Guineas Countdown: Peslier booked for ride aboard Torgau; Bravery snaps up French ace as 26 fillies remain in the 1,000.
OLIVIER PESLIER'S riding plans for the two Newmarket Classics were finalised yesterday when he was snapped up by Giles Bravery to ride stable star Torgau in Sunday's Sagitta 1,000 Guineas.
Peslier, already booked for the Aidan O'Brien-trained Bernstein in the Sagitta 2,000 Guineas on Saturday, will be aboard Torgau-winner of last year's Group 2 Cherry Hinton Coordinates: Cherry Hinton is a town in Cambridgeshire, England. Geography
Cherry Hinton lies about four miles South-East of the centre of Cambridge, and falls within the Cambridge City boundary but is geographically separated from it by Stakes-for the first time in Sunday's race.
Bravery said: "Torgau is grand-no problems. She has done very well over the winter and has put on a bit of weight.
"She took a long time to get rid of her winter coat, which is one of the reasons why we did not run her in a trial.
"The other reason is that she's no soft-ground horse and the way the weather has been, it would have been a pointless exercise running in a trial.
"But the sun is shining now and, with a bit of luck, we should be okay by Sunday."
Torgau ended last season by finishing second to Seazun in the Group 1 Cheveley Park Stakes The Cheveley Park Stakes is a Group 1 flat horse race in the United Kingdom for two-year-old thoroughbred fillies. It is run over a distance of 6 furlongs (1,207 metres) at Newmarket's Rowley Mile course in late September or early October. at Newmarket, a run which Bravery believes gives his filly filly
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Seazun was second to the 1,000 Guineas favourite Petrushka in the Nell Gwyn Stakes The Nell Gwyn 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 Newmarket's Rowley Mile course in mid April. on her reappearance.
Bravery said: "I think Torgau is a 20-1 shot, but it was nice to see Seazun run such a good race and we are about the same as her."
A bumper total of 26 fillies were left in the 1,000 Guineas at yesterday's six-day declaration stage, including two, Alluring and Amethyst amethyst (ăm`əthĭst) [Gr.,=non-drunkenness], variety of quartz, violet to purple in color, used as a gem. It is the most highly valued of the semiprecious quartzes. , trained by O'Brien.
But the Ballydoyle handler indicated that Amethyst, a full-sister to 1998 2,000 Guineas winner King Of Kings, would be his only runner.
Seazun's trainer Mick Channon Michael Roger 'Mick' Channon (born 28 November 1948 in Orcheston, Wiltshire, United Kingdom) is a sportsman who enjoyed a career as a feared football goalscorer with Southampton and England in the 1970s and later became a hugely successful racehorse trainer. has also left Areydha-a disappointing 10th to Misraah at Newmarket on her return-and Miletrian in the Classic.
He said: "I like Areydha, who has always worked very well at home. Miletrian probably needs a mile and a half, and could be our Oaks filly.
"You can't take anything away from Seazun. She's a good filly, a Group 1-winning filly, which Petrushka isn't at the moment.
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Petrushka, a best-priced 6-4 favourite, was reported in top form.
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Drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals in the 2nd round of the 1985 MLB amateur draft, Jones would make his Major League Baseball , spokesman for owners Highclere Thoroughbred Racing, said: "She worked on Sunday and the work-watchers present reported that she went nicely-all is well."