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Anamoe extends G1 record with stunning Chipping Norton success


Anamoe produced one of the most dominant wins of his career in the Chipping Norton Stakes at Randwick on Saturday, increasing his Godolphin record of G1 wins to eight.

The superstar son of Street Boss unleashed an exhilarating burst of speed before coasting home under James McDonald to notch his fifth top-level success of the campaign. Only Winx, Kingston Town and Weekend Hussler have notched more Australian G1 wins in a season in the modern era.

Anamoe could yet add to his outstanding haul, with the four-year-old slated for two more G1 appearances in Australia on a path that culminates with the Queen Elizabeth Stakes in April.

Following his autumn campaign, Anamoe is provisionally set to head to Royal Ascot for the Queen Anne Stakes or Prince Of Wales’s Stakes. Victory in either race would be a first for an Australian-trained horse outside of the two G1 sprints at the meeting.

A good day in Australia also saw two-year-old Corniche firmly enter calculations for the Golden Slipper with a convincing win in the G2 Skyline Stakes on the same Randwick card. Pericles set himself up for G1 assignments as well as he scored decisively in Sandown’s G2 Autumn Classic.

Three-year-old fillies Mawj and Wet Paint both enhanced their Classic claims with impressive displays in Dubai and the United States.

Mawj showed she stayed a mile in no uncertain terms in the Jumeirah Fillies Guineas at Meydan on Friday, earning the half-sister to Modern Games a crack at the English or French 1,000 Guineas.

Wet Paint announced herself as a strong Kentucky Oaks contender as she stormed home to take the G3 Honeybee Stakes at Oaklawn Park. She looks set to tackle another trial before hopefully joining Pretty Mischievous at Churchill Downs on the first Friday in May.

With The Moonlight also has her sights on North America after she completed a G2 double at Meydan with an easy victory in the Balanchine. Last season’s Saratoga Oaks winner is pencilled in for the Jenny Wiley Stakes at Keeneland’s Spring Meet.

The Dubai World Cup Carnival reaches its climax this week with Super Saturday and Godolphin is set to be strongly represented on the card, with Real World, Rebel’s Romance and Valiant Prince among those hoping to secure Dubai World Cup Night places.

Aft Cabin will be aiming to secure a first top-level success in Saturday’s Randwick Guineas, with Caulfield Guineas hero Golden Mile also seeking G1 honours on the card in the Canterbury Stakes.