Sandiva completes Guineas trial double for Footsteps
(April 16, 2014, Coolmore Ireland)
In-form Footstepsinthesand’s daughter Sandiva (3f Footstepsinthesand-Miss Corinne, by Mark Of Esteem), a top two-year-old of 2013, proved herself a live Classic contender of 2014 when winning the G3 Nell Gwyn Stakes at Newmarket on Wednesday.
Trainer Aidan O’Brien nominated the G1 Oaks as a likely target for Dazzling (3f Galileo-Secret Garden, by Danehill) after the Galileo filly made an impressive winning seasonal comeback at Navan on Saturday.
Many believe that Fastnet Rock is set for an outstanding season in Europe and he looks to have a live Classic contender in Fascinating Rock (3c Fastnet Rock-Miss Polaris, by Polar Falcon) following the colt’s G3 Ballysax Stakes win at Navan on Saturday.
High Chaparral colt on Derby trail with easy Newbury win
(April 11, 2014, Coolmore Ireland)
Trainer John Gosden is eyeing the G1 Derby with Western Hymn (3c High Chaparral-Blue Rhapsody, by Cape Cross) after the unbeaten High Chaparral colt made a sparkling seasonal comeback at Newbury on Friday.