Top of the class displays from Anamoe and Native Trail
Street Boss colt Anamoe proved himself Australia’s top three-year-old colt with a dominant performance in the G1 Caulfield Guineas. It was a deserved second G1 for last season’s Sires’ Produce Stakes hero following an agonising head defeat in the Golden Rose two weeks earlier.
Anamoe now looks set to face older opposition for the first time in Australia’s premier weight-for-age race, the G1 Cox Plate, at Moonee Valley later this month.
Paulele struck a blow for the three-year-olds in Australia as well, with the Dawn Approach colt stretching his unbeaten record at Randwick to four with a decisive victory in the G2 Roman Consul Stakes.
The Everest back at Randwick this weekend was initially considered for the emerging sprinter, although Godolphin’s spot in the AUS$15million contest will be taken by Trekking, who was third in the race in 2019 and fourth in 2020. Paulele instead may join Anamoe at Moonee Valley later this month in the G1 Manikato Stakes.
Godolphin colts dominated day two of the Dubai Future Champions Festival at Newmarket, taking out all three Group races for juveniles on the card.
Native Trail confirmed his position as European Champion two-year-old elect as he followed up his Vincent O’Brien National Stakes victory with another assured display in the Darley Dewhurst Stakes to provide Charlie Appleby with a landmark 50th G1 success.
The unbeaten Oasis Dream colt heads into the winter as the leading contender for the 2,000 Guineas having joined some esteemed company in completing the Curragh/Newmarket double, including Teofilo, New Approach, Dawn Approach and Pinatubo.
Coroebus also underlined his potential for next year’s Classics with an exhilarating win in the G3 Emirates Autumn Stakes – a race won by subsequent G1 victors Best Solution, Ghaiyyath and Persian King in recent years.
Fellow Dubawi homebred Goldspur came out on top in a thrilling renewal of the G3 Zetland Stakes, with Hafit losing little in defeat by finishing a close third. Both colts look set to take in Derby trials in the spring.
Al Suhail scored at Newmarket when making all in Friday’s G2 Challenge Stakes. A return to the Dubai World Cup Carnival is on the cards for the four-year-old, who was third in last season’s G1 Jebel Hatta Sponsored By Emirates Airline.
Predominately dry conditions in the UK this week mean that Benbatl is set to take his chance in the G1 Queen Elizabeth II Stakes on British Champions Day at Ascot this Saturday, with Master Of The Seas set to join the evergreen seven-year-old in the mile feature.
Creative Force will return to the scene of his G3 Jersey Stakes victory for the G1 British Champions Sprint, while this year’s Derby and King George winner Adayar could yet take his chance in the G1 Champion Stakes.