19 Remain In The Vertem Futurity Trophy


22 October 2018

Doncaster Racecourse are delighted to announce that, at the five day stage, 19 horses remain entered for the Vertem Futurity Trophy.  The final Group 1 race of the year in Britain sees the country’s top two-year-olds race over a mile at Town Moor on Saturday 27 October.

Aidan O’Brien, successful at Doncaster already this season, with William Hill St Leger winner Kew Gardens, has eight of the nineteen entries.  These include JAPAN, winner of the Group 2 Beresford Stakes at Naas in September which was won in 2017 by Saxon Warrior before going on to win the Doncaster Group 1.  A full brother to Japan recently went through the sales ring at Tattersalls for 3.4 million guineas.  O’Brien also enters NORWAY, winner of the Listed Zetland Stakes at Newmarket in October.

Champion trainer John Gosden enters TURGENEV, second to Godolphin’s subsequent Group 1 winner Royal Marine, along with Qatar Racing’s KICK ON.  Charlie Hill’s Group 3 winner PHOENIX OF SPAIN was last seen at Doncaster when running second behind Too Darn Hot in the Howcroft Industrial Supplies Champagne Stakes in September.

There are two supplementary entries for the race, Aidan O’Brien’s MAGNA GRECIA and STORMWAVE, trained by Ralph Beckett.

Doncaster Clerk of the Course Roderick Duncan has reported that the track is currently soft, good to soft in places, with the forecast looking fair until Friday.


Broome (IRE)2 9 1Mr M. Tabor, D. Smith & Mrs John MagnierAidan O'Brien
Cape of Good Hope (IRE)2 9 1Mrs John Magnier, Mr M. Tabor & Mr D. SmithAidan O'Brien
Circus Maximus (IRE)2 9 1Flaxman Stables/Mrs Magnier/Tabor/SmithAidan O'Brien
Dashing Willoughby (GB)2 9 1Mick and Janice MariscottiAndrew Balding
Fox Tal (GB)2 9 1King Power Racing Co LtdAndrew Balding
Great Scot (GB)2 9 1Empire State Racing PartnershipTom Dascombe
Japan (GB)2 9 1Mr D. Smith, Mrs J. Magnier, Mr M. TaborAidan O'Brien
Kadar (USA)2 9 1Phoenix Thoroughbred LimitedK. R. Burke
Kick On (GB)2 9 1Qatar Racing LimitedJohn Gosden
King Ottokar (FR)2 9 1Mrs Susan RoyCharlie Fellowes
Kuwait Currency (USA)2 9 1Sheikh Abdullah Almalek AlsabahRichard Hannon
Magna Grecia (IRE)2 9 1Smith/Magnier/Tabor/Flaxman StablesAidan O'Brien
Norway (IRE)2 9 1Mr D. Smith, Mrs J. Magnier, Mr M. TaborAidan O'Brien
Phoenix of Spain (IRE)2 9 1Tony Wechsler & Ann PlummerCharles Hills
Raakib Alhawa (IRE)2 9 1Mr Khalifa DasmalDavid Simcock
Stormwave (IRE)2 9 1Mr Abdulla Al KhalifaRalph Beckett
Sydney Opera House (GB)2 9 1Mrs John Magnier, Mr M. Tabor & Mr D. SmithAidan O'Brien
Turgenev (GB)2 9 1H. R. H. Princess Haya of JordanJohn Gosden
Western Australia (IRE) 2 9 1Mr D. Smith, Mrs J. Magnier, Mr M. TaborAidan O'Brien

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