Tuesday 1 September 2020

Bahrain Pride Wins Ripon Champion Two Year Old Trophy Stakes (Listed Race)

It's always great to see a class two-year-old horse, especially at the Garden Racecourse. 

Bahrain Pride, trained by Simon & Ed Crisford proved a star turn when taking Ripon's headline juvenile contest in sparkling style. 

This bay colt, a son of Kodiac out of an unraced mare [Life Of Pi], made it two from two wins, following up from a battling debut win at Windsor when holding the late charge of Andrew Balding's Fivethousadntoone by three-quarters of a length. 

Crisford has a quality horse on his hands with Bahrain Pride who races in the familiar silks of KHK Racing Ltd. This £300,000 Tattersall's Craven Breeze-up Sale 2020 purchase by Stroud Coleman Bloodstock. 

This March foal travelled with ease throughout the race pulling clear of Internationaldream by one-and-three-quarter lengths and quote as ''impressive'' by the Racing Post in their race analysis by David Orton. Interesting to note that Simon Criford won this race back in 2018 when Sporting Chance won by a head from Gypsy Spirit. 

See the full result here

Previous winners of the Ripon Champion Two Year Old Trophy include:

2019 - Platinum Star, trained by Saeed bin Suroor
2018 - Sporting Chance, trained by Simon Crisford
2017 - Enjazaat, trained by Owen Burrows 
2016 - Alicante Dawn, trained by Brian Smart
2015 - Whitman, trained by Richard Spencer
2014 - Izzthatright, trained by Richard Fahey
2013 - Supplicant, trained by Richard Fahey
2012 - Deauville Prince, trained by Tom Dacombe
2011 - Geronimo Meadow, trained by Brian Meehan

The largest winner of this race in the last ten years is Sporting Chance at 6/1.

Bahrain Pride has taken both his starts and victories in style and connections may well look to the Mill Reef Stakes Group 2 which takes place at Newbury over 6f. Last year's winner, Pierre Lapin, trained by Roger Varian.   

Good luck to connections.