Dubai: Charlie Appleby returns to Kempton Park's all-weather track -- a notable happy hunting ground for the Godolphin handler -- where he saddles the highly promising Rouleau in the Group 3 Sirenia
Stakes on Saturday.
The 615kg blonde Charolais, who has been nicknamed Sirenia
- meaning sea cow - crossed Kenmare Bay in Kerry in a daring freezing water swim.
There are two Group races - the September Stakes and Sirenia
Stakes - on a competitive allweather card at the Sunbury course, where popular DJ Toby Anstis is performing after racing, while Ascot, which has also attracted Channel 4 coverage, stages the PS150,000 Ladbrokes Mobile Handicap.
The juvenile won his first two racecourse starts and has done little wrong since being stepped up to Pattern company, running creditably in the Richmond Stakes at Glorious Goodwood before being placed in the Sirenia
Stakes and the Mill Reef.
Initial comparisons with fossil specimens suggest it belongs to one of two extinct species of plant-eating sirenia
, also known as sea cows, according to research by Federico Panti and Paolo Forti, a member of the Palawan expedition.
The Cape Cross colt looked set for big things when running out a six-length winner on his second racecourse start and was duly sent off favourite when making the step up to Group Three company in the Sirenia
The Cape Cross colt looked set for big things when running out a sixlength winner on his second racecourse start and was favourite in Group Three company in the Sirenia
In the search of the dugong, a Sirenia
(marine mammal) that lives along the coast of the Indian Ocean and in the western Pacific Ocean, test excavations were made in "dugong mound" of Akab in the 1990's and it was interpreted as a sea cow butchering site.
Richard Hannon may let Monsieur Chevalier take his chance in Saturday's Sirenia
Stakes at Kempton.
Stakes saw 6-4 favourite Elnawin oblige in a three-way photo finish.
There were two Group races on the card and the toteswinger Sirenia
Stakes saw a thrilling finish where Elnawin just came out on top.
ELNAWIN got up in a thrilling finish to take Kempton's toteswinger Sirenia