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Heaven Sent - Kempton 12/4/08

Heaven Sent: stud plans for the Pivotal mare have yet to be confirmed

  PICTURE: Edward Whitaker 

Heaven Sent retired by Cheveley Park Stud

CHEVELEY Park Stud managing director Chris Richardson has confirmed that Heaven Sent, who finished fifth in the Sun Chariot Stakes at Newmarket on Saturday, has been retired to the paddocks.

"It is a pity that she retires only as a Group 3 winner, because she is better than that and twice was runner-up in Group 1 races.

"There was no disgrace in losing to Goldikova in the Falmouth and, ifRainbow View hadn't come back to her best in the Matron Stakes at Leopardstown, she might well have sneaked a Group 1 win there.

"There are no mating plans as yet, but that is something we shall be deciding on in the weeks ahead," he added.

A Cheveley Park Stud homebred, Heaven Sent is a sister to triple top-flight winner Megahertz, by Pivotal. Trained by Sir Michael Stoute, she was placed at two, broke her maiden on her seasonal debut at three, and progressed through the handicap ranks before scoring her first stakes win in the Snowdrop Fillies' Stakes at five.

She subsequently added to her tally a brace of victories in the Dahlia Stakes at five and at six this year. As well as finishing runner-up in Group 1 company twice, she also ran third behind Nahoodh and Infallible in last year's Falmouth Stakes.

Another Cheveley Park Stud filly, Spacious, who beat Heaven Sent into second in the Windsor Forest Stakes at Royal Ascot and was in front of her again when third in the Sun Chariot, is likely to stay in training as a five-year-old next year.  




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