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12 for Harry Angel Esquire (3 g ex Ladyship by Oasis Dream) became the 12th individual stakes winner for Darley shuttler Harry Angel (Dark Angel) when taking out Saturday’s Greenham Stakes (Gr 3, 7f) at Newbury. Showing clear improvement on his juvenile form, the David O’Meara-trained gelding ran on well under pressure to deny El Bodon (Churchill) and Zoum Zoum (Zoustar), who dead-heated for second place, by one and a quarter lengths. Bred and raced by Cheveley Park Stud, Esquire is the s... Read More

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Four for Isla Bonita Costa Bonita (5 m ex Lady Ying by Kendor) became the fourth individual stakes winner for Shadai Stallion Station’s Isla Bonita (Fuji Kiseki) when landing Saturday’s Fukushima Himba Stakes (Gr 3, 1800m). Ridden by Mirai Iwata for trainer Yoshiaki Sugiyama, the five-year-old mare defeated Feel Sympathy (Behkabad) by a neck with a further length back to the third-placed Win Pyxis (Gold Ship). Out of the stakes-placed winning Kendor (Kenmare) mare Lady Ying, Costa Bonita is... Read More

Australia Latest

Eight for Too Darn Hot Darley shuttler Too Darn Hot (Dubawi) chalked up his eighth southern individual hemisphere-bred winner on Saturday when Perspiration (2 c ex Latitude by Casino Prince) scored at the third time of asking. Having twice run second prior to Saturday’s victory, the Ciaron Maher-trained colt made no mistake this time, comfortably defeating Snack Bar (Frosted) by 2.5 lengths with a further 0.8 lengths back to the third-placed Just For Show (Showtime). “It’s great to win ... Read More

New Zealand Latest

16 for Almanzor Cambridge Stud shuttler Almanzor (Wootton Bassett) continued his purple patch of form on Saturday when the Andrew Forsman-trained Moonlight Magic (3 f ex Japonica by Encosta De Lago) handed the stallion his 16th individual stakes winner when she broke her maiden in the Championship Stakes (Gr 3, 2100m) at Ellerslie. Having the eighth start of her career, the three-year-old filly pulled away in the closing stages to defeat Solidify (Redwood) by 2.5 lengths. First Innings (Contrib... Read More