THE TALLY began with the success of Zabeel Prince on the opening weekend of the season at Doncaster in March and 239 days further down the line the century of winners for the calendar year was completed by Shagalla, who broke her maiden at the fourth attempt when winning the extended one mile nursery at Wolverhampton on Saturday evening.
FILLIES have come to fruition for Varian Stable in recent days as Contrive continued her progress on a synthetic surface when landing a competitive-looking handicap at Kempton on Monday evening, while Gilded Heaven broke her maiden in fine fashion when landing division one of the mile handicap at Newcastle on Saturday afternoon.
RASIMA showed a bright turn of foot to quicken clear on the turn for home and make the most of her well-crafted track position when opening her account at Listed level in the Fleur De Lys Fillies’ Stakes at Lingfield on Thursday afternoon.
‘A SYSTEM of ideas and ideals’ is the commonly-held definition of the noun ideology and there can be no doubting her equine moniker Ideological has only her mind set on winning having made is two victories from three outings in the mile median auction novice at Kempton on Wednesday evening.
A SCINTILLATING performance from the pocket-rocket San Donato spearheaded a Saturday treble for the Varian Stable team, with Sheikh Mohammed Obaid’s son of Lope de Vega landing the Listed Doncaster Stakes shortly before we saddled a pair of homebred debut winners for Nurlan Bizakov in the shape of Nausha and Lastochka.
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.