Arab Spring: Ballymacoll Stud's homebred five-year-old is lightly-raced but he took his record to five wins from seven starts in the Group 3 Dubai Duty Free Finest Surprise Stakes (registered as the John Porter Stakes) over a mile and a half at Newbury on Saturday.
The entire is trained by Sir Michael Stoute, he is a son of the late Gestut Schlenderhan sire Monsun (by Konigsstuhl), and he is out of Spring Symphony (by Darshaan). He is a half-brother to the Australian Group 1 scorer Glass Harmonium (by Verglas) and his dam is a winning half-sister to the St Leger, King George and dual Breeders' Cup hero Conduit (by Dalakhani).
Flight Risk: The Jim Bolger-trained colt sprang a surprise in the Group 3 Big Bad Bob Gladness Stakes over seven furlongs at the Curragh on Sunday, his second win from eight starts and his first piece of blacktype.
The four-year-old was bred by James Hanly, he is out of Raghida (by Nordico) and his siblings include the dual pattern scorer Marionnaud (by Spectrum). His grandam is La Meilleure (by Lord Gayle), which means he comes from the immediate family of the Group 1 winners Sholokhov (by Sadler's Wells), Soldier Of Fortune (by Galileo) and Intense Focus (by Giant's Causeway).
Flight Risk is a son of the Kildangan Stud stallion Teofilo (by Galileo).
Teofilo then completed a big race double when his first-crop son Parish Hall won the Listed Alleged Stakes over 10 furlongs, also at the Curragh.
Jim Bolger bred and trains the six-year-old entire, a juvenile Group 1 scorer out of Halla Siamsa (by Montjeu). His full-brother Hall Of Fame finished third in the Group 2 Futurity Stakes last season, and their dam is a half-sister to the classic-placed Group 2 scorer Light Heavy (by Teofilo).
Muhaarar: Winner of the Group 2 Gimcrack Stakes and third in the Group 1 Middle Park Stakes last season, the Charles Hills-trained colt won the Group 3 Aon Greenham Stakes over seven furlongs at Newbury on Saturday.
He was bred by Shadwell Estate Company Ltd, he is out of the stakes placed Tahrir (by Linamix), and his three blacktype-earning siblings include the ill-fated stakes winner Sajwah (by Exceed And Excel). His dam is a full-sister to the dual stakes winner Mister Charm and to the pattern placed stakes winner Green Channel, and she is a half-sister to the pattern scorer Mister Sacha (by Tiger Hill). It is the family of the Group 1 star Timarida (by Kalaglow).
His sire Oasis Dream (by Green Desert) stands at Banstead Manor Stud.
Redstart: Arthur Oldrey's homebred three-year-old won the Group 3 Dubai Duty Free Stakes (registered as the Fred Darling Stakes) over seven furlongs at Newbury on Saturday. She is trained by Ralph Beckett and has now won two of her three starts.
She is entered in next month's Group 1 Qipco 1000 Guineas, she is the first stakes winner for the dual Guineas hero Cockney Rebel (by Val Royal), and that stallion is in his second season at Haras de Saint Arnoult in France following six years at the National Stud in Newmarket.
The filly is a half-sister to several winners, her dam Ecstasy (by Pursuit Of Love) won over seven and 10 furlongs, and her grandam Gong (by Bustino) was a half-sister to the stakes winning sprinter Gaelic Storm (by Shavian), to the talented stayer Waterfield (by Le Moss), and to the talented dual-purpose gelding Great Crusader (by Deploy).
Kool Kompany: A Group 1 placed dual Group 2 scorer last year, the Richard Hannon-trained colt defied a 3lbs penalty to take the Group 3 Novae Bloodstock Insurance Craven Stakes over a mile at Newmarket on Thursday.
He was bred by Imelda O'Shaughnessy, he was an €8,000 Goffs foal and a £40,000 Doncaster yearling, and he is the second Group 3 classic trial winner this season for the late Jeremy (by Danehill Dancer). He and Success Days come from the stallion's penultimate Irish National Stud-sired crop. Jeremy was in his second year at Garryrichard Stud at the time of his death, aged just 11.
Kool Kompany is a half-brother to the stakes placed Ridge City (by Elusive City), his grandam is the pattern placed Absolute Glee (by Kenmare), and he comes from the immediate family of last season's US Grade 2 winning sprinter Living The Life (by Footstepsinthesand) who has already won a listed contest this season.
Osaila: The Richard Hannon-trained, Group 1 placed juvenile pattern scorer added the Group 3 Lanwades Stud Nell Gwyn Stakes to her record, winning the seven furlong contest by a short-head at Newmarket on Wednesday.
She is a daughter of the retired Coolmore Stud veteran Danehill Dancer (by Danehill), she is out of Mennetou (by Entrepreneur), and she was bred by the Mennetou Syndicate. Her full-sister Obama Rule won the Group 3 Dance Design Stakes over nine furlongs at the Curragh five years ago, her dam is a half-sister to the Group 1 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe winner Carnegie (by Sadler's Wells), and her grandam is the Group 1 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe heroine Detroit (by Riverman).
Golden Horn: This John Gosden-trained colt went into many notebooks as a likely future pattern winner when taking the Listed Fielden Stakes by one and a half lengths at Newmarket on Wednesday. He was bred by Hascombe and Valiant Studs, and he is unbeaten in two starts.
He is a son of the notable Kildangan Stud stallion Cape Cross (by Green Desert), he is the second foal out of Fleche D'Or (by Dubai Destination), and he is a half-brother to the listed scorer Eastern Belle (by Champs Elysees). That filly missed out on pattern placing when fourth in the Group 1 Nassau Stakes last summer. Their dam is an unraced half-sister to six blacktype earners, including the Group 1 Coronation Stakes winner and Group 1 Queen Elizabeth II Stakes runner-up Rebecca Sharp (by Machiavellian).
Queen's Jewel: Owned and bred by the Wertheimer brothers, this Freddy Head-trained chesnut maintained her unbeaten record with a one and three-quarter length win in the Group 3 Prix Penelope over 10 and a half furlongs at Saint-Cloud on Tuesday.
She is by Cheveley Park Stud's leading sire Pivotal (by Polar Falcon), she is a half-sister to the pattern placed stakes winner Royalmania (by Elusive Quality), and her dam Safari Queen (by Lode) was a juvenile champion in Argentina. The mare was also a multiple graded winner in the USA and she is out of the Argentine classic winner Safari Girl (by Sonus). Safari Queen is a half-sister to the current Argentine three-year-old Safari Miss (by Not For Sale) who also won the Grade 1 Gran Premio Mil Guineas over a mile at San Isidro.
Mostaneer: A son of the Cheveley Park Stud stallion Dutch Art (by Medicean), this Nicholas Clement-trained three-year-old won the Listed Prix de Suresnes over nine furlongs at Maisons-Laffitte on Friday, his second win from three starts.
He was bred by Castlemartin Stud & Skymarc Farm, he is out of King's Doll (by King's Best) and is a full-brother to the listed scorer More Than Stoka. His dam is an unraced half-sister to the Group 2 winning sprinter Titus Livius (by Machiavellian), to the Group 2 German 1000 Guineas heroine Briseida (by Pivotal), and to two stakes placed sprinters.
Astaire: The Kevin Ryan-trained four-year-old notched up his first win since the 2013 Group 1 Middle Park Stakes when taking the Group 3 Connaught Access Flooring Abernant Stakes over six furlongs at Newmarket on Thursday. He is a first-crop son of the Ballylinch Stud stallion Intense Focus (by Giant's Causeway) and he was bred by John O'Connor.
He is out of Runway Dancer (by Dansili), his two-year-old Frozen Power (by Oasis Dream) half-brother made 100,000gns at the Tattersalls Craven Breeze-Up Sale later that day, and he comes from the family of both the juvenile Group 2 scorer Bannister (by Inchinor) and of the Group 1 Cheveley Park Stakes winner Dead Certain (by Absalom).
El Valle: Valerie Dissaux bred, owns, and trains this three-year-old, a shock 53/1 winner of the Group 3 Prix Sigy at Chantilly on Wednesday. She also trained his dam Dohibane (by Danehill) and his pattern winning sire Dobby Road (by Grape Tree Road). The colt is a half-brother to several winners, and his grandam Liver De Saron (by Mt Livermore) is a half-sister to the juvenile Grade 3 scorer Ken De Saron (by Kenmare).
French Navy: Godolphin's homebred seven-year-old further advertised his stallion potential with an eye-catching win in the Group 3 Weatherbys General Stud Book Earl of Sefton Stakes over nine furlongs at Newmarket on Thursday. It is his 11th career victory, his eighth blacktype success, and his fourth win at pattern level.
The son of Kildangan Stud sire Shamardal (by Giant's Causeway) is a half-brother to the mile Group 3 scorer and talented dual-purpose gelding Sea Lord (by Cape Cross), his dam First Fleet (by Woodman) won a listed contest over 10 furlongs, and he comes from the immediate family of the top-class performer Assatis (by Topsider), whose blacktype scorers in Japan included two winners at the highest level.
Fascinating Rock: Dual pattern scorer over 10 furlongs last spring, the Dermot Weld-trained four-year-old added the Listed Heritage Stakes over a mile at Leopardstown on Wednesday. He is owned and bred by Newtown Anner Stud, and he is a son of the Australian champion sire Fastnet Rock (by Danehill) who did five seasons at Coolmore Stud.
Fascinating Rock is a half-brother to the talented dual-purpose gelding Quick Jack (by Footstepsinthesand), his dam is a winning half-sister to four blacktype earners, and his grandam Sarabah (by Ela-Mana-Mou) is a winning half-sister to the high-class miler Gothenberg (by Polish Patriot).
Zuhoor Baynoona: A stakes-placed dual winner at two, the Richard Fahey-trained bay made a winning return to action in the Listed Whitsbury Manor Stud & EBF Stallions Lansdown Fillies' Stakes over five furlongs at Bath on Friday.
She was bred by Rabbah Bloodstock Ltd, she is a daughter of the sprint champion and late Derrinstown Stud stallion Elnadim (by Danzig), and she is the first foal out of Spasha (by Shamardal). Her dam is an unraced half-sister to the stakes winner Persian Majesty (by Grand Lodge), and she comes from the family of the runaway 1985 Group 1 Derby hero Slip Anchor (by Shirley Heights).
Bocca Baciata: The Jessica Harrington-trained three-year-old won the Listed Irish Stallion Farms European Breeders Fund Salsabil Stakes over 10 furlongs at Navan on Saturday, her second win in four starts. She was bred by Citadel Stud.
She is a daughter of the Irish National Stud stallion Big Bad Bob (by Bob Back), she is out of the pattern placed Sovana (by Desert King), and that makes her a half-sister to the classic placed Group 3 scorer Topeka (by Whipper) and to the pattern winner Kalsa. Sovana is a half-sister to the speedy Group 3 winner Perugina (by Highest Honor).
High Chaparral: Dual Derby and Breeders' Cup hero, and late Coolmore Stud sire High Chaparral (by Sadler's Wells) notched up an international big-race double on Saturday. First Hi World won the Group 3 Johnnie Walker Frank Packer Plate over 10 furlongs at Randwick, and then Pondarosa Miss won the Group 1 Manco Easter Handicap over a mile at Ellerslie.
Hi World was bred by P Yii, he is trained by Peter Moody, and this was his second pattern success. The three-year-old is out of Beauty World (by Danehill Dancer), which makes him a half-brother to the pattern-placed stakes winner Loveyamadly (by Bel Esprit) and to the Group 1-placed American Crew (by Stratum), and he is related to a variety of stakes winners.
Pondarosa Miss is trained by Peter Hollinshead and she was bred in New Zealand by her part-owners D B & P G Hollinshead. She is out of Bak Da Princess (by Danske), who is a daughter of the prolific winner Havitbak (by Bakharoff) and so a half-sister to the Group 2 Waikato Times Gold Cup scorer Bak Da Chief (by Chief Bearhart). It is a branch of the family of the Group 1 Derby Italiano scorer Elgay (by Gay Lussac).
Wayward Prince: The Hilary Parrott-trained 11-year-old won the Grade 3 Coral Scottish Grand National Handicap Chase over four miles, 110 yards at Ayr on Saturday, a third graded victory for the Martin Kilroe-bred gelding.
He is a son of the Shade Oak Stud stallion Alflora (by Niniski), he is out of the chase winner Bellino Spirit (by Robellino), and his dam is a half-sister to the talented dual-purpose gelding Scarlet Pimpernel (by Night Shift). His third dam is the Group 3 Prix de Flore scorer Siliciana (by Silly Season), so he comes from the family of the smart hurdler Tweedledrum (by Beat Hollow), of the high-class sprinter Silicon Bavaria (by Procida), of of the Group 1 winner and leading 2015 classic candidate Elm Park (by Phoenix Reach).
Top Gamble: The Richard Lee-trained gelding took his record over fences to four wins from six starts when easily winning the Grade 2 Jordan Electrics Ltd Future Champion Novices' Chase over two miles, four and a half furlongs at Ayr on Saturday.
The seven-year-old was bred by Dermot Cantillon, he is a son of Glenview Stud's multiple champion sire Presenting (by Mtoto), and he is a half-brother to the Grade 2 placed, Irish Cesarewitch winner Zimbabwe (by Kahyasi). His dam Zeferina (by Sadler's Wells) is a half-sister to the Group 3 scorer Emily Bronte (by Machiavellian) and to the stakes winning sprinter Zelanda (by Night Shift), and his grandam is the high-class performer Zafadola (by Darshaan).
Duke Of Navan: Presenting (by Mtoto) was also represented on Saturday by Duke Of Navan, winner of the Listed Scotty Brand Handicap Chase over two miles at Ayr. It is a second win from five starts over fences for the Nicky Richards-trained seven-year-old.
He was bred by Keith Douglas, he is out of Greenfieldflyer (by Alphabatim), and he comes from the immediate family of the Kerry National winner Bishops Hall (by Pimpernel's Tune).
Cheltenian: Winner of the Grade 1 Champion Bumper at Cheltenham four years ago, the Philip Hobbs-trained gelding added the Grade 2 QTS Scottish Champion Hurdle over two miles at Ayr on Saturday, his second win from 10 starts over hurdles.
He was bred in France by Jean-Charles Haimet and J-Pascal Liberge, and he is a son of the Group 1 scorer Astarabad (by Alleged), an Haras de la Croix Sonnet stallion. He is the first foal out of Salamaite (by Mansonnien), who was placed in France, and the mare is a half-sister to the Grade 2 French hurdle winner Gilder (by Cadoudal).
Stepanie Frances: The Dan Skelton-trained seven-year-old won the Listed Thoroughbred Breeders' Association Mares' Novices' Hurdle over two miles, one furlong at Cheltenham on Thursday, her third win from eight starts over obstacles.
She was bred by Maynard Hamilton, she is a daughter of the late Ballylinch Stud stallion King's Theatre (by Sadler's Wells) and she is out of Brownlow Castle (by Supreme Leader). Her grandam Miss Lamb (by Relkino) won three times on the flat and twice over hurdles, and she comes from a branch of the family of the talented dual-purpose horse Beau Chapeau (by High Hat).
Pumped Up Kicks: A member of the Gordon Elliott stable until last month, Dan Skelton now owns and trains the eight-year-old and she won the Listed EBF/Thoroughbred Breeders' Association Mares' Novices' Chase Finale Handicap over two miles, five furlongs at Cheltenham on Thursday.
She was bred by Padraic Murtagh, she is a daughter of the Beeches Stud stallion Flemensfirth (by Alleged), and she is a half-sister to the chase scorer Didntitellya (by Presenting). Her dam Beauty Star (by Shalford) is a half-sister to the Grade 3 Grand Annual Chase winner Tiger Cry (by Germany).
The Govaness: Cedric Brookes's homebred six-year-old won the Listed olbg.com Supports Mares' Jump Racing Mares' Handicap Hurdle over two miles, five and a half furlongs at Cheltenham on Thursday, her second win from five starts over obstacles.
Previously a listed scorer in bumpers, she is a daughter of the Overbury Stud stallion Kayf Tara (by Sadler's Wells), and she is out of the four-times hurdles scorer Just Kate (by Bob's Return). Her grandam M I Babe (by Celtic Cone) won seven times and is a half-sister to the 2001 Grade 3 Grand National hero Red Marauder (by Gunner B).
King Kamehameha: Champion three-year-old in Japan and one of that country's leading sires, the Shadai Stallion Station's son of Kingmambo (by Mr Prospector) notched up his third classic winner when Duramente won the Grade 1 Satsuku Sho (Japanese 2000 Guineas) over 10 furlongs at Nakayama on Sunday.
His daughter Let's Go Donki won the Grade 1 Oka Sho (Japanese 1000 Guineas) a week ago and, in 2010, his five-time Grade 1 winning daughter Apapane took both the Oka Sho and the Yushun Himba (Japanese Oaks).
Duramente was bred by Northern Racing, he is trained by Noriyuki Hori, and he is out of Admire Groove (by Sunday Silence). His full-sister Admire Sceptre is a multiple pattern placed sprinter, and his classic-placed dam won back-to-back runnings of the Grade 1 Queen Elizabeth II Commemorative Cup over 11 furlongs at Kyoto.
Admire Groove is a half-sister to the Grade 1 winner Rulership (by King Kamehameha) and to the pattern scorers Forgettable (by Dance In The Dark) and Gullveig (by Deep Impact). Duramente's grandam is the Yushun Himba and Tenno Sho (Autumn) heroine Air Groove (by Tony Bin).