Myboycharlie’s Group 1 winning filly Euro Charline has been retired after injuring a tendon in the lead-up to the G1 Falmouth Stakes at Newmarket on Friday.
The Marco Botti trained star became the first 3yo to capture the G1 Beverly D. Stakes against older mares at Arlington in 2014. She been runner-up in all three starts this year including twice against males in the G1 Dubai Turf and G1 Lockinge Stakes.
“Euro Charline was one of the best horses I have trained,” Botti stated. “She was not the luckiest horse to be fair, and a couple of her seconds very well could have been firsts.”
She is the highest earning filly or mare in Team Valor history with prizemoney of $2.35 million. And a Timeform rating of 119 will ensure she’s hot property when offered at the Tattersalls December Sale.
Euro Charline was bred by Brian Liversage from Eurolink Artemis (Common Grounds). She’s one of three Group 1 winners for Vinery sire Myboycharlie and was snapped up for 13,000gns (AUD 23,650) at the 2012 Tattersalls October yearling sale by Scuderia Blueberry.
Vinery champion More Than Ready also has a defection from the Falmouth Stakes with brilliant filly Nemoralia being reserved for the G1 Prix Jean Prat at Chantilly on Sunday. Jeremy Noseda’s rising star produced a performance oozing with class when landing a Listed contest at York in May before filling the runner-up spot in the G1 Coronation Stakes at Royal Ascot.
“She was in at Newmarket, but I think she loves a flat track and the July Course, with that uphill finish, is not really what she wants,” Noseda said. “Chantilly is where I’ve got my eyes and the weather forecast looks good. The race looks to me like an opportunity where she will be extremely competitive.”
Nemoralia has opened up a $3 favourite for the G1 Prix Jean Prat ahead of Al Shaqab’s last-start G3 Prix Paul de Moussac winner Zelzal.