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Sariska Longchamp

Sariska: ended her career on a low point after refusing to race on Sunday

  PICTURE: Racing Post  

Bell hails 'Ferrari' Sariska after racing retirement

MICHAEL BELL compared Sariska to "a Ferrari with no keys" after the filly's refusal to race in the Prix Vermeille on Sunday prompted her retirement.

The trainerpaid tribute to the dual Oaks winner on Monday but after her second consecutive refusal to leave the stalls he admitted "enough is enough".


"She had an issue with a kissing spine, but she has had it for a long time," said Bell. "She was in great form so it was very disappointing, but obviously we've had some great memories.

"[Retirement] was inevitable really after she did it twice. She was a pleasure to train but enough is enough."

He added: "It is rather annoying as we know we can potentially beat that lot [in the Prix Vermeille]. It's rather like having a Ferrari with no keys."

 
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