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Thursday’s Runners 5/5/11

Posted on May 4, 2011 in Latest News

ARABIAN FALCON (Goodwood 2.40 p.m.) A colt who ran fast on his debut before tiring in a very strong Newbury maiden. From a speedy and classy family – his siblings include Group 1 winning sprinter Carmine Lake – he will know more about it this time.

RED INCA (Goodwood 3.15 p.m.) Very promising effort on his sole juvenile start at Newbury in late summer but, like many of ours, probably needed it on his comeback there last month. Working well and should be sharper now.

SLEEK GOLD (same race) Dansili filly who shaped very promisingly on debut at Kempton in mid-November. Nice type who has been working well but may just need the outing in a big field.

CATFISH (Goodwood 3.50 p.m.) Won at Newmarket last July when with Gay Kelleway before disappointing at Ascot. Has worked well since joining us this spring and should be a factor in what looks a highly-competitive fillies’ handicap.

Wednesday’s Runners 11/05/11

Posted on May 11, 2011 in Latest News

INLER (York 3.00 p.m.) We were delighted with his comeback at Newmarket which will have blown away the cobwebs for this talented performer. He improved throughout the second half of last year and having continued to work well since that comeback, he deserves his shot at this level.

GOOD CLODORA (Kempton 6.50 p.m.) A nice Red Clubs filly who has been going well at home. She has a good draw, but our juveniles usually improve for a run.

BORAGH JAMAL (Kempton 9.20 p.m.) Reliable sprinting filly who is adaptable at the two shorter trips and goes well on Polytrack. Her wide draw may not help, especially if she starts slowly as is sometimes the case.

Theyskens’ Theory an easy winner for Meehan

Posted on May 14, 2011 in Latest News


Report: York, Friday Fillies’ Stakes (Listed) 1m, 3yo fillies

THEYSKENS’ THEORY, the 15-8 favourite, strode clear in the final furlong to record a decisive victory.
The Brian Meehan-trained filly, conceding 5lb all round, proved a cut above her seven rivals as she came home well ahead of 16-1 shot Sylvestris and Wrekin Sunset (25-1).
Theyskens’ Theory, third to White Moonstone in the Group 1 Fillies’ Mile last year, was the only black-type winner in the field following her Group 3 victory in the Prestige Stakes at Glorious Goodwood.

Her class was evident as she travelled well behind the front-running Sylvestris before cruising into the lead with more than two furlongs to go.

Quickening readily for Martin Dwyer, she won by three and a quarter lengths from Sylvestris with Wrekin Sunset another two and a quarter lengths behind.

“That was beautiful,” Dwyer said. “She told us when she was ready and this was a nice place to start. We were going to go for the Musidora but thought that would be too hard a race first time out.

“She was a grade above these today and hopefully now it’s onwards and upwards.”

Theyskens’ Theory, whose other efforts last year included a five-length defeat of 1,000 Guineas winner Blue Bunting in a 7f Newmarket maiden, has Group 1 entries in the Etihad Airways Irish 1,000 Guineas, Coronation Stakes and Darley Irish Oaks.

She is 20-1 with Ladbrokes for the Irish Guineas.

The John Gosden-trained Flood Plain, who challenged hard for favouritism and went off at 9-4, came home a disappointing seventh and 4-1 third favourite Primevere was a one-paced fourth.

Meehan confirms Royal Ascot date for Theyskens’

Posted on May 15, 2011 in Latest News










BY JAMES BURN 7:50AM 15 MAY 2011

TRAINER Brian Meehan has confirmed the Coronation Stakes at Royal Ascoton June 17 will be the next target for promising filly Theyskens’ Theory, who impressed with a smooth success at York on Friday.

The daughter of Bernardini had three and a quarter lengths to spare over Sylvestris in the Listed Fillies’ Stakes, which was her first race since November.
“She was very good,” said Meehan. “You never want to be too confident beforehand, but it was the right race for her.

“She’ll go for the Coronation next.”

Theyskens’ Theory ended her juvenile campaign with an honourable sixth in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies and could return to race in the States later in the year.

“She’s owned by Andrew Rosen and he’s been a tremendous supporter of mine,” Meehan added.

“He lives in New York and ultimately that’s where he wants his horses to run.”


Posted on May 30, 2011 in Latest News

ELUSIVITY (Leicester 3.15 p.m.) Consistent gelding who made a winning return in brave style at Kempton. Just failed to make all, caught close home, in a  better race at Newmarket. Working very well since and has a great chance with ground and distance in his favour on a track that should suit his style of racing.

MEHDI (Leicester 4.15 p.m.) Talented Holy Roman Emperor colt who will probably need this debut run. His only sibling to race is Irish hurdler Final Approach, a Cheltenham Festival winner for Willie Mullins this year and sixth in a £150,000 Grade 2 at Auteuil on Sunday!

RIGHT TO DREAM (same race) Oasis Dream colt who made a very promising debut when third to Trumpet Major at Goodwood ten days ago. Excellent chance of getting his head in front today.