DEAUVILLE, FRANCE— The renowned racehorse trainer Kevin Ryan is eyeing his next equestrian conquest in the Haydock Sprint Cup for the 5-year old victor Brando after his triumph at the Prix Maurice de Gheest against Caravaggio.
The horse racing champion started to gallop its way to victory at Newmarket last April during the Abernant Stakes. Even as he lost there, Brando was able to restore his winning form after finishing third in last month’s cup. His debut trip in France under Tom Eaves’ guidance won him leverage against Martyn Meade’s Aclaim and Tupi under Richard Hannon.
On the contrary, horse racing seems to sour down for Aidan O’Brien as his once unbeatable equine Caravaggio lost it during the July 4th cup. Ryan’s yard however has the sun shining brightly on him and Brando as he confirms that they are looking at the September 9 Haydock Sprint Cup as their next trophy to garner.
Marty Meade is excited to race Aclaim once more after his Lennox States horse racing Goodwood did not turn out splendidly. Meade commented on how Aclaim has transformed to a better shape these days and that he seems fit to race for the Prix de la Foret.
The failure of Caravaggio to place first in his previous race is a product of his lack of readiness as O’Brien admits. He sees the equine’s loss as a result of his premature competition which took place right after the Newmarket cup.
The racehorse trainer Brian Ellison finished with good score in the last day of Galway Festival. The previous winner, Dream Walker, gave way this year for Ellison’s fourth consecutive win. Ellison remarked on how impossible it was for Dream Walker to lose and to come last in the race but commended on the horse’s great form anyway.
Abingdon, who was being trained by Sir Michael Stoute, placed third during the Prix de Pomone. The cup was won by Bateel.