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Best Solution (IRE)

Age
4
Foal date
17/04/2014
Gender
Colt
Colour
Bay
Sire
Kodiac (GB)
Dam
Al Andalyya (USA)
Breeder
Cecil And Martin McCracken
Official rating
Career earnings
$3,551,554.10
Starts23Wins9Placed5
DateResultRacecourseRace details
06/11/20188thFlemington (AUS)Lexus Melbourne Cup (Group 1 Handicap) (3yo+) (Turf) 3yo+
20/10/20181stCaulfield (AUS)Stella Artois Caulfield Cup (Group 1 Handicap) (3yo+) (Turf) 3yo+
02/09/20181stBaden-Baden (GER)146th Longines Grosser Preis Von Baden (Group 1) (3yo+) (Turf) 3yo+
12/08/20181stHoppegarten (GER)128th Longines Grosser Preis von Berlin (Group 1) (3yo+) (Turf) 3yo+
12/07/20181stNewmarket (July) (GB)Princess Of Wales's Arqana Racing Club Stakes (Group 2) 3yo+
31/03/20185thMeydan (UAE)Longines Dubai Sheema Classic (Group 1) (Turf) 3yo+
10/03/20189thMeydan (UAE)Dubai City Of Gold Sponsored By Emirates SkyCargo (Group 2) (Turf) 3yo+
15/02/20181stMeydan (UAE)Jaguar F - Type (Handicap) (Turf) 3yo+ rated 95-115
11/01/20183rdMeydan (UAE)Longines Gents La Grande Classique (Handicap) (Turf) 3yo+ rated 95-115
28/10/20171stNewbury (GB)Worthington's "Indigo Leisure" Stakes (Registered as the St Simon Stakes) (Group 3) 3yo+
03/09/20175thBaden-Baden (GER)145th Longines Grosser Preis Von Baden (Group 1) (3yo+) (Turf) 3yo+
30/07/20172ndMunich (GER)Grosser Dallmayr-Preis - Bayerisches Zuchtrennen (Group 1) (3yo+) (Turf) 3yo+
23/06/201710thAscot (GB)King Edward VII Stakes (Group 2) (Colts & Geldings) 3yo
03/06/20178thEpsom (GB)Investec Derby (Group 1) (Entire Colts & Fillies) 3yo
13/05/20171stLingfield (GB)Betfred Derby Trial Stakes (Listed Race) (Colts & Geldings) 3yo
11/02/20178thMeydan (UAE)UAE 2000 Guineas Sponsored By District One Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum City (Group 3) (Dirt) 3yo
26/01/20174thMeydan (UAE)UAE 2000 Guineas Trial Empowered By NOVA, an IPIC Group Company (Conditions) (Dirt) 3yo Conditions
30/10/20162ndSaint-Cloud (FR)Criterium de Saint-Cloud (Group 1) (2yo Colts & Fillies) (Turf) 2yo
08/10/20161stNewmarket (GB)Dubai 100 Autumn Stakes (Group 3) 2yo
22/09/20164thNewmarket (GB)Tattersalls Stakes (Registered As The Somerville Stakes) (Group 3) 2yo
04/09/20163rdVeliefendi (TUR)International Trakya (Thrace) Trophy (Local Group 3) (2yo) (Turf) 2yo
26/07/20161stGoodwood (GB)Irish Thoroughbred Marketing EBF Stallions Maiden Stakes (Plus 10 Race) 2yo Mdn
04/07/20163rdWindsor (GB)Sky Bet British Stallion Studs EBF Maiden Stakes 2yo Mdn
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Enjoyed a good 2yo campaign that ended with second place in the Group 1 Criterium de Saint-Cloud; run in good company thereafter, with wins in the Listed Lingfield Derby Trial, second in the Group 1 Grosser Dallmayr-Preis - Bayerisches Zuchtrennen and success in the Group 3 St Simon Stakes the highlights of his 3yo campaign; Meydan handicap winner in February 2018, and won the Group 2 Princess of Wales's Stakes at Newmarket in July; followed up in the Group 1 Grosser Preis Von Berlin at Hoppegarten in August; narrowly completed hat-trick in 1m4f Group 1 Grosser Preis Von Baden at Baden-Baden on good to soft in September 2018 before completing the four-timer when landing the Caulfield Cup on first outing in Australia; started slowly but stayed on to be eighth in the Melbourne Cup.