Shanghai Bobby Another Coolmore Success

Shanghai Bobby Another Coolmore Success

A flurry of recent winners for Shanghai Bobby continued on Saturday with an impressive Del Mar victory for Chasin Lucas (3f Shanghai Bobby x Tiz Gentle, by Tiznow) and a Gulfstream success for promising colt Reservenotattained (2c Shanghai Bobby x Chamrousse, by Peaks and Valleys).

Trained by Mark Glatt, Chasin Lucas was second on debut at Santa Anita last month and showed the benefit of that outing when cruising to an easy four and a quarter length win in the six furlong maiden.

Reservenotattained was likewise second on debut last month and the Mark Yates trained colt stepped it up a notch for this six furlong maiden to win by two lengths.

Shanghai Bobby has had a fruitful month of July with recent winners including Shanghai Starlet (Gulfstream), Kazan (Del Mar), Shivermetimbers (Del Mar) and Joevia (Monmouth).

Royal Ascot

Shanghai Bobby filly Shang Shang Shang (2f -Yankee Victoria, by Yankee Victor) was the toast of Royal Ascot after winning the G2 Norfolk Stakes.

Victory for the filly against colts – the first such success since Superstar Leo beat male rivals in 2000 – came in a great finish for the 5f event, getting US trainer Wesley Ward on the Ascot scoresheet for the first time this year.

Shang Shang Shang, who was bred by Kris R Del Giudice, had scored at Keeneland on debut in April.

Ward said of the Joel Rosario-ridden winner: “To do this with a filly is quite unbelievable. I felt this filly was better than Chelsea Cloisters on firm ground, but not on soft ground. I feel good right now. This really is the best, and everybody has been so gracious.”

Rosario added: “She responded to everything I asked her to do. She broke well and was very calm in the beginning. I had to use a bit of her pace to get to the front and to help her get into her stride.

“This would have been a very different experience for her today in England, compared to running in America. She was very brave. It was very close at the finish, but we got it done.”

South America

Shuttling to South America for promising young sire has proven a winning exercise with the former Champion 2YO delivering a Grade I double in Brazil.

The Grade I Grande Premio Major Suckow on Saturday was won by Habile Bobby (2c Shanghai Bobby x Habile Bianca, by Mastro Loreonzo), who made it two wins in as many starts when he scored a half length victory.

Habile Bobby covered the five furlongs on turf in a brisk 56.86 seconds.

He is the first winner for his dam Habile Bianca, a three time winner from a family with very little Black Type, so Shanghai Bobby has done a good job to upgrade the pedigree to deliver Grade I success.

On Sunday, the Grade I Grande Premio Jockey Club Brasileiro went the way of another Shanghai Bobby colt with Inforcer (2c Shanghai Bobby x Eggendorf by Roi Dormand) leading home an exacta for his sire in beating Memory of Love (2c Shanghai Bobby x Delirio de Amor, by Eyjur).

Inforcer strode clear to win the 1600 metre turf contest by three and a quarter lengths ending a frustrating run of minor placings.

It was his first win from five starts with two second placings.

Inforcer is the second winner from stakes-placed Eggendorf, a grand-daughter of Grade II winner Vichysoisse.

Habile Bobby and Inforcer are among six stakes-winners for Shanghai Bobby and are his first Grade I winners.


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