Printer Friendly

Arc winner will bide her time and wait until June; LOOKING AHEAD TO 2012 WITH LAST YEAR'S STARS.

Harbour Watch champion British-based 2yo (117) Trainer Richard Hannon "They have all got to go from two to three but we are very happy with Harbour Watch now because his x-rays were perfect so we are going on with him quietly. If he comes through and everything goes well he will probably go for the Greenham. We are not rushing into anything. If the ground was desperately bad we wouldn't. He is a very high-class horse and we are very happy that he's done particularly well. He looks a picture and is now sound as a bell of brass. The vet is very happy with him so everything is fine. We are going on steady."

Best Terms 1lb behind Europe's champion 2yo fillies (115) Trainer Richard Hannon "She hasn't grown a lot but she wasn't very big as a two-year-old, although she was very good. It depends on how far she will stay. She is going to struggle a little this year because she is picking up penalties but her race would be the Fred Darling."

Elusive Kate joint-champion 2yo filly (116) Trainer John Gosden "It's great to have a joint top-rated filly in the yard following Rainbow View a few years ago. Elusive Kate was made champion two-year-old filly of France after her win in the Marcel Boussac and they are judging their figures on the second, Fire Lily, who also was runner-up in the Moyglare Stud Stakes The Moyglare Stud Stakes is a Group 1 flat horse race in the Republic of Ireland for two-year-old thoroughbred fillies. It is run over a distance of 7 furlongs (1,408 metres) at the Curragh in late August or early September. . She could run in any of the British, French or Irish 1,000 Guineas The Irish 1,000 Guineas is a Group 1 flat horse race in the Republic of Ireland for three-year-old thoroughbred fillies. It is run over a distance of 1 mile at the Curragh in May. It was first run in 1922.  and the Coronation Stakes at Royal Ascot. I see her as a miler as she is a powerful filly and will probably go no further than that. We may look to start her off in the Fred Darling Stakes The Fred Darling Stakes is a Group 3 flat horse race in the United Kingdom for three-year-old thoroughbred fillies. It is run over a straight distance of 7 furlongs (1,408 metres) at Newbury in mid April.  at Newbury in April."

Danedream world's top-rated filly (128) Trainer Peter Schiergen "She has been doing very well on her winter break. She is developing a little bit. As for plans for 2012 she will start later in the season. Last year she started early but this time she will be out in June and the Arc and the Japan Cup will be her top priorities. We haven't decided yet where she will start. She will probably be kept to races over a mile and a half."

Parish Hall 2lb behind joint-champion 2yos Camelot and Dabirsim (117) Trainer Jim Bolger "Immediately after Parish Hall won the Dewhurst I spoke about him as more of a Derby horse for Epsom and the Curragh This article is about the plain in County Kildare. For the racecourse on the plain, see Curragh Racecourse. For the willow scrub habitat known as curragh on the Isle of Man, see Curragh (habitat). For the Irish boat, see Currach.  rather than as a 2,000 Guineas type. That was before I had a good chat with Kevin Manning who told me that the colt has plenty of pace for a mile. So we decided that he would be trained for the Guineas and that is the plan."

Masked Marvel champion British-based stayer stayer

a horse that can gallop at racing speed for at least 1.5 miles (2.4 km).
 (121) John Gosden "He broke the track record at Doncaster in the St Leger but was out of sorts on his last run in the Arc. He's a progressive horse who is wintering well and we may try to start him off in the Group 2 Jockey Club Stakes The Jockey Club Stakes is a Group 2 flat horse race in the United Kingdom for four-year-old and above thoroughbreds. It is run over a distance of 1 mile and 4 furlongs (2,414 metres) at Newmarket's Rowley Mile course in late April or early May.  at Newmarket in May. We'll then look at Group 1 races like the Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud and the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Ascot."

CAPTION(S):

Arc heroine Danedream will be kept to races over a mile and a half as she builds up to Paris in October
COPYRIGHT 2012 MGN LTD
No portion of this article can be reproduced without the express written permission from the copyright holder.
Copyright 2012 Gale, Cengage Learning. All rights reserved.

 Reader Opinion

Title:

Comment:



 

Article Details
Printer friendly Cite/link Email Feedback
Title Annotation:Sports
Publication:The Racing Post (London, England)
Date:Jan 11, 2012
Words:568
Previous Article:Don't write off the Classic crop - Tester.
Next Article:Shabra ready to give Brady a boost at Punchestown.

Terms of use | Copyright © 2014 Farlex, Inc. | Feedback | For webmasters