Broadsiding fires in another win to highlight champion credentials


Broadsiding enhanced his Champion Two-Year-Old claims in Australia on Saturday as he powered home to win the G2 BRC Sires’ Produce Stakes at Eagle Farm.  

The Too Darn Hot colt was completing a hat-trick after taking the Listed Fernhill Mile and G1 Champagne Stakes at Randwick, and he now looks set to return to G1 company for the JJ Atkins Stakes later this month. Victory in that race would make Broadsiding a leading contender for championship honours at the end of the season.  

Ottoman Fleet enjoyed a second Graded victory in the United States on Saturday with a comfortable success in the G3 Arlington Stakes at Churchill Downs, earning the five-year-old a tilt at the G2 Wise Dan Stakes back at the same course at the end of June.  

Progressive four-year-old Highland Falls captured the G3 Blame Stakes on the same card. The contest is a recognised prep race for the Stephen Foster Stakes, although First Mission looks to be Godolphin’s leading contender for the G1.  

Dance Sequence set herself up for some major autumn targets with a fine second to fellow Dubawi filly Ezeliya in Friday’s G1 Oaks, while Marquisat also ran an excellent race in defeat when going down by a nose to Junko in Sunday’s G2 Grand Prix de Chantilly.  

With Belmont Park undergoing redevelopment, Saratoga steps in to host the final leg of the US Triple Crown this weekend. While there will be no Godolphin contender in the Belmont Stakes itself, the royal blue silks will be out in force, kicking off with Siskany looking to defend his G2 Belmont Gold Cup title on Thursday.  

Jenny Wiley Stakes runner-up English Rose goes in Friday’s G1 New York Stakes, while a host of runners on Saturday’s card includes Pretty Mischievous taking on Idiomatic for a second time in the G1 Ogden Phipps Stakes.  

This year’s Jebel Hatta hero Measured Time and Nations Pride run in the G1 Manhattan Stakes, with Star Of Mystery joining Mischief Magic in the G1 Jaipur Stakes. Mysterious Night and Nash also aim for Graded honours on a busy weekend stateside.