20 August 2019
Money for Jam
The Hughie Morrison-trained Marmelo made up for a unfortunate defeat at Longchamp in the middle of last month by winning the Darley Prix Kergorlay at Deauville. The Newbury-based trainer felt his Duke of Marmalade colt should have been awarded the Prix Maurice de Nieuil last time out because he suffered some interference and lost by just a nose. With Christophe Soumillon once more in the saddle, Marmelo certainly looked like the one to beat and so it turned out. All the Belgian jockey had to do was sit motionless as the six-year-old cruised through the eight-strong field early in the straight. Second in this contest last year and a winner in 2017, Marmelo went into the lead, gaining quite a decisive advantage over the rest. The Freddy Head-trained Call The Wind came from last to challenge but he had left it too late, finishing a creditable second.
The John Gosden-trained Coronet won the Darley Prix Jean Romanet at Deauville, providing Clarehaven Stables with its second victory in this one-and-quarter-mile contest, the last time in 2012 with Izzi Top. This Dubawi filly tracked the early pace, set by Charlie Appleby's Wild Illusion, until about a furlong out and then went for gold. The Denford Stud five-year-old drifted left somewhat but held on to beat Freddy Head's With You by three-quarters of a length.
This Shamardal colt added to his three victories so far by scoring in the Darley Prix Morny at Deauville. There was a strong British and Irish challenge to win this six-furlong contest but the Andre Fabre-trained Earthlight was more than their match. The Godolphin-owned two-year-old gave his sponsors their first success since Zafonic in 1992. Earthlight had his work cut out, though, dealing with Mark Johnston's Raffle Prize who rallied strongly after being passed a furlong from home and was only beaten by a neck.
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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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