Upsetting to see that Paul Nicholl's team wasn't informed of Kauto's condition/death until right before the release was made public. It sounds like a god awful series of injuries/events that no creature, let alone one so legendary, deserves. RIP.
It's CierraJanay and Chitu77's chance to buy their champion!
I'm just happy he is racing at a realistic level, though this is one of the toughest listed contests I have seen in a while.
I was really impressed with Kingfisher, especially considering how he couldn't get a split to save his life in the last 2 furlongs. Ballydoyle's older horse rankings are very slim right now, so here's hoping they don't sell Kingfisher to Mike De Kock or Robert Hickmott any time soon.
I hope/wonder if they will keep Able Friend in Europe for another try, or bring him back in the future. While today obviously showed that he is not invincible, I think he is a lot better than his 6th placed effort. His trainer didn't sound too discouraged post race when he said "we will be looking to come back with either him or something else". I would love to see him in the Sussex.
Won his maiden impressively and looks to have a nice future as one of the late blooming 3 year olds of this crop. Kind of seems open and shut as to why people like him?
Love seeing Frankie having success since his reunion with Gosden
Duel Tenno Sho (Spring) winner Fenomeno has suffered a tendon injury and has been retired. He will stand at Shadai Stallion Station.
Moonlit Stroll, a narrow third in last month's G1 Humana Distaff, has been euthanized after breaking down during a workout on May 23rd
Considering the somewhat small breeding operation that Jim and Jackie Bolger run (and the fact that they race/train all of their homebreds), their strike rate when it comes to stakes winners must be incredibly high. Though Godolphin usually goes on to buy any of the stand-outs, the amount of group winners the Bolgers have bred in the last year is pretty impressive.
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