Ialysos, the undefeated Greek sprinter, made a successful English debut the other day at Haydock Park and is entered for the the three big Group 1 English sprints this summer, the Golden Jubilee, the King’s Stand, and the July Cup. These three races also were on the board for the undefeated Hungarian star Overdose before foot problems erased them. The South African sprint star J J the Jet Plane is entered tomorrow in an English race as a prep for the Golden Jubilee. The Hong Kong-based Sacred Kingdom, the highest-rated turf sprinter in the world, is in quarantine right now for a tilt at the Golden Jubilee; last out, he won the lucrative KrisFlyer International Sprint at Kranji, in Singapore. Then, there’s the ageless Aussie Takeover Target, who also has one or more of these races on his agenda. The only one missing from the party so far is Zimbabwe-bred Earl of Surrey, who won a South African Group 1 sprint over the weekend. The Earl, also a winner of the Zim Derby over 2400 meters before finding a new career as at sprinter, is the best runner out of Zimbabwe since Ipi Tombe.
The Independent‘s Sue Montgomery has more on J J the Jet Plane and others. Click here to read her column.