Wanted to clear up an incorrect statement I made concerning this post. Starspangledbanner in 2010 wasn't the last to complete the Diamond Jubilee Stakes & Darley July Cup double in the same season. I had totally forgotten that Lethal Force completed that double last season.
Wesley Ward's Undrafted ran a cracking good race himself, finishing 4th of 13 in the G1 Darley July Cup. Well done to the connections!!
Slade Power completes the G1 Diamond Jubilee Stakes/G1 Darley July Cup double with a win in the July Cup at Newmarket(July). Last horse to complete the double was Coolmore's Starspangledbanner back in 2010.
Farraaj looks back to his best again winning the John Smith's Cup at York, one of the more valuable and prestigious 10f handicaps on the racing calender.
Guest of Honour gets up to win the G2 Summer Mile Stakes at Ascot. Mull of Killough was 2nd for the second year in a row and Godolphin's Long John ran on well for 3rd.
@Euro Trash, many thanks for your concern. I am improving, it's just slowly. That heart attack was very unexpected and really zapped me, plus I've got a ton of new medications I'm having to get used to as well, and some of them make it difficult not to walk around in a fog half the time, LOL. But I'll make it all the way back eventually. I've always been fighter when it comes to my health. Again, many thanks though for your concern.
@jonquil, I also share Euro Trash's sentiments on hoping you're feeling better. My wife has had problems with migraine headaches also for the past decade and I've seen her get awfully sick at times from them, so I definitely feel for you mate.
@jonquil, For what it's worth, I also think Sea The Moon is a very progressive 3yo. I simply don't think he's quite reached the level yet where he could beat Australia or Taghrooda in a G1 race over 12f. That's not to say he's not capable of being there later in the season though.
@jonquil, I respect your opinion on Sea The Moon mate. I don't necessarily agree with it, but I respect it. That said, I think you're right in that it's very unlikely Australia and Sea The Moon would face each other unless they both turn up in the Arc, and then they'd both have bigger problems than worrying about trying to beat each other, IMO.
Boy this filly is compiling a really nice career resume'. Today made the 8th career start to date for Integral and with her Falmouth win she runs her career record to 8-5-2-0. Her only out of money finish to date still remains her 7th in last season's G1 Nassau Stakes at Goodwood, which if memory serves was a bit of a messy race for a few fillies & mares that day.
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