TURJOMAAN gave a magnificent display of his giant stride when igniting the prospect of an exciting three-year-old season next year to make it two wins from as many starts in the seven-furlong novice at Newcastle on Tuesday afternoon, the first leg of a double on the card for the Varian Stable team.
TATTERSALLS Autumn Horses-In-Training Sale entry Imaginative provided a significant update to his catalogue credentials when breaking his maiden in tenacious fashion over 1m4f at Pontefract on Monday afternoon.
A TEXTBOOK rider for French maestro Olivier Peslier and in improved display from the talented Qazyna combined in perfect harmony at Chantilly on Sunday as Nurlan Bizakov’s homebred daughter of Frankel recorded a first success at Listed level in the Prix Casimir Delamarre.
“Some of these need a helicopter,” was the immortal line delivered by commentator Richard Hoiles as the twenty-strong field for the Balmoral Handicap passed inside the two-furlong marker at Ascot yesterday and while Sheikh Mohammed Obaid’s Sharja Bridge managed to secure the £250,000 prize without the use of aeronautical interference his path to victory was just as miraculous than if divine intervention had offered him a pair of wings a quarter of a mile from home.
A WITHERING late challenge from a rapidly-improving filly saw Sheikha Reika get up in the shadows of the post to make the perfect debut in Pattern company when landing the G1 E.P. Taylor Stakes at Woodbine on Saturday evening, the first top-flight success in 2018 for the Varian Stable team.
A BRACE of fillies lit up Newmarket on Friday as Mot Juste and Nearooz came home in front on the Rowley Mile to secure a double on the day for the Varian Stable team and ignite the prospect of better to come as three-year-olds next season.
MOT JUSTE will bid to emulate stable companion Altyn Orda when she lines up in the G3 Oh So Sharp Stakes at Newmarket tomorrow, the opening afternoon of what promises to be an exciting fourth edition of the two-day Future Champions Festival.
A BRACE of willing fillies and two peachy rides from Andrea Atzeni combined in perfect harmony to secure a double on the day for the Varian Stable team as both Contrive and Wilbury Twist broke their respective maidens at Lingfield on Wednesday afternoon.
A BRACE of juveniles announced themselves as exciting prospects last week as both San Donato and Qabala posted impressive performances at Kempton and Newmarket respectively.
ELASIA produced a resolute staying performance to regain the advantage inside the final furlong and record her third victory in five starts when landing the valuable 1m6f fillies’ handicap at Goodwood on Wednesday afternoon.
ZAMANDAS came with a withering late run to get up close home and break his maiden at the fifth time of asking in the 1m handicap at Kempton on Monday, completing a treble on the afternoon for Andrea Atzeni and continuing a successful few days for the Varian Stable team.
SHEIKHA REIKA produced a devastating performance to blow her rivals apart and lead home a one-two for the Varian Stable team in the John Musker Fillies’ Stakes at Yarmouth on Wednesday afternoon, becoming the fiftieth Listed winner of Roger’s career to date.