Volevo Lui owned by Scuderia Blueberry SRL, landed the Bet toteplacepot At betfred.com Novice Stakes at Chelmsford on Thursday under a brilliant ride by jockey Marc Monaghan.
The son of Farhh was in touch the whole way before making headway in the final furlong and going on to win the race by three quarter lengths to the second placed horse Danzay. Volevo Lui is now the winner of one race from three starts to date. The win is a significant one, as it also came as the first winner of 2018 for the team at Prestige Place.
With another year drawing to a close, it’s time to reflect on the year we have had. It has been a promising year for Prestige Place with plenty of exciting young horses working their way through the ranks. We are very grateful to all our loyal owners and our great team at home who have all contributed to our success this year.
One of our standout horses for 2018 was two year old filly Capla Temptress. The once 26,000 euro purchase from the Goffs Orby Sale landed the Grade 1 Natalma Stakes at Woodbine Racetrack back in September. Capla Temptress went on to run in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf at Del Mar for trainer William Mott and has since returned to Prestige Place in preparation for her three year old campaign.
Superstar filly Aljazzi started the year off well by landing the Snowdrop Fillies’ Stakes listed race at Kempton in April. She had one more start before lining up in the Group 2 Duke Of Cambridge Stakes at Royal Ascot, Aljazzi ran a gallant race to finish second on the day to the French trained Qemah. In September she went on to win the Group 3 Atalanta Stakes at Sandown Park in impressive style finishing 3 lengths ahead of Nathra.
The talented two year old Speak In Colours, also caught the eye this year. The son of Excelebration is the winner of two races from three starts to date. His most recent win came in the Doncaster Stakes (Listed Race) at Doncaster Racecourse in October. Speak In Colours has been given a break over the winter months and all being well he will be aimed at the Commonwealth Cup at Royal Ascot in 2018.
We were all extremely saddened to hear of the loss of stable star Fanciful Angel, who was fatally injured in his stall at Palm Meadows in December. The globetrotting son of Dark Angel was the winner of five time winner and his final start for us came in the Arlington Million back in August were he ran a phenomenal race to finish second in the Grade 1 at Arlington Park.
The team continues to have a busy couple of months ahead with plenty of runners to look forward to over the New Year period. From all of us at Prestige Place, we would like to wish all our friends and colleagues a very Prosperous and Happy New Year.
On Friday 15th December the team at Prestige Place supported Christmas Jumper Day to help raise money for deserving charity, Save The Children. With Christmas just around the corner, Save The Children is encouraging people to make the world better with a sweater.
The whole team at Prestige Place got involved by wearing their Christmas jumpers to work and donating money. If you would like to help us raise money please text TEAMBOTTI to 70050 to donate £5.
Prestige Place has sent out an abundance of winners over the past few weeks and the good run continued on Saturday evening with Velvet Revolution landing his first start back since his short break.
The Heart of the South Racing 104 & Partner owned gelding ran a gallant race under a brilliantly timed ride by jockey Josephine Gordon to win the Betway Casino Handicap at Wolverhampton by a short head to the second placed horse Cohesion.The son of Pivotal is now the winner of four races and has earned over £35,000 in prize money to date.
With the all-weather season well underway it was nice to get our second winner of the week from only two runners. The daughter of Cape Cross owned by Scuderia Blueberry S R L & Partner 2, had hit the crossbar twice on her last two starts this year, but managed to get her head in front under a fine ride by jockey Tom Marquand to win the 32Red.com Fillies’ Handicap at Lingfield Park on Wednesday.
Domitilla tracked the leaders before making headway two furlongs out and going on to win the race by two and a quarter lengths to the second placed horse Temeraire. The filly is now the winner of one winner from four starts to date.
The team enjoyed another good day at Wolverhampton yesterday with American Endeavour winning on her third start to date. The daughter of Distorted Humor, chased the leader before hitting the front and staying on to win by a neck to the second placed horse Lady Noorah.
The filly was partnered by jockey Daniel Muscutt and picked up over three thousand pounds in prize money for her win. American Endeavour will now be put away for the winter months and looks to be a promising filly for next year. Many congratulations to her owners A J Suited & Gute Freunde Partnership.
It was a successful Saturday at Wolverhampton for the team at Prestige Place with a two year old double on the evening. Al Asef landed the opening race the 32Red Casino Novice Stakes by three and quarter lengths to the second placed horse Midsummer Knight. The son of Kyllachy broke his maiden tag on his third start for owners Raed El Youssef. The colt will now be put away for the winter and will be readied to start his three year old campaign next season.
The second winner of the evening came in division two of the 32Red.com EBF Novice Stakes, this time Jellmood landed the spoils to win the race by a neck to the second placed horse Swiss Knight. The colt picked up the plus 10 bonus of £10,000 for the win, carrying the renowned silks of owner Sheikh Mohammed bin Khalifa Al Maktoum.
Prestige Place also sent out two runners in the Betway Free Bet Club Handicap at 8.45pm on Saturday. The AlMohamediya Racing owned gelding, Al Hamdany ran a gutsy race to finish a neck behind the eventually winner Castlelyons. The son of Kodiac was closely followed by stablemate Crowned Eagle who finished in third place on his first start for owners Excel Racing & Les Boyer.
The first weekend in December is a busy one for the team at Prestige Place with six runners at Wolverhampton on Saturday evening.The first runner of the evening is two year old Al Asef who lines up in the 5.45pm 32Red Casino Novice Stakes. The son of Kyllachy has had two starts to date and is drawn in stall 5 from 11 runners and will be partnered by jockey Daniel Muscutt.
The second runner of the evening is Taghee who runs in division one of the 6.15pm 32Red.com EBF Novice Stakes plus 10 Race. The Equity Racing & Ambrosiana Racing owned colt is drawn in stall 1 from 11 runners and will be ridden by Ryan Tate. Jellmood lines up in the second division of the 32Red.com EBF Novice Stakes plus 10 Race at 6.45pm. The son of Acclamation will be ridden by apprentice jockey Marc Monaghan and has been drawn in stall 2 from 10 runners.
The Ontoawinner, PB Racing & Capla owned Brex Drago lines up in the Class 3 Betway Casino Handicap at 7.45pm. The nine time winner has been drawn in stall 10 from 13 runners and will be ridden by Tom Marquand.
The final two runners of the day both run in the 8.45pm Betway Free Bet Club Handicap, Al Hamdany is having his first start back since his win at Kempton in November. The son of Kodiac will be ridden by Kieran Shoemark and has been drawn in stall 9 from 9 runners. The Excel Racing & Les Boyer owned Crowned Eagle also lines up in the 8.45pm. The gelding is having his first start for Marco since joining the yard last month. He has been drawn in stall 8 and will be ridden by Tom Marquand.
The yearling’s have been progressing well over the past few weeks and they all behaved impeccably on their first canter up Warren Hill this morning. They have all taken to their training extremely well and are proving to be exciting prospects for the future.
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With another Flat Season coming to a close, it’s time to reflect on the year we have had. It has been a promising season for Prestige Place with plenty of exciting young horses working their way through the ranks.
One of our flagship horses of the season is two year old filly Capla Temptress. The daughter of Lope de Vega is the winner of three races from four starts for us, including a win in the Grade 1 Natalma Stakes at Woodbine Racetrack back in September. Capla Temptress went on to run in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf at Del Mar for trainer William Mott and is now set to return to training at Prestige Place ready for her three year old campaign.
Another stand out filly from the season, Aljazzi started the season off by landing the Snowdrop Fillies’ Stakes listed race at Kempton in April. She had one more start before lining up in the Group 2 Duke Of Cambridge Stakes at Royal Ascot, Aljazzi ran a gallant race to finish second on the day to the French trained Qemah. In September she went on to win the Group 3 Atalanta Stakes at Sandown Park in impressive style finishing 3 lengths ahead of Nathra.
Fanciful Angel is another of our flagship horses during the 2017 season. The globetrotting son of Dark Angel, started the year in Dubai winning the Mina Rashid Handicap back in January. His next winning start came in a handicap race at Chelmsford Racecourse in May. Fanciful Angel had one more start in the UK, before heading to America to line up in the Arlington Million as a 73-1 outsider. He ran a phenomenal race to finish second in the Grade 1 at Arlington Park.
The talented two year old Speak In Colours, also caught the eye this season. The son of Excelebration is the winner of two races from three starts to date. His most recent win came in the Listed Doncaster Stakes at Doncaster Racecourse in October. Speak In Colours now heads for his winter break in good order and will brought back to fitness ready for next season. All being well the Commonwealth Cup at Royal Ascot will be the main aim for the colt next season.
The team at Prestige Place still have a busy few months ahead with a number of horses staying in training to be campaigned on the all-weather over the winter months. We now start to look ahead to the next turf season with plenty of quality yearlings to look forward to next year.