A Godolphin Record breaker With Melbourne In His Sights
Godolphin star Benbatl remains on course for a Cox Plate showdown with Winx after winning the 2000m Gr. 1 Grosser Dallmayr Preis in Germany.
Godolphin also celebrated Cross Counter's Gr. 3 Gordon Stakes record time win at Goodwood which was topped only by Wild Illusion’s superb win in the G1 Nassau Stakes, a victory that provided deserving reward for excellent runs in two English Classics plus a good performance at Royal Ascot.
Trainer Charlie Appleby announced on this website plans for Wild Illusion to take in both the G1 Prix de l’Opera at Longchamp ,France, and the G1 Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf at Churchill Downs, USA, later in the year.
Overall, it was a satisfying seven days for Godolphin, with plenty more to look forward to as Europe’s hot summer continues and a busy autumn looms on the horizon.