18 April 2019
A Guineas Chance?
This Shamardal colt maintained his unbeaten record with a narrow victory in the bet365 Craven Stakes at Newmarket. This race is considered to be a key trial for the 2000 Guineas so trainer William Haggas could be feeling that he might have a chance of landing that Classic for the first time. Shardu was settled at the rear by James Doyle and made a late challenge when Set Piece made a strong move down the outside. The Roger Charlton-trained Momkin then burst through near the rails and went into the lead for a while but then Skardu just pipped him at the post by a neck.
Key to success
The Connaught Access Flooring Abernant Stakes at Newmarket was unexpectedly won by the 66/1 outsider, Keystroke, giving trainer, Stuart Williams, a Group Three victory, the biggest success of his career. The Pivotal progeny had already made a winning stable debut at Kempton in January but still had plenty to prove after coming nowhere in the sunracing.co.uk Lady Wulfruna Stakes at Wolverhampton last time out. Adam Kirby made a rapid amount of late headway aboard the seven-year-old in this six-furlong contest prize and managed to get his head in front of Richard Hannon's Yafta, with Brando - seeking a third straight win in this race - a further neck away in third.
Jewel in the crown
This Roger Varian-trained Dubawi colt produced an impressive performance to triumph in the bet365 Wood Ditton Maiden Stakes at Newmarket. Uae Jewel, who is already entered in next month's Dante Stakes at York, fully justified his short odds (10/11) by storming clear of his rivals late on in this mile contest prize, defeating William Haggas's Al Hadeer by five lengths.
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- full sister to Kayf Aramis 85 runs & over £153,000 prize money, Winner Cheltenham Festival; 3xWinner at York Dante Festival
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