Roly Poly wins the Kingdom of Bahrain Sun Chariot Stakes at Newmarket Racecourse
It took a gutsy performance from Roly Poly to register the 23rd victory for Aidan O’Brien this year, leaving him just two short of the late Bobby Frankel’s world record. The victory meant Roly Poly has taken her personal Group One tally to three this year. Her rider Ryan Moore was quick and smart to get her out of the stalls. But it wasn’t all easy and straightforward as Roly Poly faced some tough competition from Dawn Of Hope, who managed to finish second. The third place went to Nathra, giving Jimmy Fortune a memorable last ride before his retirement. O’Brien was all praise for the great filly. It is going to be an incredible achievement for O’Brien and he has no one but the horses to thank for.
Suedois registers victory at the Shadwell Turf Mile
Partnered by Danny Tudhope, the six-year-old didn’t have the best of starts and had a lot of ground to make up to reach the top. Heart to Heart looked the most likely contender to win as he easily beat past Miss Temple City but it was Suedois who was running the show, racing down the middle of the track, ending up winning by half a length. Ballagh Rocks ended up in the third position. Suedois participated in five or six Group Ones last year which made him hit the woodwork every single time. His victory earns him a guaranteed place in the Breeders’ Cup Mile as winning the Shadwell Turf Mile helps in earning an automatic place for the big tournament. O’Meara is still to commit for the Breeders’ Cup Mile which shall be confirmed at the soonest.
Urgent De Gregaine set to return to Cheltenham this year
The nine-year-old was the reason of causing a massive upset when he beat Cantlow in the Glenfarclas Cross Country Chase at Cheltenham in January. Trained by Emmanuel Clayeux in France, Urgent De Gregaine was absent for the Festival in March but didn’t shy away to show his capabilities when he ran a brilliant race in Prague at the Pardubice racecourse. He made the most under Felix de Giles before being beaten by No Time to lose. Clayeux confirmed that they are likely to be back in November or December and that now on, Urgent De Gregaine will only be running in England and the Czech Republic.