UPI equine racing roundup

June 29, 2015 - fall Denim

Treve continued her impetus into a story books Sunday in France while Gold Ship was a hard-luck box in Japan. Hard Aces, meanwhile, was a good adequate palm to dissapoint a Gold Cup during Santa Anita in a prominence of weekend racing in a United States.

Departing might have over a categorical line for territory henceforth after a winning bid during Churchill Downs. Golden Lad, Bent On Bourbon and Sarah Sis won on Iowa’s biggest weekend of racing while Include Betty re-included herself in a 3-year-old filly equation during Belmont Park.

And it’s value observant that, usually hours apart, Diamondsandrubies won a Group 1 Pretty Polly in Ireland while Denim and Rubies usually missed feat in a Group 1 Takarazuka Kinen in Japan.

So let’s click a crimson slippers and start on a general front.

France

Treve stays on march for a shot during an ancestral third true win in this fall’s Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe after a dynamic feat in Sunday’s Group 1 Grand Prix Saint-Cloud. Jockey Thierry Jarnet indispensable to call on a bit of haven during a finish to get by a realistic Flintshire. But, save that, Treve looked in tip form and prepared to rumble, winning by 1 1/4 lengths. “I was never worried,” pronounced tutor Criquette Head-Maarak. Dolniya was 2 1/2 lengths over behind in third, followed by Manatee. Cirrus Des Aigles missed a competition with what’s reported to be a painful fetlock. Treve, a 5-year-old Motivator mare, is owned by Al Shaqab Racing. She now has 8 wins from 10 starts. Last year’s Arc delight came by 2 lengths, with Flintshire second. In 2013, she romped in a Longchamp classical by 5 lengths with Japan’s Orfevre second and Flintshire eighth.

Japan

Whatever competition a starter was examination Sunday during Hanshin Racecourse, it apparently wasn’t a Group 1 Takarazuka Kinen. When a separator opened, a complicated favorite, Gold Ship, who had been thrashing around in his stall, was station roughly plumb on his behind legs. Fortunate to come down clean and safely, Gold Ship speckled a rest of a margin double-digit lengths and that cost him any possibility to win a competition for a third true year. (Video is accessible during japanracing.jp. Gold Ship is a light grey horse, No 15.). Meanwhile, Lovely Day, who seems to have strike his walk as a 5-year-old, took adult position behind pacesetter Red Davis and ran there until a margin strike a widen turn. At that point, Lovely Day went to a front and, underneath propelling from manoeuvre Yuga Kawada, reason off a mad late run down a outward by 2013 Japan Cup runner-up Denim and Ruby, who fell a neck brief of victory. Shonan Pandora was third and Gold Ship, notwithstanding putting in a run mid by a race, finished next-last of 16. Lovely Day, a son of King Kamehameha, had struggled by his 3- and 4-year-old seasons though pennyless by progressing this year with 3 wins in 5 starts this year — all group-level races. “I was means to position him behind a frontrunner with palliate as a gait was delayed and attempted to competition him with good rhythm,” Kawada said. “I was wakeful of a mare shutting in and prayed that he can deflect her off.” The 2,200 meters, about 11 furlongs, went in 2:14.4 over territory rated organisation notwithstanding some rain.

The Japanese query to win a Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe continues as an practice in frustration. After several tighten calls and disappointments with earnest prospects, this year’s hopes took a strike when Duramente, personality of a Japanese 2,000 Guineas and Japanese Derby, was diagnosed with fractures in both his front legs. Trainer Noriyuki Hori and a owners, Sunday Racing, wish to get a colt behind to a line — subsequent year. Another Japanese Arc prospect, Epiphaneia, missed a Tarazuka Kinen with a suspensory anguish and no skeleton have been announced for a 2014 Japan Cup winner.

Ireland

Jack Hobbs, second during Epsom, frequency could have been some-more considerable during a Curragh on Saturday, jetting divided in a final furlong to win a Group 1 Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby by 5 lengths. Storm a Stars, who done many of a going, reason onto second, 5 1/2 lengths brazen of Giovanni Canalleto. Epsom Oaks personality Qualify was never concerned and finished sixth. Jack Hobbs, a Halling colt, won for a third time following a span of runner-up finishes behind Golden Horn. “He’s a late-maturing horse,” pronounced winning supplement William Buick. “But he has softened with each run. He’s a critical horse.” Jack Hobbs, who runs in a Godolphin colors for tutor John Gosden, immediately tumbled on a contingency play for a Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe. Gosden pronounced he will be complacent for a Prix Niel and a Arc. Gosden also has Epsom Derby personality Golden Horn, who is set to try subsequent weekend’s Coral Eclipse during Sandown.

Gordon Lord Byron, eighth in a Diamond Jubilee Stakes during Royal Ascot usually a week ago, rolled home in front of 5 rivals in Saturday’s listed Dubai Duty Free Dash during a Curragh. The 7-year-old rallied from midfield to lead inside a final furlong and won by 3 lengths over Balmont Mast, finishing 6 furlongs on good going in 1:11.47 with Wayne Lordan up. “I’m statute out a Jul Cup,” pronounced tutor Tom Hogan. “But, otherwise, we have copiousness of options for a travels.” Gordon Lord Byron is a unchanging caller to Hong Kong and also has raced in France and Dubai.

Diamondsandrubies led from a early furlongs in Sunday’s Group 1 Pretty Polly Stakes for fillies and mares during a Curragh, circumference Epsom Oaks runner-up Legatissimo by a brief head. Ribbons finished third. Diamondsandrubies, a Fastnet Rock filly, finished fourth during Epsom when she was blocked in a widen run. Seamie Heffernan done certain there would be no repeat on Sunday as he stayed out front and out of trouble. “I usually wanted to be forward. we knew she would stay well,” Heffernan said. Diamondsandrubies was battered down on a contingency play for a Group 1 Irish Oaks.

Now, behind to North America:

Classic

Hard Aces dawdled nearby a behind by many of Saturday’s $500,000, Grade we Gold Cup during Santa Anita, changed adult entering a widen spin and afterwards found room along a rail. After operative his approach to a lead, a 5-year-old son of Hard Spun usually did reason off Hoppertunity to win by a nose. Catch a Flight, a favorite, led quickly during a tip of a widen and reason on for third and Finnegan’s Wake, in a singular start off a turf, ran on to finish fourth. Hard Aces, with Victor Espinoza up, ran 1 1/4 miles on a discerning line in 2:02.46. It was by distant his biggest win and initial given a Louisiana Handicap during Fair Grounds on Jan. 7 though he did run good to finish third in a Grade II Californian in his prior start. “He’s improving,” Espinoza said. “Every race, he’s removing improved and better. When he was behind easterly he wasn’t utterly there though in his final competition he ran good and currently he ran great.” Trainer John Sadler, who has been on a stakes rip during Santa Anita, pronounced a Californian “was key. He unequivocally stepped brazen with a clever competition right during a finish of a mile and eighth and he got some some-more gait today. He pronounced Hard Aces will go subsequent in a $1 million, Grade we Pacific Classic during Del Mar on Aug. 22 and afterwards indicate to a Breeders’ Cup Classic. The Gold Cup is a “Win and You’re In” for that race. Hoppertunity’s bid was a quip after sub-par thirds in a Grade II San Antonio and a Grade we Stephen Foster. Catch a Flight saw a two-race win strain snapped.

Golden Lad stalked a gait set by prolonged shot Ecleto Red in Saturday’s $300,000, Grade III Prairie Meadows Cornhusker Stakes, afterwards eased by that opposition in a widen run to win by 1 1/2 lengths. Ecleto Red reason second, 3/4 lengths in front of Paige McKenney. Carve finished fourth and Tapiture was eighth. Golden Lad, a 5-year-old son of Medaglia d’Oro, ran 9 furlongs on a discerning line in 1:49.86 with Javier Castellano riding. He now has 3 wins from his final 4 starts, all stakes, for tutor Todd Pletcher.

Bent On Bourbon ran past a leaders branch in to a widen in Saturday’s $250,000, Grade III Iowa Derby, non-stop a illumination lead and went on to win by 3 lengths over Allied Air Raid. Private Prospect finished third and a favorite, Hillbilly Royalty, faded from a lead to finish fifth. Bent On Bourbon, an Arch colt, ran 1 1/16 miles on a discerning line in 1:44.00 with Castellano up. The colt took 3 tries to measure his initial win though now has 3 true victories to his credit for tutor Eddie Kenneally.

Distaff

Include Betty came from a behind of a container to win Saturday’s $300,000, Grade we Mother Goose Stakes for 3-year-old fillies during Belmont Park by 3 1/4 lengths over a favorite, Wonder Gal. Chide finished a nose over behind in third. Include Betty, a daughter of Include, ran 1 1/16 miles on a discerning line in 1:44.68 with Drayden Van Dyke up. “I don’t consider she’ll have any problems stretching out further,” Van Dyke said, adding he and tutor Tom Proctor “were observant she’s a filly that unequivocally doesn’t like to be strike a whole lot so it’s some-more usually removing along with her and gripping her happy.”

Sarah Sis led all a approach in Saturday night’s $200,000, Grade III Iowa Oaks and had adequate left to reason off Pangburn for a nose victory. Sweetgrass finished third. Sarah Sis, a Sharp Humor filly, finished 1 1/16 miles on a discerning line in 1:45.17 after substantiating a rather plodding pace. The filly won a Grade III Honeybee during Oaklawn progressing in a year though afterwards was pulled adult in a Kentucky Oaks. She returned from that mischance to win a Panthers Stakes during Prairie Meadows with relations ease. Ingrid Mason trains Sarah Sis during Arlington Park.

Diva’s Diamond and Flashy American rallied on a outward to finish 1-2, distant by a neck, in Friday night’s $100,000 Iowa Distaff during Prairie Meadows. More Than Even was third. Diva’s Diamond, who also won this eventuality final year, finished 1 1/16 miles on a discerning line in 1:45.05 with Ramon Vazquez in a irons. The 6-year-old Crafty Shaw mare now has dual true wins over a Iowa oval.

Crucero rallied by a favorite, Going Somewhere, in a final furlong of Sunday’s 1 3/4-miles San Juan Capistrano during Santa Anita and won by a neck over that enemy during contingency of 23-1. Decisive Edge finished third, 1 1/4 lengths over in arrears. Crucero, a 5-year-old son of Admiral’s Cruise, cruised home in 2:49.46 over organisation territory with Kent Desormeaux adult for hermit Keith.

Turf Mile

Departing, a mixed graded stakes personality on a categorical track, appears to have found a home on a immature march after a diversion feat in Saturday’s $200,000, Grade II Firecracker during Churchill Downs. In usually his second start on a immature course, a 5-year-old War Front gelding tracked a early leaders, got by along a inside streamer for home and survived a strike in a widen run to win by 1/2 length over Knights Nation. The favorite, Sky Flight, finished third. Departing, with Miguel Mena up, ran 1 mile on organisation territory in 1:38.16. He finished a vanishing third behind The Pizza Man in his final race, a Opening Verse during 1 1/16 miles on a weed — his initial start given final November. Walker Hancock, boss of a owners and breeder, Claiborne Farm, pronounced Plan A was to run Departing in a 7-furlong Kelly’s Landing on a categorical course. But, he said, “I theory he maybe usually indispensable (the last) race. Being by War Front, they seem to run so good on a territory we figured we improved give him another shot. I’m blissful we did. It was a last-minute audible, too, during about 10 a.m. on Wednesday when we motionless to change march … This opens adult a whole other set of races for him. Maybe we can even aim a Breeders’ Cup Turf or something during Keeneland.” It was a 33rd stakes win during Churchill Downs for Claiborne, restraining a plantation with Calumet Farm for a lead in that category.

Prize Exhibit, outpace early, roared down a line to win Saturday’s $100,000, Grade III Senorita Stakes for 3-year-old fillies by 2 1/4 lengths over pacesetter Long Hot Summer. Lutine Bell also ran good late to take second and a odds-on favorite, Curlin’s Fox, faded by a widen to finish final of nine. Prize Exhibit, a British-bred daughter of Showcasing, ran 1 mile on organisation territory in 1:36.03 with Santiago Gonzalez up. It was her second win, initial in a stakes, in 6 tries given shipping in from England late final year. “I told a jock to lay close, about third or fourth, and he didn’t listen to me,” pronounced winning tutor James Cassidy. “I’m revelation we a truth. After a race, we pronounced to him, ‘What happened to third or fourth?’ He usually looked during me and shrugged.” Curlin’s Fox’s rider, Mike Smith, pronounced she doesn’t seem to hoop dual turns.

Filly Mare Turf

Fanticola stalked a gait in Saturday’s $200,000, Grade II Royal Heroine Stakes for fillies and mares, afterwards outfinished Queen of a Sand by a neck in a final jumps. Stormy Lucy was a prolonged shot third. Fanticola, a 5-year-old daughter of Silent Name, ran 1 mile on organisation territory in 1:36.76 with Joe Talamo up. She has finished out of a income in usually one of her 17 lifetime starts. “She deserved this,” pronounced winning tutor Phil D’Amato. “She’d been knocking on a doorway and had dual tough beats in her final two, and this is kind of clearance for all her tough efforts. She’s gotten improved and better, with some-more confidence.” He pronounced he will demeanour during a $250,000, Grade II John C. Mabee Stakes during Del Mar on Aug. 8. That’s 9 furlongs on a grass.

I’m Already Sexy waited off a gait in Saturday’s $100,000, Grade III Eatontown Stakes for fillies and mares, bid three-wide entering a widen and was adult to win by 1/2 length. The favorite, Kenzadargent, rallied along a rail though couldn’t compare a winner. Stellar Path finished third. I’m Already Sexy, a 5-year-old Ready’s Image mare, ran 1 1/16 miles on organisation territory in 1:41.29 underneath Paco Lopez. “She is a unequivocally good mare,” pronounced winning tutor Wayne Catalano. “Paco put her in a good position early on and she had a ideal trip. She likes to lay usually off a gait and with age, she has schooled to settle. She always seems to know where a handle is and usually continues to battle.”

Sprint

Masochistic dueled for a lead in Saturday’s $300,000, Grade we Triple Bend Stakes during Santa Anita, took a lead for good on a spin and drew off to win by 3 1/2 lengths. Appealing Tale was second with Wild Dude stuffing out a trifecta. Masochistic, a 5-year-old gelding by Sought After, ran 7 furlongs on a discerning line in 1:20.25 with Tyler Baze in a irons. In 8 career starts, he now has 6 wins and a second.

Delaunay bloody out of a embankment in Friday evening’s $125,000 Iowa Sprint Handicap, set a sprightly gait and drew off simply in a widen to win by 5 1/4 lengths. Bruvver Max, badly outpace early, rallied widest of all to take second, 1/2 length in front of Den’s Legacy. Delaunay, an 8-year-old Smoke Glacken gelding, ran 6 furlongs on a discerning line in 1:09.33 with Ramon Vazquez up. He has unsuccessful to strike a house usually once in his final 12 starts, that when tutor Tom Amoss sent him 7 furlongs in a Churchill Downs on Derby Day in 2014.

Salutos Amigos, creation his initial start given finishing eighth in a Group 1 Dubai Golden Shaeen on World Cup night, rallied smartly to a 3 1/4-lengths feat over Uptown Boy in Sunday’s $75,000 Mr. Prospector Stakes during Monmouth Park. Happy My Way was third with Purple Egg fourth. Salutos Amigos, a 5-year-old Salute a Sarge gelding, ran 6 furlongs on a sloppy, hermetic line in 1:08.58 underneath Cornelio Velasquez. “Hopefully this will be a lead into a prolonged and successful summer,” pronounced winning tutor David Jacobson. “I wanted to get a competition into him and this one came up.” He pronounced if Salutos Amigos cools out right, he might run right behind in subsequent weekend’s $250,000, Grade II Smile Sprint Handicap during Gulfstream Park — a partial of a aged Calder “Summit of Speed.” “He has a reservation on a craft Tuesday, so it’s positively an option,” Jacobson said.

Filly Mare Sprint

La Verdad truly was most a best in Sunday’s $100,000 Dancin Renee Stakes for New York-bred fillies and mares during Belmont Park. With Jose Ortiz along for a ride, a 5-year-old Yes It’s True mare squandered no time removing to a front and cruised home 7 1/4 lengths brazen of runner-up Make a Moment. Miss Da Point finished third La Verdad ran 6 furlongs on a sloppy, hermetic line in 1:10.27. Belmont inaugurated not to concede uncover betting notwithstanding a seven-horse margin and La Verdad paid $2.10 to place. “I was happy she won as simply as she did,” pronounced winning tutor Linda Rice, “because, frankly, this is a competition we were usually perplexing to use to get her to Saratoga in improved condition than we were final year.” She pronounced La Verdad will indicate to a $200,000, Grade II Honorable Miss on Jul 29 and “hopefully,” a $500,000, Grade we Ballerina on Aug. 29. Last year she finished fifth in both those races.

Ghost Locket reason off You Bought Her to win Friday’s $100,000 Saylorville during Prairie Meadows by 1/2 length. Haveyougoneaway finished third after being soundly bumped by a personality as a margin straightened into a lane. The favorite, Sugar Shock, finished fifth. Ghost Locket, a 5-year-old Ghostzapper mare, ran 6 furlongs on a discerning line in 1:09.77 underneath Shane Laviolette riding. The Donnie Von Hemel trainee now has 4 wins and 4 seconds from her final 9 starts.

Tribal Gal had no problem doing 4 rivals in Saturday’s $100,000 Oak Tree Distaff during Pleasanton. After tracking Frisco Fog by a early furlongs, manoeuvre Ricardo Gonzalez sent Tribal Gal after a lead in a lane. She dueled with Frisco Fog before kicking divided to win by 2 1/4 lengths. Princess Bertrando nipped Frisco Fog for place money. Tribal Gal, an Arizona-bred mare by Tribal Rule, ran 6 furlongs on a discerning line in 1:10.19. She also won this competition final year.

Juvenile

He’s Comin in Hot bloody right to a lead from a inside post in Saturday’s $100,000, Grade III Bashford Manor during Churchill Downs and didn’t demeanour back. After branch behind a amiable plea from Show Bound during a tip of a lane, He’s Comin in Hot went on to win by 3 3/4 lengths over that rival. Patrick Rocks finished third. The winner, an Early Flyer gelding, ran 6 furlongs on a discerning line in 1:10.90 with Jamie Theriot in a irons, picking adult his second true win. “He pennyless unequivocally pointy usually like he did final time,” pronounced winning tutor Bret Calhoun. “He got his feet out underneath him unequivocally good in a initial few jumps and was means to transparent and not take early pressure. That was my categorical regard with a one-hole … We’ll take a demeanour during a Sanford (at Saratoga) subsequent or competition during Prairie Meadows on a 18th of July.”

Juvenile Fillies

Cosmic Evolution stalked a gait in Saturday’s $100,000 Debutante during Churchill Downs, worked to a lead in a line and kept on gamely to win by 1 1/2 lengths over Adhara. Areolite finished third. Cosmic Evolution, a Proud Citizen filly, ran 6 furlongs in 1:11.89 with Calvin Borel up. It was her second start, following a runner-up bid behind Areolite final month. “I’ve been operative her,” Borel said. “You know, we got kick a initial time though she indispensable it. we came behind and told (trainer Lon Wiggins) that those horses would never kick her again. She stood adult to a plate.” Borel pronounced he skeleton to take time off this summer to rest and recover. But in a fall, “I’ll be there for her. Don’t we worry about that.”

Come To Mischief, creation her initial start during contingency of 18-1, drew off to win Sunday’s $125,000 (Canadian) My Dear Stakes during Woodbine by 6 lengths. Avisionofchocolate was second and Conquest Soprano finished third. The favorite, Maymont, kick usually one filly. Come To Mischief, a Kentucky-bred daughter of Into Mischief, ran 5 furlongs on a all-weather line in 57.19 seconds with Tyler Pizarro up. That time is usually 0.78 seconds off a line record. “I unequivocally didn’t know most about her,” Pizarro said, adding owners Martha Gonzales “just pronounced she’s flattering discerning in a morning.”

Otherwise:

Parx Racing

Edge of Reality ran by pacesetting favorite Adirondack King late in Saturday’s $75,000 Turning For Home Stakes and drew off to win by 3 3/4 lengths over that foe. Grasshoppin also led quickly though faded to get home third. Edge of Reality, a 5-year-old son of Lawyer Ron, ran 1 mile and 70 yards on a good, hermetic line in 1:43.58 with Frankie Pennington aboard.

Thistledown

Bold Cait took assign in a line in Saturday’s $75,000 J. William Petro Memorial Handicap for Ohio-bred distaffers, winning by 5 1/4 lengths. Needmore Flattery was best of a rest, 1/2 length brazen of Morant Bay. Bold Cait, a 3-year-old Sun King filly, ran 1 1/16 miles on a sloppy, hermetic line in 1:47.00 with Edgar Paucar riding.

Churchill Downs

Viva Majorca rallied down a widen to win Saturday’s $75,000 Kelly’s Landing Stakes by 1/2 length over a favorite, Schivarelli, with a early leader, Good Lord, vanishing to finish third. Viva Majorca, a 4-year-old Tiago gelding, ran 7 furlongs on a discerning line in 1:22.12 with Brian Hernandez Jr. up.

Emerald Downs

Belle Hill ran by a early leader, Seeking a Light, but most difficulty in Sunday’s $50,000 Irish Day Handicap for 3-year-old fillies and went on to win by 4 lengths over that rival. Suva Harbor was 2 some-more lengths behind in third and a favorite, Ethan’s Baby, got home fifth. Belle Hill, a Sky Mesa filly, ran 1 mile on a discerning line in 1:36.67 with Leslie Mawing in a irons.

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