26 June 2019
Sea who's running
Last year's Irish and Yorkshire Oaks winner could only manage fifth out of eight in the Prince of Wales's Stakes at Royal Ascot. However, there were extenuating circumstances for Sea Of Class because the night before the race her participation was placed in doubt by trainer William Haggas, as heavy rain was forecast. A dry night on the day before the race encouraged the Newmarket trainer to allow the Sea The Stars filly to run. But then after that decision was made, more heavy rain turned the ground soft and all his worst fears were realised. Nevertheless, despite this set back, Sea of Class is scheduled to enter next month's King George VI And Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Ascot.
A Thousand Winners!
Sam Twiston-Davies notched up his 1000th winner in Britain and Ireland when scoring a double in the last two races at Southwell. The 26-year-old jockey reached this milestone in quick time, having started as a teenager in 2010 when he won the Foxhunter Chase at Cheltenham on Baby Run. Then at 21, Sam Twiston-Davies landed the prize job as stable jockey for Paul Nicholls. He reached his 1000 total, however, riding for trainer, Dr Richard Newland, who supplied him with both both victories, aboard the 100/30 shot Nordican Bleue and then half-an-hour later with the 10/11 favourite, Chef De Troupe. Sam Twiston-Davies rode the now retired Cheltenham Champion, Kayf Aramis, a total of 13 times in the early days but didn't get lucky but he did produce two Seconds and a Third.
The Clive Cox-trained Shades Of Blue, now obviously completely recovered from a serious injury at last year's Royal Ascot, was making only her fifth career start since her debut in 2018 and she made it a memorable one. The Kodiac filly, ridden by Hollie Doyle, ran in the seven-strong in the Prix Hampton at Maisons-Laffitte and was never far off the pace, set by Ken Colt in the centre of the track, before taking over the lead and hanging on to win by a short head, with the Henri-alex Pantall-trained Forza Capitano in second place. The other British raider, Karl Burke's Lady In France, came fourth.
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Kaylina Aramis by 9-time Champion Sire Kayf Tara
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By Kayf Tara
- full sister to Kayf Aramis 85 runs & over £153,000 prize money, Winner Cheltenham Festival; 3xWinner at York Dante Festival
- full sister to Kaylif Aramis, his career very sadly cut short at a young age: 3 wins, 4 places, over £59,000 prize money, Winner Ascot grade 2; 2nd grade 3 Aintree