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Three-year-old stars among 26 going forward in 32Red Sprint Cup

Press Release 21st August 2019 Haydock Park

Three-year-old stars among 26 going forward in 32Red Sprint Cup

Wednesday, August 21, 2019 – G1-winning three-year-olds Ten Sovereigns and Advertise headline 26 acceptors for the £300,000 G1 Sprint Cup at Haydock Park on Saturday, September 7, Sprint Cup Day, following the latest scratchings deadline.

 

Having met with defeat on his first two starts of the campaign, Ten Sovereigns (Aidan O’Brien IRE) bounced back to his best last month with a scintillating display in the G1 Darley July Cup at Newmarket, when the Classic generation filled the first five places. 

 

Those in behind included G1 Commonwealth Cup victor Advertise (Martyn Meade), who has since notched a third top-level success in the G1 Prix Maurice de Gheest at Deauville, France, on August 4, and Ten Sovereigns’ G1-winning stablemate Fairyland.

 

Fellow three-year-old Forever In Dreams (Aidan Fogarty IRE) has been kept fresh since finishing second to Advertise in the G1 Commonwealth Cup at Royal Ascot, a race in which Ten Sovereigns finished fourth.

Forever In Dreams.jpg

 

Forever In Dreams, a daughter of 2011 Sprint Cup hero Dream Ahead, had previously made her first start in Britain a winning one when landing the six-furlong Listed EBF British Stallion Studs Cecil Frail Stakes at Haydock Park in May.

 

Fogarty, who is based in Co Tipperary, reported: “Forever In Dreams is in good nick and the plan now is to go for the Sprint Cup.

 

“Our original plan was to go for the Nunthorpe this week and, although she has been pleasing us in her work, we just didn’t have her ready in time.

 

“She came out of Ascot really well and we have taken our time since. She is a pleasure to have in the yard and it was a brilliant run on her first start in G1 company.

 

“Six furlongs is clearly her trip and I think she is better suited by some cut in the ground. She has won on fast ground, but some juice will help her as she is by Dream Ahead.

 

“She showed earlier in the season that Haydock suits her well and we are looking forward to heading back there.”

 

A strong three-year-old contingent also includes Khaadem (Charlie Hills), who boasts an official rating of 116 after his decisive handicap victory in the Stewards’ Cup at Goodwood, and G1 Commonwealth Cup third Hello Youmzain, one of three contenders for trainer Kevin Ryan.

 

Newmarket trainer James Fanshawe is hoping a return to Haydock Park can a spark a revival from last year’s winner The Tin Man, who also finished second in 2016 and third in 2017.

 

The Tin Man 2018.jpg

 

The seven-year-old, a three-time G1 winner, has struggled to rediscover his best form this season and came seventh last time out when sent off favourite for the G3 Hackwood Stakes at Newbury on July 20.

 

Fanshawe said: “The Tin Man is in good form and the Sprint Cup is the target.

 

“The Prix Maurice de Gheest was part of the plan for him this season, but his run at Newbury put us off running there.

 

“He has a fine record in the Sprint Cup having won it and been placed in the race twice.

 

“Whilst this season has been slightly disappointing, we would be delighted if he could run well again in the Sprint Cup.”

 

Other high-profile older sprinters going forward include last year’s runner-up Brando (Kevin Ryan) and G1 Diamond Jubilee Stakes second Dream Of Dreams (Sir Michael Stoute).

 

Leading five-furlong performer Mabs Cross (Michael Dods), successful in the G1 Prix de l’Abbaye de Longchamp last year, also remains engaged.

 

There could be a German-trained runner courtesy of Waldpfad (Dominik Moser GER). The five-year-old has been a revelation this season since reverting to sprint distances and produced a 33/1 shock in the G3 Hackwood Stakes on his latest start.

 

The G1 32Red Sprint Cup is part of the QIPCO British Champions Series. There is a five-day confirmation and £15,600 supplementary entry stage on Monday, September 2.

 

Sprint Cup Day is the third and final day of a three-day meeting at Haydock Park, with afternoon racing also taking place on Thursday, September 5 and Friday, September 6.

 

Tickets for Sprint Cup Day and all other fixtures at Haydock Park are available to purchase online and racegoers should head to https://www.thejockeyclub.co.uk/haydock/ to purchase.

 

About Haydock Park Racecourse

 

Haydock Park is a dual-purpose racecourse, staging 32 racing days on the Flat and over Jumps in 2019, and a leading conference centre in the north west of England. More information is available at  https://www.thejockeyclub.co.uk/haydock

 

Haydock Park is part of The Jockey Club which stages thrilling sporting occasions including The Randox Health Grand National, The Cheltenham Festival and The Investec Derby.

 

Millions of people every year enjoy the special experiences The Jockey Club offers through racing, music, food and entertainment. Governed by Royal Charter, every penny made goes back into British Racing to help the sport thrive.

 

The Jockey Club was founded in 1750 and today is the largest commercial group in Britain's second-biggest spectator sport, operating 15 racecourses nationwide, The National Stud, Jockey Club Estates, Jockey Club Catering, Jockey Club Live and the charity, Racing Welfare. For more information, visit  www.thejockeyclub.co.uk

 

For further information please contact:

 

Grant Rowley, Regional Communications Manager, The Jockey Club (North West) on 07884 655990 or email:  Grant.Rowley@thejockeyclub.co.uk

 

Jessica Dalgliesh, Senior Communications Executive, The Jockey Club (North West) on 07464 491507 or email:  Jessica.Dalgliesh@thejockeyclub.co.uk

 

About QIPCO British Champions Series

QIPCO British Champions Series showcases 35 of the UK's finest Flat races, including six of the world's top 12. The Series features at all of the UK's most iconic Flat festivals, from the Derby and St Leger, to Glorious Goodwood and Royal Ascot, presenting unparalleled, quality racing across 10 of the country's finest racecourses.

 

The Series exhibits world-class sporting action across five different categories - Sprint, Mile, Middle Distance, Long Distance and Fillies & Mares.

 

Five top-class races mark the climax of the Series on the Ultimate Raceday, QIPCO British Champions Day at Ascot on Saturday 19th October, where the world's best compete at the nation's richest raceday.

 

Put simply, QIPCO British Champions Series shines the spotlight on the best horses, the best jockeys and the best racecourses, so that millions worldwide can follow the finest Flat racing.

 

For tickets to QIPCO British Champions Day on Saturday 19th October go to britishchampionsday.co.uk

 

The 32Red Sprint Cup (British Champions Series)

Group 1, £300,000 total prize fund. Part of the QIPCO British Champions Series. 3.35pm, Saturday, September 7, 6f. For three-year-olds and upwards. Weights: 3yo colts & geldings 9st 1lb; 3yo fillies 8st 12lb; 4yo+ colts & geldings 9st 3lb; 4yo+ fillies & mares 9st. Entries closed July 9, entries revealed July 10 (34 entries), scratchings deadline August 20 (26 remain), five-day confirmation & £15,600 supplementary entry stage September 2, final declarations 10am September 5. Maximum field 17 runners.

 

Horse

Age

Owner

Trainer

ADVERTISE

3

Phoenix Thoroughbred Limited 1

Martyn Meade 

AZANO

3

M J & L A Taylor

John Gosden 

BRANDO

7

Angie Bailey

Kevin Ryan 

CAPE BYRON

5

Sheikh Mohammed Obaid Al Maktoum

Roger Varian 

DONJUAN TRIUMPHANT (IRE)

6

King Power Racing Co Ltd

Andrew Balding 

DREAM OF DREAMS (IRE)

5

Saeed Suhail

Sir Michael Stoute 

EQTIDAAR (IRE)

4

Hamdan Al Maktoum

Sir Michael Stoute 

FAIRYLAND (IRE)

3

Evie Stockwell/Michael Tabor/Derrick Smith

Aidan O'Brien IRE

FOREVER IN DREAMS (IRE)

3

Phoenix Ladies Syndicate

Adrian Fogarty IRE

HELLO YOUMZAIN (FR)

3

Jaber Abdullah

Kevin Ryan 

INVINCIBLE ARMY (IRE)

4

Saeed Manana

James Tate 

KHAADEM (IRE)

3

Hamdan Al Maktoum

Charles Hills 

LE BRIVIDO (FR)

5

HRH Prince Faisal Bin Khaled/M Tabor

Aidan O'Brien IRE

LIBRISA BREEZE

7

Tony Bloom

Dean Ivory 

MABS CROSS

5

David W Armstrong

Michael Dods 

MAJOR JUMBO

5

T A Rahman

Kevin Ryan 

NEVER NO MORE (IRE)

3

Michael Tabor, Derrick Smith & Sue Magnier

Aidan O'Brien IRE

PRETTY POLLYANNA

3

Bill and Tim Gredley

Michael Bell 

SERGEI PROKOFIEV (CAN)

3

Derrick Smith, Sue Magnier, Michael Tabor

Aidan O'Brien IRE

SHINE SO BRIGHT

3

King Power Racing Co Ltd

Andrew Balding 

SO PERFECT (USA)

3

Derrick Smith, Sue Magnier, Michael Tabor

Aidan O'Brien IRE

SPEAK IN COLOURS

4

Chantal Regalado-Gonzalez

Joseph O'Brien IRE

TEN SOVEREIGNS (IRE)

3

Derrick Smith, Sue Magnier, Michael Tabor

Aidan O'Brien IRE

THE TIN MAN

7

Fred Archer Racing - Ormonde

James Fanshawe 

WALDPFAD (GER)

5

Gestut Brummerhof

Dominik Moser GER

WOODY CREEK

3

Craig Bernick

Fozzy Stack IRE

 

26 entries remain following August 20 scratchings deadline

9 Irish-trained

1 German-trained

 

THE FOLLOWING 8 HORSES HAVE BEEN SCRATCHED:

ARCHER'S DREAM (IRE), FLAMING SPEAR (IRE), FOX CHAMPION (IRE), GARRUS (IRE), KACHY, KEYSTROKE, SANDS OF MALI (FR), TOO DARN HOT

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