Choisir To Run In The Darley July Cup
Australian sprinter Choisir, trained by Paul Perry, was today given
the go-ahead to run in the Group One Darley July Cup on Thursday,
July 10, at Newmarket.
son Shannon Perry, who has been supervising the colt's training
at Geoff Wragg's Newmarket, England, stable, reported that Choisir
had come on for his historic Royal Ascot double in the Group Two
King's Stand Stakes and Group One Golden Jubilee Stakes last month.
He runs next week and is a bit tighter and more race fit as
the Darley July Cup will be his third run back, said Perry
junior. Johnny Murtagh will ride him again and I'm hoping
to win. I don't know what else he needs to do now to prove his (European
champion sprinter's) title, the others are going to run out of races
to catch him soon.
who came second in the Golden Jubilee Stakes when in season, is
due to bid to turn the tables on Choisir in the 250,000 Darley July
Cup, Europe's premier sprint, which is run over six furlongs.
has been much speculation about whether Choisir will be sold but
the trainer's son is not aware that any deal has been done. I've
just been told we're running and to get the horse there the best
we can, he added. The offers that they've got, if they've
had any, would have come to Australia and I'm in Newmarket so I
wouldn't know about them.
present owners have indicated that Choisir is set to run in their
colours at Newmarket.
Darley July Cup is the highlight of next week's three-day July Meeting
at Newmarket, from Tuesday to Thursday, July 8 to 10, which this
year boasts prize money of 1 million for the first time. Lisa Hancock,
Newmarket's Managing Director, commented: We are delighted
that Choisir runs in the Darley July Cup and the re-match between
him and Airwave will capture the imagination of the racing world.