Godolphin One-Two in Diana

Althiqa beats Summer Romance again 

ALTHIQA winning the Cape Verdi Presented By Longines
ALTHIQA winning the Cape Verdi Presented By Longines Picture: Dubai Racing Club

Just as they finished in the Just A Game Stakes (Gr 1, 8f) last month, Althiqa (4 f Dark Angel - Mistrusting by Shamardal) beat her stablemate Summer Romance (Kingman) in the Diana Stakes (Gr 1, 9f) at Saratoga on Saturday, the first of 20 Grade One races to be run at the track this summer. 

Summer Romance led the field early, with Althiqa settled in fifth. Into the home straight, Althiqa showed an impressive turn of foot to pull away from her stablemate and score by three quarters of a length. La Signare (Siyouni) was another length and three quarters back in third. 

"We've been in America since the first of May; it's the 17th of July and we had two big targets in grade 1s and we just couldn't do better," Charlie Appleby’s assistant Sophie Chretien said.

“Summer Romance didn't take the rematch with Althiqa, but what I realized with Althiqa—with all the time she's been with us, she's becoming stronger physically and mentally.” 

Althiqa is a Godolphin homebred and one of 73 stakes winners for her Yeomanstown Stud-based sire Dark Angel (Acclamation) who recorded his latest stakes winner on Saturday when Real World impressively won the Steventon Stakes (Listed, 1m2f) at Newbury. 


Racing and Sports



Saratoga

Saturday, 17th July 2021

10
18:17
(local)

Diana S. (G1)

Age: 4yo and up Sex: FM WT: 53.5kg Type: OPEN
USD $500,000
1980y TURF GOOD
10
18:17
(local)
USD $500,000
1980y GOOD

Diana S. (G1)

Age: 4yo and up Sex: FM WT: 53.5kg Type: OPEN
FP Silk Horse, Age & Sex
Sire & Dam
Jockey
Trainer
SP
WT
1st 8. ALTHIQA (GB) 4yo F
DARK ANGEL (IRE) - MISTRUSTING (IRE)
MANUEL FRANCO
C APPLEBY
$4.95
122lbs
Godolphin
2nd 6. SUMMER ROMANCE (IRE) 4yo F
KINGMAN (GB) - SERENA'S STORM (IRE)
LUIS SAEZ
C APPLEBY
$3.70
120lbs
Godolphin

Sales Information

3rd 1. LA SIGNARE (FR) 6yo M
SIYOUNI (FR) - LA TERANGA (FR)
RICARDO SANTANA JR
BRENDAN P WALSH
$17.40
118lbs
MOUSSA MBACKE

Sales Information

4th 5. HARVEY'S LIL GOIL (USA) 4yo F
AMERICAN PHAROAH (USA) - GLORIA S (USA)
JUNIOR ALVARADO
WILLIAM I MOTT
$4.65
122lbs
5th 2. POCKET SQUARE (GB) 4yo F
NIGHT OF THUNDER (IRE) - SHARED ACCOUNT (GB)
JOHN R VELAZQUEZ
CHAD C BROWN
$8.30
118lbs
6th 3. MAGIC ATTITUDE (GB) 4yo F
GALILEO (IRE) - MARGOT DID (IRE)
JAVIER CASTELLANO
ARNAUD DELACOUR
$20.60
122lbs

Sales Information

7th 4. VIGILANTES WAY (USA) 4yo F
MEDAGLIA D'ORO (USA) - SALUTE (USA)
JOSE ORTIZ
CLAUDE III MCGAUGHEY
$12.60
118lbs
8th 7. LEMISTA (IRE) 4yo F
RAVEN'S PASS (USA) - SHORTMILE LADY (IRE)
I ORTIZ JR
CHAD C BROWN
$4.85
120lbs

Sales Information