. 12 (UPI) — The highway map to horse racing’s year-end showdowns and even to subsequent 12 months’s Classics snapped into a bit sharper focus, due to weekend racing in Eire, France, Kentucky and California.
Crimson Knight and Bran in Kentucky and Highfield Princess and Tahiyra in Eire earned Breeders’ Cup “Win and You are In” spots, whereas lengthy photographs gained the Arc trials in France with worldwide stars Do Deuce and Verry Elleegant ending of their wake. A talent-filled warmth in Australia factors towards the Cox Plate and past.
There have been a number of extra Breeders’ Cup qualifiers across the globe, however the winners there appear headed elsewhere to shut out the 2022 marketing campaign and put together for the 2023 Derby (one or the opposite) and past.
Coach Bob Baffert dominated the Del Mar Futurity, profitable for the sixteenth time, and turf sprinters had been on show from coast to coast.
What are the percentages? Kentucky Downs had 5 potential $1 million races on the Saturday card, however that purse stage hinged on the winners being Kentucky-breds because the majority of the funding got here by means of the Kentucky Thoroughbred Improvement Fund.
It did not work, out as two of the 5 winners had been bred in New York and the others in Germany, Eire and France. Nonetheless, all of them earned large bucks and no complaints had been heard.
The might be no complaints, both, in regards to the high quality of the racing recapped right here:
Crimson Knight, making simply his second begin off a year-long layoff, seized the lead within the stretch run of Saturday’s $1 million Grade II Kentucky Turf Cup at Kentucky Downs and gamely held off Gufo and One other Thriller to win by a nostril and a neck.
The victory improved on his second-place end within the race two years earlier and earned him a “Win and You are In” spot within the Longines Breeders’ Cup Turf in November at Keeneland.
“He ran an enormous race coming off a 12 months layoff so, unhealthy coach that I’m, I figured he is gotta transfer ahead off that race,” coach Mike Maker mentioned. “I believed he’d be aggressive. A superb horse makes me look good.”
Requested if Crimson Knight will train the Breeders’ Cup choice, Maker mentioned, “I can not converse for the homeowners. However that was the aim right here.”
Proprietor Tom Egan spoke for himself, however with none agency conviction. “I believe it is a powerful discipline,” he mentioned of the everyday Breeders’ Cup Turf. “You get the Europeans coming over there. Who is aware of?”
On Saturday at Monmouth Park, L’Imperator stalked the tempo within the $100,000 Presious Ardour Stakes, launched a bid within the closing quarter mile and was up in time to win by 1 1/4 lengths because the odds-on favourite. Oceans Map was better of the remaining, 1 1/2 lengths in entrance of Royne.
L’Imperator, a 5-year-old French-bred gelding by Holy Roman Emperor, ran 1 1/2 miles on agency turf in course-record time of two:32.67. Hector Diaz Jr. rode for coach Chad Brown. L’Imperator was third within the Grade II Bowling Inexperienced Stakes at Saratoga in his earlier begin.
Filly & Mare Turf
Dalika and Princess Grace performed a rubber match in Saturday’s $750,000 Grade III Kentucky Downs Girls Turf with Dalaika taking the tiebreaker. Like the primary two races between them, it was shut.
Dalika, a 6-year-old German-bred mare, led the way in which as she had of their earlier race, the Grade I Beverly D. at Churchill Downs.
Final time, Princess Grade headed her rival solely to fall again to complete second, 1/2 size again. This time, she got here up a neck shy of Dalika with a late rally. In final 12 months’s version of the Girls Turf, each rallied from off the tempo with Princess Grace prevailing by 1/2 size.
At Del Mar on Saturday, Avenue de France obtained first run to the lead within the stretch within the $250,000 Grade II John C. Mabee Stakes and held off the odds-on favourite, Going International, to win by 1/2 size. Going to Vegas was one other 2 1/2 lengths again in third.
Avenue de France, a 5-year-old French-bred daughter of Cityscape, ran 1 1/8 miles on agency turf in 1:47.96. Juan Hernandez rode for coach Leonard Powell. The outcome reversed the result of the Grade II Yellow Ribbon Aug. 13, gained by Going International by 3 lengths.
On Saturday at Pimlico, In a Hurry labored rapidly to the lead within the $100,000 All Alongside Stakes for fillies and mares and gained by 1/2 size over a closing bid from the favourite, Plum Ali. It was one other 1 1/2 lengths to Lake Lucerne in third.
In a Hurry, a 5-year-old Blame mare skilled by Shug McGaughey for owner-breeder Stuart Janney III, completed 1 1/8 miles on agency turf in 1:52.81. Forest Boyce rode.
Sister Seagull launched a five-wide bid from next-last in Sunday’s $250,000 (Canadian) Surprise The place Stakes for Canadian-foaled 3-year-old fillies at Woodbine and arrived in time to win by 1 size. Swoop to End chased her dwelling for second with Satan’s Bit third.
Sister Seagull, a Laborious Spun filly, obtained 1 1/4 miles on agency turf in 2:04.65 with Antonio Gallardo up.
Sunday’s $550,000 AGS Girls Marathon at Kentucky Downs fell sufferer to rain-soaked turf and was rescheduled for Tuesday. Household Manner, third within the Grade I Beverly D. at Churchill Downs in her final begin, is the favourite.
Somelikeithotbrown, stepping again out of the New York state-bred ranks, led all the way in which to a 1 1/4-lengths victory in Saturday’s $1 million WinStar Mint Million at Kentucky Downs. Atone was second, a nostril in entrance of Mr Dumas.
Somelikeithotbrown, a 6-year-old son of Huge Brown, ran 1 mile on agency turf in 1:33.88 with Jose Ortiz within the irons. He completed second within the Mint Million final 12 months in his solely earlier expertise over the Kentucky Downs turf. Pixelate, winner of that version, reported sixth this 12 months.
Somelikeithotbrown was nominated however not initially entered on this 12 months’s Mint Million. When heavy rain pressured a week-long postponement of the race, coach Mike Maker put his horse’s title within the entry field, in spite of everything. Issues typically occur for a motive? he was requested. “They certain do,” he replied.
At Pimlico, Set Piece rallied from final of six to win Saturday’s $200,000 Grade III Baltimore/Washington Worldwide Turf Cup by 1 1/2 lengths. Pao Alto held a short lead within the lane, however was outkicked, ending second, 1/2 size to the great of Public Sector.
Set Piece, a 6-year-old British-bred gelding, ran 1 mile on agency turf in 1:35.70. Sheldon Russell had the mount on the Juddmonte homebred for coach Brad Cox. He exited a fourth-place end within the Arlington Million at Churchill Downs.
Luckman needed to weave by means of site visitors to get there however prevailed by a neck in a five-way photograph in Saturday’s $125,000 (Canadian) Toronto Cup for 3-year-olds at Woodbine. Churchtown, Day Tripper, Lad Macaza and Mannix completed in that order, all inside 1/2 size of the winner.
Luckman, an Empire Maker gelding, ran 1 mile on agency turf in 1:34.36 beneath Daisuke Fukumoto.
Bran chased down fellow lengthy shot Artemus Citylimits within the closing yards of Saturday’s $1 million FanDuel Turf Dash, profitable by a neck over that rival. The favourite, Arrest Me Crimson, was one other 1 size again in third with a late run.
Bran, a 4-year-old French-bred gelding, shipped in from California for the race and lowered the course report for six furlongs to a quick 1:07.41. He gained the Grade III Daytona Stakes at Santa Anita two begins again.
The FanDuel Turf Dash was a “Win and You are In” for the Breeders’ Cup Turf Dash and, about that, coach John Sadler mentioned, “Yeah. … We’ll take him dwelling. He’ll be in Arcadia [Calif.] some time and include the contingent we’re constructing for the Breeders’ Cup.”
Coach Wesley Ward’s disappointment with Arrest Me Crimson’s end within the Turf Dash was short-lived as Campanelle outfinished lengthy shot Bay Storm to win the $600,000 Grade III Mint Girls Dash two races later.
Campanelle, a 4-year-old Irish-bred filly, was making her first begin since ending in a useless warmth for third within the Group 1 Platinum Jubilee Stakes at Royal Ascot in June. She was a graded stakes winner for Ward and proprietor Stonestreet Stables in 2020.
“We’re going subsequent to the Breeders’ Cup, if she comes out of this race okay,” Ward mentioned of Campanelle. “She’s going to coach as much as the race and Keeneland is her dwelling base.”
She Cannot Sing was third within the Mint Girls Dash for Illinois-based coach Chris Block, giving him two invaluable third-place showings on the day.
And, talking of Illinois-based trainers, nine-time Arlington champion Larry Rivelli saddled One Timer Saturday to a long-shot victory within the $600,000 Grade II Franklin-Simpson Stakes for 3-year-olds at Kentucky Downs.
The Trappe Shot gelding, final seen ending final within the St. Louis Derby at FanDuel Sportsbook and Racing in Collinsville, Ailing., gained by 4 1/4 lengths. Run Curtis Run and Huge Invasion, each in from Saratoga, had been second and third. respectively. One Timer ran 6 1/2 furlongs in 1:14.59 for jockey E.T. Baird.
“We pointed to this race all 12 months,” Rivelli mentioned by telephone from Chicago. “We left him in there and he did not allow us to down. An actual good horse.”
Sunday’s $500,000 Nelson’s Inexperienced Brier Tennessee Whiskey Music Metropolis Stakes at Kentucky Downs was pushed again to Tuesday due to rain. Poppy Flower is the favourite in an enormous discipline.
Sibelius obtained away from 5 rivals early in Saturday’s $100,000 Lite the Fuse Stakes at Pimlico and scooted off to a 7 1/2-lengths victory. The favourite, Jaxon Traveler, was second, one other 5 1/4 lengths higher than Wudda U Assume Now.
Sibelius, a 4-year-old Not This Time gelding, ran 6 furlongs in 1:09.30 with Junior Alvarado within the irons.
Filly & Mare Dash
Swayin to and Fro pressed pacesetting favourite Oxana all through Saturday’s $75,000 Shine Once more Stakes at Pimlico, then put a neck in entrance of that rival on the wire. It was one other 5 1/2 lengths to Canoodle in third.
Swayin to and Fro, a 3-year-old filly by Straight Speaking, ran 6 furlongs in 1:10.93 with Grant Whitacre aboard.
Baffert saddled the first-, second- and fourth-place finishers in Sunday’s $300,000 Grade I Runhappy Del Mar Futurity.
Cave Rock was bumped out of the gate, rapidly discovered the entrance and gained by 5 1/4 lengths with Juan Hernandez up. Mike Smith piloted Havnameltdown to complete second. Skinner rallied from final to complete third, 1 size in entrance of Newgate.
Cave Rock, an Arrogate colt, ran 7 furlongs on a quick monitor in 1:20.99.
“He is an excellent horse, very skilled,” Hernandez mentioned of Cave Rock. “And he is quick. He broke a step gradual however then he obtained proper in gear and made the operating. I attempted to gradual him down some however he wasn’t having it. So I simply let him go on and do his factor. … He is one thing.”
Cave Rock and Havnameltdown are owned by Baffert’s loyal, longtime patrons, Mike Pegram, Karl Watson and Paul Weitman. It is price noting that Baffert, who gained the Futurity for the sixteenth time, nonetheless is banned from Churchill Downs by means of the 2023 Kentucky Derby, so selections should be made.
Giver Not a Taker chased down pacesetting Straighten Up within the late stepping into Friday’s $125,000 I am Smokin Stakes for California-bred 2-year-olds at Del Mar and gained by 2 1/4 lengths over that one. It was a good distance again to Amigo G A in third.
Giver Not a Taker, a Danzing Sweet gelding, obtained 6 furlongs on a quick monitor in 1:09.82 with Jose Valdivia Jr. up.
And Inform Me Nolies rallied furiously by means of the ultimate sixteenth to catch the favourite, Dwelling Cooking, and win Saturday’s $300,000 Grade I TVG Del Mar Debutante by a head.
Dwelling Cooking, who stumbled and was bumped out of the gate, held a transparent lead a lot of the way in which, however drained, saving second by 3 3/4 lengths from Ice Dancing.
And Inform Me Nolies, an Arrogate filly skilled by Peter Miller, ran 7 furlongs on a quick monitor in 1:23.29 beneath Ramon Vazquez. She gained for the second time in three tries. Dwelling Cooking was coming off her maiden-breaker.
Packs a Whalop pressed the tempo in Sunday’s $100,000 Del Mar Juvenile Turf, rallied to the lead properly for jockey Mike Smith and drew off to win by 4 1/4 lengths.
Don’thinkjustdoit completed second however was set all the way down to seventh for interfering with a number of rivals within the stretch. That elevated Valiancer and the favourite, Dandy Man Shines, into the trifecta.
Packs a Whalop, a Inventive Trigger colt skilled by Jeff Mullins, ran 1 mile on agency turf in 1:35.96.
Juvenile Fillies Turf
Comanche Nation surged to the lead within the closing furlong of Saturday’s $100,000 Del Mar Juvenile Fillies Turf and gained off by 1 1/4 lengths over Promote the Dream. Excella, in her first U.S. begin, completed third.
Comanche Nation, an Irish-bred daughter of Highland Reel, ran 1 mile in 1:35.97 on agency turf with Umberto Rispoli using for coach Phil D’Amato.
Sunday’s $500,000 Ainsworth Stakes at Kentucky Downs was rescheduled for Tuesday after rain pressured cancellation of the majority of the Sunday program. Alluring Angel, a British-bred daughter of Fastnet Rock, is the heavy favourite.
All over the world, across the clock
Luxembourg obtained one of the best of a late scramble for the end in Saturday’s Group 1 Irish Champion Stakes at Leopardstown, main dwelling a top-shelf discipline of seven to win by 1/2 size and run his method into the Arc discipline.
Onesto outran his odds to complete second and the favourite, French Derby and Coral Eclipse winner Vadeni, was an unfortunate third, denied operating room a furlong out. Mishriff acquitted himself properly sufficient from the again of the sector, ending fourth.
Luxembourg, a 3-year-old Camelot colt, was undefeated in 2021 however completed third within the Qipco 2000 Guineas and was idle till profitable a Group 3 on the Curragh Aug. 13.
“I promise, he had 20% to 30% to enhance from there,” coach Aidan O’Brien mentioned of Luxembourg’s Curragh effort, “and also you normally do not run a horse in a Group race like that. The plan was to go there, then come right here after which the Arc. In order that was the dream.”
The race additionally was a “Win and You are In” for the Longines Breeders’s Cup Turf.
Pearls Galore shot proper out to the lead in Saturday’s Group 1 Coolmore America Justify Matron Stakes at Leopardstown and led the sector dwelling, profitable by 3 lengths.
Saffron Seaside was a persistent second, however her problem for the lead 2 furlongs out was simply turned apart. Tenebrism was third and the favourite, Homeless Songs, fourth.
Pearls Galore, a 5-year-old, French-bred mare by Invincible Spirit, completed second within the 2021 Matron and parlayed that to a visit to Del Mar, the place she completed sixth within the FanDuel Breeders’ Cup Mile.
The race was a “Win and You are In” for the Maker’s Mark Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Turf however Racing Submit quoted coach Paddy Twomey, “The intention was to win a Group 1 this 12 months and now she’s executed it.”
Auguste Rodin launched a relentless bid coming into the house straight in Saturday’s Group 2 KPMG Champion Juvenile Stakes at Leopardstown, labored to the entrance and held on gamely to defeat Caroline Avenue by 1 1/2 lengths.
Alder was third, with Critical Problem and Tower of London finishing the order of end.
Auguste Rodin, a Deep Impression colt from the Galileo mare Rhododendron, gained for the second time in three begins.
The race was a “Win and You are In” for the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf. Nonetheless, between the regal breeding and his efficiency, Auguste Rodin now’s a number one candidate for the 2023 Cazoo Derby at Epsom and his future possible lies on that facet of the Atlantic Ocean.
“He has loads of class and high quality, and possibly will sharpen up quite a bit from at present,” Racing Submit quoted coach Aidan O’Brien as saying. “We thought he might be the kind of horse to do each the Guineas and the Derby.”
Issues shifted to the Curragh on Sunday with 4 Group 1 occasions run on turf beginning mushy and deteriorating to yielding.
Highfield Princess jumped out in entrance of 18 rivals within the Al Basti Equiworld Dubai Flying 5 Stakes at 5 furlongs, motored alongside and dominated the ultimate furlong to win by 3 1/4 lengths.
The 5-year-old French-bred mare gained her third straight Group 1 occasion and is taken into account prone to settle for the “Win and You are In” free ticket to the Breeders’ Cup Turf Dash supplied by the Flying 5 triumph. She simply might be the favourite in that race, which may have a deep and gifted discipline.
Within the Moyglare Stud Stakes for 2-year-old fillies, Tahiyra chased down the even-money favourite, Meditate, by means of the ultimate furlong and blew by her to win by 2 1/4 lengths with the opposite far adrift.
Tahiyra, an Aga Khan homebred filly by Siyouni, improved to 2-for-2, whereas Meditate, a No Nay By no means filly racing for Coolmore, was defeated for the primary time after 4 wins, together with the Albany Stakes at Royal Ascot. The race additionally was a Breeders’ Cup “Win and You are In” occasion.
Coolmore took one other hit within the Goffs Vincent O’Brien Nationwide Stakes for 2-year-olds as Al Riffa got here roaring down the center of the course to attain by 1 1/4 lengths over the Donnacha O’Brien-trained Proud and Regal with the favourite, Aidan O’Brien-trained Aesop’s Fables, fading from the result in end fourth for his first loss.
Whereas Coolmore did not land the win, the O’Brien household did, as Al Riffa, a Wootton Bassett colt, is skilled by Joseph Patrick O’Brien.
Kyprios was the odds-on alternative within the 1 3/4-miles Comer Group Worldwide Irish St. Leger and obtained the job executed, main by means of the ultimate furlong to stay undefeated in 5 begins this 12 months.
But it surely was no simple job because the 4-year-old son of Galileo, skilled by the elder O’Brien, held off Hamish on the end by 3/4 size.
The Group 1 Cazoo St Leger Stakes, the ultimate Traditional of the British season, was postponed from Saturday to Sunday within the mourning interval for the Queen. When the gates opened, although, Eldar Elderov was prepared.
Racing properly again early, the 3-year-old Dubawi colt constructed up a head of steam coming into the ultimate 2 furlongs of the marathon, labored his option to the entrance exterior rivals and gained by 2 lengths for jockey David Egan and coach Roger Varian.
Frankie Dettori’s difficult season continuedm as his mount, Haskoy, badly hampered Giavellotto within the stretch run and was set all the way down to fourth. That elevated the favourite, New London, to second and Giavellotto to 3rd.
Eldar Eldarov scored his third win of the season with the haul additionally together with the Group 2 Queen’s Vase at Royal Ascot. Stayers usually are not notably well-liked at stud and infrequently stick round to race.
Varian famous of Eldar Eldarov, “We have to acknowledge what he’s and he might be a really thrilling Cup horse for the subsequent two or three years if he stays sound and wholesome, as a result of he ought to get higher with age.”
On Thursday at Doncaster, Adayar returned to motion for the primary time in 11 months with a straightforward win over simply two rivals within the Hilton Backyard Inn Circumstances Stakes and coach Charlie Appleby mentioned the Godolphin colt now’s extra possible for the Champion Stakes at Ascot subsequent month than for the Arc.
The Frankel colt gained the Cazoo Derby and the King George final 12 months, then completed fourth within the Arc and fifth simply two weeks later at Ascot. The Arc possible is within the plans once more, all being properly.
Three 1 1/4-miles races staged Sunday at Longchamp as “trials” for the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe weekend all produced longshots whose possibilities a month down the highway are also prone to be on the surface. Stars from Japan and Australia, nevertheless, ran properly sufficient to be nonetheless in play for the large race.
The Group 1 Qatar Prix Vermille for fillies and mares generated the largest shocker as Candy Woman, at odds of greater than 12-1, edged 18-1 probability Lilac Highway by a head. The favourite, Coolmore’s star filly Tuesday, settled for fourth.
Candy Woman was a Group 2 winner earlier within the season, however completed fourth within the Group 1 Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud in her newest Tuesday and was final seen ending second within the Yorkshire Oaks. Alpinista gained each of these occasions.
Simca Mille took the lead some 400 meters from dwelling within the Group 2 Qatar Prix Niel for 3-year-olds and held on to win by 3/4 size over Lassaut. The favourite, Japan’s Do Deuce, completed fourth, overwhelmed 3 3/4 lengths.
Iresine outfinished the favourite, Bubble Present, to win the Group 2 Qatar Prix Foy by 1 1/4 lengths with Australian star Verry Elleegant a head farther again in third.
Iresine, a 5-year-old Manduro gelding, was taking a major step up in school.
If I am Thunderstruck did not endure a nightmare journey in Saturday’s Group 1 PFD Meals Companies Makybe Diva Stakes at Flemington, it actually was a minimum of a nasty dream.
Checked early and held up late in site visitors, he nonetheless managed to drop to the within approaching the clocktower, nonetheless greater than 2 lengths again, and chased down Alligator Blood to attain by a brief head.
Mo’unga was third and Cascadian fourth as a top quality discipline showcased its creds for the Cox Plate.
“I’ve seen Alligator Blood win some large races,” mentioned I am Thunderstruck’s coach, Mick Worth. “So I’ve obtained complete respect for him and for us to have the ability to run that horse down. I simply thought it is a good indicator of issues to return.”
The 2022-23 season obtained off and operating Sunday at Sha Tin Racecourse and, with Joao Moreira sidelined with transit and quarantine points, Zac Purton obtained off to a flying begin in looking for his fifth jockey’s title. The Australian gained the primary two races on this system, then added one other later to take a 3-2 lead over Karis Teetan.
In the meantime, again in North America:
Maryquitecontrary put a neck in entrance of Starship Nala at simply the correct second to win Saturday’s $65,000 Sheer Drama Stakes for Florida-bred fillies and mares. Do not Get Khozy was third.
Maryquitecontrary, a 3-year-old First Dude filly, accomplished 7 furlongs on a quick monitor in 1:23.42 with Luca Panici up.
Saturday’s program had six $100,000 stakes occasions, all for Minnesota-breds.
It is Bobs Enterprise kicked away within the stretch to win the Northern Lights Futurity for 2-year-old colts and geldings by 7 1/4 lengths over Hand Pay. The winner is by Bolt d’Oro.
Lover Woman, a Congrats filly, was alongside late to win the Northern Lights Debutante for 2-year-old fillies by 2 lengths over odds-on favourite Thunders Rocknroll.
Midnight Present outfinished Let’s Skedaddle by 1 size to take the Princess Elaine Minnesota Distaff Turf Championship. Stitzy took the Blair’s Cove Minnesota Turf Championship by 1 size over Xavey Dave.
Love the Nest ran by pacesetting Physician Oscar within the Crocrock Minnesota Dash Championship, profitable by 2 3/4 size over that rival. Charlie’s Penny gained the Bella Be aware Minnesota Distaff Dash Championship by 5 1/4 lengths with Able to Runaway second.
Proprietor-breeder Bob Lothenbach and coach Joel Berndt mixed to win 4 of the six stakes and a fifth race on the cardboard.
Regal Riot was alongside within the closing strides to defeat pacesetting Arollercoasterride by a head in Saturday’s $125,000 (Canadian) Grade III British Columbia Derby. Boitano was third.
Regal Riot, a Jersey City gelding, ran 1 1/8 miles on a quick monitor in 1:50.73 with Efrain Hernandez within the irons.
Kloepatra took the lead within the lane in Saturday’s $75,000 (Canadian) British Columbia Oaks and prevailed by 3 1/4 lengths over Ayellowroseoftexas. Viva La Vino was third.
Kloepatra, a daughter of Cairo Prince, was clocked in 1:52.01 with Kimal Santo aboard.
Hits Dear Legacy pressed the tempo in Friday’s $50,000 Oklahoma Stallion Fillies Stakes for state-bred 2-year-olds, took over within the stretch and gained by 4 1/2 lengths over Loads of Imaginative and prescient.
Hits Dear Legacy, a daughter of Den’s Legacy, ran 7 furlongs on a quick monitor in 1:23.54 with Jose Alvarez up.
The colts-geldings division was much more lopsided as Kaleo, a International Coverage gelding, drew off by means of the lane to win by 13 3/4 lengths. Little Drama was second greatest as Kaleo and jockey Leandro Goncalves completed in 1:24.04.
Information and Notes
Two days after Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II handed away, a horse she bred in England gained Saturday’s second race at Pimlico Race Course.
West Newton, a 6-year-old gelding by Kitten’s Pleasure, rallied from sixth to win by 1/2 size whereas protecting 1 1/8 miles on agency turf in 1:52.12. West Newton, out of the mare Queen’s Prize, additionally bred by the late monarch, had been competing over hurdles.
It was West Newton’s fourth profession win in 19 begins. A type of wins got here in England, carrying Her Majesty’s purple and purple silks.