Blog Hollie Doyle: Sky Sports Racing ambassador returns to France in search of Group glory with Eddie’s Boy | Race News

After her success in Group 1 at ParisLongchamp on The Platinum Queen, Hollie Doyle, ambassador of Sky Sports Racing, returns to France this weekend to accompany Eddie’s Boy and Manitou at Chantilly and Pink Carnation at Compiègne.

Innovate in Compiègne

I will innovate when I travel to France on Friday afternoon to ride the Archie Watson raider pink carnation in the Listed Charles Laffitte Prize (5.10) in Compiegne.

This will be my first time riding the track, so it’s going to be a learning curve for me, but I’ll be walking the course before running to be properly prepared for the task.

Pink Carnation, who has an official rating of 87, takes a big step forward after winning a class four filly handicap at Hamilton in August – her second win of the year – but has every chance of winning a black guy valuable for Clipper Logistics owners.

Eddie ready to go to class

Eddie’s boy Couldn’t have been more impressive winning a Group 3 in France last month and moving upmarket when he returns to the scene of that success at Chantilly on Saturday.

Archie Watson’s colt looks set for a tougher test in Group Two Maisons-Laffitte Criterium (1.15)live on Sky Sports Racing, after gaining six and a half lengths in the Prix Eclipse.

He has proven that six furlongs on easy ground is no problem and has worked exceptionally well on Lambourn gallops since breaking into the Pattern race.

His biggest danger could be fellow Briton Charyn. Roger Varian’s colt was an honorable third in the Group Two Mill Reef Stakes at Newbury on his first attempt at this level.

Eddie’s Boy was a big moneymaker for its owners Middleham Park Racing, winning the Super Sprint at Newbury in July and finishing third in the Listed Windsor Castle Stakes at Royal Ascot.

Doyle is all smiles after winning the Newbury Super Sprint on Eddie’s Boy

Listed test ideal for progressive Manitou

I also ride Archie’s Progressive Juvenile Manitou in the list Saraca Award (4.07) and he looks like the one they all have to beat again after a decisive success in Sweden last time out.

It’s a better race than the one he won at Bro Park in Stockholm, but he won the right to compete in Stakes and I expect him to make a solid bid for a treble.

The Hambleton Racing gelding enjoyed the seven furlong climb last time out, but will need to show his effectiveness on slower ground after back-to-back wins on firmer surface.

The Breeders’ Cup, an ideal target for a fast queen

Good to hear that Middleham Park flying machine The Platinum Queen could head to the Breeders’ Cup next month after becoming only the second two-year-old to win the Group 1 Prix de l’Abbaye at Longchamp last weekend.

It was a remarkable performance from the filly trained by Richard Fahey who rode the race so powerfully that she never gave me a second of doubt as she became the first juvenile to claim the Abbey since 1978.

She deserves a shot at the Juvenile Turf Sprint at Keeneland on November 4, live on Sky Sports Racing, should Richard and his owners Middleham Park Racing decide to accept the invite.

Please use Chrome browser for more accessible video player

Hollie Doyle’s Prix de l’Abbaye victory on The Platinum Queen brought the owners of the horse – Middleham Park Racing – to tears on their knees in Paris

Meanwhile, from Nashwa her loss in the Group 1 Prix de l’Opéra was heartbreaking but she rode an incredible race and I was delighted to hear that my boss Imad Alsagar intends to keep her in training next year .

On reflection, she handled the proving ground pretty well but we softened up a bit sooner than I would have liked and just ran out of steam in the final strides.

Frankel’s daughter has proven what a class act she is by winning the French Oaks and the Nassau Stakes – both groups – this season, so to have her looking forward to the big 10 stadia races in 2023 excites me. already .

Hollie Doyle notched her fifth Group 1 success with Nashwa at Nassau at Goodwood
Doyle picked up his fifth Group One success with Nashwa at Nassau at Goodwood

Amanda J. Marsh