3yo bay filly
Henry Cecil gets the best out of his fillies, and it’s
difficult to choose Light Shift and Passage Of Time.
But it’s Light Shift who, at one stage looking
the poorer of the two, could come out on top. From
the family of Group 1 winner Shiva, she looks up to
winning at Group 1 level, and whether that’s
at Epsom of Royal Ascot is up to Henry!
Trainer: Henry Cecil
3yo bay colt
Unbeaten on his two runs in 2006, his breeding
suggests that we haven’t see the best of him
yet, as he will be ideally suited to middle-distance
races. A good stamp of a horse, he holds entries in
the Irish Derby, the English Derby and Royal Ascot,
so connections must have spotted something special
in the improving colt.
Trainer: Roger Charlton
3yo Bay Filly
Although it was only a Listed Fillies’ race at
Bath this year, she won by five lengths and she smashed
the track record, shaving over a second off. Her dam
(Superstar Leo) was a top class sprinter, and on recent
evidence, Enticing has inherited every bit of her ability.
On fast ground, over the minimum trip, she looks to
be a top class sprinter in the making.
Trainer: Willie Haggas
4yo Bay filly
This gutsy filly relishes her races, and never runs
a bad race. Already a winner this season in Ireland,
on soft ground she’s nearly always going to be
a guaranteed each-way bet. Her long term aim is the
Irish St.Leger, which illustrates the high regard in
which she’s held within the yard.
Trainer: Richard Fahey
4yo Bay Colt
Unbeaten as a three year old going into the Jersey Stakes
last year, he injured himself and was well beaten in
that race, but has proved his wellbeing with a comeback
victory on the polytrack at Lingfield recently, beating
some handy performers. He’s probably just short
of Group 1 level, but keep an eye out for him in G2 and
Trainer: Alan King
3yo Chestnut Filly
Possibly not the most original of picks, but on the
basis of her demolition of the 1000 Guineas field,
you just can’t leave her out. She posted not
just the fastest 1000 Guineas time ever, but the quickest
time of any Guineas. It would be great to see her up
against the colts before the end of the season though.
Trainer: Jim Bolger (Ire)
4yo Bay Colt
He finished a desperately close third in the Derby
and went on to take some decent scalps later that season
(Ouija Board in last season’s Irish Champion Stakes
springs instantly to mind) and it wouldn’t be the
biggest surprise to see him feature prominently in the
Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe at Longchamp in October – especially
if the ground came up fast.
Trainer: Aidan O’Brien (Ire)
|| Amadeus Wolf
4yo Bay Colt
He finished placed in three Group 1s last year, never
being beaten too far and unless something (like perhaps
Enticing?) appears from the three year old crop, then
this fellow should be bang in contention for a big prize.
He’s proved to have come out this year in great
form after his win at York’s May meeting.
Trainer: Kevin Ryan
2yo Chestnut colt
Winker Watson stormed home in front on his debut run
at Newbury, making his rivals look slow. Royal Ascot
looks on the cards, and he’s likely to have a run
before then. Fast ground will suit the colt, being by
Piccolo, and he’s from a well bred winning family.
Trainer: Peter Chapple-Hyam
3yo Bay colt
Brian Meehan sent Jack Junior to Dubai as a 33-1 outsider
for the UAE Derby. On the back of only two races in his
first season, the horse came out and ran a blinder, finishing
second at 33-1. Jack Junior must still be open to a lot
of improvement, and could follow in the footsteps of
his namesake David at the highest level.
Trainer: Brian Meehan