Jewels, a stunning looking entire by Danehill, has continued his great recent form by
scoring a sparkling two length win in the listed Vanellus Stakes (1450m) at Cheltenham in
Trained by Lindsay Parks Tony
McEvoy, the four-year-old was ridden to his two length victory by the stables
leading rider Simon Price.
Todays win was Court of Jewels second straight
win at Cheltenham. He scored at the Port track three weeks earlier, over the slightly
shorter 1313 metres.
The beautifully bred individual was today facing a huge
class rise from his last start Class One win, but he took the class rise in his stride,
winning easily from in the flying gelding Ikaros, while Serien finished third.
"Court of Jewels is a vastly improved galloper and his
win today was quite impressive," McEvoy said.
"The way he quickened toward the end of the race was
great," the leading trainer added.
As well as facing a significant rise in class, Court of
Jewels also had to contend with the outside barrier in the field of thirteen.
Court of Jewels, who races in the colours of the brilliant
filly Elegant Fashion, is being aimed toward the listed Balaklava Cup (1600m) next month,
a race Lindsay Park has a great affinity with.