Horse Racing

Brocklesby first test for British adolescents

Saturday may be April Fools’ Day but it won’t be stupid for the 17 young men accused of getting their racing careers off to a bright start in the opening game of the traditional English grass-court season. , Pertemps Network EBF Brocklesby S.

Love it or hate it, Brocklesby brings with it Flat fans a sigh of relief that winter is finally over and the ‘true race’ can now begin. For the men and women behind the stallion with their first runners of the season, it’s also an important mark, and four of this year’s 17 runners represent three boys born in the same year. best.

Greek Magna (Ire) shed her first blood in the race for the first-season masculinity title in 2023 when Amy Murphy-trained Myconian (Ire) won the Prix du Debut at Saint-Cloud. Winner of 2,000 Guineas in 2019, has a half-brother St Mark’s Basilica (Fr) has since followed him to the Coolmore stall, also one of the Brocklesby runners’ stallions, with trained Andrew Balding Reload Gun (Ire) high in betting at Doncaster. Half-brother to double sprint winner Another Bertie (Ire) (Acclamation {GB}), Loaded Gun was bred by Khalid Mishref and Joe Hernon, and is the son of the mare Cheveley Park Stud Temerity ( Ire) (Zoffany {Ire}), won over seven spans at two.

Karl Burke enjoys great success with his cubs and is represented by Designated call (Ire), son of Ballyhane Stud’s Soldier’s Call (GB), who has had two runners so far in Ireland, including Dundalk’s Lightening Army (Ire) on Friday. Bred by Mcr Bloodstock, Indication Call comes from a family the trainer knows well, because of his dam, Queen Elsa (Ire) is Frozen Power’s (Ire) half-sister to the Burke-trained G2 Mill Reef S. winner, Toocoolforschool (Ire), who was introduced by Soldier’s Call (GB)’s father.

Eyes (Ire)Trained by Stan Moore and bred by Gleann Ard Stud, was another stallion due to the Call of the Soldier on the Battlefield and out of the crossbred mare Tildiyna (Ire) (Ire) Aga Khan (Sinner {Ire} ), niece of Timarida (Ire) ) (Kalaglow {Ire}), winner of three Group 1 races in Ireland, USA and Germany, including Irish Champion S.

Dave Evans will saddle Going to Work (Ire), bred by Tally-Ho Stud, is also the hometown of the Inns Of Court (Ire) tycoon. Gelding is outside the New Approach (Ire) mare Flower Forgiveness (GB), half-sister to Japan 3rd Place Winner Live Concert (Ire) (Singspiel {Ire}) and The Winner listed Charleston Lady (GB) (Hurricane Run {Ire}).

Tally-Ho Stud is also now home to last year’s Brocklesby winner, the Force of Persia (Ire) (Mehmas {Ire}), who won G2 July S. and finished second in black beard (Ire) (No Now Never) in G1 Prix Morny for Amo Racing. The 2021 winner Chipotle (GB) (Havana Gold {Ire}) also proved to be a smart and hard-working campaigner, winning four by two for Eve Johnson Houghton, including at Royal Ascot, while the most recent winner arguably the smartest of them all is The Last Lion (Ire) (Choisir {Aus}), whose teen campaign has been busy for the year. 2016 with the culmination of a victory at G1 Middle Park S.

Amo Racing is also a favorite for this year’s competition in Sparkling banner (Australia) pony Valadero (Ire). A €250,000 cross bred by the Irish National Stud, the Valadero is trained by Dominic Ffrench Davis.

Tom Pennington, managing and racing director of Amo said: “Force Persian is clearly an extremely special horse that is up to Group 1 standards. “Valadero is a very likable pony, for He is very straightforward and does his job very well. I wouldn’t say we are confident, but he went there in very good form.”


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