Mile Specialist Jeremy Rallies for Sandown Victory
Updated: Sunday, April 29, 2007 2:32 PM
Posted: Saturday, April 28, 2007 3:33 PM
Elizabeth Moran's American-bred Jeremy looks ready for a top mile campaign in Europe this year after the Sir Michael Stoute colt charged from the back of the field to register a 1 1/4-length win as the favorite in the Betfred Mile (Eng-II) at Sandown Saturday.
The 4-year-old son of Danehill Dancer--Glint In Her Eye (Arazi) was ridden to victory by Frankie Dettori, who was impressed with the way the bay put away the nine-horse field.
“He's a nice horse," the jockey told Racing Post. "He was a good three-year-old last year and seems to have improved through the winter. He won that very easily.”
Brookdale bred Jeremy, who won the Jersey Stakes last year at Royal Ascot. Stoute, who won this race a year ago with Rob Roy, would not commit to a return to Ascot this season with Jeremy, noting, “He's entered in all the top mile races but we shall have to stop and think about it.”
On a good to rim course, Jeremy had the leaders Road to Love and Final Verse in sight for the first three-quarters of a mile while racing at the back of the pack. He launched his bid on the outside to snatch the lead more than a furlong from the wire. Bahia Breeze had every opportunity for Patrick Smullen but settled for second, a neck in front of the late arriving Take A Bow. Road to Love finished fourth.
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