Jane Chapple-Hyam has no qualms about Saffron Beach heading to Kentucky for the Breeders’ Cup if she successfully passes her latest test during the Prix Rothschild in Deauville on Tuesday, live on Sky Sports Racing.
New Bay’s four-year-old daughter has won three of her last four outings, including last season’s Group One Sun Chariot at Newmarket and Group Two Duke of Cambridge at Royal Ascot six weeks ago.
The chubby girl, whose stable name is ‘Palts’ after her dam, Falling Petals, has been accompanied by her coach on a trip to Deauville, where she will face six competitors in the Group competition. One over a mile.
She made the trip in her stride, according to Chapple-Hyam, who said: “She traveled very well and came here on Sunday night, and she ate and drank overnight. I’m very pleased with her.It’s a small, competitive field, but I feel she’s good enough for the task ahead.
“I came in the horse box with Petal. I know how she traveled and now she’s become a really good tourist.
“She was always a bit sticky as a pony, but even if we did attend the Breeders’ Cup, I wouldn’t worry about her traveling. She’s a good girl now. Everyone everyone is here – the owners have flown in – and we’re looking forward to it.”
Saffron Beach, owned by Lucy and Ben Sangster and their son, Ollie, in partnership with James Wigan, will again be ridden by William Buick, who stole a march on his rivals at Ascot .
She did almost all the runs that day and her coach was not concerned about the lack of pace in the race.
Chapple-Hyam added: “If we keep going and lead, we’ll make it. She’s done it all at Sun Chariot and in Ascot, just.”
There’s a strong international flavor with Ireland’s Aidan O’Brien returning to Deauville to helm for Prix heroine Jean Prat Tenebrism, who is yet to win a mile, and Paddy Twomey taking charge. Pearl of Galore.
The man then won consecutive races over a mile to start his five-year-old campaign – in the Leopardstown-listed company and when scoring in Curragh Group Two.
Despite Order Of Australia’s runner-up attempt to take on boys over seven feathers in Minstrel at the Curragh during her previous outing, Twomey is looking for a happy homecoming for her daughter by Invincible Spirit.
“Hopefully she goes well. That’s the plan,” Twomey said. “That’s the whole year plan. (Owner) Andreas Putsch, his farm (Haras de Saint Pair) is in Deauville and she was born and raised in Deauville. She’s French, so the plan The plan is to bring her back and go and win there.
“She ran in Minstrel which was a good effort. She hasn’t run in a while and it was ideal preparation for this race and it’s a very long distance. Hopefully that will pay off. give her the necessary amount.
“It’s a Group One – they are hard to win – but I hope she runs a very good race.”
Last Deauville list scorer Kennella there’s a lot to find with Saffron Beach on her last attempt at Ascot and the four-year-old running light race Goldistyle, from the Carlos Laffon-Parais pitch, could be more of a threat after finishing in Group Three of Chantilly last month. Her dam, the excellent Goldikova, has won this race 4 times (2008-2011).
Runner-up in Breeders ‘Cup Juvenile Fillies’ last season Malavath was well supported for 1000 Guineas, but ranked 10th out of 13 for Cachet.
Her coach, Francis-Henri Graffard, initially felt she didn’t see the distance at Newmarket, but reversed that line of thinking after she disappointedly returned more than seven coats in a ParisLongchamp Group Three in the May.
“Basically, her trip to Newmarket wasn’t very successful,” says Graffard. “Looks like she didn’t stay on the one-mile trip, so I dropped her back on the more than seven (furlongs) trip. Unfortunately, it was the wrong decision. Dirty girl needs a mile, so we gave her a little break and she was ready to go again.
“Last time she wasn’t beaten that far, but she always took off the reins, ran after them. Basically, she should be a mile better.
“It’s been a very strong race, but she’s this year’s Group Three winner and we don’t have a lot of options for her. She’s already won in Deauville, she’s won the track and she is. are in top form.”
Spain Sibilathe highest-rated for the Prix du Muguet victory in Group Two at Saint-Cloud instead of finishing last in Falmouth, completing the line-up for the keeper.
Ryan Moore will collaborate again Tenebrism for conductor Ballydoyle O’Brien, the pair have won the race twice before with Roly Poly (2017) and last year with Mother Earth.
O’Brien said: “She’s been in good form and everything has been going well since the last day. It’s up to a mile again, it’s been the last seven days, and we look forward to seeing her. run.
“She’s got a lot of speed, it’s been the last seven days against the ponies, and it’s going to be interesting to slowly come back up again.”