Romanet is one of Lady Bowthorpe’s potential targets


After her heartwarming win in Thursday’s Qatar Nassau Stakes at Goodwood, Lady Bowthorpe is considering the Prix Jean Romanet.

The Nathaniel mare won the Group Two Dahlia Stakes her first start of this season. She had previously finished second to Palace Pier, star miler Palace Pier, in the Lockinge. She was also runner up in the Duke of Cambridge At Royal Ascot, and fourth in Falmouth Stakes.

Lady Bowthorpe stepped up to a mile an quarter for the first-time, proving her endurance with a convincing victory at Goodwood – providing William Jarvis with his first Group One win after Grand Lodge’s triumph the 1994 St James’s Palace Stakes.

The Newmarket handler stated that although she hasn’t returned to the yard, reports have indicated that all is well with the dog this morning.

She deserved it, I think. It was an extraordinary day for her, as she had been calling at the door from a few other Group Ones.

Jarvis wants to settle the matter on Glorious Goodwood, before she confirms future plans with Emma Banks, Lady Bowthorpe’s owner.

He confirmed that a few French Group Ones, including Romanet de Deauville August 22, and even an end-of-season visit to Hong Kong had been added.

Kieran Shoemark stands up in the saddle as Lady Bowthorpe wins the Nassau Stakes
William Jarvis could send his Group One winner to France next

Jarvis said, “I have to discuss it (plans), with Emma. The Prix Jean Romanet in Deauville is a race that seems more obvious now that Emma appears to be traveling better. We could also look at Prix de l’Opera.

She’s not at the Judmonte International (at York), and I wouldn’t consider supplementing her, but that’s up for discussion.

I would think we’d stick to a mile, a quarter. However, we have options.

She won’t be going to the Breeders Cup. I don’t believe so. But, if she is still healthy in December, we might consider Hong Kong.

It remains to be seen if Lady Bowthorpe, a six year-old girl next season, will make her return.

Jarvis stated, “I don’t know. Jarvis said: “I don’t know. I think now that she has won Group One, what other achievements could we have?

That’s up for discussion. Emma is very flexible and will make the best for the filly.

The pressure has eased to a certain extent. This is a very touching and humble experience for me and my team.

It was a team effort. I am delighted for Kieran Shoemark, he deserves it.

“I was slightly overwhelmed by the reception that we received – it was especially special because Linda, my partner and both my sons and one of my godchildren attended.

Publited Fri, 30 July 2021 at 13:21:45 +0000


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