Fanciful Angel ran a phenomenal race to finish second in the Grade 1 Arlington Million on Saturday at Arlington Park. The son of Dark Angel went off as a 73-1 outsider in the 12 runner field on his first appearance in America.
Fanciful Angel was partnered by jockey Daniel Muscutt who was also having his first start on American soil. The pair had a good position throughout the race, they started to make up ground over two furlongs out and went on to finish the race half a length behind the winner Beach Patrol.
Marco was delighted with Fanciful Angel’s performance and paid tribute to his owners, Touch Gold Racing, who had been keen for the horse to run in that race.
Marco was also full of praise for jockey Daniel Muscutt, for whom the race was a first both in the US and at the highest level.
“It was a great ride by Daniel, we couldn’t have expected a better result and this was clearly his best performance to date.”
Capla Temptress partnered by jockey Harry Bentley, ran a gutsy race to finish third when narrowly beaten by Tajaanus and the second placed horse Juliet Capulet in the Group 3 Sweet Solario Stakes at Newmarket on Saturday.
The daughter of Lope De Vega was unbeaten on her previous two starts and we were delighted how well she stepped up to Group Company. We are now hopeful that the filly will improve from that run and give her new owners Team Valor plenty of success.
Dual winner Capla Temptress lines up in the Group Three Sweet Solera Stakes on Saturday at Newmarket Racecourse. After winning on her debut at Chelmsford back in June, the two-year-old went on to win convincingly last month in a Novice Auction Stakes at Newmarket over course and distance.
The daughter of Lope De Vega will be partnered by jockey Harry Bentley in her first appearance in Group company and has been drawn in stall 3 from 9 runners. Marco is excited to see how Capla Temptress performs with the step up in grade and is hoping she will run a good race for her new owners Team Valor.
‘ I hope the filly will come on again, This is a step up in class, but she’s entitled to be there.’
Multiple race winner Fanciful Angel makes his first start in America on Saturday. The Touch Gold Racing owned gelding made the trip over to Chicago last Friday ahead of his run in the Grade One Arlington Million Stakes. The son of Dark Angel has been drawn in stall 6 from 13 runners and will be partnered by jockey Daniel Muscutt.
Capla Temptress Fanciful Angel at Arlington Park
Prestige Place sends out two runners on Saturday at Doncaster. The Mr G Manfredini & Mr J Allison owned Dream Mount, makes his racecourse debut in the Plus 10 Unison Defending Your NHS Novice Auction Stakes at 2.45pm. Dream Mount will be partnered by apprentice jockey Mac Monaghan. The pair have been drawn in stall 10 from 15 runners.
The second runner of the day Al Hamdany runs in the 4.30pm Class 2 Unison Eric Roberts Memorial Handicap. The AlMohamediya Racing owned Al Hamdany is the winner of two races to date and is his making his first reappearance since being gelded back in June. He will be ridden by jockey Daniel Muscutt and is drawn in stall 3 from 10 runners.
We have one runner on Sunday, the three time winner Unabated lines up in the listed Total Fitness Queensferry Stakes at Chester racecourse. The Mubarak Al Naemi owned colt will be partnered in the race by Daniel Muscutt and has been drawn in stall 5 from 9 runners.
Casina di Notte landed his first win on Tuesday, winning the 188Bet Handicap at Great Yarmouth Racecourse. The son of Casamento made headway two furlongs out before being shaken up in the final furlong, taking the race by a head to the Giles Bravery trained Patching.
Casina di Notte partnered by apprentice jockey Marc Monaghan carried the green and white silks of his owners, Les Boyer to victory on only his second start for them.
After an encouraging debut run at Haydock, Dark Acclaim won on his reappearance in the Terry Bellas Memorial Novice Stakes (Plus 10 Race) at Doncaster on Friday evening. The son of Dark Angel won the race by a comfortable 3 ½ lengths to the Sir Michael Stoute trained Qaroun.
The Middleham Park Racing Cxxi & Partners owned colt also landed the Plus 10 bonus for the win and has earned his owners over £14,000 in prize money. Marco was thrilled with the two-year-old’s performance and feels he has a bright future ahead of him.
The first runner of the week from Prestige Place, Al Reeh who runs in the last race at Chelmsford on Tuesday. The son of Invincible Spirit will be partnered by jockey Luke Morris and is drawn in stall one from twelve runners. Al Reeh is owned by Mr Raed El Youssef and is currently the winner of one race to date.
We have one runner on Wednesday, the AlMohamediya Racing owned Scarlet Thrush runs in the 6.15pm at Leicester Racecourse. She will be ridden by apprentice George Wood and is drawn in stall five from six runners.
On Thursday Dark Acclaim has his second career start in the 6.15pm at Doncaster Racecourse. The Middleham Park Racing CXXI & Partners owned two year old is drawn in stall five from seven runners and will be ridden by jockey Daniel Muscutt.
The second runner on Thursday is the daughter of Frankel, Omneeya has been declared to run in the 2.40pm at Yarmouth Racecourse on Thursday. She is drawn in stall six from nine runners and our apprentice jockey Marc Monaghan will take the ride.
We have one runner on Friday, Stormy Sand runs in the 6.40pm at Newmarket. The son of Footstepsinthesand is making his debut start for his owners Les Boyer & Mr Manfredini.
Prestige Place has plenty of entries towards the end of the week at both Newmarket and Newcastle respectively.
Capla Temptress won her second career start by landing the Plus 10 Fillies’ Novice Auction Stakes at Newmarket on Saturday. The filly who is owned by Capla Developments & Les Boyer is now the winner of two races from two starts to date.
The daughter of Lope De Vega, was held up in touch before taking the lead over 2 furlongs out. Capla Temptress went on to win the race by an impressive 3 ½ lengths to the Roger Varian trained La Diva.
Raven’s Lady landed her second course and distance win when taking the EBF Fillies Handicap over 6f at Newmarket racecourse on Friday evening. The daughter of Raven’s Pass held off a late challenge from Jamie Spencer’s mount Clon Coulis to win the race by a neck.
The Heart Of The South Racing & Partner owned filly is now the winner of three races to date. Raven’s Lady has taken last night’s race well and is in good spirits this morning.
The second runner of the week, Seprani landed a win for the team at Prestige Place, when winning the final race of the day at Lingfield on Wednesday. Do You Know owned by Excel Racing & Partner ran a gutsy race on Thursday to finish a close third in the 2.45 at Leicester.
Prestige Place sends out four runners on Friday, Jellmood runs in the 3.50 listed Bathwick Tyres Rose Bowl Stakes at Newbury Racecourse. He is partnered by Adam Kirby and is drawn in stall 7 from 9 runners.
Two-year-old Barig Al Thumama makes his racecourse debut in the 2.00 at Nottingham, he has been drawn in stall 4 from 7 runners and will be ridden by Daniel Muscutt. Miss Nouriya also makes her debut start on Friday at Nottingham in the 4.15, she will also be partnered by Daniel Muscutt and is drawn in stall 9 from 9 runners.
Course and distance winner Raven’s Lady returns to Newmarket on Friday evening to take her place in the 7.45 EBF Fillies’ Handicap race, the daughter of Raven’s Pass will be partnered by upcoming apprentice George Wood.
There are two runners from Prestige Place on Saturday, Omran lines up in the Class 2 Bathwick Tyres Handicap at Newbury Racecourse. He will be ridden by Luke Morris and is drawn in stall 5 from 9 runners.
The second runner of the day, Capla Temptress is declared to run in the 2.05 at Newmarket. The daughter of Lope De Vega, carries a penalty for her debut win at Chelmsford last month. She will be partnered on Saturday by apprentice jockey David Egan who claims a valuable 5 pounds.