He has only 1 run to date, breaking his maiden 1st time out at the Curragh back on April 3rd, but this seems to be the colt that Aidan O'Brien is really high on in regard to being his top Epsom Derby horse, although there has been some speculation that the stables Guineas winning filly, Minding, could possibly skip the Epsom Oaks in favor of taking on the boys in the Derby? But in regard to US Army Ranger, he's got a fantastic middle distance pedigree, sired by Galileo out of the Irish Oaks winning mare Moonstone who also finished 2nd to Look Here in the Epsom Oaks of 2008. It's possible we might see US Army Ranger race again in a few days on May 5th at Chester in the G3 Chester Vase. That would definitely give punters a much better reading on what his chances at Epsom would be.
Breeders Cup Turf winner, Found, back in the winners circle with a victory in the G3 Mooresbridge Stakes at the Curragh in Ireland. Next up for her will most likely be the G1 Tattersalls Gold Cup later in the month.
Wonder what kind of odds the bookies would've given that the exact same trio of Ballydoyle fillies that ran 1-2-3 in the G1 Moyglare Stud Stakes at the Curragh in Ireland back in September would repeat that exact same order of finish just over 8 months later at Newmarket in the G1 English 1000 Guineas?
From the Racing Post web-site: Trainers Michael, Wayne, & John Hawkes have announced that Chautauqua, considered by many to be the best sprinter in the world right now, will not travel to Royal-Ascot to run in the G1 Diamond Jubilee Stakes after his brilliant win on Sunday at Sha Tin in the G1 Chairman's Sprint Prize.
Without question Galileo is the most prolific sire of offspring for racing on turf that I can remember in my lifetime and I've followed racing worldwide for more than 30 years. He's almost been a 1-horse factory by himself for Coolmore Stud producing group level stakes winners over just about every distance, both colts & fillies.
Minding pretty much won the 1000 Guineas at her own leisure, and she may turn out to be even more impressive over the Oaks trip of 12f than she has been to date at a mile, IMO.
Maurice absolutely dominated the local Hong Kong based turf milers, plus the others that had shipped in from Australia & Europe in the G1 Champions Mile at Sha Tin. I say lets have Maurice, Solow, & Tepin line up somewhere over a mile on turf in a 3-horse event to hash out who's really the top international turf miler in racing right now?
Ran like a horse that could've used at least one run under his belt before heading to Newmarket for the Guineas, IMO.
He's brought over some very good horses, I.E., Excelebration, Declaration of War, St Nicholas Abbey, Magician, etc...., but Aidan O'Brien hasn't really brought over the very best of the best horses from his stable for the Breeders Cup since he brought Giant's Causeway back in 2000 and Galileo(who didn't handle the surface at big sandy at all) in 2001, IMO.
He was lit up early in the race. Pulling hard and throwing his head about. He almost looked like a horse that came into the race lacking condition that needed a run prior to this one even, but I know better than that in regard to his lacking condition being trained by John Gosden.
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