Group 1 success for Azamour, Cape Cross, Danehill Dancer, Galileo, Hurricane Run, Makfi, Manduro, Muhtathir and Oasis Dream
SUNDAYGolden Horn won the Group 1 Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe over 12 furlongs at Longchamp to record his fourth win at the highest level. John Gosden trains Anthony Oppenheimer's homebred son of Kildangan Stud stallion Cape Cross (by Green Desert). A half-brother to the pattern-placed stakes winner Eastern Belle (by Champs Elysees), he is the second foal out of Fleche D'Or (by Dubai Destination), a half-sister to the Group 1 Coronation Stakes winner Rebecca Sharp (by Machiavellian) and to middle-distance blacktype scorers Mystic Knight (by Caerleon) and Hidden Hope (by Daylami).
Golden Horn's pedigree was reviewed in detail in the 23rd May 2015 edition of The Irish Field.Group 1 Irish Oaks heroine Covert Love added the Group 1 Prix de l'Opera Longines over 10 furlongs at Longchamp, a fifth win from seven starts for the daughter of late Gilltown Stud stallion Azamour (by Night Shift). She is trained by Hugo Palmer, she was bred by Sommerville Bloodstock, and she is a €26,000 graduate of the Goffs Orby Sale. Her dam Wing Stealth (by Hawk Wing) comes from a branch of the family of the Group 1 stars Grey Swallow (by Daylami) and Designs On Rome (by Holy Roman Emperor).
Covert Love's pedigree was reviewed in detail in the 25th July 2015 edition of The Irish Field.Goldream won the Group 1 Qatar Prix de l'Abbaye de Longchamp over five furlongs, his second victory at the highest level. The Robert Cowell-trained six-year-old is a gelded son of Banstead Manor Stud stallion Oasis Dream (by Green Desert). He was bred by Tsega Breeding Ltd and he is out of Clizia (by Machiavellian), an unraced mare from the immediate family of the Group 1 stars Montjeu (by Sadler's Wells) and Again (by Danehill Dancer).
Goldream's pedigree was reviewed in detail in the 20th June 2015 edition of The Irish Field.Make Believe won the Group 1 Qatar Prix de la Foret over seven furlongs at Longchamp, adding to his classic success at the venue earlier in the year. The Andre Fabre-trained three-year-old is a first crop son of Haras de Bonneval stallion Makfi (by Dubawi), he was bred by Aston Mullins Stud, and he made 180,000gns in Newmarket as a foal. He is out of Rosie's Posy (by Suave Dancer) and could be described as being a three-parts brother to her dual US Grade 1 star Dubawi Heights (by Dubawi).
Make Believe's pedigree was reviewed in detail in the 16th May 2015 edition of The Irish Field.Mille Et Mille made all to take the Group 1 Qatar Prix du Cadran over two and a half miles at Longchamp, a first pattern success for the Carlos Lerner-trained son of Haras du Mezeray stallion Muhtathir (by Elmaamul). Bred by Haras de la Perelle, the five-year-old is a half-brother to the listed scorer Quanzhou (by Dubawi) and his stakes-placed dam Quezon Sun (by Monsun) is out of the Group 1-placed German stakes winner Quezon City (by Law Society).Ballydoyle won the Group 1 Total Prix Marcel Boussac – Criterium des Pouliches over a mile at Longchamp. The Aidan O'Brien-trained daughter of Galileo (by Sadler's Wells) was bred by March Thoroughbreds, she is out of Butterfly Cove (by Storm Cat), and she is a full-sister to the four-times Group 1 star Misty For Me. She is also a full-sister to the pattern-placed stakes winner Twirl, and her dam is a half-sister to the Group 1 juvenile star Fasliyev (by Nureyev).Ultra extended his unbeaten record to three with a narrow victory in the Group 1 Qatar Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere (Grand Criterium) over a mile at Longchamp. Andre Fabre trains the Darley-bred son of Haras du Logis stallion Manduro (by Monsun). He is a half-brother to the 12 furlong Group 3 scorer Synopsis (by In The Wings) and his dam Epitome (by Nashwan), a half-sister to the pattern-placed stakes winner Calista (by Caerleon), is from the immediate family of the Group 1 stars Bosra Sham (by Woodman), Hector Protector (by Woodman) and Ciro (by Woodman. Sovereign Debt was awarded the Group 3 Coolmore Stud Home of Champions Concorde Stakes over seven and a half furlongs at Tipperary. The David Nicholls-trained son of Morristown Lattin Stud stallion Dark Angel (by Acclamation) was bred by Yeomanstown Stud. He is a half-brother to the seven-furlong Group 3 scorer Puff (by Camacho), and his dam Kelsey Rose (by Most Welcome) is a blacktype placed multiple sprint winner.Queenie won the Group 3 95th Grosser Preis der Landeshauptstadt Dusseldorf over eight and a half furlongs in Germany, a first pattern success for Gestut Paschberg's homebred daughter of Gestut Evershorst stallion Areion (by Big Shuffle). The Markus Klug-trained five-year-old is out of Quintana (by Fantastic Light), a half-sister to the mile stakes winner Quarterback (by American Post), and her grandam is a pattern-placed daughter of the Group 2 Arag-Preis (German 1000 Guineas) heroine Quebrada (by Devil's Bag).
SATURDAYEsoterique is now a triple Group 1 winner following her victory in the Kingdom of Bahrain Sun Chariot Stakes (British Champions Series) over a mile at Newmarket. The Andre Fabre-trained five-year-old is a daughter of Danehill Dancer (by Danehill), and she was bred by Societe Civile de l'Ecurie de Meautry. Her unraced dam Dievotchka (by Dancing Brave) is also responsible for the Group 2 scorers Archange D'Or (by Danehill), Russian Cross (by Cape Cross), and Russian Hope (by Rock Hopper).Magic Hurricane gave Gestut Ammerland's classic and 2005 Group 1 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe hero Hurricane Run (by Montjeu) his second winner at the highest level when taking the Group 1 McGrath Estate Agents Metropolitan Handicap over 12 furlongs at Randwick in Australia. The Irish-born five-year-old was bred by Pat and Eoghan Grogan, he is a half-brother to the stakes-placed multiple winner Maybe Grace (by Hawk Wing), and his dam Close Regards (by Danehill) comes from the immediate family of the multiple pattern scorer and successful sire Bellypha (by Lyphard).Vazirabad was an easy the Group 2 Qatar Prix Chaudenay over 15 furlongs at Longchamp, a second pattern success for the gelded son of Haras du Logis stallion Manduro (by Monsun). The Aga Khan's homebred three-year-old is trained by Alain de Royer-Dupre, he is a half-brother to the pattern-placed stakes winner Visoriyna (by Dansili), and his pattern-winning dam Visorama (by Linamix) is a half-sister to the Group 1 Prix de la Foret scorer Varenar (by Rock Of Gibraltar).Candarliya won the Group 2 Qatar Prix de Royallieu over 12 and a half furlongs at Longchamp, a second pattern success for the Aga Khan's homebred. She is daughter of of his homebred classic and Arc star Dalakhani (by Darshaan) and she is the first foal out of Candara (by Barathea), a mare from the immediate family of the Group 1-placed Group 2 scorer Wixim (by Diesis).Free Port Lux won the Group 2 Qatar Prix Dollar over nine and a half furlongs at Longchamp, a third pattern success for the Freddie Head-trained son of Banstead Manor Stud stallion Oasis Dream (by Green Desert). The four-year-old was bred by Ecurie Des Monceaux, he is out of the Grade 1 winner Royal Highness (by Monsun), and the other top-level winners in his family include the ill-fated Electrocutionist (by Red Ransom).Impassable won the Group 2 Qatar Prix Daniel Wildenstein over a mile at Longchamp, a second win at that level for the Wertheimer brothers' homebred daughter of Irish National Stud ace Invincible Spirit (by Green Desert). The Carlos Laffon-Parias trained three-year-old is a full-sister to the pattern-placed stakes winner Foreign Tune, she is a half-sister to the recent juvenile Group 3 scorer Attendu (by Acclamation), and her dam is the Group 3 winner Gwenseb (by Green Tune).Star Storm was an impressive winner of the Group 3 Gigaset Cumberland Lodge Stakes over 12 furlongs at Ascot, a third consecutive win from eight starts for the rapidly improving three-year-old. Trained by James Fanshawe and bred by Rabbah Bloodstock, the colt is a son of Gilltown Stud stallion Sea The Stars (by Cape Cross) and he is the first foal out of Sayyedati Storm. His dam is a half-sister to the Group 2 scorer Almushahar (by Silver Hawk) and she is out of the classic and multiple Group 1 star Sayyedati (by Shadeed). That ace miler is a half-sister to the four-times Group 1 scorer Golden Snake (by Danzig) and her dam is the classic-placed Group 1 winner Dubian (by High Line).Eastern Impact won the Group 3 John Guest Bengough Stakes over six furlongs at Ascot, a first pattern success for the Group 1-placed listed scorer. Trained by Richard Fahey and bred by Airlie Stud, the four-year-old is a gelded son of National Stud stallion Bahamian Bounty (by Cadeaux Genereux) and he is a half-brother to the Group 3-placed juvenile Miss Katie Mae (by Dark Angel). His dam Kate The Great (by Xaar) is a winning half-sister to the pattern-placed Bossy Guest (by Medicean) and to listed-placed Liberating (by Iffraaj).Potemkin won the Group 3 pferdewetten.de – 25th Preis der Deutschen Einheit over 10 furlongs at Hoppegarten, a first pattern-success for the Andreas Wohler-trained four-year-old. Bred by Gestut Fahrhof, the gelding is a son of Dalham Hall Stud stallion New Approach (by Galileo), he is out of the stakes-placed Praia (by Big Shuffle), and he is a half-brother to the pattern-placed stakes winner Paraisa (by Red Ransom). His dam is a half-sister to the Group 1 winner Paita (by Intikhab) and to the Group 2 Preis der Diana (German Oaks) heroine Puntilla (by Acatenango).
FRIDAYPanama Hat beat two rivals to take the Group 3 Diamond Stakes over 10 and a half furlongs on the polytrack at Dundalk, a seventh win from 20 starts for the Andy Oliver-trained four-year-old. The gelded son of Cheveley Park Stud stallion Medicean (by Machiavellian) was bred by Redland Bloodstock Ltd, he is a €55,000 Goffs Orby Sale graduate, and his winning dam Street Style comes from the family of the Grade 1 scorer Luas Line (by Danehill).