09/03/2016 1:23PM

Quiet Reflection, in England, notches second Group 1 win of year


Quiet Reflection scored her second Group 1 win of the year in Saturday’s 32Red Sprint Cup at Haydock Park in England. The $384,028 race was affected by wet weather, which led to the key scratch of Limato.

Limato, a candidate for the Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint at Santa Anita in November, was withdrawn after rain settled into the Haydock Park turf course. Limato won the Group 1 July Cup at Newmarket Racecourse on July 9.

Quiet Reflection inherited the role of favorite, going off at 7-2, and won the six-furlong race on soft turf by 1 3/4 lengths over The Tin Man, a 6-1 shot in the field of 14. Quiet Reflection, who was ridden by Dougie Costello, closed from midpack to take the lead before the eighth pole.

Quiet Reflection, one of three 3-year-old fillies in the race, races for a partnership and is trained by Karl Burke. Quiet Reflection won the Group 1 Commonwealth Cup against 3-year-old males at Royal Ascot in June.

By Showcasing, Quiet Reflection is a candidate for the British Champions Sprint at Ascot on Oct. 15.

In Germany, Parvaneh (7-2) won the most prestigious race of her career in the Group 2 T. Von Zastrow Stutenpreis for fillies and mares at 1 1/2 miles on turf at Baden-Baden Racecourse.

The win gives Parvaneh, 3, a fees-paid berth for the Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Turf at Santa Anita on Nov. 5 through the Breeders’ Cup’s Win and You’re In program.

Parvaneh won the $73,330 Zastrow by two lengths over 9-2 Kasalla. Ridden by Anthony Crastus for trainer Waldemar Hickst, Parvaneh raced in the middle of a field of eight before taking the lead in the final furlong.

An Irish-bred by Holy Roman Emperor, Parvaneh was a Group 3 winner in Germany in April. She was later fifth in the German 2000 Guineas against males, 12th in the German 1000 Guineas against fillies and fifth in the German Oaks against fillies before the breakthrough performance in Saturday’s race against older fillies and mares.