Tomy mind backing Papal Bull
each-waymakes more sense - and it's down to a piece of formthe one-time Chester Vase hero produced earlier this season.
Fortune flies to Canada to ride Lucarno in the Pattison Canadian International on Saturday and then will head Longchamp to partner the Sir Michael Stoute-trained Papal Bull
, who was just beaten by Duke Of Marmalade in the King George VI And Queen Elizabeth Stakes.
But those who took the odds had a few heart-stopping moments as the talented but quirky Papal Bull
threw down a challenge under Olivier Peslier.
Duke Of Marmalade needed to show tremendous courage, though, as Papal Bull
headed Murtagh's mount close home.
Murtagh powered into an advantage shortly after the twofurlong pole and although favourite-backers were counting their cash, Olivier Peslier had other ideas aboard Papal Bull
Although favourite-backers were probably counting their cash, Olivier Peslier had other ideas aboard Papal Bull
ASCOT KING: Duke Of Marmalade (left) beats Papal Bull
Lucarno gave 5lb and a length and a quarter beating to Papal Bull
and ought to confirm that form on 5lb better terms and there is a formline through Papal that points to Lucarno also having the beating of Youmzain.
After looking like partnering Sir Michael Stoute's Ask it now looks like Ryan Moore will be on board stable companion Papal Bull
was heavily backed for the King George VI And Queen Elizabeth Stakes yesterday, fuelling speculation Ryan Moore will partner the quirky five-year-old for Sir Michael Stoute in the Ascot showpiece on Saturday.
He was highly-tried in his Classic year, competing against the likes of Linda's Lad in the Lingfield Derby Trial and Papal Bull
in the King Edward VII Stakes at Royal Ascot.
Papal beer Not to be confused with papal bull
, this beer is a special edition from Weideneder, a local brewer near Benedict XVI's hometown of Marktl, Germany.
In 1302, Boniface issued a papal bull
, "Unam Sanctam," designed to end all doubt where the church stood in relation to secular governments.
Afterwinning the Chester Vase, Papal Bull
was an unlucky-in-running tenthinSir Percy's Derbybutmadeamends by beating subsequent Breeders'Cup T urfscorer Red RockstowintheKing Edward VII Stakes next timeout.
is on course to bid for an elusive first Group One success in Sunday's Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe at Long champ.