DETAILS

ALMODOVAR

2012 b.g by Sea The Stars ex Melodramatic

Bjorn Nielsen

PEDIGREE
ALMODOVAR (IRE) SEA THE STARS (IRE) CAPE CROSS (IRE) GREEN DESERT (USA)
1983
1994 PARK APPEAL (IRE)
1982
2006 URBAN SEA (USA) MISWAKI (USA)
1978
1989 ALLEGRETTA (GB)
1978
2012 MELODRAMATIC (IRE) SADLERS WELLS (USA) NORTHERN DANCER (CAN)
1961
1981 FAIRY BRIDGE (USA)
1975
2005 MY BRANCH (GB) DISTANT RELATIVE (IRE)
1986
1993 PAY THE BANK (GB)
1987
PROFILE

Almodovar

Yet to run for us, he missed the whole of last season but we have hopefully repaired him and he is in good form at home. Despite the fact he is six years old, he has only raced eight times showing a high level of form. An impressive winner of a handicap at Kempton a couple of seasons ago, he then finished third in the Group 2 Hardwicke Stakes at Royal Ascot. A big strong horse, he could be interesting horse for Listed and Group races, if we can keep him right.

DETAILS

Godolphin

ATTY PERSSE (IRE)

2014 b.g. by Frankel ex Dorcas Lane (Norse Dancer (Ire))

Godolphin

PEDIGREE
ATTY PERSSE (IRE) FRANKEL GALILEO (IRE) SADLERS WELLS (USA)
1981
1998 URBAN SEA (USA)
1989
2008 KIND (IRE) DANEHILL (USA)
1986
2001 RAINBOW LAKE
1990
2014 DORCAS LANE NORSE DANCER (IRE) HALLING (USA)
1988
2000 RIVER PATROL
1988
2008 WAQOOD (USA) RIVERMAN (USA)
1969
1991 SAFFAANH (USA)
1986
PROFILE

Atty Persse was bred by Bjorn Nielsen. He bought the dam Dorcas Lane at the 2011 December Sales. She won twice in a successful three-year-old campaign including the Listed Pretty Polly Stakes and being placed in three group races the Lancashire Oaks, Ribblesdale and Prix Psyche when trained by Lucy Wadham. The family contains the 1000 Guineas winner Harayir, Winter Derby winner Tryster and traces back to the 1983 Irish Joint Champion three-year-old filly Give Thanks.

He enjoyed a very good first half of last season winning the Esher Cup at Sandown over a mile before producing an impressive display at Royal Ascot in the King George V Handicap Stakes over a mile and a half. Disappointing in his two subsequent races, he was stepping up in class contesting the Bahrain Trophy at Newmarket and Great Voltigeur Stakes at York but didn’t perform in either. We have gelded him since and given him a long break. There are no plans at the moment but I would expect him to resume in middle distance/staying races.

DETAILS

AYRAD

2011 ch.g. by Dalakhani ex Sweet Firebird (Sadlers Wells)

Saleh Al Homaizi and Imad Al Sagar

PEDIGREE
AYRAD DALAKHANI DARSHAAN SHIRLEY HEIGHTS
1975
1981 DELSY
1972
2000 DALTAWA MISWAKI
1978
1989 DAMANA
1981
2011 SWEET FIREBIRD SADLERS WELLS NORTHERN DANCER
1961
1981 FAIRY BRIDGE
1975
2002 FIRE THE GROOM BLUSHING GROOM
1974
1987 PROSPECTOR’S FIRE
1976
PROFILE

Ayrad  has so far won four races. He has won at listed level and been Gr.3 placed. His half sister Dawn Of Hope is a listed winner

DETAILS

Axom

BLAKENEY POINT

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

Axom LX

PEDIGREE
BLAKENEY POINT 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

A very genuine and straightforward horse, he had a great season winning three times at Kempton, Newbury and Leicester. In fact, his only disappointing performance came in the Chester Cup when he didn’t stay the trip. Effective over a mile and a half to two miles, he kept on improving last year and has provided his syndicate with a lot of pleasure. He seems to handle any ground and, while we haven’t got any specific targets, we will be aiming towards the big meetings and the valuable staying handicaps. The staying programme is more generous nowadays and the money lies in the major handicaps.

DETAILS

Beckhampton Stables

CASEMENT (IRE)

2014 b.g. by Casamento (Ire) ex Kirk Wynd (Selkirk)

Beckhampton Racing

PEDIGREE
CASEMENT (IRE) CASAMENTO (IRE) SHAMARDAL (USA) GIANTS CAUSEWAY (USA)
1977
2002 HELSINKI
1993
2008 WEDDING GIFT (FR) ALWAYS FAIR (USA)
1985
1993 SUCH STYLE
1977
2014 KIRK WYND SELKIRK (USA) SHARPEN UP
1969
1988 ANNIE EDGE
1980
2000 ABBEY STAND (USA) SHADEED (USA)
1982
1989 CHRISTCHURCH (FR)
1973
PROFILE

Casement is from the first crop of the Racing Post Trophy (G1) and Beresford (G2) winner Casamento (Shamardal). The dam won and has bred three winners from five runners. She traces back to the Royal Stud’s Highlight.

Still weak last year, he won in good style at Ffos Las in August and I thought he would run well next time at Sandown over a mile and a quarter. However, he only finished seventh and ran as though he didn’t stay. On pedigree, he is bred to be a middle distance horse and should have stayed. I am hoping it was due to weakness. He is a big horse who could be well treated.

DETAILS

K Abdullah

COUNTERMEASURE

2012 b.g. by American Post ex Namaskar (Dansili)

Mr K Abdullah

PEDIGREE
COUNTERMEASURE AMERICAN POST BERING ARCTIC TERN (USA)
1973
1983 BEAUNE (FR)
1974
2001 WELLS FARGO SADLERS WELLS (USA)
1981
1996 CRUISING HEIGHT
1987
2012 NAMASKAR DANSILI DANEHILL (USA)
1986
1996 HASILI (IRE)
1991
2007 NAMASTE ALZAO (USA)
1980
2000 BAHAMIAN (IRE)
1985
PROFILE

Countermeasure was trained by Andre Fabre at two and three he is from the family of Juddmonte foundation mare Bahamian. He was the lead horse for New Bay in the Prix Niel and the Prix Guillaume d’Ornano . He came into his own when used as a lead horse for Time Test finishing  4th in the Eclipse Gr.1.

DETAILS

Bradley Racing

CRIBBS CAUSEWAY (IRE)

2014 b.f. by Rip Van Winkle (Ire) ex Bristol Fashion (Dansili)

Nick Bradley Racing 13

PEDIGREE
CRIBBS CAUSEWAY (IRE) RIP VAN WINKLE (IRE) GALILEO (IRE) SADLERS WELLS (USA)
1981
1998 URBAN SEA (USA)
1989
2006 LOOKING BACK (IRE) STRAVINSKY (USA)
1996
2001 MUSTIQUE DREAM
1995
2014 BRISTOL FASHION DANSILI DANEHILL (USA)
1986
1996 HASILI (IRE)
1991
2009 APPROACH DARSHAAN
1981
2000 LAST SECOND (IRE)
1993
PROFILE

Cribbs Causeway was bought by us at Tattersalls Book 2. She is the first foal of Bristol Fashion who is out of the Listed winner Approach. The family traces through Coronet, Last Second back to Kirsten Rausing’s Lanwades foundation mare Alruccaba.

She had a very good season winning five times and ended the year being Listed placed. Only rated 62 when she won at Kempton in June, she starts her four year old career off a mark of 95. She progressed beyond our expectations and, while we will consider the good twelve furlongs handicaps, we will be looking to gain more black type with her. That will be the main aim.

DETAILS

DAWN CHOIR

2014 b.f. by Fastnet Rock (Aus) ex Heavenly Dawn (GB) (Pivotal (GB))

Michael Johnson & John Law

PEDIGREE
DAWN CHOIR (GB) FASTNET ROCK (AUS) DANEHILL (USA) DANZIG (USA)
1977
1986 RAZYANA (USA)
1981
2001 PICCADILLY CIRCUS (AUS) ROYAL ACADEMY (USA)
1987
1995 GATANA (AUS)
1989
2014 HEAVENLY DAWN (GB) PIVOTAL (GB) POLAR FALCON (USA)
1987
1993 FEARLESS REVIVAL (GB)
1987
2007 HEAVENLY RAY (USA) RAHY (USA)
1985
1994 HIGHEST TRUTH (USA)
1987
PROFILE

Dawn Choir

Bought at the Tattersalls December mares sale, I don’t know a lot about her yet but she is a strong and attractive filly. Bred to improve with age, she stays well having won a twelve furlongs maiden at Galway last September. Despite the fact the ground was soft, I am informed that she doesn’t necessarily need slow ground. She remains lightly raced having only had a handful of runs.

 

DETAILS

Beckhampton Stables

EXECUTOR

2013 b.g. by Cacique (Ire) ex Star Cluster (Observatory (USA))

Beckhampton Stables Ltd

PEDIGREE
EXECUTOR CACIQUE (IRE) DANEHILL (USA) DANZIG (USA)
1977
1986 RAZYANA (USA)
1981
2001 HASILI (IRE) KAHYASI (IRE)
1985
1991 KERALI
1984
2013 STAR CLUSTER OBSERVATORY (USA) DISTANT VIEW (USA)
1991
1997 STELLARIA (USA)
YEAR1986
2003 DIDICOY (USA) DANZIG (USA)
1977
1986 MONROE (USA)
1977
PROFILE

Executor ran three times at two, winning a Bath maiden and three times at three without success. He was bought as a lead horse.

DETAILS

Mr J D Deer

KAZAWI

2014 ch.g. by Dubawi (Ire) ex Kazeem (Darshaan)

D J Deer

PEDIGREE
KAZAWI DUBAWI (IRE) DUBAI MILLENNIUM SEEKING THE GOLD (USA)
1985
1996 COLORADO DANCER (IRE)
1986
2002 ZOMARADAH DEPLOY
1987
1995 JAWAHER (IRE)
1989
2014 KAZEEM DARSHAAN SHIRLEY HEIGHTS
1975
1981 DELSY (FR)
1972
1998 KANZ (USA) THE MINSTREL (CAN)
1974
1981 TREASURE CHEST (USA)
1962
PROFILE

Kazawi is a full brother to the stable’s star Al Kazeem who won 11 races during his time at Beckhampton including four Group 1 races including the Eclipse, Prince of Wales’s Stakes and the Tattersalls Gold Cup twice. He also won twice at Group 2 and twice at Group 3 level. He is now standing at Oakgrove Stud near Chepstow.

He was a huge backward horse last year. Runner-up at Chepstow on his third start, he disappointed next time at Lingfield. We decided to geld him and give him a long break and hopefully everything will come together this season. He seems to want some cut in the ground.

DETAILS

Mrs Doreen Swinburn

MAGELLAN

2014 b.c. by Sea The Stars (Ire) ex Hector’s Girl (Hector Protector (USA))

Mrs Doreen M Swinburn

PEDIGREE
MAGELLAN SEA THE STARS (IRE) CAPE CROSS (IRE) GREEN DESERT (USA)
1983
1994 PARK APPEAL (IRE)
1982
2006 URBAN SEA (USA) MISWAKI (USA)
1978
1989 ALLEGRETTA
1978
2014 HECTOR’S GIRL HECTOR PROTECTOR (USA) WOODMAN (USA)
1983
1988 KORVEYA (USA)
1982
2000 PRESENT IMPERFECT CADEAUX GENEREUX
1985
1993 SCARCELY BLESSED (IRE)
1974
PROFILE

Magellan is out of Hector’s Girl who won at two and was placed in the Nell Gwyn. She has bred five winners including G3 winner Class is Class and traces to Scarcely Blessed who is from a family developed by the Holland Martin family at Overbury Stud.

He is a giant of a horse who measures over 17hh. He has required a lot of patience because it has taken him a long time to come together. I thought he ran well at Sandown during the summer after which we decided to geld him and that has helped him. We sent him to Newcastle in October and both the track and the surface suited him. He has a good pedigree and, given his size, he should improve as a four year old.

 

DETAILS

Mr J D Deer

MAKZEEM

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

D J Deer

PEDIGREE
MAKZEEM 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.

DETAILS

Mr B E Nielsen

PETITIONER (IRE)

2014 b.g. by Dansili ex Reflective (USA) (Seeking The Gold (USA))

B E Nielsen

PEDIGREE
PETITIONER (IRE) DANSILI DANEHILL (USA) DANZIG (USA)
1977
1986 RAZYANA (USA)
1981
1996 HASILI (IRE) KAHYASI (IRE)
1985
1991 KERALI
1984
2014 REFLECTIVE (USA) SEEKING THE GOLD (USA) MR PROSPECTOR (USA)
1970
1985 CON GAME (USA)
1974
2003 KORVEYA (USA) RIVERMAN (USA)
1969
1982 KONAFA (CAN)
1973
PROFILE

Petitioner is out of Reflective, an unraced half sister to Hector Protector, Bosra Sham and Shanghai. She has bred the Listed winner Biographer by Montjeu.

A half-brother to Listed winner and Group 2 runner-up Biographer, he has only raced three times having suffered a setback in the second half of last year. He is a big horse who was progressive last season, prior to his injury, winning his maiden at Kempton in June before finishing runner-up at Newmarket. The form of that run has worked out well and I feel his rating of 82 is OK. Gelded since his last run, he has done well during the winter and I hope he will make a nice middle distance handicapper. He doesn’t want extremes of ground.

DETAILS

Royal Ascot Racing Club

PROJECTION

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

The Royal Ascot Racing Club

PEDIGREE
PROJECTION ACCLAMATION 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.

He didn’t have much luck last year but ran some races full of promise. Beaten less than a length in third in the Wokingham Stakes at Royal Ascot, he was drawn on the wrong side and had nothing to carry him into the race. He ended the season with a very good run on soft ground in the Group 3 Bengough Stakes over the same course and distance in October. We had previously thought he wanted better ground having disappointed on slow ground in the Stewards’ Cup. Officially rated 110, we spent most of last season waiting for the big handicaps but we will be aiming him at Pattern races this time around.

 

DETAILS

ROAR (IRE)

2014. b.g. by Pour Moi (Ire) ex Evening Rushour (Ire) (Mull Of Kintyre (USA))

Inglett Basquill Frost

PEDIGREE
ROAR (IRE) POUR MOI (IRE) MONTJEU (IRE) SADDLERS WELLS (USA)
1981
1996 FLORIPEDES (FRA)
1985
2008 GWYNN (IRE) DARSHANN (GB)
1981
1997 VICTORESS (USA)
1984
2014 EVENING RUSHOUR (IRE) MULL OF KINTYRE (USA) DANZIG (USA)
1977
1997 RETROSPECTIVE (USA)
1992
2004 TIP TAP TOE (CAN) PLEASANT TAP (USA)
1987
1996 SUDDEN FROST (CAN)
1987
PROFILE

Roar joined us after the Horses In Training Sale, having been in training with Brian Ellison. He showed some good form when he stepped up in trip to 10f and 12f at Newmarket and Ascot. He is currently rated 81 and hopefully he can progress into some nice handicaps through the year. He spent the winter turned out and came in to the yard February 18.

DETAILS

Merry Fox Stud

SECOND STEP (IRE)

2011 b.g. by Dalakhani (Ire) ex My Dark Rosaleen (Sadler’s Wells (USA))

Merry Fox Stud Limited

PEDIGREE
SECOND STEP (IRE) DALAKHANI (IRE) DARSHAAN SHIRLEY HEIGHTS
1975
1981 DELSY (FR)
1972
2000 DALTAWA (IRE) MISWAKI (USA)
1978
1989 DAMANA (FR)
1981
2011 MY DARK ROSALEEN SADLERS WELLS (USA) NORTHERN DANCER (CAN)
1961
1981 FAIRY BRIDGE (USA)
1975
2005 DANILOVA (USA) LYPHARD (USA)
1969
1990 BALLINDERRY
1981
PROFILE

Second Step joined us after four seasons at the Bedford House Stables of Luca Cumani. He had run 17 times winning five including the Grosser Preis von Berlin (G1) in 2015 and has run well in several top races. He is from a family that traces back to Ballinderry the dam of our Prix Du Jockey Club (G1) winner Sanglamore.

I was delighted to be sent him last year and it proved to be a pleasant challenge which he responded well to winning Listed races at Goodwood and Windsor and was placed in his other four races, three of which were at Group 3 level. Very consistent last season, it will be hard to improve upon that this time around but hopefully he will earn more prize-money in Listed and Group 3 races over ten and twelve furlongs. He seems to handle any ground.

DETAILS

SMOKEY LANE (IRE)

2014 ch.g by Zebedee (GB) ex Masela (Ire) (Medicean(GB))

Walter Plant Hire PT Civil Engineering

PEDIGREE
SMOKEY LANE ZEBEDEE INVINCIBLE SPIRIT (IRE) GREEN DESERT (USA)
1983
1997 RAFHA
1987
2008 COZY MARIA (USA) COZZENE (USA)
1980
1999 MARIAMME (USA)
1991
2014 MASELA (IRE) MEDICEAN MACHIAVELLIAN (USA)
1987
1997 MYSTIC GODDESS (USA)
1990
2007 MASAKALA (IRE) CADEAUX GENEREUX
1985
1998 MASAWA (IRE)
1991
PROFILE

Smokey Lane has joined us from Christian William’s yard, he raced for them seven times in the second half of last season. Before that  he was with  David Evan for whom he ran 15 times over two years winning three times over six furlongs and being Listed placed.

DETAILS

WITHHOLD

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

Tony Bloom

PEDIGREE
WITHHOLD CHAMPS ELYSEES 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 came back into the yard in early February having had a good break since his victory in the Cesarewitch last Autumn. If we are lucky and everything goes to plan, his ultimate target is the Melbourne Cup. Currently rated 99, he needs to reach a mark around 110 which is not impossible. Touch wood, he is a very sound horse and, being lightly raced, he is open to more improvement. Being a big horse and by Champs Elysees, he ought to progress again. A lot of the stayers have plenty of miles on the clock but he has only had ten races in his career. I thought he produced a pretty classy performance in the Cesarewitch overcoming a wide draw and winning in a good time. The form has been franked and he certainly wasn’t stopping at the line. We were optimistic of a bold showing beforehand because we knew he stayed, his work had been good and he ran well in his prep over a mile and a half at Newbury less than a month earlier. He came into training quite late last year and we purposely kept him fresh and didn’t want to risk his handicap mark by running him too often beforehand. There is every chance he will be given an entry in the Ascot Gold Cup but we won’t over race him with the Melbourne Cup in mind. In terms of ground, he doesn’t want it soft.

 

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