He is a big scopey gelding whowas bought by his owner Dr Jamal Ahmadzadeh at Tattersalls Book 3 sale in 2018 for 22,000 GNS. His dam Victory Garden was unraced but so far has bred two winners from 2 runners. Amir Kabir is the half brother to Percy’s Lad a progressing three year old by the sire Sir Percy. As a two year old Percy’s Lad won two out of his three starts and placed 2nd in the Group 3 Horris Hill Stakes at Newbury. The third dam bred Little Rock, Whitewater Affair, Short Skirt and Seductress.
10/06/20 – Wolverhampton – Royal Ascot Live On Sky Sports Racing Handicap (Class 5)
He is a half-brother to Countermeasure who spent time as Time Test’s pacemaker. This is a family developed by Juddmonte from one of their foundation mares Bahamian recently best known for New Bay. 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 2018, he finished second behind subsequent Cambridgeshire and dual Listed winner Wissahickon over ten furlongs at Chelmsford in August 2018.
He was bred by owner Mr Philip Newton and out of Ship’s Biscuit a winner over 1 mile 4 furlongs as well as Listed placed. Cochise is from a late maturing family who stay well, he is a half-brother to the progressive Mekong and Pow Wow who both won three times. Cochise won at Bath on the 16th October 2019 beating Quel Destin a Grade 1 winner for champion jumps trainer Paul Nicholls. Cochise’s Pedigree traces back to Hi Calypso a winner of a Group 2 and Group 3 race.
He was bred by owners Fishdance Ltd and is out of Poisson D’or a dual winner over 7 furlongs. The family traces back to Smeralda who produced Lille Hammer a Listed winner and Group 3 placed as well as producing Samara who was also a Listed winner and placed in a Group 3. Lille Hammer has produced Ski Sunday a gelding by King’s Best who finished 2nd in a Grade 1 at Aintree over hurdles. He finished his racing career with a total of 4 wins and 18 places.
25/10/19 – Newbury – Join Hot To Trot For 2020 Novice Stakes (Class 4)
He 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 Group 2 Gimcrack Stakes. He is a big scopey horse who progressed nicely winning his first two races, the first as a two year old and the second as a three year old. As a four year old he finished 3rd in the Group 3 Gordon Richards Stakes at Newbury behind Crystal Ocean and then went on to finish 2nd in the Listed Gala Stakes at Sandown. At 5 years old he finished 2nd on his first run of the season in the Listed Steventon Stakes and then went on to win the Group 3 Rose Of Lancaster Stakes at Haydock. He soon followed it up with winning the Group 3 Gallagher Group Winter Hill Stakes at Windsor.
27/10/17 – Newbury – Join Hot To Trot for 2018 Novice Stakes (Class 4)
28/06/18 – Nottingham – England V Belgium Specials at 188Bet Confined Novice Stakes (Class 5)
22/08/18 – Kempton – 32Red Handicap.com (Class 3)
08/08/20 – Haydock – BetVictor Rose Of Lancaster Stakes (Group 3)
29/08/20 – Windsor – Gallagher Group Winter Hill Stakes (Group 3)
He is a big scopey horse that is well bred being by Frankel and out of Ramruma a winner of the Group 1 Oaks at Epsom, the Group 1 Irish Oaks at the Curragh and the Group 1 Yorkshire oaks at York when in training with Sir Henry Cecil. His dam has produced Flying Cross a winner of two races and was third in an Irish Field St Leger. He was a horse that needed time and after having ran three times as a three year old he had two months before making his handicap debut. The family traces back to Princess Of Man a dam of six winners out of seven runners one being Ramruma.
16/09/19 – Kempton – 32 Red Handicap (Class 4)
05/06/20 – Lingfield – BG Racing Syndicates Handicap (Class 4)
He was bred by owners S. Emmet and Miss R. Emmet out of Midnight Fling. His dam Midnight Fling was in training here and so was his grand dam Perfect Night who was also bred by the Emmet’s. Midnight Fling is a half sister to Definightly a winner of 7 races when in training here which included Sapphire Stakes Curragh Group 3, Prix de Seine-et-Oise Maisons Lafitte Group 3 and the listed Starlit Stakes at Goodwood. Ivadream is a half brother to two winners Bridge Night and Intimately.
16/06/20 – Windsor – Follow At The Races On Twitter Handicap (Class 6)
He is a first foal out of dam Princess Loulou who won three times including the listed Gillies Stakes at Doncaster and also placed 2nd in the Group 1 Darley Prix Jean Romanet in France. The family traces back to Sweeping who was trained here at Beckhampton in 1988 and 1989 by Jeremy Tree for owners and breeders Mr and Mrs Dare Wigan. Louganini was purchased at Tattersalls Book 2 sale 2018 for 80,000 GNS. He won his debut impressively at Newmarket in a Class 4 Novice Stakes.
He is out of Spontaneous, a full sister to Youmzain who was Champion 3 year old in Germany in 2006 and joint Champion Older Horse in Europe in 2009. He won at all levels but famously finished second in the Prix de L’Arc de Triomphe three times. He is a half brother to the Group 1 Lockinge winner Creachadour and the Group 3 winner Shreyas. He was purchased by Hugo Merry.
He was bought by Joe Foley for Clipper Logistics from the Barton Stud draft at Tattersalls Book 2 sale in 2018 for 68,000 GNS. The dam won twice at three in France up to Listed level as well as placing in a Group 3. His grand dam Danceabout won the Group 2 Sun Chariot Stakes at Newmarket. The family traces to the Duchess of Bedford’s wonderful mare Mrs Moss.
He was purchased at Tattersalls Book 2 sale 2017 for 110,000 GNS by C Gordon Watson Bloodstock. The family traces back to Lochsong a winner of 15 races including three Group 1 races, two Group 2 races, three Group 3 races and a Listed winner. He won twice over ten furlongs when trained by William Haggas in Newmarket. His second dam is the Group 1 Nunthorpe winner Lochangel who is a half sister to the Champion Older mare in 1993 and 1994 Lochsong. they were both bred by Jeff Smith at his Littleton Stud in Hampshire.
29/04/19 – Windsor – Robusto House Maiden Stakes
18/07/20 – York – John Smith’s Cup Handiacap (Heritage Handicap)
He is from the family of one of Sir Henry Cecil’s 1,000 Guineas winners Sleepytime. An own sister to the Group 1 winner Ali-Royal, she bred eight winners from ten runners. His dam Flame of Hestia has so far bred three winners. Sleeping Lion has run twelve times to date and has won three times from eleven to fourteen furlongs. He was previously trained by James Fanshawe.
He is a half-brother to Time Test, Retirement Plan and Time Chaser who trace back to the mare Lost Virtue. She was bought by Juddmonte at the Keeneland November sale in 1986 for $375,000. She was aged nine and had already bred a Group 3 winner and her dam was a half sister to the mighty Damascus. Juddmonte managed to get two daughters from her who are still represented in their stud book, All At Sea who won the Group 1 Prix du Moulin de Longchamp, the Group 3 Musidora Stakes at York and the listed Pretty Polly Stakes at Newmarket. She was second in the Oaks and Juddmonte International and Quandary who won the listed James Seymour Stakes at Newmarket.
He is out of Holy Dazzle who won twice in France at two over 7 furlongs and was placed in the Group 3 Prix Imprudence and Group 3 Prix Miesque. This is her first foal and was purchased from Tattersalls Book 1 by Charlie Gordon Watson. He broke his maiden title as a 3 year old is October 2018 and soon followed it up with another win in November 2018. He was a multiple winner at 4 years old as well as finishing 3rd in the ‘Unibet Goodwood Handicap’. As a 5 year old he finished 3rd in the ‘Marsh Cup’ at Newbury with less than a length between him and the winner.
He was purchased back at Tattersalls Book 3 sale 2018 by Kingwood Stud for 60,000 GNS. Gee Kel his dam was purchased at the Tattersalls December mare sale by Kingwood in 2015 for 100,000 GNS. She has produced 6 winners from 9 foals of racing age. Gee Kel was a winner herself over 6 furlongs. The family traces back to a Ballymacoll family started with Sea Venture.
08/06/20 – Haydock – Read Andrew Balding On Betway Insider Handicap (Class 5)
07/07/20 – Leicester – Every Race Live On RacingTV Handicap (Class 4)
31/08/20 – Sandown – Burhill Handicap (Class 3)
26/10/20 – Leicester – Sir Gordon Richards Handicap (Class 2)
He was purchased by Tony Bloom at Tattersalls Horses In Training Sale and is from a Juddmonte family that traces back to Slightly Dangerous. Withhold 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. He has since won the Listed ‘Jockey Club Rose Bowl Stakes and the Listed Gloriously simple With MansionBet Further Flight Stakes.
This evening we have Cochise travelling to Chelmsford to run in the ‘Celebrating The tote And PMU Partnership Handicap’ for owner Philip Newton. Cochise made his racecourse debut as a three-year-old. He had six runs in total at three and included a win …
Today we send out Lion Face to Lingfield to run in the ‘Sky Sports Racing HD Virgin 535 Novice Stakes’ for owner David Bannon. Lion Face is a three-year-old gelding by Animal Kingdom who makes his racecourse debut today over 1 mile 4 furlongs. His dam …