Normandie's well-bred Croque Monsieur to make debut on packed day of racing
There's a host of Flat and jumps racing to keep you entertained on this Bank Holiday Monday and it's worth keeping an eye on Windsor as Normandie Stud's homebred Croque Monsieur makes his debut.
A three-year-old son of Intello, Croque Monsieur was bred by Philippa Cooper out of the Listed-winning Zafonic mare Soft Centre making him a three-parts brother to Cooper's Nassau Stakes winner Sultanina.
Trained by William Haggas, he'll be lining up in the first division of the mile novice stakes and is one to keep a close eye on.
Warwick (First race 1.30)
Down Royal (1.50)
ANZ Bloodstock News
In today's issue:Tim Rowe speaks to Curraghmore Stud's Gordon Cunnigham who has praised New Zealand Bloodstock for introducing a yearling session at its Karaka May Sale which begins today.
Plus 10 races
Bath 2.15, 4.00
Naas 1.40, 2.10
Worldwide stakes races
Prix de Guiche (Group 3)
Irish Stallion Farms EBF Polonia Stakes (Listed)
Coolmore Camelot Irish EBF Mooresbridge Stakes (Group 2)
Coolmore Mastercraftsman Irish EBF Athasi Stakes (Group 3)
Coolmore Zoffany Irish EBF Tetrarch Stakes (Listed)
What to read
"I'm just thrilled. It's nothing to do with me, it's all down to my late husband"
"But if Tip Two Win is the weakest god knows what the Mastercraftsman is going to do"
What to watch
Anne Cowley has proved that you don't need a big broodmare band to compete on the big stage with the first horse she bred, Tip Two Win, finishing second in the 2,000 Guineas on Saturday.
Maybe Cowley will inspire other owners to give breeding a shot in anticipation of producing a similar result.