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February 15, 2016
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Arabian Queen (right) battles back to claim the scalp of Golden Horn into the GlobalThe battle for the season may not have materialised nevertheless Juddmonte International still produced a fantastic finish, exactly what do you model of it all and what happens next?

Ben Linfoot, displaying Life: I thought Silvestre de Sousa rode a terrific race on Arabian Queen who had been placed perfectly throughout, ultimately causing start with and then monitoring the pacemaker that the others largely dismissed. She was very tough when headed inside closing phases and it's appearing like the three-year-old fillies are decent. With discovered eventually just starting to fulfil the promise she showed as a juvenile perhaps a filly from the Classic generation can land the Arc again? They have an excellent current record and with Coolmore's colts disappointing she's looking like a likely runner. I'd want to see Legatissimo unleashed at Longchamp inside big one but that seems not likely. For Golden Horn, maybe John Gosden dropped the basketball for once by not letting him simply take his possibility at Ascot. James Willoughby explores that idea inside excellent article which really worth a read if you haven't encounter it yet.

Jonathan Simpson, Sky Bet: It was a nice result to see the practically unbacked Arabian Queen get-up on the line for an extremely bookmaker friendly result! However as a racing fan it had been unsatisfactory that Golden Horn cannot hold her down. John Gosden stated just before the off that Golden Horn's prep had not already been ideal. Maybe that's what overcome him, maybe the floor or even the fact he raced much too keenly. In any event he's not merely one to create down just yet along with his next desired come from the Irish Champion may well be more conclusive. I would personallyn't discount Time Test back on a significantly better surface, the rain softened surface would not fit him at all and I totally anticipate him is competitive at the very top degree next period.

Jonathan SimpsonIan Ogg, displaying lifestyle: Jeff Smith and David Elsworth weren't really the only believers your fillies could hold their very own resistant to the colts when I got a few excitable texts from a spouse who had been on at 100s before Gleneagles arrived (he's already been banging on about the woman all season). I definitely don't notice it coming though and, as Ben says, she had been the beneficiary of a great ride but she really stuck the woman neck out whenever Golden Horn stumbled on challenge. Discovered looked great on Sunday therefore does include a fascinating measurement toward Arc with fillies (especially three-year-olds) having such a record in the race of late. With the surface a worry both for Golden Horn and Gleneagles as the season continues, possibly contacts would be tempted to just take them overseas inside cold weather? It can undoubtedly be an exciting possibility.

Matt Brocklebank, Sporting Life: it had been thrilling, surprising and fantastic Horn being beaten may not have been the story everybody else wished to report (there have been shouts of "certainly maybe not!" and "oh no!" from inside the press room) but a big-race success for Silvestre de Sousa inside the title-winning period was what he required therefore had been of course another exemplory instance of the training skills of David Elsworth. It absolutely was interesting to know the instructor condition pre-race that he believed the three-year-old fillies were exceptionally gifted this season therefore got myself thinking where Legatissimo might have slotted in had she stepped set for the grounded Gleneagles.

"Mecca's Angel is in an alternate course with some cut-in the ground. She had to do-all the running on the woman side of the draw whilst still being went out a simple winner ultimately. She can be marked up considerably for this performance and absolutely nothing gets near the lady when you look at the Abbaye."
Jonathan Simpson

Did the Coolmore Nunthorpe Stakes toss any light on the sprinting division and is it feasible to take anything out of the race?

MB: It threw many light in the division because it highlighted certainly the natural skill of winner Mecca's Angel. She actually is always assured to attend the very best as a soft ground sprinter and you'd imagine she'll make the world of beating inside Abbaye if she can get the woman toe-in at Longchamp in October also. Incredibly, the main one I'd simply take as a result is Sole energy, who ran a fantastic battle aided by the going completely against him. There's no method he is a lost cause within these top five-furlong occasions and should remain a force directly into next year.

BL: just what a magnificent overall performance from Mecca's Angel. That finishing energy to overhaul Acapulco was first-class and she's going to be extremely hard to overcome whenever given softer problems. The Prix de l'Abbaye appears next on the tick number and she will be nigh on impossible to oppose if there is any soft in surface description. Mattmu went an excellent race in third plus the three-year-old sprinters look above-average if you ask me. He can have a say inside Haydock Sprint Cup straight back over six furlongs.

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