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HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Khalifa Al Thani

ASPETAR

2015 b.g. by Al Kazeem (GB) ex Bella Qatara (Ire) (Dansili (GB))

Sheikh Mohammed Bin Khalifa Al Thani

PEDIGREE
ASPETAR (FR) AL KAZEEM (GB) DUBAWI (IRE) DUBAI MILLENNIUM
1996
2002 ZOMARADAH
1995
2008 KAZEEM DARSHAAN
1981
1998 KANZ (USA)
1981
2015 BELLA QATARA (IRE) DANSILI (GB) DANEHILL (USA)
1986
1996 HASILI (IRE)
1991
2010 ALEXANDROVA (IRE) SADLERS WELLS (USA)
1981
2003 SHOUK
1994
PROFILE

Aspetar is from the first crop of Al Kazeem, he is from a family that has had good results in the last few years. It derives from Souk, notable members are Puce, Pongee, Prudenzia, Chicquita and Golden Sword. Another daughter Shouk is responsible for the 2006 champion filly Alexandrova, the Cheveley Park winner Magical Romance, Washington Irvine and Masterofthehorse. Bella Qatara (Dansili) ran four times in France winning at Pornichet-La Baule over 10.5 furlongs, she is out of Alexandrova.

Gelded during the winter, he is suited by soft ground and a mile and a half plus . A winner of his first two races, including the Listed Cocked Hat Stakes at Goodwood, I thought he ran well in the Listed Doonside Cup Stakes at Ayr considering he had been off for a while and came from off the pace. Third again at Newbury last time, he will be aimed at Listed and Group 3 races in the UK and abroad, if necessary. Not over big, he remains lightly raced and I hope he will progress.

 

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Axom

BLAKENEY POINT

2013 b.g. by Sir Percy (GB) ex Cartoon (GB) (Danehill Dancer (Ire))

Axom LX

PEDIGREE
BLAKENEY POINT (GB) SIR PERCY MARK OF ESTEEM DARSHAAN
1981
1993 HOMAGE
1989
2003 PERCY’S LASS BLAKENEY
1966
1984 LAUGHING GIRL
1973
2013 CARTOON DANEHILL DANCER (IRE) DANEHILL (USA)
1986
1993 MIRA ADONDE (USA)
1986
2006 ELFIN LAUGHTER ALZAO (USA)
1980
1992 RAINBOW’S END
1975
PROFILE

Blakeney Point Very consistent, he won a Listed event at Chester in September, which was the only time he encountered his favoured soft ground last year. Fifth in the Sky Bet Ebor, he ran well but the ground was quicker than ideal, plus he came from the rear. Effective from a mile and a half to two miles, he is rated 105 and will follow a similar programme. The Ebor is worth even more this year so there is every chance he will be aimed at the race once again.

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K Abdullah

BLUE MIST

2015 b.g. by Makfi (GB) ex Namaskar (GB) (Dansili (GB))

K Abdullah

PEDIGREE
BLUE MIST (GB) MAKFI (GB) DUBAWI (IRE) DUBAI MILLENNIUM
1996
2002 ZOMARADAH
1995
2007 DHELAAL GREEN DESERT (USA)
1983
2002 IRISH VALLEY (USA)
1982
2015 NAMASKAR (GB) DANSILI (GB) DANEHILL (USA)
1986
1996 HASILI (IRE)
1991
2007 NAMASTE ALZAO (USA)
1980
2000 BAHAMIAN (IRE)
1985
PROFILE

Blue Mist is a half-brother to Countermeasure who spent time as Time Test’s pacemaker but is now racing in his own right, he won a maiden last year, was 4th in the Eclipse (G1) and 3rd in the Skybet York Stakes (G2) and remains in training here. Obedient his half sister was Listed placed and 4th in a G3. This is a family developed by Juddmonte from one of their foundation mares Bahamian recently best known for New Bay.

Progressive last season, he handles soft ground and is arguably a better horse on a straight track rather than a turning right-handed one like Kempton. An impressive winner at Ascot in October, he finished second behind subsequent Cambridgeshire and dual Listed winner Wissahickon over ten furlongs at Chelmsford. He might stay further but I think he’s at his best over a strongly run mile and the Lincol could be a starting point.

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Saleh Al Homaizi

EXTRA ELUSIVE

2015 ch.c. by Mastercraftsman (Ire) ex Nessina (USA) (Hennessy (USA))

Imad Al Sagar

PEDIGREE
EXTRA ELUSIVE (GB) MASTERCRAFTSMAN (IRE) DANEHILL DANCER (IRE) DANEHILL (USA)
1986
1993 MIRA ADONDE (USA)
1986
2006 STARLIGHT DREAMS (USA) BLACK TIE AFFAIR (IRE)
1986
1995 REVES CELESTES (USA)
1979
2015 NESSINA (USA) HENNESSY (USA) STORM CAT (USA)
1983
1993 ISLAND KITTY (USA)
1976
2008 DIDINA NASHWAN (USA)
1986
1992 DIDICOY (USA)
1986
PROFILE

Extra Elusive is from a family well known at Beckhampton through the likes of Cityscape, Bated Breath and Scuffle. The dam Nessina is a half-sister to their dam Tantina and was bought by Tony Nerses for Blue Diamond Stud at Tattersalls December Sales carrying her first foal Ajaya who won the G2 Gimcrack Stakes.

A big scopey horse who progressed nicely last season winning two of his four starts at Nottingham and Kempton. Perhaps a bit below form in Group company at Newbury on his final run in September, I am hoping he will prove good enough for that level in the future. Despite the fact he won on soft ground at Newbury as a two year old, I am not sure he wants it because he ran well on fast ground winning at Nottingham and finishing runner-up at Ascot. We will probably start him off over ten furlongs.

 

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FORBIDDEN PLANET

2015 by Pivotal (GB) ex Aiming (GB) (Highest Honor (Fr))

Kingwood Stud

PEDIGREE
FORBIDDEN PLANET (GB) PIVOTAL (GB) POLAR FALCON (USA) NUREYEV (USA)
1987
1987 MARIE D’ARGONNE (FR)
1981
1993 FEARLESS REVIVAL (GB) COZZENE (USA)
1980
1987 STUFIDA (GB)
1981
2015 AIMING (GB) HIGHEST HONOR (FR) KENMARE (FR)
1975
1983 HIGH RIVER (FR)
1978
2000 SWEEPING (GB) INDIAN KING (USA)
1978
1986 GLANCING (GB)
1979
PROFILE

Forbidden Planet A brother to Listed winner Princess Loulou, he arrived here quite late last year and he has won twice at Lingfield during January. A big strong horse with scope, he has benefited from stepping up to ten furlongs and is suited by a level track and he may not be at home on undulating ones.

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GALILEO SILVER

2015 gr.g. by Galileo (Ire) ex Famous (Ire) (Danehill Dancer (Ire))

Walter Plant Hire and Mr and Mrs James Potter

PEDIGREE
GALILEO SILVER (IRE) GALILEO (IRE) SADLERS WELLS (USA) NORTHERN DANCER (CAN)
1961
1981 FAIRY BRIDGE (USA)
1975
1998 URBAN SEA (USA) MISWAKI (USA)
1978
1989 ALLEGRETTA
1978
2015 FAMOUS (IRE) DANEHILL DANCER (IRE) DANEHILL (USA)
1986
1993 MIRA ABONDE (USA)
1986
2007 STARLIGHT DREAMS (USA) BLACK TIE AFFAIR (IRE)
1986
1995 REVES CELESTES (USA)
1979
PROFILE

Galileo Silver is a full brother to the 2017 dual winner Abyssinian. His dam Famous is a full sister to the Coolmore stallion Mastercraftsman

The original plan was to run him in bumpers but a decision was made to save him for the Flat. Gelded, he is a very big horse who shows promise at home

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K Abdullah

HERCULEAN

2015 ch.g. by Frankel (GB) ex African Rose (GB) (Observatory (USA))

K Abdullah

PEDIGREE
HERCULEAN (GB) FRANKEL (GB) GALILEO (IRE) SADLERS WELLS (USA)
1981
1998 URBAN SEA (USA)
1989
2008 KIND (IRE) DANEHILL (USA)
1986
2001 RAINBOW LAKE
1990
2015 AFRICAN ROSE OBSERVATORY (USA) DISTANT VIEW (USA)
1991
1997 STELLARIA (USA)
1986
2005 NEW ORCHID (USA) QUEST FOR FAME
1987
2000 MUSICANTI (USA)
1991
PROFILE

Herculean is a full brother to Fair Eva who won twice for us  over six furlongs and was placed twice at G2 level. The dam, African Rose won three races at two and three over six and seven furlongs when trained in France by Criquette Head-Maarek including the Haydock Sprint Cup (G1). African Rose has an interesting pedigree containing some staying influences including the Beckhampton-trained Derby winner Quest For Fame, but the Mr Prospector speed seems to have come to the fore.

He looked good as a two year old winning at Ascot despite the fact he was still very immature. Last season was frustrating because he wasn’t suited by the prevailing fast ground, and he was growing. However, his owner has been patient and I hope he will be rewarded this season. Different to his full-sister Fair Eva, he is a very big horse who I hope will come right as a four year old. Runner-up at Newmarket in the spring, he didn’t enjoy the fast ground and didn’t look comfortable running into the dip. A winner at Pontefract during the summer despite the ground, he was third at Doncaster on his final start. The ground will dictate his programme and, while he has something to prove this year, I think he has every chance of winning a nice handicap off his mark of 91. Ten furlongs suits him.

 

 

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LOGANS CHOICE

2015 b.g. by Redoutes Choice (AUS) ex Bright Morning (USA)(Storm Cat (USA))

Paul Hearson

PEDIGREE
LOGAN’S CHOICE REDOUTE’S CHOICE DANEHILL DANZIG
1977
1986 RAZYANA
1981
1996 SHANTHAS CHOICE CANNY LAD
1987
1992 DANCING SHOW
1983
2015 BRIGHT MORNING STORM CAT STORM BIRD
1978
1983 TERLINGUA
1976
2006 STELLARIA ROBERTO
1969
1986 VICTORIA STAR
1972
PROFILE

Logan’s Choice is by the Australian shuttler Redoutes Choice out of an unraced mare Bright Morning who is a half sister to the Juddmonte stallion Observatory

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Mr J D Deer

MAKZEEM

2013 b.g. by Makfi (GB) ex Kazeem (GB) (Darshaan (GB))

D J Deer

PEDIGREE
MAKZEEM (GB) MAKFI DUBAWI (IRE) DUBAI MILLENNIUM
1996
2002 ZOMARADAH
1995
2007 DHELAAL GREEN DESERT (USA)
1983
2002 IRISH VALLEY (USA)
1982
2013 KAZEEM DARSHAAN SHIRLEY HEIGHTS
1975
1981 DELSY (FR)
1972
1998 KANZ (USA) THE MINSTREL (CAN)
1974
1981 TREASURE CHEST (USA)
1962
PROFILE

Makzeem is a three-part brother to the stable star Al Kazeem. He is by the 2,000 Guineas Gr.1 and Prix Jacques Le Marois Gr.1 winner Makfi.

He had a good season winning a couple of decent seven furlongs handicaps at Newmarket and finishing runner-up in the Silver Bunbury Cup on the July course, plus he was fourth in a heritage handicap at Ascot on his final start in October. I think earlier in his career we were misjudging his ideal distance. He kept running well in defeat in maiden company as a three year old over ten furlongs and the form was being franked. He bumped into the likes of Poet’s Word, Autocratic and Frontiersman. It was only when Ryan Moore rode him one day at Sandown last season and suggested dropping him back to seven furlongs. Rated 105, we will be targeting him at the big handicaps and Listed or even Group races over seven furlongs or a tough six this year. He doesn’t want the ground too soft but I think he could collect a good race this season.

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OSCAR’S RIDGE

2015 b.g. by Galileo ex Posterity

Merry Fox Stud Limited

PEDIGREE
OSCAR’S RIDGE GALILEO SADLER’S WELLS NORTHERN DANCER
1961
1981 FAIRY BRIDGE
1975
1998 URBAN SEA MISWAKI
1978
1989 ALLEGRETTA
1978
2015 POSTERITIY INDIAN RIDGE AHONOORA
1975
1985 HILLBROW
1975
2003 PERSIAN SECRET PERSIAN HEIGHTS
1985
1993 RAHAAM
1987
PROFILE

Oscar’s Ridge

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Royal Ascot Racing Club

PROJECTION

2013 b.g. by Acclamation (GB) ex Spotlight (GB) (Dr Fong (USA))

The Royal Ascot Racing Club

PEDIGREE
PROJECTION (GB) ACCLAMATION (GB) ROYAL APPLAUSE WAAJIB (IRE)
1983
1993 FLYING MELODY (IRE)
1979
1999 PRINCESS ATHENA (IRE) AHONOORA
1975
1985 SHOPPING WISE (IRE)
1965
2013 SPOTLIGHT DR FONG (USA) KRIS S (USA)
1977
1995 SPRING FLIGHT (USA)
1987
2001 DUST DANCER SUAVE DANCER (USA)
1988
1994 GALAXIE DUST (USA)
1982
PROFILE

Projection was purchased by John Warren at Goffs Doncaster Premier Sale for the Royal Ascot Racing Club, the dam Spotlight won five times including a Grade 2 handicap in the USA. There are several black type performers under the second and third dams Dust Dancer and Galaxie Dust including Zoffany, Wilshere Boulevard, Bulaxie, Claxon and Cassydora.

A consistent horse who ran well in most of his races. I didn’t think he would handle soft ground but he proved me wrong by winning the Group 3 Bengough Stakes at Ascot in October. Kieran (Shoemark) rode a good race playing his cards late. Forced to carry a penalty this year, he is owned by The Royal Ascot Racing Club and I am sure he will continue to provide them with a lot of fun in the leading six furlongs races.

 

 

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SAVAANAH

2015 b.f. by Olden Times (GB) ex Tanouma (USA) (Mr Greeley (USA))

Prince A A Faisal

PEDIGREE
SAVAANAH (IRE) OLDEN TIMES (GB) DARSHAAN (GB) SHIRLEY HEIGHTS (GB)
1975
1981 DELSY (FR)
1972
1998 GARAH (GB) AJDAL (USA)
1984
1989 ABHA (GB)
1982
2015 TANOUMA (USA) MR GREELEY (USA) GONE WEST (USA)
1984
1992 LONG LEGEND (USA)
1978
2009 JANES THE NAME TREMPOLINO (USA)
1984
1998 FABULEUX JANE (USA)
1974
PROFILE

Savaanah She joined us last season and did really well winning three times at Ripon, Wetherby and Salisbury and improving her rating by 20lb. Runner-up in Listed company at Saint-Cloud in September, she was consistent throughout and we are hoping she can win a Listed race or Group 3 event this year. We will take her abroad again, if necessary.

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HRH Sultan Ahmad Shah

TRUE DESTINY

2015 ch.g. by Mastercraftsman (IRE) ex Holy Dazzle (GB) (Sunday Break (Jpn))

HRH Sultan Ahmad Shah

PEDIGREE
TRUE DESTINY MASTERCRAFTSMAN (IRE) DANEHILL DANCER (IRE) DANEHILL (USA)
1986
1993 MIRA ADONDE (USA)
1986
2006 STARLIGHT DREAMS (USA) BLACK TIE AFFAIR (IRE)
1986
1995 REVES CELESTES (USA)
1979
2015 HOLY DAZZLE SUNDAY BREAK (JPN) FORTY NINER (USA)
1985
1999 CATEQUIL (CAN)
1990
2010 BELLE ALICIA (FR) SMADOUN (FR)
1990
2004 SMALL PARTIE (FR)
1988
PROFILE

True Destiny is out of Holy Dazzle who won twice in France at two over 7 furlongs and was placed in the Prix Imprudence (G3) and Prix Miesque (G3). This is her first foal and was purchased from Tattersalls Book 1 by Charlie Gordon Watson.

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WITHHOLD

2013 b.g. by Champs Elysees (GB) ex Coming Back (GB) (Fantastic Light (USA))

Tony Bloom

PEDIGREE
WITHHOLD (GB) CHAMPS ELYSEES (GB) DANEHILL (USA) DANZIG (USA)
1977
1986 RAZYANA (USA)
1981
2003 HASILI (IRE) KAHYASI (IRE)
1985
1991 KERALI
1984
2013 COMING BACK FANTASTIC LIGHT (USA) RAHY (USA)
1985
1996 JOOD (USA)
1989
2006 RETURN (USA) SADLERS WELLS (USA)
1981
1997 SLIGHTLY DANGEROUS (USA)
1979
PROFILE

Withhold was bought by Tony Bloom at Tattersalls Horses In Training Sale. He was previously trained by Charlie Hills and ran eight times  winning twice, over 1m 5f and two miles and being placed four times. He is from a Juddmonte family that traces back to Slightly Dangerous.

He won the Northumberland Plate at Newcastle on his reappearance and the rest of his season was geared towards the Melbourne Cup. Unfortunately, he broke a blood vessel in the Geelong Cup in October which ruled him out. Given a break since returning from Australia, we have to manage the situation. All in all, it was a very frustrating season. We haven’t made any plans but I suppose the Sky Bet Ebor at York in August has to come into the reckoning and remain a horse with great potential.

 

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