Article Date: 16-May-2012
St Nicholas Abbey remains on course for a repeat win in the Investec Coronation Cup on Saturday, June 2nd.
Trained by Aidan O’Brien, St Nicholas Abbey suffered a shock defeat behind stablemate WindsorPalace in the 10-furlong Group 3 Mooresbridge Stakes at the Curragh on May 7th.
The son of Montjeu had previously won the Grade 1 Breeders’ Cup Turf at Churchill Downs last season, before returning this year with a second behind Cirrus Des Aigles in the Group 1 Dubai Sheema Classic at Meydan in March, both over 12 furlongs.
Cirrus Des Aigles enjoyed his first Group 1 success in the QIPCO Champion Stakes at Ascot in October and has been victorious twice more at the highest level. After his win in Dubai in March, he returned to France and took the Prix Ganay in great style at Longchamp last month.
O’Brien could also be represented by the 2010 victor Fame And Glory, progressive Group 3 Ormonde Stakes winner Memphis Tennessee, last season’s Investec Derby runner-up Treasure Beach, Australian import So You Think and Leopardstown scorer Robin Hood.
Sir Michael Stoute is chasing his sixth win in the Diamond Jubilee Coronation Cup and could run last year’s Group 2 Great Voltigeur Stakes winner Sea Moon, while John Gosden may rely on last season’s impressive Group One St Leger winner Masked Marvel, who finished seventh on his reappearance in the Group 2 Jockey Club Stakes at Newmarket on May 5.
Godolphin has won the Coronation Cup on two occasions with Daylami in 1999 and Mutafaweq in 2001, both trained by Saeed Bin Suroor. In this year’s renewal Godolphin could be represented by Dubai World Cup winner Monterosso, who is trained by Mahmood Al Zarooni.
Quest For Peace, runner-up in the Jockey Club Stakes on his return, could attempt to give trainer Luca Cumani his first success in the race, while Italian Group 1 winner Jakkalberry, trained by Marco Botti, will be looking to build on his third in the Group 1 Dubai Sheema Classic.
William Haggas’ Beaten Up finished sixth behind Cirrus Des Aigles at Meydan in March, but had rounded off the 2011 season with an impressive victory in the Group 3 St Simon Stakes at Newbury.
Ed Dunlop has last year’s Melbourne Cup runner up Red Cadeaux, who finished second on his seasonal return in the Group 3 Sagaro Stakes at Kempton on May 2, while Tom Dascombe could run Listed Winter Derby Trial Stakes winner Junoob.
In the Epsom ‘Dash’ 58 horses go forward including York Glory, who ran disappointingly at York on Wednesday without his customary blinkers.
The Tim Easterby-trained pair of Captain Dunne and Confessional, who filled the first two placed in 2011, are both still engaged in the five-furlong contest, which takes places on Saturday, June 2nd.
The next scratchings deadline for both the Investec Derby and the Investec Oaks is this Friday, May 18. Details of the horses going forward in the two Classics will be revealed by 4.00pm the same day.
THE DIAMOND JUBILEE CORONATION CUP
(SPONSORED BY INVESTEC)
Class 1, Group 1, £300,000 Total Prize Fund.2.40pm, Saturday, June 2, 2012. For 4yo+, 1m 4f 10yds. Weights: colts & geldings 9st; fillies 8st 11lb. Entries closed April 3, entries revealed April 4 (30 entries), scratchings deadline May 15 (17 remain), six-day confirmation & £20,000 supplementary entry stage May 28, final declaration stage 10.00am, May 31. Form figures supplied by Weatherbys and are correct up to and including Monday, May 14.
Form Horse Age Owner Trainer
111-6 BEATEN UP 4 Brian Haggas, B Mathieson, R Smith William Haggas
1215-(2)11 CIRRUS DES AIGLES (FR) 6 J C A Dupouy Corine Barande-Barbe FR
111241- FAME AND GLORY 6 Fitri Hay/Derrick Smith/Sue Magnier/Michael Tabor Aidan O'Brien IRE
4120-33 JAKKALBERRY (IRE) 6 ATB Jakkalberry Sy, Porter & Duke Marco Botti
(2)-(1)(4)(1)(0)3 JUNOOB 4 Richard Pegum Tom Dascombe
510110-0 MASKED MARVEL 4 Bjorn Nielsen John Gosden
5(1)/243-1 MEMPHISTENNESSEE(IRE) 4 Sue Magnier, Michael Tabor & Derrick Smith Aidan O'Brien IRE
05/1(3)-(4)(1) MONTEROSSO 5 Godolphin Mahmood Al Zarooni
3/31115-2 QUEST FOR PEACE (IRE) 4 O T I Racing Luca Cumani
105323-(2) RED CADEAUX 6 Ronald Arculli Ed Dunlop
21033/1434 ROBIN HOOD (IRE) 4 Sue Magnier, Michael Tabor & Derrick Smith Aidan O'Brien IRE
21/1132- SEA MOON 4 Khalid Abdulla Sir Michael Stoute
(3)11112- SET TO MUSIC (IRE) 4 The Queen Michael Bell
1142(6)-(4) SO YOU THINK (NZ) 6 Smith/Magnier/Tabor/Dato Tan/Tunku Yahaya Aidan O'Brien IRE
13351-22 ST NICHOLAS ABBEY (IRE) 5 Derrick Smith, Sue Magnier, Michael Tabor Aidan O'Brien IRE
14103-40 TREASUREBEACH 4 Fitri Hay/Michael Tabor/Sue Magnier/Derrick Smith Aidan O'Brien IRE
(0)/(6)/655-031 WINDSORPALACE(IRE) 7 Derrick Smith, Sue Magnier, Michael Tabor Aidan O'Brien IRE
THE FOLLOWING 13 HORSES HAVE BEEN SCRATCHED: ARCTIC COSMOS (USA), AWAIT THE DAWN (USA), BE FABULOUS (GER), CAVALRYMAN, JUKEBOX JURY (IRE), JUSTIFICATION, MEANDRE (FR), OPINION POLL (IRE), PRINCE BISHOP (IRE), SADEEK'S SONG (USA), SONGCRAFT (IRE), TESTOSTERONE (IRE), WORLD DOMINATION (USA)
17 entries remain after May 15 scratchings deadline
THE INVESTEC SPECIALIST BANK ‘DASH’
Class 2 handicap, £75,000 Total Prize Fund.3.15pm, Epsom Downs, Saturday, June 2, 2012. For three-year-olds and upwards. Five Furlongs. Lowest weight: 7st 12lb, highest weight: not less than 9st 10lb. Penalties: after May 5, a winner 5lb, a winner of two or more races 7lb. Any horse rated above 110 (or 117 if such a horse is three years old) shall initially be treated as having that rating and the highest weight allotted shall be 9st 10lb. Subsequently, the excess over 110 (or 117 if such a horse is three years old) in any rating shall be added to the weight allotted without limitation to the highest weight to be carried. Entries closed May 1, entries revealed May 2 (61 entries). Scratchings deadline, May 15 (58 remain). Five-day confirmation stage, Monday, May 28. Final declaration stage, 10.00am, Thursday, May 31. Form figures supplied by Weatherbys and are correct up to and including the racing of Monday, May 14.
Form Horse Age/Wgt Owner Trainer
112320-1 DUCHESS DORA (IRE) 5-9-11 (5lb ex) The Clay Family John Quinn
13230-6 DINKUM DIAMOND (IRE) 4-9-10 Eight Star Syndicate Henry Candy
515-300 HUMIDOR (IRE) 5-9-09 M Khan X2 George Baker
0450-65 CAPTAIN DUNNE (IRE) 7-9-09 Middleham Park Racing XV & Partners Tim Easterby
2240-061 CONFESSIONAL 5-9-04 (5lb ex) Terry & Margaret Holdcroft Tim Easterby
124600-4 LEXI'S HERO (IRE) 4-9-04 Dr Marwan Koukash Kevin Ryan
1110-011 BALLESTEROS 3-9-01 Poilin Good Brian Meehan
42160-0DESERTLAW (IRE)4-9-01 Jeff Smith Andrew Balding
05000-31 LUI REI (ITY) 6-9-01 Rei Of Sunshine Partnership Robert Cowell
0165(2)6-4 VOCATIONAL (USA) 3-9-01Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Al Maktoum Mark Johnston
0260-22 BEAR BEHIND (IRE) 3-9-01 Bellman Black Marantelli Owen Tom Dascombe
301301- VERINCO 6-9-01 Bryan Smart Bryan Smart
122115- YORKGLORY (USA) 4-9-00 Salman Rashed & Mohamed Khalifa Kevin Ryan
113/40-3 EXCEL BOLT 4-8-13 Elders, Turton, Brown & Rhodes Bryan Smart
50140-43 SHOSHONI WIND 4-8-13 Hambleton Racing Ltd XVI Kevin Ryan
3266-(4)4 CELERINA (IRE) 5-8-13 Peter Piller Tommy Stack IRE
550105/0 NOSEDIVE 5-8-12 EERC David Nicholls
20000-36 TAX FREE (IRE) 10-8-12 Ian Hewitson David Nicholls
1020(2)(2)-0 DICKIE'S LAD (IRE) 4-8-12 Duddy, McNulty & Duncan Kevin Ryan
0060-(4)20 BLUE JACK 7-8-12 Andrew Black & Michael Owen Tom Dascombe
30020-50 FITZ FLYER (IRE) 6-8-11 Mike Browne David Nicholls
(1)-(4)(5)(0)136 SUGAR BEET 4-8-11 Ridge House Stables Ltd Ronald Harris
000005- STONE OF FOLCA 4-8-11 Folkestone Racecourse Owners Group John Best
0030-06 OOR JOCK (IRE) 4-8-10 Thistle Bloodstock Limited John Shanahan IRE
110001-3 STEPS (IRE) 4-8-10 Michael Hill Roger Varian
(0)-(5)(1)(1)(0)2 TAAJUB (IRE) 5-8-10 Peter Crate Peter Crate
2000-11 ES QUE LOVE (IRE) 3-8-09 Crone Stud Farms Ltd Mark Johnston
020630- SOHRAAB 8-8-07 Pangfield Racing Hughie Morrison
(1)(6)(2)(0)01 CADEAUX PEARL 4-8-07 Paul Dixon Scott Dixon
14001-50 LIVING IT LARGE (FR) 5-8-07 T Gould Ed de Giles
320300- THE THRILL IS GONE 4-8-07 Mr & Mrs Christopher Wright Mick Channon
051461- CATFISH (IRE) 4-8-06 Raymond Tooth Brian Meehan
66300(0)-0 PARTNER (IRE) 6-8-06 Dr Marwan Koukash Kevin Ryan
0500-(0)(1)3 ARCTIC FEELING (IRE) 4-8-06 Percy / Green Racing 2 Richard Fahey
513054-2 JUDGE 'N JURY 8-8-05 Robert & Nina Bailey Ronald Harris
2/1463-1 LONG AWAITED (IRE) 4-8-05 Peter Jones David Barron
51(2)4(5)-3 CHOCOLATE HILLS (FR) 3-8-04 Sheikh Mohammed Ger Lyons IRE
03260-0 MASTER ROONEY (IRE) 6-8-04 A Turton, P Langford & S Brown Bryan Smart
110/000- PERFECT BLOSSOM 5-8-04 Ann Morris Ian McInnes
10(4)(1)-(6)0(3) DIAMOND CHARLIE (IRE) 4-8-03 David & Stanley Adams Simon Dow
04053-4 JAMESWAY (IRE) 4-8-03 Middleham Park Racing XIX & James Pak Richard Fahey
010-(3)(5)5(5) COURAGEOUS (IRE) 6-8-02 Dab Hand Racing Kevin Ryan
(3)401(1)4-(5)FAIR VALUE (IRE) 4-8-02 Edward Hyde Simon Dow
(1)(1)(1)210 CAPTAIN DIMITRIOS 4-8-00 Chris Beek Racing Alastair Lidderdale
0300-00 SWILLY FERRY (USA) 5-8-00 J Law David Nicholls
000100- NOVERRE TO GO (IRE) 6-8-00 Robert & Nina Bailey Ronald Harris
2404(5)-3 FLASH CITY (ITY) 4-8-00 Ceffyl Racing Bryan Smart
2300-03 TAURUS TWINS 6-8-00 G E Amey & G D Bailey Richard Price
35/465-0 CRIMEA (IRE) 6-8-00 Middleham Park Racing XVI & Partner David Nicholls
1-00 MUAAMARA 3-7-12 M Al-Qatami & K M Al-Mudhaf Mick Channon
040601- BERTOLIVER 8-7-12 Mrs A Shone Stuart Williams
30020-(0) BERBERANA (IRE) 4-7-12 Berberana Partnership Jeremy Gask
0000-(0)33 CHURCH MUSIC (IRE) 3-7-10 JCG Chua & CK Ong Michael Scudamore
36(4)112- BILLYRAYVALENTINE (CAN) 3-7-10 Russell, Wheeler, Vail Partnership George Baker
210-(2) PLACE IN MY HEART 3-7-10 Turf Club 2010 George Baker
004000-0 INDIAN TRAIL 12-7-08 Martin Love David Nicholls
(5)-(3)(5)(2)(4)(3) ESTONIA 5-7-02 Miss K Squance Michael Squance
2(2)2(3)-623 LUPO D'ORO (IRE) 3-7-00 S Malcolm M Winwright P Tindall John Best
58 entries remain after May 15 scratchings deadline
THE FOLLOWING 3 HORSES HAVE BEEN SCRATCHED:NIGHT CARNATION, FATHOM FIVE (IRE), KOOL HENRY (IRE)
Investec Dash (William Hill bet):9/1 York Glory; 10/1 Ballesteros, 12/1 Dickie's Lad, Long Awaited, Shoshoni Wind; 14/1 Arctic Feeling, Bear Behind, Captain Dunne, Confessional, Duchess Dora, Es Que Love, Lexi's Hero, Verinco; 16/1 Cadeaux Pearl, Catfish, Chocolate Hills, Courageous, Jamesway, Lui Rei, Steps, Taajub; 20/1 Blue Jack, Celerina, Desert Law, Dinkum Diamond, Fitz Flyer, Humidor, Judge N Jury, Living It Large, Partner, Sohraab, Tax Free, The Thrill Is Gone; 25/1 BAR (EW ¼ 1,2,3,4)
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