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Timeform Recap - 2017 Coolmore Classic

Timeform review, 2017 Group 1 Coolmore Classic

Timeform Recap - 2017 Coolmore Classic

Heavens Above scored her first Group 1 success when taking out the 2017 Coolmore Classic (1500m) at Randwick on Saturday.

Concluding Stages of Coolmore Classic
Concluding Stages of Coolmore Classic Picture:Racing and Sports

The Tim Martin-trained runner settled off midfield with Tye Angland on board before finding clear air at the top of the straight, running on strongly to score a narrow win over Silent Sedition Horseform in second with Danish Twist Horseform third.


Heavens Above Horseform ran to a new career peak Timeform figure of 114, three pounds above her second placing in the Group 1 Queen Of The Turf last year and well above the 93 she ran to when resuming in the Group 2 Millie Fox the start prior.

The five-year-old mare, who now has just shy of $1 million in prizemoney from 21 starts ran to the same figure as 2016 winner Peeping Horseform, four pounds above Plucky Belle Horseform who took out the 2015 renewal.

With nothing between the placegetters, Silent Sedition in second ran up to his Mannerism win of 113 with Danish Twist in third running to 112, her highest since running to 114 behind Takedown in the Premiere Stakes last year.

Heavens Above has been nominated for both the Group 1 Doncaster and Queen Elizabeth Stakes and she will need to show significant improvement off this effort to be winning either of those.

It's Somewhat
It's Somewhat Picture:Racing and Sports

It’s Somewhat returned from a spell in good order when taking out the Group 2 Ajax Stakes (1500m) for the second time in as many years after settling around midfield throughout.

The Godolphin runner made a strong run along the rails in the straight and was able to narrowly hold off New Tipperary Horseform in second with Testashadow Horseform third.

It’s Somewhat returned a Timeform figure of 118 equal to what he ran when beating Excess Knowledge and Dances On Stars in last years renewal, his highest since running to 120 when third in the Group 1 Doomben Cup (2000m).

Having progressed through the Neville Sellwood into the Queen Elizabeth last year, It’s Somewhat could also find himself in the Group 1 Doncaster Mile next month.

Since the Inception of the Ajax in 1974, only three runners have completed the Ajax-Doncaster double in the same year being Tontonan (1974), Vite Cheval (1984) and Grand Armee (2003) with Soho Square completing the double over two years (1992/93).

No horse has completed the Ajax-Queen Elizabeth double with Grand Armee (2003/4) the only one to have done it across multiples years.

Of the beaten runners, New Tipperary ran to a new career peak Timeform figure of 104, with Testashadow also running to a new career peak of 108.

It's Somewhat
It's Somewhat Picture:Racing and Sports

Foxplay Horseform was able to secure her first win of the campaign when running on strong to win the Group 2 Phar Lap Stakes (1500m).

Having not been far away in both previous runs this preparation, the Chris Waller-trained runner was sent out the short favourite and made very good ground the final 100m to grab a narrow win from Zenalicious Horseform in second with Cosmic Set third.

Foxplay returned a Timeform figure of 108, two pounds below her first up second placing in the Group 2 Light Fingers Stakes.

In recent times 2016 winner Let Us Win Horseform ran to 107 with Winx Horseform running to 109p when beating Hauraki and Supara in 2015.

Both placegetters ran to 107 a new career peak for both runners, some 16 pounds for third placegetter Cosmic Set.

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110503
R7 ROSEHILL 11 March 2017
Coolmore Classic 3UFM , 1500m
FP
 
Horse
Age & Sex
Trainer
Jockey
WT
SP
 
1st  
5. HEAVENS ABOVE (AUS)
5yo Mare
T R MARTIN
TYE ANGLAND
55.0
$26.00
 
STREET CRY (IRE) - REGGIE (NZ)
President Bloodstock Pty Ltd (Mgr: R C Kemister)
Apr 13, 2013 Australian Easter Yearling Sale, Aberdeen, Passed $170,000,
 
2nd  
9. SILENT SEDITION (AUS)
4yo Mare
ANDREW NOBLET
SAM CLIPPERTON
54.5
$9.00
 
WAR CHANT (USA) - FIORENTINA (AUS)
Aqua Trained Thoroughbreds Pty Ltd (Mgr: T F Curnow)
3rd  
8. DANISH TWIST (AUS)
5yo Mare
KRIS LEES
GLYN SCHOFIELD
54.5
$21.00
 
DANE SHADOW (AUS) - MADAME FLURRY (AUS)
 B K Parker, Mrs E H Parker, G W Whitford, Mrs R Whitford, R D Coleman, L Cortazzo, D Anastasi, R A Willoughby, Miss M C Donnon, D Di Troia, G J Hanna, M W Baxter, S T Baxter, P R Baxter, C J Baxter, B P Parker, L J Horan, R E Stirling, P J Ainslie & J M Canham
4th  17. DAYSEE DOOM (AUS)
4yo Mare
R J QUINTON
ANDREW ADKINS
51.0
$21.00
5th  3. IN HER TIME (AUS)
4yo Mare
BENJAMIN SMITH
JOSH PARR
56.0
$21.00
6th  13. ZANBAGH (AUS)
6yo Mare
JOHN P THOMPSON
CHRISTIAN REITH
53.0
$51.00
7th  14. OMEI SWORD (AUS)
3yo Filly
CHRIS WALLER
BRENTON AVDULLA
52.5
$4.50
8th  12. THAMES COURT (AUS)
4yo Mare
DAVID BRIDEOAKE
DANIEL MOOR
53.0
$31.00
9th  18. SOLD FOR SONG (AUS)
4yo Mare
KEVIN KEMP
LUKE TARRANT
51.0
$101.00
10th  10. FRENCH EMOTION (AUS)
5yo Mare
CHRIS WALLER
CHAD LEVER
54.0
$101.00
11th  4. GLOBAL GLAMOUR (AUS)
3yo Filly
G WATERHOUSE & A BOTT
KERRIN MCEVOY
55.5
$6.00
12th  6. SINGLE GAZE (AUS)
4yo Mare
NICK OLIVE
KATHY O'HARA
55.0
$51.00
13th  2. DIXIE BLOSSOMS (AUS)
4yo Mare
R J QUINTON
TIM CLARK
56.0
$7.00
14th  16. DENMAGIC (AUS)
4yo Mare
DAVID PFIEFFER
PETER WELLS
52.0
$31.00
15th  1. FIRST SEAL (AUS)
5yo Mare
JOHN P THOMPSON
BLAKE SHINN
58.0
$21.00
16th  15. ABBEY MARIE (AUS)
4yo Mare
MICHAEL KENT
BEAU MERTENS
52.0
$17.00
17th  19. SHILLELAGH (NZ)
5yo Mare
CHRIS WALLER
JOHAN VICTOIRE
51.0
$51.00
18th  11. EURO ANGEL (NZ)
4yo Mare
MICHAEL & WAYNE & JOHN HAWKES
ROBERT THOMPSON
53.0
$21.00
19th  7. LA BELLA DIOSA (NZ)
3yo Filly
MANDY & MATT BROWN
JAY FORD
54.5
$10.00


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