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For an operation so used to success on these shores, the first two-plus days of the Belmont Stakes Racing Festival proved surprisingly fruitless for Godolphin, trainer Charlie Appleby and jockey William Buick, as Siskany (GB) (Dubawi {Ire}) was flat as the heavy favorite in Thursday’s GII Belmont Gold Cup, while English Rose (Ire) (Frankel {GB}) was last but one as the pick in Friday’s GI New York S. Mischief Magic (Ire) (Exceed and Excel {Aus}) was a fair fifth in Saturday’s GI Jaipur S. to add insult to injury, but sent away at a fairly generous 3-1 in Saturday’s GI Manhattan S., MEASURED TIME (GB) (c, 4, Frankel {GB}–Minidress {GB}, by Street Cry {Ire}) proved the right elixir, as he led virtually every step of the way to best a classy field. Ridden aggressively from gate nine, this year’s G1 Jebel Hatta hero–a latest fourth and beaten just over a length in the G1 Dubai Turf–alternated up front with longshot Strong Quality (Quality Road) through sensible fractions to the half-mile. With favored Program Trading (GB) (Lope de Vega {Ire}) stalking him from behind and revving up for a stretch attack, Measured Time cornered wide into the lane, but was kept to task and raced clear to stop the clock in a snappy 1:51.94 for the mile and three-sixteenths on a course that was yielding quick times on the day. “It’s been a long three days. I’m in a very fortunate position to be able to come here and ride these horses. I appreciate every moment of it,” winning rider William Buick told Maggie Wolfendale on horseback. Nations Pride (Ire) (Teofilo {Ire}), whose lone trip to Saratoga resulted in a 1 3/4-length victory in the 2022 GI Saratoga Derby, closed for second ahead of Far Bridge (English Channel) in third. Lifetime Record: 8-6-1-0. O/B-Godolphin; T-Charlie Appleby.

 

The @godolphin homebred #9 Measured Time outclasses the rest in the G1 Manhattan S. at Saratoga under William Buick for trainer Charlie Appleby!

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— TwinSpires Racing (@TwinSpires) June 8, 2024

The post Frankel Colt Measured Time Gets Godolphin On the Board In The Manhattan appeared first on TDN | Thoroughbred Daily News | Horse Racing News, Results and Video | Thoroughbred Breeding and Auctions.

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