Hawkbill clinches maiden win

Abu Dhabi - The two-year Kitten's Joy colt from Trensa, won the British Stallion Studs EBF Maiden Stakes at Lingfield,UK.

By James Jose

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Published: Thu 16 Jul 2015, 8:01 PM

Hawkbill got into his stride to clinch his maiden win in only his third start for Godolphin Racing. The two-year Kitten's Joy colt from Trensa, won the British Stallion Studs EBF Maiden Stakes at Lingfield,UK.
Trained by Charlie Appleby, Hawkbill chased the lead pack before jockey William Buick guided him to second after one furlong. He was ridden to challenge two furlongs out and was driven to lead one furlong out.
Hawkbill kept on under pressure and managed to hold off Lazzam in the final furlong to win the contest. Hawkbill won by a neck over Lazzam, trained by Marco Botti and ridden by Martin Harley. Midhmaar was third.
Hawkbill had finished ninth on debut in the Al Basti Equiworld EBF Stallions Maiden Stakes at Newbury in April. But he bounced back well to take third in the 32Red/British Stallion Studs EBF Maiden Stakes at Kempton last month.
The Saeed bin Suroor-trained Keep In Line overcame Ascot disappointment to win the Trailfinders For All Your Travel Needs Handicap at Windsor.
The Soldier Hollow colt from Kastila, had finished 15th in the King George V Stakes at Royal Ascot last month. But the three-year-old, piloted by James Doyle, rode well to win by 1 1/4 lengths over Royal Altitude, trained by Chris Wall and ridden by Ted Durcan.
It was Keep In Line's second win in five starts. His maiden win came on his third run when he won the Karen Coombs Celebration Maiden Stakes at Ripon in May. In Chantilly, France, Territories, trained by Andre Fabre and ridden by Mickael Barzalona, landed the Prix Jean Prat Group 1. The son of Invincible Spirit from Taranto, Territories won by half a length over Dutch Connection for his third win in seven starts.
Territories was second at a Group 1 race in Newmarket, UK, in May and had won a Group 3 contest at Longchamp, France, in April. The John O'Shea-trained Cabalistic, with James McDonald onboard, finished third in the TAB Rewards Handicap at Warwick Farm, Australia.
james@khaleejtimes.com



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