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TUESDAY, 9 JULY 2019 IN TDN AMERICA TODAY ‘JALEN’ EARLY TOPPER AT FASIG-TIPTON Jalen Journey (With Distinction) was the early topper at the Fasig-Tipton July Horses of Racing Age in Lexington on Monday. Click or tap here to go straight to TDN America. Enable and Frankie Dettori win the Coral-Eclipse | Racing Post THE WEEKLY WRAP: TRIUMPH AND DISASTER by John Berry "If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster and treat those two impostors just the same." Rudyard Kipling's observations on life ring true in most scenarios but in the racing game they invariably hit the nail squarely on the head.

Over the weekend we were reminded yet again of the wafer-thin dividing line between triumph and disaster by the fates of the two champion fillies who fought out the finish of last season's G1 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe, Enable (GB) (Nathaniel {Ire}) and Sea Of Class (Ire) (Sea The Stars {Ire}). A 2019 re-match between the two featured high last December on the Christmas list of most racing fans but sadly it now definitely won't be happening. While Enable, by winning the G1 Coral-Eclipse S. at Sandown, showed on Saturday afternoon that she is at least as good as ever at the age of five, Sea Of Class, it was announced on Sunday, spent the day convalescing after life-saving colic surgery on Wednesday which means that her racing days are definitely over.

When a horse has survived the first couple of days after major surgery, one is entitled to hope that he/she is 'out of the woods.' Hopefully, therefore, this will be a disaster which has a happy ending with Sea Of Class able to enjoy a full life as a broodmare for years to come. Cont. p2 YOSHIDA HAILS >AMAZING= TRADE AT JRHA By Emma Berry HOKKAIDO, Japan--The strength in depth of Japan's domestic owners' base was fully evident as the JRHA Select Sale got underway at Northern Horse Park on Monday.

A vast array of buyers pushed the sale to record turnover of -10.73 billion (almost $99 million/,78,939,937/i88,034,596) for 222 yearlings, which set another all-time high when returning an average price of -48.3 million ($445,000/ ,355,593/i396,552). Trade, described as "just amazing" by the sale's leading breeder/vendor Katsumi Yoshida of Northern Farm, was headed by a record-equalling yearling brother to former champion 3-year-old filly Mikki Queen (Jpn) (Deep Impact {Jpn}), who was sold for -360-million ($3.27-million/,2,648,062/i2,953,360). Cont. in Worldwide News p8

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  • 9 JULY 2019 Liberty Beach, Cable Bay=s first stakes winner | Racing Post Triumph and Disaster Cont. As all horsemen as well as farmers will confirm, though, where one has livestock, one will always have dead stock. The next disaster, the next disappointment is never far around the next corner. The contrasting fortunes of Enable and Sea Of Class have provided a particularly stark reminder that one has to treasure the good days when they come because they won't last forever, and that racing is not the game for you if you can't handle disappointment.

Eclipse Springboard To Success Enable was majestic in becoming only the third filly or mare to win the Eclipse (first run in 1888) following Pebbles (GB) (Sharpen Up) in 1985 and Kooyonga (Ire) (Persian Bold {Ire}) in 1992. It is odd that so few females have taken the race, particularly as so many of the great ones over the years have tried. The dearth of fillies on its roll of honour, though, has helped the Eclipse to establish itself as one of the great 'sire-making' races. No fewer than 12 of its winners have gone on to become champion sire of Great Britain and Ireland, most recently Mill Reef (Never Bend) and Sadler's Wells (Northern Dancer), winners of the race in 1971 and 1984, respectively.

One of the best recent Eclipse winners has been 2015 hero Golden Horn (GB) (Cape Cross {Ire}), for whose stud career at Dalham Hall it is still early days. Fittingly, Golden Horn got off the mark as a stallion on the eve of this year's Eclipse. Carrying Alan Spence's colours to victory in the Longines Irish Champions Weekend EBF Fillies' Novice Stakes on debut by a comfortable 1 1/4-length margin, the Mark Johnston-trained West End Girl (GB) became the first of, presumably, many winners for Golden Horn. Bred, like her first three dams, by Car Colston Hall Stud, West End Girl comes from the immediate family of the Car Colston Hall-bred Group 1 winners Crowded House (GB) (Rainbow Quest) and Reckless Abandon (GB) (Exchange Rate).

After this very promising debut, it is not inconceivable that West End Girl, who was bought by Johnston for 95,000gns from Book 2 of last year's Tattersalls October Yearling Sale, might subsequently become not only her sire's first winner but his first stakes winner, too. Cable Signals His Merit One first-season sire who has beaten Golden Horn to the post in siring a black-type winner is the Highclere-based Cable Bay (Ire) (Invincible Spirit {Ire}), whose daughter Liberty Beach (GB) landed the Chasemore Farm Dragon S. at Sandown on Friday by 3 1/4 lengths. Trained by John Quinn for her breeder Philip Wilkins, Liberty Beach is now the winner of three of her four races, her only defeat having come when she ran well to finish fourth of 25 behind Raffle Prize (Ire) (Slade Power {Ire}) in the G2 Queen Mary S.

at Royal Ascot last month.

Liberty Beach clearly ranks as one of the best 2-year-old sprinters in Britain at present. She is certainly bred to be a fast juvenile, being closely related to the former precocious speedsters La Rioja (GB) (Hellvelyn {GB}), Pastoral Girl (GB) (Pastoral Pursuits {GB}) and Lilbourne Lass (GB) (Pastoral Pursuits {GB}). She is another good advertisement for Tattersalls Ascot, having been offered there in the Mickley Stud draft last September where she was a vendor buy-back at ,16,000. The sale had already yielded one stakes winner up Sandown's five-furlong course this season: Flippa The Strippa (Ire) (Outstrip {GB}) took the Matchbook Betting Podcast National S.

over course and distance in May after having been bought by Chris Wright's Stratford Place Stud at Ascot last September for merely ,10,000. The Kurious Case Of Success Another very fast filly on the mark at Sandown last weekend was Kurious (GB) (Kuroshio {Aus}), who raced to victory up Sandown's five-furlong course for the third time when taking the Coral Charge S. on Saturday, thus landing her second listed success.

Leased from her breeder Marie Matthews by Hot To Trot Racing, Kurious is proving a fine standard-bearer for Hot To Trot, whose syndicates are managed by Luke Lillingston and Sam Hoskins. Hot To Trot set the bar very high for itself when the Clive Cox-trained Heartache (GB) (Kyllachy {GB}) carried its colours to victory in the G2 Queen Mary S. at Royal Ascot in 2017. Cont. p3

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  • 9 JULY 2019 Kurious | Racing Post The Weekly Wrap Cont. Happily it has been able to provide a remarkable run of further success for its share-holders since then and it is enjoying a particularly purple patch at present. Two weeks ago Hot To Trot members suffered the shock of seeing Heartwarming (GB) (Showcasing {GB}) pulled up in the British Stallion Studs EBF Land O'Burns Fillies' S. at Ayr, seemingly having broken down mid-race. Happily, her injuries have proved far less serious than initially feared, and the syndicate's runners have been in unstoppable form since then: all four of their subsequent runners have won.

The good campaigns enjoyed by Kurious last year and this have shone the spotlight on her sire Kuroshio (Aus) (Exceed And Excel {Aus}), who attracted minimal patronage during the sole season which he spent at Overbury Stud in 2015. The Australian Group 2-winning sprinter did not return to Europe the next year, but his excellent winners-to-runners ratio with his juveniles last season prompted Compas Bloodstock to negotiate a deal to take him to Clongiffen Stud in Ireland in 2019. They will no doubt be delighted that Kurious has trained on so well, as well as by the Derby victory of Anthony Van Dyck (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}), a son of Kuroshio's Group 3-winning full-sister Believe'n'succeed (Aus).

Redoute's Legacy Another reverse-shuttler to enjoy a red-letter day in England on Saturday was the late Redoute's Choice, posthumously responsible for G2 Bet365 Lancashire Oaks victrix Enbihaar (Ire). One has to say that it is disappointing that no Group 1 winners have emerged from Redoute's Choice's two seasons of reverse-shuttling to Haras de Bonneval (in 2013 and '14) because his Australian record proves that he was an outstanding stallion. Furthermore, he covered plenty of very good mares in France. Cont. p4 IN TDN AUS/NZ TODAY HALLOWED GIVEN A CHANCE TO RULE Gooree Park’s Andrew Baddock assesses the progress of Darley’s young stallion Hallowed Crown (Aus) (Street Sense).

Click or tap here to go straight to TDN Aus/NZ. Vice President, International Operations Gary King Twitter: @garykingTDN + 1.732.320.0975 International Editor Kelsey Riley Twitter: @kelseynrileyTDN European Editor Emma Berry Twitter: @collingsberry Associate International Editor Heather Anderson Twitter: @HLAndersonTDN Marketing Manager Alayna Cullen Twitter: @AlaynaCullen Contributing Editor Alan Carasso Twitter: @EquinealTDN Cafe Racing Sean Cronin Tom Frary Irish Correspondent Daithi Harvey Regular Columnists Chris McGrath | Andrew Caulfield John Berry | Kevin Blake

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  • 9 JULY 2019 John McCririck | Racing Post © Copyright Thoroughbred Daily News. This newspaper may not be reproduced in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, without prior written permission of the copyright owner, MediaVista. Information as to the American races, race results and earnings was obtained from results charts published by The Jockey Club Information Services and utilized here with their permission. The Weekly Wrap Cont.

Enbihaar's win on Saturday, though, suggests that she could eventually graduate to Group 1 glory.

A i500,000 yearling at Arqana's August Sale in Deauville in 2015 when bought by Shadwell out of the Haras du Mezeray draft, Enbihaar is a 4-year-old now but she is still lightly raced and her win on Saturday was good. Swiss Delight On Jersey While we generally concentrate the bulk of our attention at the upper echelons of the sport, there are admirable horses at every level. We had a lovely reminder of this fact on Friday night at Britain's most southerly racecourse, Les Landes on Jersey in the Channel Islands.

The 20-year-old listed-winning mare Swiss Lake (Indian Ridge {Ire}) has been a wonderful matron for Lordship Stud. Her 10 winners have included the stakes-winning sprinters Swiss Diva (GB) (Pivotal {GB}), Swiss Spirit (GB) (Invincible Spirit {Ire}) and Swiss Dream (GB) (Oasis Dream {GB}) as well as Swiss Franc (GB) (Mr. Greeley), who was placed as a juvenile in the G2 Coventry S., the G2 July S. and the G2 Gimcrack S. Swiss Spirit has now shown himself to be a reliable sire of sprinters, while several of Swiss Lake's daughters are established as good broodmares including Swiss Dream, the dam of last season's G3 Hackwood S.

winner Yafta (GB) (Dark Angel {Ire}).

Swiss Lake's 12-year-old son Swiss Cross (GB) (Cape Cross {Ire}) has not scaled the stakes-race heights of several of his siblings. He can, though, certainly be described as the toughest of them all. His 3 1/2-length win at Les Landes on Friday took his career statistics to 16 wins, 14 seconds and 15 thirds from 153 starts. He recorded his first win nearly 10 years ago, taking a juvenile maiden race at Newmarket in October 2009 under Kieren Fallon, getting off the mark at the third attempt when trained by Gerard Butler for the aforementioned Alan Spence. Having been sold by Lordship Stud for 100,000gns as a yearling in Book 1 of Tattersalls October Sale in 2008, Swiss Cross was re-sold out of Butler's stable at the Horses-in-Training Sale three years later, bought by Steve Jakes, a long-standing owner in Phil McEntee's Newmarket stable, for 11,000gns.

He looked fairly exposed at the time with a record of four wins from 19 races, but subsequent events have shown that he was only just getting going.

Swiss Cross registered a notable milestone in November 2016 by winning two consecutive races, four days apart, on his 100th and 101st starts. Now he is up to 153 appearances and is still going strong. He is not, incidentally, the first member of his immediate family to score at Les Landes: Wickins (GB), a full-brother to Swiss Cross's stakes-placed grandam Blue Iris (GB) (Petong {GB}), was the best horse in the Channel Islands in the mid '90s when trained on Jersey by the late Stephen Arthur, winning 16 races there including the 1996 Jersey Derby. As well as reminding us of the importance of being able to treat triumph and disaster just the same, Kipling also recommended filling the unforgiving minute with sixty seconds' worth of distance run.

Swiss Cross has now done that 153 times and his enthusiasm remains as boundless as ever. Swiss Cross has never claimed to be as talented as Enable or Sea Of Class but, a living tribute to the training skills of Phil McEntee, in his own way he too deserves to be described as a great horse.

Vale 'Big Mac' Greatness, as discussed, takes many forms, and John McCririck, who passed away on Friday at the age of 79, was definitely one of racing's great characters. The phrase 'larger than life' could have been coined with McCririck in mind. His role as Channel 4 Racing's betting pundit between 1985 and 2012 not only made him a household name but also did plenty to advertise the sport's appeal to a wider audience. Beneath his brash, combative facade lived a great brain which cared deeply for the sport. The game is poorer for his passing and we offer our condolences to his widow Jenny.

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  • 9 JULY 2019 FIRST-SEASON SIRES WITH RUNNERS Brazen Beau is looking for his eighth Northern Hemisphere winner at Pontefract on Tueday. | Darley Australia AUSTRALIA COLT HIGHLIGHT OF SGA SALE A colt by English/Irish Derby hero Australia (GB), from the family of G1 Irish Oaks and G1 Yorkshire Oaks victress Sea of Class (Ire) (Sea The Stars {Ire}), is one of 127 lots catalogued for the SGA Sale at La Maura in Milan, Italy, on Sept. 21. Offered by Razza del Velino as lot 44, the bay is out of the winning Mooney Ridge (Ire) (Indian Ridge {Ire}), a half-sister to the dual Oaks heroine, as well as G1 Premio Lydia Tesio victresses Charity Line (Ire) (Manduro {Ger}) and Final Score (Ire) (Dylan Thomas {Ire}). There are also yearlings on offer by Dark Angel (Ire), Fastnet Rock (Aus), Kodiac (GB) and Sea The Stars (Ire). Last year=s figures saw 92 lots sold from 149 offered (61.7%) for a gross of €1,527,500. Topped by a son of Dawn Approach (Ire) at €90,000, the average was €16,603 and the median was €10,000. The sale will commence at 12 p.m. local time.

Tuesday, July 9, 2019: UNITED KINGDOM Brazen Beau (Aus) (I Am Invincible {Aus}), Dalham Hall Stud 78 foals of racing age/7 winners/1 black-type winner 14:15-PONTEFRACT, 6f, BEAUTRIX (GB) 12,000gns RNA Tattersalls December Foal Sale 2017 Cable Bay (Ire) (Invincible Spirit {Ire}), Highclere Stud 114 foals of racing age/10 winners/1 black-type winner 14:15-PONTEFRACT, 6f, STORMY BAY (GB) 19,000gns Tattersalls December Foal Sale 2017; ,11,000 Goffs UK Premier & Silver Yearling Sale 2018 14:15-PONTEFRACT, 6f, VAN DIJK (GB) 17,000gns Tattersalls December Foal Sale 2017 Ivawood (Ire) (Zebedee {GB}), Coolmore Stud 100 foals of racing age/4 winners/0 black-type winners 14:15-PONTEFRACT, 6f, LEXINGTON QUEST (Ire) ,32,000 Goffs UK Premier & Silver Yearling Sale 2018 14:15-PONTEFRACT, 6f, PEARLWOOD (Ire) i6,000 Goffs Sportsman's Yearling Sale 2018 Muhaarar (GB) (Oasis Dream {GB}), Nunnery Stud 106 foals of racing age/1 winner/0 black-type winners 14:15-PONTEFRACT, 6f, FASHION FREE (GB) 130,000gns Tattersalls December Foal Sale 2017; 220,000gns RNA Tattersalls October Yearling Sale 2018 - Book 1 FRANCE Hallowed Crown (Aus) (Street Sense), Kildangan Stud 77 foals of racing age/1 winner/0 black-type winners 2-COMPIEGNE, 1400m, PINK PRINCESS (GB) 800gns Tattersalls October Yearling Sale 2018 - Book 4 Sidestep (Aus) (Exceed And Excel {Aus}), Fr 70 foals of racing age/4 winners/1 black-type winner 2-COMPIEGNE, 1400m, MIND YOUR STEP (Fr) i33,000 Arqana Deauville October Yearlings 2018 Monday=s Results: 1st-Ripon, ,6,000, Novice, 7-8, 2yo, f, 6fT, 1:11.83, g/f.

UNDER THE STARS (IRE) (f, 2, Night of Thunder {Ire}--Jumeirah Palm Star {GB}, by Invincible Spirit {Ire}), backed into 7-4 favouritism, was squeezed exiting the stalls and ended up in rear after two furlongs. Making up lost ground comfortably to gain the advantage with 1 1/2 furlongs remaining, the bay drew clear and was eased late to record a three-length verdict over Requiems Dream (Ire) (Dream Ahead) and become the 11th winner for his first-season sire (by Dubawi {Ire}). Cont. p6

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  • 9 JULY 2019 Downdraft | Racing Post 1st-Ripon Cont. The dam, who also has a yearling colt by The Last Lion (Ire) and a colt foal by Slade Power (Ire), is a granddaughter of the GII Palomar H. winner Shir Dar (Fr) (Lead On Time). Sales history: 6,000gns Ylg '18 TAOCT. Lifetime Record: 1-1-0-0, $4,878. Video, sponsored by Fasig-Tipton. O-Saeed Manana; B-Rabbah Bloodstock Limited (IRE); T-James Tate. 2nd-Royal Windsor, ,5,300, Novice, 7-8, 2yo, 6f 12yT, 1:12.76, g/f.

OLD NEWS (GB) (c, 2, Dutch Art {GB}--Queen=s Charter {GB}, by Oasis Dream {GB}), a 33-1 shot on this racecourse introduction, took a keen grip early behind the early leaders.

Making inroads passing the two-furlong pole, the bay overhauled Good Earth (Ire) (Acclamation {GB}) in the last 100 yards and asserted to score by a neck. The unraced dam is a daughter of the G3 Winter Hill S. winner and G2 Blandford S. runner-up Queen=s Best (GB) (King=s Best), who produced the GI Breeders= Cup Filly and Mare Turf heroine Queen=s Trust (GB) (Dansili {GB}). She is therefore a granddaughter of the G3 Nell Gwyn S. scorer and G1 Yorkshire Oaks and G1 Prix Vermeille-placed Cloud Castle (GB) (In the Wings {GB}). Sales history: 45,000gns Ylg >18 TAOCT; ,58,000 2yo >19 GOFBRE. Lifetime Record: 1-1-0-0, $4,310.

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O-The Queens; B-Biddestone Stud Ltd (GB); T-Richard Hughes. 1st-Ayr, ,5,300, Mdn, 7-8, 2yo, 6fT, 1:12.34, g/f. VOLATILE ANALYST (c, 2, Distorted Humor--Gentle Caroline, by Street Sense) broke well and raced close up throughout this debut. Looming large passing the quarter-mile marker, the 4-1 chance seized control approaching the final eighth and was comfortably on top, despite jinking left, in the closing stages to prevail by a snug 1 1/4 lengths from Saint of Katowice (Ire) (Elzaam {Aus}). He is the only foal out of a half-sister to GI Darley Alcibiades S. heroine Gomo (Uncle Mo) and descendants of the bay=s fourth dam Quinpool (Alydar), herself a GI Kentucky Oaks third, also include GIII Senorita S.

victress Mrs Kipling (Ire) (Exceed and Excel {Aus}) and G3 Vain S. winner Tony Nicconi (Aus) (Nicconi {Aus}). Sales history: $95,000 RNA Wlg >17 KEENOV; i54,000 2yo >19 TATGOR. Lifetime Record: 1-1-0-0, $4,310. Video, sponsored by Fasig-Tipton.

1ST-TIME STARTER. O-A F O=Callaghan; B-Pollock Farms, Hugh Owen, Town & Country Farms LLC (KY); T-Keith Dalgleish. Monday=s Results: LENEBANE S.-Listed, i60,000, Roscommon, 7-8, 3yo/up, 11f 175yT, 2:39.60, gd. 1--DOWNDRAFT (IRE), 137, c, 4, Camelot (GB)--Cinnamon Rose, by Trempolino. 1ST BLACK-TYPE WIN. (i55,000 Ylg >16 GOFORB). O-O.T.I. Racing; B-Airlie Stud (IRE); T-Joseph O=Brien; J-Donnacha O=Brien. i35,400. Lifetime Record: 14-5-1-0, $119,870. *1/2 to European (Ire) (Great Commotion), SW-Ire & GSP-US, $142,339, & to Chelsea Rose (Ire) (Desert King {Ire}), Hwt. 3yo Filly-Ire at 9 1/2-10 1/2f, G1SW-Ire & G1SP-Ity, $527,260.

2--Massif Central (Ire), 137, g, 5, Arcano (Ire)--Melaaya, by Aljabr. (i11,500 RNA Wlg >14 GOFNOV; i15,000 RNA Ylg >15 GOFSPT; i200,000 HRA >17 GOFFCH). O-Paul Rooney. i11,400. 3--Masaff (Ire), 126, c, 3, Raven=s Pass--Masiyma (Ire), by Dalakhani (Ire). O-H.H. Aga Khan. i5,400. Margins: HF, 1 3/4, HF. Odds: 1.50, 2.50, 1.85. Also Ran: Dream Ascot (GB). Tried in the G1 Grand Prix de Paris this time last year, Downdraft was unable to mix it in that territory but signed off with a win in a 10-furlong handicap at Naas in October before returning with the same result in a mile-and-a-half conditions race at Dundalk May 3.

Two starts later, the bay was sixth in a strong renewal of Royal Ascot=s Duke of Edinburgh S. over the latter trip June 21 and that level of form proved enough for him to come back to his native Ireland and register a first black-type success. Tracking the 3-year-old Masaff in second throughout the early stages, he gained the advantage approaching the furlong and then had to see off Massif Central in the last 150 yards. Cont. p7

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  • 9 JULY 2019 Listed Lenebane S. Cont. Downdraft is the last known foal out of Cinnamon Rose, who was responsible for the Listed Amethyst S. winner and GIII Elkhorn S.-placed European and the G1 Moyglare Stud S. scorer Chelsea Rose. The latter is in turn the dam of Ballydoyle=s G1 St Leger and G1 Grand Prix de Paris hero Kew Gardens (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}) and the G3 Prix de Ris-Orangis scorer Thawaany (Ire) (Tamayuz {GB}). Cinnamon Rose is a half-sister to River Warden (Riverman), who was successful in the G2 Prix Eugene Adam and runner-up in the GI San Juan Capistrano Invitational H. Click for the Racing Post result. Video, sponsored by Fasig-Tipton.

Roscommon, i15,000, Mdn, 7-8, 2yo, 7f 50yT, 1:31.75, gd. JUSTINA (IRE) (f, 2, Holy Roman Emperor {Ire}--Mary McPhee {GB}, by Makfi {GB}), sent off at 16-1, missed the kick a touch but had the speed to gain a mid-division pitch on the inside. Niggled at before halfway, the debutante kept responding to eventually reel in Potala Palace (GB) (Dansili {GB}) 150 yards out and had a half-length to spare over that rival at the line. The winner is the first foal out of a half-sister to the G3 Firth of Clyde S. runner-up Mary=s Daughter (GB) (Royal Applause {GB}). From the family of the dual 1000 Guineas heroine Attraction (GB) (Efisio {GB}) and her talented son Elarqam (GB) (Frankel {GB}), she also has a yearling filly by Acclamation (GB).

Sales history: i14,000 RNA Ylg >18 TIRSEP. Lifetime Record: 1-1-0-0, $9,999. Video, sponsored by Fasig-Tipton.

O-P Vela & Mrs Yvonne Nicoll; B-Sir Peter Vela, Richmond&Jeremy Gompertz (IRE); T-Jessica Harrington. ADDITIONAL MAIDEN WINNER: Sovereigns Bright (Ire), f, 3, No Nay Never--Gleaming Silver (Ire), by Dalakhani (Ire). Roscommon, 7-8, 10f 11yT, 2:12.16. B-Pieces of Eight Syndicate (IRE). *17,000gns RNA Wlg >16 TATFOA; i11,000 Ylg >17 TIRSEP. Tuesday, Compiegne, post time: 12.55 p.m. PRIX PELLEAS-Listed, i55,000, 3yo, c/g, 10fT SC PP HORSE SIRE JOCKEY TRAINER 1 4 Diyani (Fr) Rock of Gibraltar (Ire) Soumillon Delzangles 2 5 Alwaab (Fr) Toronado (Ire) Cheminaud Fabre 3 1 Singstreet (Fr) Evasive (GB) Badel Bollack-Badel 4 6 Oak Park (Ire) Sea the Stars (Ire) Guyon Hernon 5 2 Battle of Toro (Ire) New Approach (Ire) Barzalona Fabre 6 3 Bristano (GB) Dansili (GB) Minarik Mintchev All carry 126 pounds.

Monday=s Result: 2nd-Deauville, i27,000, Mdn, 7-8, unraced 2yo, 6fT, 1:09.71, gd. YOUNG MAN (FR) (c, 2, Dabirsim {Fr}--Diamond Flawless {Fr}), by Cape Cross {Ire}) tracked the leaders in fifth through halfway in this first go. Shaken up just before the quarter-mile marker, the 89-10 chance was ridden to launch his bid entering the final furlong and quickened smartly in the closing stages to prevail by a neck from Mangkhut (Fr) (Sommerabend {GB}). From a family featuring G1 Irish Derby and G1 St Leger hero Capri (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}), the homebred bay becomes the second scorer from as many runners for his three-time winning dam and he is kin to a yearling filly by Martinborough (Jpn).

Lifetime Record: 1-1-0-0, i13,500. Video, sponsored by Fasig-Tipton.

1ST-TIME STARTER. O-Ecurie Victoria Dreams; B/T-Jean-Philippe Dubois (FR). CONDITIONS RESULTS: 5th-Deauville, i28,000, Cond, 7-8, 4yo/up, 6 1/2f (AWT), 1:17.19, st. TROIZILET (FR) (h, 5, Wootton Bassett {GB}--Misty Heights {GB} {SW & MGSP-Ire, $129,214}, by Fasliyev) Lifetime Record: 21-5-4-2, i171,399. O-Leram SRO; B-Haras d=Etreham (FR); T-Vaclav Luka. *i70,000 Ylg >15 AROCT. **1/2 to Silvery Mist (Fr) (Stormy River {Fr}), MSP-Fr, $136,023; and Greyfriarschorista (GB) (King=s Best), SP-Eng, $118,438. ADDITIONAL MAIDEN WINNERS: La Bloutiere (Fr), f, 3, Dansili (GB)--La Hoguette (Fr) (MSW & G1SP-Fr, $222,694), by Le Havre (Ire).

Castera-Verduzan, 7-7, 12fT, 2:33.30. B-Franklin Finance SA (FR).

Kenava (Fr), f, 3, Kendargent (Fr)--Lana (Ger), by Montjeu (Ire). Aix-les-Bains, 7-7, 9fT, 1:53.90. B-Guy Pariente Holding (FR). *i40,000 RNA Ylg >17 ARAUG. Moonlight Symphony (Fr), f, 3, Sea the Moon (Ger)--Signorella (GB), by Pivotal (GB). Vitteaux, 7-7, 9 1/2fT, 2:05.08. B-Valentin Bukhtoyarov & Evgeny Kappushev (FR). Yagood (Ire), g, 3, Teofilo (Ire)--Tabassum (Ire) (GSW-Eng), by Nayef. Nort-sur-Erdre, 7-7, 9fT, 1:52.10. B-Shadwell Estate Company Ltd (IRE). *1/2 to Jaaref (Ire) (Sea the Stars {Ire}), GSP-UAE, $167,546.

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  • 9 JULY 2019 WINNERS BY EUROPEAN SIRES The sale-topping Deep Impact colt | Emma Berry NON BLACK-TYPE STAKES WINNERS: Fabulous Las Vegas (Fr), c, 4, Air Chief Marshal (Ire)--Coleene (GB), by King=s Best. Sluzewiec (Poland), 7-7, Nagroda Prezesa Totalizatora Sportowego, 2600mT. B-Regis Reveillere & Victoria Teillard. *Triple Crown Winner & Hwt. 3yo Colt-Pol. **i7,500 Ylg >16 ARQNOV. VIDEO ADDITIONAL MAIDEN WINNERS: Raquel Fire (Ire), f, 2, Epaulette (Aus)--Rip Van Music (Ire), by Rip Van Winkle (Ire). Sluzewiec (Poland), 7-7, Maiden, 1200mT. B-Patrick J Connolly. *1ST TIME STARTER. **i3,000 Ylg >18 GOFSPT. VIDEO Ambra (Fr), f, 2, Stormy River (Fr)--Arkova (Ger), by Zamindar. Lysa nad Labem (Czech Republic), 7-6, Maiden, 1300mT. B-Larissa Kneip & Jeremie Bossert. *i4,500 Ylg >18 BBAOCT. VIDEO IN JAPAN: Mallard the Record (GB), g, 5, Pivotal (GB)--Cape Elizabeth (Ire), by Invincible Spirit (Ire). Chukyo, 7-6, Plate Race, 6f. Lifetime Record: 17-2-3-4, $268,349. O-Makio Okada; B-Cheveley Park Stud Ltd (GB); T-Takashi Suzuki. *17,000gns Wlg >14 TATNOV; 55,000 Ylg >15 TAOOCT.

IN JAPAN: Danon Justice (Jpn), c, 3, Kingman (GB)--Mambia (GB) (GSW-Fr, $148,987), by Aldebaran. Hakodate, 7-6, Funkawan Tokubetsu, 6fT. Lifetime Record: 7-3-1-0, $399,083. O-Danox Inc.; B-Northern Farm (Jpn); T-Mitsumasa Nakauchida. *¥88,000,000 Wlg >16 JRHJUL. Yoshida Hails >Amazing= Trade at JRHA Cont. from p1 Lot 51 now holds a record in his own right as the most expensive yearling colt to change hands in 14 years of yearling sales at the JRHA--between 1999 and 2005 only foals sales were conducted by the company and this, traditionally, has been the stronger sector.

A son of the G2 Prix Dollar winner Musical Way (Fr) (Gold Away {Ire}), the sale-topping colt will race for Riichi Kondo from the stable of trainer Yasuo Tomomichi.

He was bred, like so many of the day's best-sellers, by Katsumi Yoshida and since his dam's purchase from the 2008 Tattersalls December Mares' Sale for 300,000gns, the 17-year-old Musical Way has been mated exclusively with Deep Impact bar one covering by Orfevre (Jpn). Her star offspring is the aforementioned winner of the G1 Yushun Himba (Japanese Oaks) and G1 Shuka Sho (1000 Guineas).

Mr Tomomichi was really keen for me to buy him, which was quite unusual," said Kondo as he was quizzed at the close of the sale by a press pack numbering almost 200. "He has of course trained many Group 1 horses for me so far so I thought I had to buy the horse for him. I expected to have to pay that price--it didn't really exceed our expectations." The colt's new trainer added, "I saw this horse before the sale many times and every time I saw him I thought he was physically perfect. He walks really well and he has a very good temperament. There are no negative issues with him. With his pedigree, he should be best at around 1800 to 2000 metres but his biggest target will be 2400 metres at Tokyo." Cont.

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  • 9 JULY 2019 Yasuo Tomomichi and Riichi Kondo speak with JRHA international representative Naohiro Goda | Emma Berry Deep Impact colt out of Jioconda | Emma Berry Yoshida Hails >Amazing= Trade at JRHA Cont. It's a statement which naturally implies that the country's banner races--the Derby and Japan Cup--will be a high priority if the colt's ability goes anywhere close to matching his looks and breeding. Tomomichi will be keen for him to follow the example set by another of his trainees, the Japan Cup winner Cheval Grand (Jpn) (Heart's Cry {Jpn}), who will travel to England this week ahead of an intended start in the G1 King George VI and Queen Elizabeth QIPCO S. at Ascot later this month. Having bought five yearlings on Monday for a total of -536- million ($4.9 million/,3,943,352/i4,397,225), Kondo indicated that he is also planning to be active at the foal session on Tuesday.

Still Making An Impact Makoto Kaneko, who, along with owning Deep Impact has also raced fellow Shadai stallions King Kamehameha (Jpn) and Kurofune, again made his presence felt at the sale, ending the yearling session as the leading buyer with 11 horses bought for -1.15-billion ($10.6 million/,8,474,541/i9,453,292). It is perhaps no surprise that the list featured several expensive youngsters by his former champion galloper who has dominated Japan's stallion ranks in recent years, including lot 21, the half-brother to Group 1 winners Lightening Pearl (Ire) and Satono Crown (Jpn), both by Marju (Ire).

The colt out of the listed winner Jioconda (Ire) (Rossini) temporarily became the early market leader when selling for -260 million ($2.36 million/,1,912,160/i2,132,911) but ended the day in fourth place.

Kaneko's other Deep Impact purchases came when he gave -210 million ($1.9 million/,1,544,550/i1,722,736) for lot 83, the filly out of four-time winner Samaaha (GB), a Singspiel (Ire) three-parts sister to the dual Group 1 winner and stallion Mamool (Ire) (In The Wings {GB}). While those mentioned above both hailed from the vast Northern Farm draft, the third, lot 112, was consigned by Haruya Yoshida's Oiwake Farm. Tracing back to Miesque, the colt is a son of the minor winner Why (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}), whose dam Rumplestiltskin was a European champion 2-year-old for Coolmore and the Niarchos family.

Kaneko also paid -210 million for lot 41, the sole Frankel (GB) yearling in the sale, a colt out of the G1 Nunthorpe S. winner Margot Did (GB) (Exceed And Excel {Aus}).

A graduate of this sale himself in 2002, Deep Impact is once again way out in front in the Japanese sires' championship, with his 140 winners this year having contributed to his progeny earnings of -4.23 billion ($39 million/,31,183,230/i34,779,517), but he suffered a neck injury towards the end of the covering season and he is currently convalescing at Shadai Stallion Station. Having been sold by Northern Farm as a foal for -70 million (approximately $645,000/,514,830/i574,264) to Kaneko, Deep Impact returned to Yoshida ownership after his racing career when his owner sold him on for around $50 million.

The brothers Teruya, Katsumi and Haruya are unlikely to have regretted that transaction, however, as the slightly built stallion has carved an extraordinary legacy which could come to rival that of his own sire Sunday Silence, who was imported to Japan by the Yoshidas' father Zenya back in 1990.

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  • 9 JULY 2019 Katsumi Yoshida addresses the press | Emma Berry Roaring Lion Matching Makoto Kaneko numerically in purchases but at a lower aggregate of -676 million ($6.2 million/,4,971,793/i5,545,904) was the racing syndicate Thoroughbred Club Lion which, among its 11 new recruits, took home the second-top lot of the day (lot 64), Northern Farm's colt by King Kamehameha out of the American champion older mare and five-time Grade 1 winner Ginger Punch (Awesome Again). The club spent almost half its total outlay on this one horse, going to -290 million ($2.6 million/,2,133,083/i2,379,160) in pursuit of the tall chestnut half-brother to four-time graded stakes winner and Japanese Oaks runner-up Rouge Buck (Jpn) (Manhattan Cafe {Jpn}). Another of the day's leading participants was Masahiko Sugino, who made an early flourish when bidding -17 million ($1.5 million/,125,042/i139,457) for a near-black colt by Daiwa Major (Jpn) (lot 5) out of Hot Cha Cha (Cactus Ridge). His dam's list of accomplishments in North America stretch to winning the G1 Queen Elizabeth Challenge Cup S. along with three Grade III contests, and she has thus far produced the G1 Kikuka Sho (Japanese St Leger) runner-up Etario (Jpn) (Stay Gold {Jpn}). Sugino returned to the ring with renewed intent an hour or so later and reached deeper into his pockets for lot 27, a colt by Heart's Cry colt whose grandam Singhalese (GB) (Singspiel {Ire}), bred in England's Lake District by Gary and Lesley Middlebrook, also became a high-class performer in the U.S. when winning the American Oaks. The owner had the final say at -270 million ($2.45 million/,1,985,850/i2,214,906). Extraordinary Clearance Rate Issuing a statement in person immediately as the sale concluded, Katsumi Yoshida, whose draft dominated the day's action, said of the record levels of yearling trade, "It's just amazing. I couldn't be more surprised with this result. There were many, many buyers who came to the farm to inspect the horses before the sale, so I think the number of buyers who came to the sale was encouraging." It would be hard for the country's major breeder--who owns around 650 broodmares and consigned 110 of the day's 239 lots--to be discouraged having just witnessed a 100% clearance rate for his own meticulously organised consignment and a 93% clearance rate overall for the first day of the sale. He continued, "I understand that for tomorrow, while the number of foals consigned is smaller the quality has not changed. They are all still high-class foals." For most people outside Japan, when they think of the country's racing and breeding programme, the first name to spring to mind would be Yoshida. How much the brothers' dominance of the scene may be a deterrent for some smaller domestic breeders is hard to gauge, but there's no denying the extraordinary lengths to which the brothers have gone to ensure that their country's racehorses are revered the world over, particularly through the sustained investment by Teruya and Katsumi Yoshida especially in an eye-catching number of some of the very best racemares from all corners of the globe. Katsumi Yoshida offered his own words of encouragement in this regard when stating, "The quality of all horses from other breeding operations is improving." Despite there being a number of overseas visitors to the sale-- including Chris Waller, MV Magnier, John McCormack and Gai Waterhouse--the only non-Japanese buyer to appear on the list of yearling purchasers was Robert Anderson's Australian-based RMA Bloodstock, which bought lot 133, a second-crop daughter of Japan Cup winner Epiphaneia (Jpn) and a granddaughter of the treble American Grade I winner Island Fashion (Petionville). Doubtless some will be planning still to make their mark during the second and final day of the sale on Tuesday when the foals are brought in to the sales ground alongside some illustrious mares. The sheer spectacle of this unusual session is amazing in its own right, and the vendors will be hoping for yet more amazing results in the ring. (Return to p1)
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  • 9 JULY 2019 SESSION TOPPERS JRHA SELECT YEARLING SALE JAPANESE GROUP RACES B2019 Date Race Track July 14 Hakodate Kinen (G3) Hakodate July 21 Chukyo Kinen (G3) Chukyo Hakodate Nisai S. (G3) Hakodate July 28 Ibis Summer Dash (G3) Niigata Queen S. (G3) Sapporo Aug. 4 Leopard S. (G3) Niigata Kokura Kinen (G3) Kokura Aug. 11 Sekiya Kinen (G3) Niigata Elm S. (G3) Sapporo Aug. 18 Kitakyushu Kinen (G3) Kokura Sapporo Kinen (G2) Sapporo Aug. 25 Niigata Nisai S. (G3) Niigata Keeneland Cup (G3) Sapporo Aug. 31 Sapporo Nisai S. (G3) Sapporo Sept. 1 Niigata Kinen (G3) Niigata Kokura Nisai S. (G3) Kokura Sept. 7 Shion S. (G3) Nakayama Sept. 8 Keisei Hai Autumn Handicap (G3) Nakayama Centaur S. (G2) Hanshin Sept. 15 Rose S. (G2) Hanshin Sept. 16 St.lite Kinen (G2) Nakayama Sept. 22 All Comers (G2) Nakayama Kobe Shimbun Hai (G2) Hanshin Sept. 28 Sirius S. (G3) Hanshin Sept. 29 Sprinters S. (G1) Nakayama Oct. 5 Saudi Arabia Royal Cup (G3) Tokyo TOP 10 LOTS LOT SIRE | DAM PRICE (¥) 51 c, Deep Impact (Jpn)BMusical Way (Jpn) 360,000,000 Consignor: Northern Farm Purchaser: Riichi Kondo 64 c, King Kamehameha (Jpn)BGinger Punch 290,000,000 Consignor: Northern Farm Purchaser: Thoroughbred Club Lion 27 c, Heart=s Cry (Jpn)BSinhadipa (Jpn) 270,000,000 Consignor: Northern Farm Purchaser: Sugino Masahiko 21 c, Deep Impact (Jpn)BJioconda (Ire) 260,000,000 Consignor: Northern Farm Purchaser: Kaneko Makoto Holdings 115 c, King Kamehameha (Jpn)BBelle Watling (Chi) 250,000,000 Consignor: Northern Farm Purchaser: Satomi Horse Company 246 c, Heart=s Cry (Jpn)BMalacostumbrada (Arg) 230,000,000 Consignor: Northern Farm Purchaser: Three H Racing 41 c, Frankel (GB)BMargot Did (GB) 210,000,000 Consignor: Northern Farm Purchaser: Kaneko Makoto Holdings 83 f, Deep Impact (Jpn)BSamaaha (GB) 210,000,000 Consignor: Northern Farm Purchaser: Kaneko Makoto Holdings 123 c, Deep Impact (Jpn)BFlirtatious Miss 200,000,000 Consignor: Northern Farm Purchaser: Thoroughbred Club Lion 33 f, Deep Impact (Jpn)BPretty Carina 180,000,000 Consignor: Northern Farm Purchaser: Yoshihisa Ozasa JRHA SELECT YEARLING SALE CUMULATIVE 2019 2018 $ Number Offered 239 233 $ Number Sold 222 210 $ Not Sold 17 23 $ Clearance Rate 92.8% 90.1% $ No. $500K+ 49 52 $ High Price -360,000,000 -250,000,000 $ Gross -10,732,000,000 -9,661,500,000 $ Average (% change) -48,342,342 (+5%) -46,007,143 $ Median (% change) -31,000,000 -31,000,000

SIRE LISTS Sponsored by FOR ALL TDN SIRE LISTS–INCLUDING INDIVIDUAL CROP-YEAR REPORTS--VISIT WWW.THETDN.COM/TDN-SIRE-STATS/ Leading First-Crop Sires by Winners for stallions standing in Europe through Sunday, July 7 Earnings represent European figures, stud fees listed are 2019 fees. Rank Stallion BTW BTH GSW GSH G1SW G1SH Starters Wnrs Highest Earner Earnings 1 Gutaifan (Ire - 40 13 17,936 104,020 (2013) by Dark Angel (Ire) FYR: 2017 Stands: Yeomanstown Stud Ire Fee: €10,000 Fan Club Rules (Ire) 2 Cable Bay (Ire) 1 3 - 28 10 52,337 155,488 (2011) by Invincible Spirit (Ire) FYR: 2017 Stands: Highclere Stud Eng Fee: £6,500 Liberty Beach (GB) 3 Night of Thunder (Ire - 18 10 19,224 98,001 (2011) by Dubawi (Ire) FYR: 2017 Stands: Dalham Hall Stud Eng Fee: £15,000 Keep Busy (Ire) 4 Brazen Beau (Aus) 1 2 -- 1 - 19 7 26,348 82,729 (2011) by I Am Invincible (Aus) FYR: 2017 Stands: Dalham Hall Stud Eng Fee: £7,000 Avengers Queen (GB) 5 Gleneagles (Ire) 1 3 -- 1 - 17 6 55,051 140,580 (2012) by Galileo (Ire) FYR: 2017 Stands: Coolmore Stud Ire Fee: €30,000 Southern Hills (Ire) 6 Outstrip (GB) 1 1 - 19 6 21,341 66,179 (2011) byExceedandExcel (Aus) FYR: 2017 Stands: Dalham Hall Stud Eng Fee: £5,000 Flippa The Strippa (Ire) 7 Anjaal (GB - 34 5 29,456 110,965 (2011) byBahamianBounty(GB) FYR: 2017 Stands: Rathasker Stud Ire Fee: €5,000 Ask Me Not (Ire) 8 Due Diligence 1 1 - 21 5 39,599 80,515 (2011) by War Front FYR: 2017 Stands: Whitsbury Manor Stud Eng Fee: £4,000 Good Vibes (GB) 9 Sidestep (Aus) 1 1 - 11 4 54,187 96,896 (2010) byExceedandExcel (Aus) FYR: 2017 Stands: Fr (Dead/Retire/Exp) Real Appeal (Ger) 10 Ivawood (Ire - 26 4 16,112 68,496 (2012) by Zebedee (GB) FYR: 2017 Stands: Coolmore Stud Ire Fee: €5,000 Miss Tiche (Ire) 11 Make Believe (GB - 14 4 20,714 53,292 (2012) by Makfi (GB) FYR: 2017 Stands: Ballylinch Stud Ire Fee: €12,000 Rose of Kildare (Ire) 12 Hot Streak (Ire - 26 4 12,684 49,573 (2011) by Iffraaj (GB) FYR: 2017 Stands: Tweenhills Stud Eng Fee: £7,000 Illusionist (Ger) 13 Free Eagle (Ire - 13 3 9,590 20,911 (2011) by High Chaparral (Ire) FYR: 2017 Stands: Irish National Stud Ire Fee: €12,500 Justifier (Ire) 14 Galiway (GB - 5 2 28,405 49,185 (2011) by Galileo (Ire) FYR: 2017 Stands: Haras de Colleville Fr Fee: €3,000 Galiciana (Fr) 15 Cappella Sansevero (GB - 8 2 9,270 17,845 (2012) by Showcasing (GB) FYR: 2017 Stands: Bridge House Stud Ire Fee: €4,000 Calippo (Ire)

TUESDAY, 9 JULY 2019 Hallowed Crown | Darley Australia Rule the World | TDN AusNZ HALLOWED GIVEN A CHANCE TO RULE by Bren O'Brien Having bred and raced him as a racehorse, and with more of his progeny from his first three crops than almost anyone else, there are few better placed to assess the progression of Hallowed Crown's fledgling stud career than Gooree Park. Amid a banner year for first-year stallions, Hallowed Crown's first crop have made a quiet start, with three winners in Australia but Gooree Park Manager Andrew Baddock believes they are set to come into their own as they turn three.

The Gooree-owned Rule the World has earned status as currently the best of that first crop, winning his first two starts for Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott including a 2YO H. at Randwick last Saturday, while Godolphin colt Widespread and Stuart Kendrick's colt Let's Cheer Again have also broken their maidens.

In Singapore, the Australian-bred Big Hearted has won both his races, while Allhallowtide (Ire) is Hallowed Crown's winner to date from his first crop, when he shuttled to Kildangan Stud in Ireland for two seasons. The numbers are solid, without being spectacular, however the insight Baddock brings is that the patience of those who have supported the Darley stallion will be rewarded. "We’ve got a lot of Hallowed Crowns coming through, they were always going to take a bit of time," he said. "He's by a Kentucky Derby winner (Street Sense {USA}) from the immediate family of Zabeel (NZ), so they are only going to get better over time.

We’ve got some lovely types, and I'm sure we will get plenty of winners by the stallion." As a racehorse, Hallowed Crown blossomed early in his 3-year-old season. He was unbeaten as a 2-year-old, including a Group 3 victory, but stepped it up with wins in the G3 Run To the Rose and G1 Golden Rose soon after turning three, giving James Cummings his first Group 1 and his grandfather Bart his 268th. He would go on to win a G1 Randwick Guineas and G2 Hobartville S. later in his 3-year-old season before heading off to Darley, where he served 100 mares in his first year at A$33,000 (inc GST).

The numbers have declined, as has his service fee, which is at A$11,000 for 2019, as breeders await the progress of his early crops, but Baddock has retained the faith and sees the current pricing as a fantastic opportunity for breeders. "If a stallion's progeny take a bit of time, commercially, they can go off the boil but that's when you can step into them. The Hallowed Crowns are very nice horses. He's well-priced this coming season," he said. "There is no doubt they will be better their latter half of their 2-year-old year into their 3-year-old year and beyond. They all seem to have good temperaments like he did and they are pretty foolproof sort of horses.

We are happy to have as many as we can." World at His Feet Baddock is confident that Rule The World fits that description, and like his sire, can turn a promising 2-year-old campaign into stakes success as a 3-year-old. But he is loathed to make comparison between the two on type, given he feels this colt has always loomed as a horse who could get out over ground. Cont. p2

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  • 9 JULY 2019 Your Song | Gooree Park Hallowed Crown Cont. from p1 "Gai and Adrian have always had a good opinion of him. He always looked like he was going to be a middle-distance type. He trialled earlier this year and he was a bit shinny and a bit coltish. They knew he'd get better with age. Gai's very good at tapping away at those types of horses," he said. "To be fair, his father was quite brilliant and had a good turn of foot, I think this guy, dare I say, reminds me of a horse like Desert War (Desert King {Ire}). He's got a high cruising speed, and he's tough and just keeps going. That's the impression I keep getting from him. "Gai trains them tough and they are hard and fit and I can see that's the horse he is going to end up being." Desert War proved a superb horse for Gooree and Waterhouse, winning six Group 1s and Baddock has every faith that Tulloch Lodge is the right place for Rule The World to be to reach his potential.

We've had a lot of luck with Gai over the years. Our horses don’t go through sales, so they might be a bit slow learning, like this fellow, but she taps away at them and she can train them hard and get them to a fitness level not many can," he said. The immediate target is a short spell with a possible campaign towards the G1 Spring Champion S. and G1 Victoria Derby. That's a path Waterhouse and Bott plotted with Thinkin' Big (High Chaparral {Ire}) who emerged through the winter racing last year.

There are plenty of races for a horse like him. A race like the Spring Champion S. would suit him into the Victoria Derby.

They are the obvious ones. A horse that can get over ground, can sit on the speed and relax, they are the pluses with him going forward," he said. He hails from a strong Gooree family, with his dam Pay Off Now (Danehill Dancer {Ire}), a half-sister to the four-time stakes-winner Gamble Me (Rock of Gibraltar{Ire}). Pay Off Now has a weanling filly by Artie Schiller (USA) who has made an impression on Baddock, while she will revisit Hallowed Crown this season having slipped to him in 2018. Elton on Song Another Gooree Park-bred stallion who had a likely headline horse emerge on the weekend was Your Song, after Sir Elton's impressive win on Saturday.

Based at Widden Stud, Your Song has three crops at the track, and this season will finish inside the top 50 sires in Australia with 67 winners, including two stakes level in Brave Song and Gem Song.

He can throw a cracking type, Your Song, just like himself. He has been a bit of a victim that his numbers have been all over the place in terms of mares. There's not been a lot of hype on them, but he is winning a lot of races," Baddock said. "What he needs is a real headline horse to cement him so he can get a solid book of mares each year, because he can throw a good sort." Sir Elton may prove to be that horse having won his first three starts for Gosford trainer Adam Duggan, including Saturday's impressive two-length win over 1100m.

He's very sharp and looks very promising. It’s good for the sire.

We've got a lot in the system here and they are good-looking horses that's for sure," Baddock said. IN MAINLAND CHINA: Yuan Fen (Aus), c, 2, Reset (Aus)--Shylight (Aus) (GSW-Aus, $105,375), by Lago Delight (Aus). Yulong, 7-6, 1200m (A$166,780), 1:11.21. O-Huayu Horse Industry. B-Mr D Brideoake, S O'Brien, G O'Brien, N Burrows, T Brideoake (Vic). *A$25,000 Ylg ‘18 INGMAR. TDN AusNZ Stats Users: 83,703 Aug. 15, 2018 - Mar. 18, 2019

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  • 9 JULY 2019 Per Incanto on Fire in Asia Reykjavik Impresses for Artie Schiller Purton Chasing Moreira’s HK Record Torcedor Could Still Be Set for Melbourne Pauline Liston on Mend After Accident Aus-Bred Winners Cont. Yi Lu Xiang Qian (Aus), f, 3, Good Journey--Danzeround The Sun (Aus), by Danzero (Aus). Yulong, 7-6, 1600m (A$10,423, 1:36.91. O-Yulong Horse Industry. B-Mr O Inglis (SA). *A$10,000 Ylg ‘17 MGMMAR. Sheng Shi Ling Long (Aus), f, 3, Tickets (Aus)--Kats Clause (Aus) (GSW-Aus, $175,623), by Weasel Clause (Aus). Yulong, 7-6, 1200m (A$8,339), 1:12. O-Xinjiang Shenglong Xiangyun Horse Industry. B-Dr J Burke (Tas). *A$6,500 Ylg ‘16 INGNOV; A$7,000 Ylg ‘17 MGMMAR. **1/2 to Mister John (Strada {Aus}), SW-Aus, $136,964.

Fu An Fei Long (Aus), c, 4, Sebring (Aus)--Feng Shui Baby (Aus), by Fusaichi Pegasus. Yulong, 7-6, 1000m (A$10,423), 1:00.53. O-Fu Yongbin. B-Widden Stud Australia Pty Ltd & Bill Duncan Bloodstock Pty Ltd (NSW). *A$20,000 Ylg ‘16 MGLJUN; A$40,000 2yo ‘16 MMOCT. IN MAINLAND CHINA: Jue Sheng Tian Xia (NZ), c, 3, Niagara (Aus)--Dafla Hills (NZ), by Desert Fox (GB). Yulong, 7-6, 1800m (A$10,423), 1:55.60. OHuayu Horse Industry. B-D A Stevenson (NZ). *NZ$10,000 Wlg ‘16 NZBMAY; NZ$22,000 2yo ‘17 NZBNOV. TDN AusNZ Stats Page Views: 1,418,098 Aug. 15, 2018 - Mar. 18, 2019

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