Ten Sovereigns and Fairyland up for Cartier Honours

Ten Sovereigns and Fairyland up for Cartier Honours

Ten Soveriegns and Fairyland have put themselves in the mix for Cartier Racing Awards honours after their Group One successes at Newmarket on Saturday.

The Aidan O’Brien-trained pair, who scored in the Middle Park and Cheveley Park Stakes respectively, currently sit joint-third and second in the Two-Year-Old Colt and Two-Year-Old Filly categories.

Ten Sovereigns has had a stellar juvenile campaign, winning a maiden with ease before putting up a similarly impressive performance in the Group Three Round Tower Stakes.

The son of No Nay Never maintained his unbeaten record in fine style with his comprehensive half-length defeat of Jash. He now sits 16 points behind leader Advertise, who heads the division on 56 points.

Fairyland returned from a mid-season break – due to the respiratory illness which plagued the Ballydoyle yard – to narrowly land the Group Two Lowther Stakes from The Mackem Bullet at York’s Ebor meeting.

Déjà vu stuck as she denied her improving counterpart, this time by a neck, in the six-furlong Group One and broke her duck at the highest level.

The victory took the daughter of Kodiac onto 50 points in her division, but is still ten points behind pacesetter Skitter Scatter.

Pretty Pollyanna and Signora Cabello, who disappointed behind Fairyland when finishing fourth and tenth, currently sit in joint-third place, and with it looking like their seasons have finished for the year, it is likely they will remain there.

The awards ceremony takes place at the Dorchester Hotel on November 13, with Roaring Lion looking likely to win the prestigious Horse of the Year award.