Group 1 success for Duke Of Marmalade, Fastnet Rock, Galileo, Holy Roman Emperor, Oasis Dream, Singspiel and Tiger Hill; freshman sires Dream Ahead and Roderic O'Connor also on the scoresheet
SUNDAYClassic-placed Group 2 Ribblesdale Stakes heroine Curvy won the Grade 1 E.P. Taylor Stakes Presented By HPIbet over 10 furlongs on turf at Woodbine in Canada. The David Wachman-trained three-year-old was bred by Norelands & Hugo Lascelles, and she is a daughter of the multiple champion sire Galileo (by Sadler's Wells). A half-sister to the Group 1 Irish 2000 Guineas winner Power (by Oasis Dream), her dam Frappe (by Inchinor) is a half-sister to the Group 1 stars Footstepsinthesand (by Giant's Causeway) and Pedro The Great (by Henrythenavigator).
Curvy's pedigree was reviewed in detail in the 30th May 2015 edition of The Irish Field.Lovelyn won the Group 1 Gran Premio del Jockey Club over 12 fulongs at San Siro, a third pattern success for this year's Group 2 Oaks d'Italia heroine, a daughter of the late Tiger Hill (by Danehill). Gestut Ittlingen's homebred three-year-old is trained by Peter Schiergen, and her winning dam Laurella (by Acatenango) is a full-sister to the Group 1 Deutsches Derby and Group 1 Japan Cup star Lando.Ming Dynasty returned to winning form with victory in the Group 2 Prix du Conseil de Paris over 12 furlongs at Chantilly, a second blacktype success for the Mikel Delzangles-trained son of Darley Japan stallion King's Best (by Kingmambo). He was bred by Dayton Investments Ltd and his dam Memoire (by Sadler's Wells), a daughter of the Group 1 scorer Moonlight Dance (by Alysheba), is a full-sister to the Group 1 Prix de Diane (French Oaks) runner-up Millionaia.Ballyhane Stud's classic winning miler Roderic O'Connor (by Galileo) notched up the second pattern winner from his first crop of juveniles when the Stefano Botti-trained Biz Heart won the Group 2 Gran Criterium over a mile at San Siro. Bred by Massimo Parri, the colt is a half-brother to the Group 1 star Biz The Nurse (by Oratorio) and to the Group 3 scorer Misterious Boy (by Arcano). His dam is the listed winner Biz Bar (by Tobougg), so he is inbred 3x4 to Sadler's Wells (by Northern Dancer).Gestut Park Wiedingen's homebred juvenile Dhaba won the Group 3 Preis der Winterkonigin over a mile at Baden-Baden. The Markus Klug-trained daughter of Gestut Evershorst sire Areion (by Big Shuffle) is the first foal out of Darshana (by Medicean), and his grandam is the middle-distance Group 3 scorer Deva (by Platini).Incantator won the Group 3 Preis der BBAG Hengstparade (Baden-Wurttemberg-Trophy) over 10 furlongs at Baden-Baden, a first pattern success for Rennstall Wohler's homebred son of Areion (by Big Shuffle). The Andreas Wohler-trained three-year-old is a half-brother to the recent juvenile Group 3 scorer Isfahan (by Lord Of England) and his dam, Independent Miss (by Polar Falcon) is a grand-daughter of the Group 1 winner Indica (by Athenagoras).Felician won the Group 3 Premio del Piazzale over nine furlongs on heavy ground at San Siro, a third pattern success for the Ferdinand Leve-trained son of Haras du Quesnay stallion Motivator (by Montjeu). Gestut Haus Ittlingen's homebred seven-year-old is a half-brother to the seven furlong listed scorer Fly First (by Big Shuffle) and his dam, Felicity (by Inchinor), was a pattern-winning sprinter.Lohit was an easy winner of the Group 3 Premio Omenoni in heavy ground at San Siro, taking the five furlong contest by five lengths for a first pattern success. The four-year-old son of Cheveley Park Stud stallion Dutch Art (by Medicean) was bred by Azienda Agricola Rosati Colarieti Antonio, he is trained by Luigi Biagetti, and he is a half-brother to the 2007 Group 3 Premio Regina Elena (Italian 1000 Guineas) winner Lokaloka (by Pursuit Of Love). His dam Lovina (by Love The Groom) was listed-placed over six furlongs in Italy.
SATURDAYFascinating Rock won the Group 1 Qipco Champion Stakes (British Champions Middle Distance) over 10 furlongs at Ascot, a fifth pattern win for the Dermot Weld-trained four-year-old and his first one at the highest level. Newtown Anner Stud's homebred son of Coolmore stallion Fastnet Rock (by Danehill) is out of Miss Polaris (by Polar Falcon). He comes from the immediate family of the high-class Gothenberg (by Polish Patriot).Solow won the Group 1 Queen Elizabeth II Stakes Sponsored by Qipco (British Champions Mile) at Ascot, a fifth consecutive victory at the highest level for the Wertheimer brothers' homebred five-year-old. The gelded son of the late Dalham Hall Stud stallion Singspiel (by In The Wings) is trained by Freddy Head. He is out of the pattern-placed High Maintenance (by Highest Honor), his grandam is the Group 2 Prix de Royallieu winner Fabulous Hostess (by Fabulous Dancer), and notable horses in the family include the Group 1 Pretty Polly Stakes heroine Thistle Bird (by Selkirk).
Solow's pedigree was reviewed in detail in the 20th June 2015 edition of The Irish Field.Muhaarar confirmed his position as the top sprinter in Europe with an impressive victory the Group 1 Qipco British Champions Sprint Stakes over six furlongs at Ascot, his fourth consecutive win at the highest level. Sheikh Hamdan Al Maktoum's homebred three-year-old is a son of Banstead Manor Stud ace Oasis Dream (by Green Desert), and he is the best of four blacktype earners out of the stakes-placed Tahrir (by Linamix). The Group 1 stars Timarida (by Kalaglow) and Relkino (by Relko) are in the family.
Muhaarar's pedigree was reviewed in detail in the 27th June 2015 edition of The Irish Field.Group 1 St Leger heroine Simple Verse added the Group 1 Qipco British Champions Fillies & Mares Stakes over 12 furlongs at Ascot. The Ralph Beckett-trained three-year-old was bred by Barronstown Stud, she is a daughter of Drakenstein Stud stallion Duke Of Marmalade (by Danehill), and her dam Guantanamera (by Sadler's Wells) is out of a stakes-placed half-sister to the Group 2-placed stakes winner Feminine Wiles (by Ahonoora).
Simple Verse's pedigree was reviewed in detail in the 8th August 2015 edition of The Irish Field.Dual Derby hero Mongolian Khan added the Group 1 BMW Caulfield Cup over 12 furlongs at Caulfield in Australia. The Murray Baker-trained four-year-old was bred by Grenville Stud, he is a son of Coolmore Stud stallion Holy Roman Emperor (by Danehill), and his dam Centafit (by Centaine) is also responsible for the Group 1-winning stayer Young Centaur (by Centaine).Flying Officer won the Group 2 Qipco British Champions Long Distance Cup over two miles at Ascot, a sixth win from nine starts for George Strawbridge's homebred gelding. The John Gosden-trained five-year-old is out of Vignette (by Diesis), he a full-brother to the Group 1 St Leger winner Lucarno (by Dynaformer), and also to the Group 2 scorer Thought Worthy.
FRIDAYDonjuan Triumphant became the second pattern winner from the first crop of sprint star and Ballylinch Stud stallion Dream Ahead (by Diktat) when coming home a five and a half length winner of the Group 2 Criterium de Maisons-Laffitte over six furlongs in France. The Richard Fahey-trained colt was bred by the partnership of Patrick Cosgrove and the Dream Ahead Syndicate, and he is a half-brother to the mile listed scorer Caledonian Spring (by Amadeus Wolf). His dam Mathuna (by Tagula) is a half-sister to the Group 3 Prix Chloe winner Wilside (by Verglas) and also to the dual mile listed scorer Round Heels (by Daggers Drawn).
MONDAYBeautiful Heroine won the Group 3 Prix Andre Baboin – Grand Prix des Provinces over 10 furlongs at Angers, a second blacktype success for the four-year-old daughter of High Chaparral (by Sadler's Wells). Trained by Francis-Henri Graffard, and bred by Petra Bloodstock Agency Ltd, the €82,000 Arqana Deauville October Yearling Sale graduate is out of Blue Sail (by Kingmambo), a full-sister to the Group 1 Poule d'Essai des Pouliches (French 1000 Guineas) winner Bluemamba.