One-two for Juddmonte sires in Dick Hern

Gr.1-winner Veracious (Frankel) made her seasonal debut a winning one in the Listed Dick Hern Stakes on Saturday (8th August), with Kingman filly Posted three-quarters-of-a-length behind in second place.

Taken from the Thoroughbred Daily News, 9th August 2020:

Veracious, the 2019 Falmouth Stakes Gr.1 winner, lined up at short odds for this first start since her second in the Sun Chariot Stakes Gr.1 (5th October 2019) and fourth in the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes Gr.1 at Ascot (19th October 2019).

Racing third along the rail until angling out for a clear passage at halfway, the 11-10 pick was the last of nine to come off the bridle when shaken up for control approaching the final eighth and kept on resolutely under a late drive to secure a third blacktype triumph.

“It’s great to see her back, she’d wintered well and is a much stronger filly this year,” said Cheveley Park Stud’s Chris Richardson. He continued: “She travelled through the race well and will come on a ton for the run, I’d imagine. We haven’t really discussed plans with [trainer] Sir Michael [Stoute] yet. She has an entry in the Matron [Stakes Gr.1 at Leopardstown] and I’m sure things will fall into place once we see what the races are later in the year. The Sun Chariot [Gr.1 at Newmarket] is another potential target, so we’ll just see how everything unravels. I’m thrilled to see her produce such a good comeback run.”

Richard Hannon-trained Posted (Kingman) earned her first blacktype after finishing second to Veracious.