Newbury: Shadn blooms to deliver Rose Bowl win for new Qatari owner
Shadn (pictured above) delivered the biggest racing success so far for Qatari ownerAbdulaziz Al Rabban when she surprised her local trainer Andrew Baldingby claiming the feature Listed Irish Thoroughbred Marketing Rose Bowl Stakesat Newbury (July 19).
The filly, who finished down the field at Royal Ascot after a debut win,appreciated a return to six furlongs as she was produced by Oisin Murphyto wear down long time leader Misty Grey and win by three quarters of alength at odds of 10-1.
Kingsclere trainer Balding said: “We thought we might be able to get a bit ofblack type but she has done even better than that. She was given a fine ride andshe is improving. I think she would be suited by better ground.
“I called it wrong at Ascot. We were always going for the Albany Stakes andI don’t know why we deviated to the Queen Mary - it was my fault. She has plentyof speed but this is her max. She will probably go for a Group 3 next.”
Jedhi the mistress
Hughie Morrison cut a frustrated figure at the weekend when stewards at Longchamp dismissed his objection to the horse that edged out his Melbourne Cup runner-upMarmelo by a nose in a contentious finish to a Group 2 prize.
The East Ilsley trainer feared another reverse when an inquiry was called afterJedhi, Marmelo’s half-sister, got up by a nose after a rough climax to the RossBrooke Chartered Accountants Fillies Handicap, but the stewards ruled theinterference was caused by the second Point In Time and was accidental.
“Jedhi is cute, gets to the front and only does enough,” said Morrison. “She wonbecause she got angry at being squashed. She is a lovely mare to have with twohalf-brothers being Group winners. I love the family."“She will get two miles so we could think about the Cesarewitch. There are lots of nice races to go for.”
It’s a breeze for Nasaiym
Nasaiym, a 230,000gns breeze-up buy who holds a Group 1 entry, showed she couldbe ready for a step up in class when getting off the mark at the second attempt in thebet365 EBF Fillies’ Novice Stakes for trainer James Tate.
“She made a little bit of hard work with it in the end, but the ground probably wasn’tto her liking,” said trainer James Tate after her neck defeat of newcomer Nina Bailarina.
“For something that has been through the breeze-ups she is not very keen and I would think seven furlongs would be no problem. The question is do we stick at six now or do we go up to seven. When we do step her up in class we will be looking for faster ground.”
Taking it to the max
Skymax posted the most impressive effort of the day when taking the Regus Handicap Stakes by seven lengths, with jockey Harry Bentley barely having to use his whip.
Trainer Ralph Beckett said: “I’ve been getting it all wrong. Blinkers are what have made the difference today. He has just been racing lazily. The Melrose Stakes [at York] could be next.”
Encipher cracks the code
Newbury is proving a productive source of winners for the John Gosden stable which claimed its fifth success at the track this year when Encipher justified favouritism in the Spinal Injuries Association EBF Novice Stakes.
The colt stepped forward from a first time out second at Haydock to complete a one-two for owners’ Godolphin with a two and a quarter lengths victory over Native Tribe.
Gosden’s son Thady said: "He was still a bit green out in front, but handled the good to soft ground well. We will give him a break now and then bring him back.”
Newbury next races on Thursday, July 25 - a 'Gin Thursday' evening meeting.