German raider Distain (5m Champs Elysees-Market Forces, by Lomitas) continued an excellent weekend for Champs Elysees when securing a G3 success in Milan on Sunday. Distain bore down on front-running Alambra in the closing stages of the 1m 2f G3 Premio Verziere and came out two and a half lengths clear of that opponent. Cristian Demuro was in the saddle and commented: “Alambra was clear in front, but I know Distain, she is a strong mare with plenty of stamina and I was prett
Aljezeera gained her first victory of the season after running out an impressive winner of the British Stallion Studs EBF Beckford Stakes at Yarmouth. Having finished second in the Group Two Park Hill Stakes at Doncaster last month, the Luca Cumani-trained three-year-old made the most of a drop back down to Listed level to give Frankie Dettori a winner from his only ride on the card. Racing close to the pace throughout the one-mile-six-furlong contest, the daughter of Frankel
Rosental (Pivotal ex Rose Trial) provided connections with back to back victories in the Prix Dahlia at Saint Cloud. Sitting on the pace, she pounced with a furlong to go to win comfortably by two and a half lengths. This was an impressive performance by the beautifully bred daughter of Pivotal who is currently in foal to the great FRANKEL. She was bought at the Arqana December sales by Badgers Bloodstock for €77,000.