Kingdom Of Bahrain Sun Chariot Stakes 2012  

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Siyouma Sizzles in Sun Chariot Stakes

1 Siyouma 12/1
2 Elusive Kate 11/4
3 Laugh Out Loud 16/1
8 ran Distances: ¾l, 1¾l, ¾l
TIME 1m 34.66s (fast by 0.84s)

Siyouma ran out a ready winner for trainer Francois Doumen to continue France's domination of Newmarket's Kingdom of Bahrain Sun Chariot Stakes.

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Following on from Sahpresa the last three years, Siyouma tracked the front-running Laugh Out Loud under Gerald Mosse and kicked on going into the Dip.

Elusive Kate looked a massive threat on the outside, but she could never quite get on terms with the 12-1 winner, who had three-quarters of a length in reserve at the line.

Mosse said: "She was very well today and worked very well last week. We were pretty confident, but I was expecting the ground to be a bit softer. She can go to a mile and a quarter, but a mile is best for her."

Doumen said: "I was worried about the ground because every time she works on soft ground at home she was flying. When she came to run in the Falmouth she was quite immature. She's the most simple thing in the world - so easy to train - and Mosse said she won with something in hand.

"She could go for the EP Taylor now as Woodbine would be a suitable track. There is also a mile race in Japan and then Hong Kong at the end of the year. I'm not tempted by the Breeders' Cup."

Doumen remains far more familiar for his exploits in British jumps racing, and said: " When I gave up jumping I had new challenges to win. I'm still learning, and starting slowly. This is the new challenge and I'm trying to do my best. I wanted to win one Group One here, at least."

Jockey William Buick felt Elusive Kate was an unlucky loser, saying: "She stumbled in the gate and that is when she spread a plate. It has cost her the race."


Kingdom Of Bahrain Sun Chariot Stakes
£160,000 added, 3yo plus, 1m, Class 1
8 ran
Going: Good

Starting Price
Beaten Distance
F Doumen
G Mosse
9st 3lbs
12 - 1
Elusive Kate
J H M Gosden
William Buick
8st 13lbs
11 - 4
3/4 length
Laugh Out Loud
M R Channon
M Harley
8st 13lbs
16 - 1
1 3/4 length
La Collina
K Prendergast
D P McDonogh
8st 13lbs
33 - 1
3/4 length
Sir H R A Cecil
T P Queally
9st 3lbs
13 - 2
1 length
A P O'Brien
J P O'Brien
8st 13lbs
7 - 1
1/2 length
Beauty Parlour
Sir H R A Cecil
C Soumillon
8st 13lbs
13 - 8
4 lengths
M Al Zarooni
L Dettori
8st 13lbs
16 - 1
22 lengths


Elusive Kate
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Elusive Kate

Elusive Kate is reported to be none the worse after losing a shoe when narrowly defeated in Saturday's Sun Chariot Stakes at Newmarket.

The John Gosden-trained filly stumbled badly coming out of the stalls, with connections assuming the three-year-old lost her plate in this incident.

Despite hanging badly when coming under pressure, Elusive Kate was still beaten only three-quarters of a length by French raider Siyouma and was widely considered an unlucky loser of the Group One prize.

She appeared sore and had to be bandaged after the race but Patrick Barbe, racing manager for Japanese owner Teruya Yoshida, is hopeful she will be back on the racecourse before the end of the campaign.

Barbe said: "I haven't had a call this morning, but I suppose she is fine. She came into the winner's circle and the blacksmith came to her immediately.

"She was obviously very unlucky. She lost a shoe and without that I think she would have won.

"Nothing has been decided for her yet, but I'm pretty sure she will run again this year.

"I also think she will stay in training next season. The Japanese people like to see their horses run."


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