As might be expected despite the doubts expressed by his entourage about his ability to sticky pitch, the 5-year-old mare Coronet (Dubawi) confirmed Sunday at Deauville his Grand Prix Saint-Cloud (Gr1) victorious this summer on the 2,000 meters of the Darley Prix Jean Romanet (Gr1), last big championship of the meeting.
Marmelo (Duke of Marmalade) started as the logical favourite in the 15 furlongs Darley Prix Kergorlay (Gr2), Sunday at Deauville.
Ten Sovereigns and Battaash headline 13 horses confirmed for the Coolmore Nunthorpe Stakes at York on Friday.
Japan and Circus Maximus give Aidan O’Brien a strong hand as he goes in search of a record-equalling sixth victory in the Juddmonte International at York on Wednesday.
Bjorn Nielsen, owner-breeder of staying superstar Stradivarius, was born and raised in Cape Town.