Echoes in Eternity Wins Newmarket's Sun Chariot
Updated: Saturday, October 4, 2003 3:18 PM
Posted: Saturday, October 4, 2003 3:17 PM
Godolphin Racing's Echoes in Eternity had to battle most of the way before prevailing by a neck over Macadamia in the Peugeot Sun Chariot Stakes (Eng-II) at Newmarket Saturday.
The 3-year-old daughter of Spinning World, facing older fillies and mares, registered her second straight score following three poor performances for Godolphin after being acquired last fall.
With Jamie Spencer aboard, Echoes in Eternity went to the front while riding the rail after two furlongs, battled on the front end until getting back in front three furlongs from home and was pushed along to establish the lead over Londonnetdotcom. Spencer asked the 9-1 for more in the final eighth as Macadamia rallied from mid-pack and Echoes in Eternity answered the call. Almond Mousse was third, 1 1/4 length farther back. The final time for the mile was 1:35.39 for the mile on a good to firm course. Ten started with favored Favourable Terms finishing fifth after missing the break and failing to menace late.
Simon Crisford, Godolphin's racing manager, said the Irish-bred Echoes in Eternity could be bound for the states at some point next year.
"We will have to speak to Sheikh Mohammed but is she stays in training the Beverley D would be the sort of race we will aim her for her next year," he told The Racing Post
. "She is making good progress and when we purchased her this time last year we thought she was a filly with a future.
"We had a difficult time with her in the summer as she injured her off side hock badly when she slipped coming out of the stalls in the Musidora at York. We pin-fired the hock and gave her time to get over things and she has been running and winning like a progressive filly since she came back."
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