CONSTITUTION HILL (GB) confirmed himself as the new star of British National Hunt breeding on Saturday afternoon at Sandown Park Racecourse, defying the testing conditions to power clear by an impressive 12 lengths in the Grade 1 Tolworth Hurdle.
EDWARDSTONE (GB) landed the Grade 1 Henry VIII Novices’ Chase at Sandown Park Racecourse on Saturday afternoon, continuing the legacy of his sire KAYF TARA (GB), who retired from stallion duties at Overbury Stud last year.
SCOPE built upon an impressive winning performance at Listed level last time out to take the Group 1 Prix Royal-Oak at ParisLongchamp on Sunday afternoon for owner-breeder Julian Richmond-Watson and red-hot trainer Ralph Beckett.
MUTAMAKINA (GB) was the brave winner of the Grade 1 E P Taylor Stakes at Woodbine Racecourse on Sunday for owner Al Shira'aa Farms, holding stablemate LA DRAGONTEA (GB) at bay to snatch a maiden top-flight victory by a neck at the wire. The result represents another feather in the cap of Mutamakina’s sire, NATHANIEL, who commanded a fee of £15,000 at Newsells Park Stud in 2021.
ESHAADA (GB) began a special British Champions Day for Sheikha Hissa and Shadwell Stud with a narrow success over Lanwades Stud’s ALBAFLORA in a thrilling tussle to the Group 1 British Champions’ Fillies and Mares Stakes.
The brilliant BAAEED (GB) confirmed himself an outstanding miler with a scintillating success in the Group 1 Queen Elizabeth II Stakes at Ascot, leading home a 1‐2‐3 for British‐bred horses in the season’s climactic mile race.
Fourth generation homebred INSPIRAL (GB) was an emphatic winner of the Group 1 Fillies’ Mile at Newmarket’s Rowley Mile Racecourse on Friday afternoon for Patricia and the late David Thompson’s Cheveley Park Stud. Inspiral, who remains unbeaten, is on track for the Group 1 1,000 Guineas back at the Rowley Mile next May.
Trevor and Libby Harris’ Lordship Stud homebred 2021 Royal Ascot winner LOVING DREAM (GB) put up a tenacious performance to land her first Group 1 in the Prix de Royallieu at ParisLongchamp on Saturday afternoon under Frankie Dettori. The result contributed to what has been a faultless start for British trainers in Group contests on Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe weekend.
ALPINISTA (GB) crowned a glorious weekend for Lanwades Stud with her second successful trip to Germany for a Group 1, this time winning the Preis von Europa at Cologne.
It was the second Group 1 win of the weekend for Kirsten Rausing’s farm who also bred ZAAKI (GB), winner of the Underwood Stakes in Australia on Saturday morning, while Miss Rausing’s white and green silks, carried to victory in Germany by Alpinista, were sported by homebred SANDRINE (GB), who was third in the Group 1 Cheveley Park Stakes at Newmarket on Saturday afternoon.
ZAAKI (GB) added a second Group 1 success overnight in the Underwood Stakes at Sandown to extend his unbeaten run in Australia to five.
Bred by Miss Kirsten Rausing at her Lanwades Stud near Newmarket, Zaaki was bought at the Tattersalls Autumn Horses In Training Sale 2020 by Stuart Boman of Blandford Bloodstock on behalf of British‐born trainer Annabel Neasham.