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Sahpresa Wins UK Gr1 Sun Chariot Stakes
In the UK, US-bred 4YO mare Sahpresa (Sahm-Sorpresa, by Pleasant Tap) scored a 1.5-lengths victory in the £200,000 (A$385,000) Gr1 Sun Chariot Stakes (8 furlongs) for fillies & mares at Newmarket. Sahpresa (ridden by Ted Durcan for trainer Rodolphe Collet) defeated fellow US-bred 3YO filly Ghanaati (Giant's Causeway-Sarayir, by Mr Prospector) & 4YO mare Spacious (Nayef-Palatial, by Green Desert). Sahpresa now has 4 wins (also including May's French Listed Prix de Montretout over 1600m at Longchamp, plus 2008's French Listed Prix Coronation over 1600m at Saint-Cloud) & 3 placings (including both August's French Gr3 Prix Quincey over 1600m at Deauville & June's Gr3 Prix Du Chemin De Fer Du Nord over 1600m at Chantilly) from 9 starts for £218,709 (A$421,000) earnings.