I adore Cannock Chase, so I'm thrilled to see him win this so well! A little bummed at how Top Notch Tonto is still being run like that again -- I don't think I can ever recall him winning when run like that. Although it isn't like he was expected to win here. TNT needs softer ground to actually do much of anything, heh.
Thank you for the foal updates.
I do feel for Moorside. She really tried and came so close to getting
there, but just missed out in the Cheshire Oaks. Moorside probably needed a prior run for this year, too, so hopefully she will improve on this and eventually get herself a nice shiny stakes win.
There were several last year that gave indications they might improve as 3YOs. The real problem is when I see colts doing exceptionally as 2YOs I tend to assume unless they're a certain type that the form might not come through. Not every colt gets to be a Sea The Stars or Frankel.
Regardless, I'm usually very cautious and tend to prefer to see most of the runners on a first out. If that doesn't happen I'm not even gonna bother.
Oh, and speaking of -- New World Power still seems to be entered in the Epsom Derby, but he didn't have a maiden race yet. Back in April he was supposed to run in a 1 1/2 mile maiden according to Varian, but it never happened. Varian hasn't mentioned anything about it since and so I can only assume he'll find a maiden for him this month, but so far no entries and at this rate NWP may make his first start in the Derby. Here's Pearl Bloodstock's page on him from back when he was bought: http://www.pearlbloodstock.com/horses/detail.php?horseID=867490664
Repeated her previous success in the Preis Des Gestuts Rottgen with a win in the Listed Grosser Preis von Rossmann today!
Won the Listed Pretty Polly Stakes by 3 lengths to Chicadoro in 2nd!
Won the G3 Bavarian Classic by ~2 lengths to Nacar!
Solow's little half-sister has finally broke her maiden, winning the 5th race at Saint Cloud today 1 1/2 lengths to Roshanara in 2nd!
Won the English 1,000 Guineas emphatically followed by her stablemates!
Has come back to win the Prix Ganay -- he was first past the post, but it was a messy race and it looked like he had to push his way out to get to the front. Silverwave came in 2nd and Garlingari was an unlucky 3rd.
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