With Royal Ascot over for another year and the start of July on the horizon, the yard is beginning to prepare for the Newmarket July Festival and the Tattersalls Horse In Training Sale, which both take place in the second week of July.
Prestige Place’s first runner of the week, Seprani, owned by the Book 3 Partnership runs in the 4.15pm at Brighton on Tuesday; the daughter of Sepoy is drawn in stall six from nine runners and will be partnered in the race by apprentice George Wood.
Makaarim has been declared to run in the 7.25pm at Newbury on Thursday. The son of Tamayuz will carry the renowned yellow and blue silks of owner Sheikh Mohammed bin Khalifa Al Maktoum. Makaarim is the winner of one race from four starts to date and will be ridden by Daniel Muscutt.
A winner last time out, Moolazim is declared to run in the 3.30pm at Doncaster on Friday and will once again be partnered by jockey Ryan Moore. He is drawn in stall three from seven runners. The Heart of the South syndicate’s filly, Raven’s Lady, has been declared to run at Newmarket in the 7.55pm on Friday. She will also be partnered by Ryan Moore.
Prestige Place also sends two runners to Yarmouth on Friday – Jellmood is set to run in the 2.40pm and will be partnered by Adam Kirby, whilst the Chris McHale owned Starlight Circus is declared to run in the 2.40pm and will be ridden by George Wood.
We also have plenty of entries to look forward to over the weekend, including the son of Bated Breath, Unabated, who holds two entries at Newcastle on Saturday.
The son of Tamayuz – Makaarim
Prestige Place sent out three runners on Wednesday 22nd June. The first of the three runners, Aljazzi headed to Royal Ascot for day two of the five day meeting. The final two runners Capla Temptress and Do You Know headed over to Chelmsford for their evening meeting on the all-weather.
Aljazzi finished an honourable second place in the Group 2 Duke of Cambridgeshire stake, beaten by three quarter lengths to the Gregory Benoist trained Qemah. Marco thought dropping back to a mile would be her best trip and was extremely impressed with her performance.
Aljazzi’s next start might be in the US – perhaps the Beverly D Stakes in August. She is a filly that needs time between races and, having had a hard race, we’ll be in no rush to run her again.
Capla Temptress made her racecourse debut at Chelmsford in the Novice Auction Stakes at 6.10pm on Wednesday 21st June. The daughter of Lope De Vega jumped well but was held up at the start, started making headway one furlong out she took the race by a nose to the Jamie Osbourne trained Alifax.
The filly made an impressive winning debut for her owners Capla Developments & Les Boyer. Capla Temptress has come out of the race well and we are hoping to see her on the racecourse again soon.
The prestigious Royal Ascot meeting hosts a total of eighteen Group races over the five day festival. Royal Ascot attracts the world’s finest racehorses, trainers and jockeys to compete for more than £6.58 million in prize money.
Prestige Place sends out three runners over the course of the week, the first runner, Aljazzi runs in the Group 2 Duke of Cambridgeshire Stakes on the second day of the meeting. The daughter of Shamardal is in good form going in to the race and the firm ground will be no problem for her. It’s looking to be a tough race, with a lot of good fillies set to take part, but Marco is hopefully of a good run from the filly who is now a three-time winner, and will be partnered on the day by Adam Kirby.
The final two runners will take there chances on the third day of the meeting. Indian Dandy and Omran are both running in the Britannia stakes (Heritage handicap). Indian Dandy is in great form and the fast ground is ideal for him. He will be partnered by Tom Queally who rode him to victory in his last win at Yarmouth Racecourse. Indian Dandy has proved to be very straightforward and uncomplicated to train.
Omran has come out of his last start at Newmarket Racecourse very well and will enjoy the straight course at Ascot. He would ideally want more give in the ground but the strong pace of the race should suit him. Omran will be ridden by Daniel Muscutt and is the winner of two races to date.
Lot 4 – Indian Dandy (IRE)
15.3 ½ hh (162cm)
Dandy Man x Danealla
Highly progressive performer over a mile, Indian Dandy is catalogued in the Goffs London Sale on the eve of Royal Ascot. The sale takes place at 5pm on Monday 19th June at the Orangery, Kensington Palace.
Indian Dandy (Lot 4) is the winner of three races over a mile and has not been out of the placing in all five starts to date. The good looking son of Dandy Man holds an entry in The Britannia Stakes (Heritage Handicap) on the Thursday of Royal Ascot.
To arrange an inspection contact Marco Botti – 01638 662416
Moolazim landed the Racing Welfare Handicap at Yarmouth Racecourse on Tuesday 13th June in the colours of HE Sheikh Mohammed Bin Khalifa Al Maktoum. The son of Tamayuz, partnered by Ryan Moore won the race comfortably by 2 ½ lengths to the James Eustace trained Glendun.
He is now the winner of two races from only three career starts to date. Marco is very happy with how he has been progressing and is hoping to see more improvement from him in the future.
Prestige Place is sending out three runners today – Saturday 10th June. Pirate Look heads to Haydock Park to run in the Betway Middle Distance Handicap at 1.45pm. The son of Canford Cliffs is making his fifth career start and will be partnered by Ryan Moore.
The two other runners will be heading to Newmarket’s July course – the course is hosting its first meeting of the 2017 season. Omran runs in the Class 2 Animal Health Trust Celebrating 75 Years Handicap at 2.30pm. The two time winner will be ridden by Frankie Dettori.
Our final runner of the day will be Omneeya who runs in the Price Bailey Maiden Fillies’ Stakes at 4.15pm. The daughter of Frankel is making her third start for the yard and will be partnered by Martin Harley.
Omneeya – Daughter of Frankel
On Wednesday morning a few of the horses headed over to work on the Racecourse Side – Summer Gallop, the going was good thanks to the rain on Tuesday.
One of the workers, Aljazzi is entered at Royal Ascot in the Duke Of Cambridge Stakes over a mile. Marco was extremely pleased with her work, she seems fit and well in her preparations.
Wild Hacked who holds an entry in the Gran Premio Di Milano, was among the workers on Wednesday morning. He worked over seven furlongs and looked to be in great form. All being well he will take his place in the Group 2 next weekend in Milan, Italy.
We also had a few of our unraced two-year olds working on the Summer Gallop. They are all going very well and we are looking forward to their racecourse debuts in the next couple of weeks.
Three Time Winner – Aljazzi
A patient ride from Daniel Muscutt on Fanciful Angel paid off at Chelmsford on Thursday 25th May, the pair landed the totewin At betfred.com Class 2 Handicap by a head to the William Knight trained Noble Gift.The good-looking son of Dark Angel is now the winner of five races to date, including a win in the Mina Rashid Turf Handicap at Meydan Racecourse earlier this year.
Fanciful Angel has gone up 2 pounds for that win and will now be aimed at a listed race in July over 1m 1/4. Marco will also be considering a run in the Arlington Million in August if the conditions suit him.
Wahiba and Indian Dandy made for a nice double at the seaside track. Indian Dandy was recording his 3rd win of his career and he looks to be a progressive sort that is happy on any going. He took command of the race and went on to win comfortably. “He is a nice sort and looks to have a good season ahead of him.” added a delighted trainer Marco Botti.
The next winner came care of Wahiba, a beautiful looking daughter of Poets voice making it a win on her 6th time of asking. She jumped well for the 7 furlong trip, put her head down and won the race well from the front. She has joined the Prestige Place team from Mr Wohler in Germany in December and has done very well over the winter, this race looked to be her’s for the taking.
Indian Dandy who carried the easily recognisable colours of Mubarak Al Naemi.
Prestige Place looks to be mob handed this Tuesday, with 2 runners at Yarmouth and 4 at Chelmsford. Wahiba and recent winner Indian Dandy head to the seaside track of Yarmouth, both look to have lively chances.We then have Power Power – the son of Power looks to have a strong chance, he was 2nd last time here and has improved in his homework. We wouldn’t be surprised to see him run a big race.
The card at Chelmsford is then to be graced by the debut of a brilliantly bred colt, the first foal out of the top-class globetrotter Mahbooba. Mabrook – a son of Dubawi trained at Prestige Place by Marco Botti for Sheikh Mohammed Bin Khalifa Al Maktoum, whose silks Mahbooba carried with such distinction – is set to be unleashed in the mile maiden for three-year-olds in the 7.10pm.
Mahbooba, a Galileo filly bred in Australia by Sheikh Mohammed Bin Khalifa, started her career with Mike De Kock in South Africa, where she won the Group 1 Golden Slipper. She was later campaigned successfully at Meydan, where she won the UAE 1,000 Guineas, finished second in the UAE Oaks and third in the UAE Derby.
Mahbooba then travelled to Britain, where she won the Listed Godolphin Stakes by six lengths, and on to Canada, where she finished sixth in the EP Taylor Stakes.
She signed off her career back at Meydan at four, when she won the Group 2 Balanchine, ran second in the Cape Verdi and fifth in the Dubai Sheema Classic.
Mabrook – bred on the same Dubawi-Galileo cross as Night Of Thunder and Dartmouth – is Mahbooba’s first foal. Mabrook is not alone in the race – he is also joined by Borntosin and Falbon both are carrying loyal owner Mr G Manfredini silks.