Note
14 Feb 2011 | 19:15
Nag Me about
To add a NagMe alert you must sign in.
Forgot password?
Not a member yet?

Search: Horse Jockey Trainer Owner All

Most Improved joins O'BrienHeadlines
Most Improved

Brian Meehan's St James's Palace Stakes scorer Most Improved has joined Aidan O'Brien after being bought by Coolmore.

The son of Lawman was heavily supported for last season's 2000 Guineas amid reports of sparkling workouts on the Manton gallops, but injury forced him to miss his intended prep run in the Craven Stakes at Newmarket and the Rowley Mile Classic itself.

He suffered a troubled passage when he did eventually make his three-year-old debut in the Prix du Jockey Club at Chantilly, before enjoying his day in the sun when grabbing Group One glory under Kieren Fallon at Royal Ascot.

Most Improved failed to make a significant impact on his final three starts for Meehan and was last seen finishing last of eight behind O'Brien's star miler Excelebration in the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes on Champions Day at Ascot.

A statement on Meehan's website read: "Most Improved, the smart miler who provided the Brian Meehan stable with one of the highlights of the 2012 season when winning the Group One St James's Palace Stakes at Royal Ascot, has been sold to go into training with Aidan O'Brien at Ballydoyle.

"The Lawman colt has been bought by the Coolmore partnership to race on as a four-year-old. All of us at Manton wish the new owners all the best for the future with this high-class performer who has been such an excellent servant for us and his owner, Mr Iraj Parvizi, over the past two seasons."

30 August 2015

Beloved bounds to Supreme success
Ton-up for De Sousa
Approval for new Yarmouth track
Hint takes Cambridgeshire glory
Beloved rules supreme at Goodwood
Bocca back in business
Leger hope Sumbal beaten in France
Tower-ing performance from Williams
Arm injury woe for Russell
O'Brien works his Magic again
Beacon shines for O'Brien
Botti banks on Binzart
All eyes on Pendleton at Ripon
Harrington ponders Jack reverse
Tullius revved up for Joel Stakes
Speculative in frame for Ayr raid
Moon dazzling for Irish Leger bid
Ivory backs Twin to peak at Donny
Golantilla 'a natural' over fences
Flintshire strikes at Saratoga
Retirement considered for Pharoah
Cummings 'a giant of the sport'
Keen Ice claims Pharoah scalp
Racing lands Winter win
O'Brien family enjoys Wexford wins
Goodwood Celebration for Kodi team
Polybius takes Hopeful honours
Twisler on the march
Rene lands Goodwood riches
Maarek shoots to Bullet victory
Hawk swoops in Prestige

29 August 2015

Death of top trainer Bart Cummings
Kodi Celebration for Cox
Deegan hopeful of good Sho
Titania looks to 'step up' in Dance
Gosden youngster impresses at HQ
Ascot date for Dartmouth
Bolger seeking Curragh Smash n grab
Death of northern stalwart Charnock
Ground key for Weld big guns
Panther pleases in Newmarket work
Icon eyeing Prestige prize
Buratino in Middle Park frame
Cox hoping for Kodi Celebration

28 August 2015

Devonshire chasing deserved success
All-American hero taking next step
Ground key for Cape
Rock ready to roll at Windsor
Suzi's seeking Goodwood gold
Maarek aiming to fire in Bullet
Treble top for Weld and Smullen
Baker tempted by Woodbine for Bill
Memory poised for Haydock chance
Treve clash possible for Queen
Hills to make French Connection
Forgotten horse up for Irish Leger
Bear a necessity in Celebration
Pallasator in Cup mix at Doncaster
Lynam sprinters Flying first class

27 August 2015

Tested passes with flying colours
Tested passes with flying colours
Iffranesia shoots for Bullet glory
Burke plots Reflection Ayr raid
Fascinating entry in Winter Hill
Thumbs-up at Ffos Las
Emotionless bound for Doncaster
Ground key to Rectifier run
Second inspection at Ffos Las
Whip ban for Mulrennan
Tryster in line for September clash
All systems go for Pendleton
Palmer firming up Covert mission
Safety first for Appleby
Stevens to end training career
Cumani content with Postponed work
Storm stars in Leger list
Irish Champion excites Glen camp

About | Terms | Privacy | Manage Alerts | Manage Account | © 2015