Sheikh Mohammed, bullish on Sunday Silence.

Sheikh Mohammed, bullish on Sunday Silence.

Mike Corrado

Sheikh Mohammed Makes More Headlines With Sunday Silence

Sheikh Mohammed's homebred Silent Honor captured Tuesday's Cherry Hinton Stakes (Eng-II) by a short head over Mrs. A. Lovat's Lady High Havens. The winner is a daughter of Sunday Silence and the unraced Woodman mare Wood Vine. The win came a day after John Ferguson purchased five sons and daughters of Sunday Silence on behalf of Sheikh Mohammed at the Japan Racing Horse Association's select foal sale. His purchases included the sale topper, a son of Sunday Silence which sold for approximately $1.5 million.

Seven 2-year-old fillies lined up for the Cherry Hinton, a six-furlong turf test worth £50,000. Lady High Havens actually set the pace, followed closely by Silent Honor. Frankie Dettori sent the eventual winner ahead when only one furlong remained to the finish. The winner covered the distance in 1:14.91 over a good to soft course. David Loder trains Silent Honor.

The Cherry Hinton was only the second start for Silent Honor. The 2-year-old's initial outing was a June 10 maiden event. Lady High Havens also finished second in that contest, although the margin was a wide-open four lengths that day.