Create Belief in top form
"Create Belief continues to be in top form. It was unfortunate she was not able to take her chance last weekend due to unsuitable ground. It looks like the rain is coming as we go into the autumn. We'll look towards running in Group 1's at Newmarket on 2nd October or ParisLonghamp on 3rd October."
Create Belief future plans
It was disappointing that we had to take CREATE BELIEF out of the Matron Stakes. We feel to win a Group 1 soft ground is a huge factor so we have the Sun Chariot in Newmarket on 2/10/21, the Prix de La Foret on 3/10/21 and the QE11 at Ascot on 16/10/21 to consider.
The ground will decide where she goes.
Leopardstown prize money paid out
Create Belief not declared for Matron
Twenty left in Matron after today's forfeit stage
Twenty horses remain in the Group 1 Matron Stakes at Leopardstown on Saturday including Create Belief. The ground is currently Good to Firm, Good in Places with rain forecast over the next couple of days. She also has been given an entry in the Group 1 Prix Foret on 3rd October at ParisLongchamp, the same day as the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe.
We expect shares in Create Belief to be sold out by tomorrow as there are only 10 shares left available in her.
Thursday evening Zoom with Johnny Murtagh and Brendan Walsh
RacehorseClub is delighted to invite you to a Zoom call on Thursday evening at 7pm hosted by Ed Chamberlin. Ed will be joined by Create Belief's trainer Johnny Murtagh ahead of the Matron Stakes on Saturday as well as The Lir Jet's new trainer Brendan Walsh who will be joining us from Kentucky ahead of his race on Saturday night. RacehorseClub's Freddy Tylicki will also be on the call to answer any questions you may have.
Update from Johnny Murtagh on Create Belief
Royal Ascot prize money paid out
Prize money has now been credited to your account balance for Create Belief's Royal Ascot win. Leopardstown prize money will be with you shortly.
Please be reminded that from the total value of prize money won, the jockey and trainer percentages are deducted which is approximately 10% each.
Create Belief prize money update
Ask Ed Part 3
RacehorseClub's Ed Chamberlin explains 'What is a handicap?'
Create Belief continues to thrive
Create Belief is in tremendous form and continues to thrive. Ben Coen rode her work earlier in the week and she went very well. The Matron Stakes (Group 1) at Leopardstown is still the plan for her on 11th September and as usual we will keep an eye on the weather. Hopefully the current heatwave in Ireland ends shortly and we get some rain.
Create Belief out of Tipperary race
Create Belief has been taken out of the Fair Bridge Stakes at Tipperary on 26th August at today's forfeit stage. She will be aimed at the Matron Stakes (Group 1) at Leopardstown on 11th September.
Create Belief in great form after Leopardstown
Johnny Murtagh has reported that Create Belief has come out of Leopardstown in great form. She will now be targeted at the Group 1 Matron Stakes back at Leopardstown on Irish Champions Day, Saturday 11th September.
We are also in the process of finalising a date for the stable visit.
Ask Ed Part 2
This week RacehorseClub's Ed Chamberlin explains "What does well drawn mean?"
Create Belief prize money update
RacehorseClub is still awaiting payment for prize money for Create Belief's win at Royal Ascot.
As soon as payment is received from Horse Racing Ireland all members' accounts will be credited. Also, once payment is received from last night's win at Leopardstown, again prize money will be distributed.
Create Belief high resolution photos available
Desmond Stakes Replay
Create Belief review
Create Belief before Desmond Stakes
Create Belief returning to the winners enclosure
Create Belief wins once again Group 3 Desmond Stakes
Create Belief was a hugely impressive winner of the Group 3 Desmond Stakes at Leopardstown yesterday. She was drawn on the wide outside which meant she was pitched wide for the early stages of the race. She travelled supremely well and quickened clear, she idled towards the finish line once she thought she had done enough. Going into the race Johnny Murtagh was very confident of a big showing and she duly obliged. She was back on quicker ground yesterday which was a possible question mark but she handled it well. She obviously handles very soft ground extremely well but it was reassuring that she does not require just heavy ground.
Johnny Murtagh said "We thought she had come out of Royal Ascot really well. This was a big step up and we wanted to see if she can run to a rating of 110. There wasn't much pace in the race but Shane Kelly said he rode her like the best filly in the race. He said she quickened up and put the race to bed nicely. She idles a little bit and thinks she's done enough in front. She's in the Group 1 Matron Stakes on 11th September and that would look the obvious next step for her. People were talking about that good to yielding ground but if she couldn't go on that then we were in trouble. It was beautiful ground on the slow side of good. As we know she does handle extreme ground well but Shane said she handled that nicer ground very well."
Well done to all members, she really is a horse of a lifetime. The dream continues.
Leopardstown owners ticket ballot winners
Huge congratulations to the following who have won owners tickets to go to Leopardstown tomorrow:
- Ray Collins
- Tim Lawrence
- Aoife Deacon
- Gerry Bolger
- James Browne
- Gail Browne
We wish you a fantastic evening’s racing supporting Create Belief.
Create Belief in The Desmond Stakes - Preview
Create Belief is due to run tomorrow in the Desmond Stakes (Group 3) over 1 mile for 3-year-olds and up at Leopardstown, 6.30pm live on RacingTV.
Shane B Kelly has been booked to ride as regular jockey Ben Coen is suspended. Shane is Johnny Murtagh’s second jockey and was very keen for him to take the ride. Shane has already enjoyed plenty of success this season on some of Johnny’s best horses including Sonnyboyliston and Ottoman Emperor.
Create Belief is drawn in stall 9 of 9 runners.
Johnny has been very patient with the filly since Royal Ascot due to ground conditions being against her. It would have been very easy to have let her take her chance on quick ground, but he thinks so highly of her that he wants to look after her the best he possibly can.
The ground at Leopardstown is currently yielding with some rain forecast. Hopefully it doesn’t dry up too quickly tomorrow so she can take her chance.
We know that Create Belief relishes soft ground as we saw when winning at The Curragh in May and then again winning easily at Royal Ascot but ideally, Johnny needs to get a run into her before some hefty targets in the autumn. Johnny will walk the course before racing to make sure he is 100% happy with the ground but as things stand, she is expected to run.
Create Belief is the highest rated horse in the race on 110 and receives weight from all her rivals except Neptune Rock. She receives a sex allowance and also an age allowance for being a three year old against some older horses.
Tomorrow is a big step up in grade for her going from handicaps into a group race. She will need to raise her game, but Johnny believes she's improved plenty since Royal Ascot.
Real Appeal looks to be the main danger on paper for Jessica Harrington rated 109 having won a Group 3 at Leopardstown over 7 furlongs last time out but steps back up to a mile for the first time since last July.
Military Style for Aidan O’Brien is coming back from a 333-day absence, but you’d have thought will not be lacking fitness. He is an unexposed colt having only raced four times and is already a Group 3 winner.
Some of Ireland’s biggest trainers are in opposition including Ger Lyons, Jim Bolger Dermot Weld and Joseph O’Brien so to take on these names as well as some of the game’s biggest owners is a great thrill.
Johnny’s thoughts can be seen here:
We’re all very hopeful of a big run and if the rain does arrive, we’ll be disappointed if she didn’t win. She’s going to be a short price favourite so not much value to be had, however a win bet is recommended.
The main thing is she comes back safe and sound so we can all look forward to a fantastic autumn ahead.
We wish you all the very best of luck.
Create Belief declared for Desmond Stakes
Create Belief has been declared for the Desmond Stakes (Group 3) over 1 mile for 3 year olds and up, on Thursday 12th August at Leopardstown.
She is drawn in stall 9 of 9 runners.
The race is at 6.30pm and is live on RacingTV.
Shane Kelly has been booked to ride as regular rider Ben Coen is suspended.
* All members in Create Belief will be entered into the owner’s ticket ballot.
Winners will be contacted today so please check your emails and your junk inbox.
Winners will also be contacted by telephone. Race preview will be available here this evening and will also be emailed out.
Ask Ed Part 1
Racing jargon sometimes is difficult to understand so for the next couple of months every Friday we will post another 'Ask Ed'.
This week RacehorseClub and ITV Racing's Ed Chamberlin explains what 'Off the bridle' means.
Create Belief has been entered in the following races this morning:
- Fairy Bridge Stakes (Group 3) at Tipperary on 26th August
- Sun Chariot (Group 1) at Newmarket 2nd October
- QIPCO QE11 (Group 1) at Ascot 16th October
She is in the Desmond Stakes (Group 3) at Leopardstown on the 12th August, and tomorrow the Hurry Harriet (Listed) Stakes at Gowran Park on 11th August closes and we will make an entry for her there. She also has an entry in the Matron (Group 1) at Leopardstown on 11th September.
These are ALL subject to ground conditions and we will be guided by the weather.
"She is going very well, came out of her race in Ascot really well and we are ready to run her when conditions are right."
Create Belief Prize Money Update
RacehorseClub is still waiting to be paid out the prize money won by Create Belief at Royal Ascot. As soon as the prize money is received from Horse Racing Ireland it will be distributed to members immediately.
Create Belief not declared for Galway
I haven’t declared Create Belief for Galway on Tuesday this morning. The ground is good at the moment with only some possible showers forecast. I just don’t want to chance her up and down the undulations of Galway on ground which is going to be too quick for her. We’ll sit tight and wait until she gets her ideal conditions. She’s in very very good form we just have to be patient until the rain comes. We are in Ireland so there’s a great chance that we will get rain! I’ll be in touch with a plan going forwards.
Create Belief entered in Corrib Stakes
Create Belief has been entered in the Corrib Stakes (Listed) at Galway next Tuesday.View entries here
Create Belief entered in Desmond Stakes
Create Belief has been entered this morning in the Desmond Stakes (Group 3) for 3 year olds and upwards over a mile at Leopardstown on 12th August.
She will be entered in the Corrib Stakes (Listed) at Galway tomorrow. This race is next Tuesday, 27th July.
All is well with her and ready to run subject to ground conditions.
Create Belief Non Runner
Create Belief is a non runner in today’s Kilboy Estate Stakes at the Curragh. Johnny didn’t believe that the ground is suitable after walking the course and she will now be aimed at the Corrib Stakes at Galway on 27th July.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend and we’ll be in touch
Create Belief Kilboy Estate Preview
Create Belief is due to run tomorrow in the Kilboy Estate Stakes (Group 2) over 1 mile 1 furlong for 3-year-olds and up fillies and mares at The Curragh, 3.55pm live on RacingTV.
Ben Coen has once again been booked to ride. She is drawn in stall 2 of 8 runners.
Create Belief is reported to be in fantastic shape ahead of tomorrow's race. The big question mark, as we all know, is the quicker ground. Having spoken to a couple of the jockeys riding at The Curragh today, they described it as beautiful good ground. The track is due to be watered again tonight to keep the ground as good.
We know that Create Belief relishes soft ground as we saw when winning at The Curragh in May and then again winning easily at Royal Ascot.
Johnny Murtagh knows the horse inside out and he will walk the track tomorrow before racing and he will make the decision whether or not to run her.
Create Belief is the highest rated filly in the race on 110 and gets 9 pounds allowance for being a three year old so purely on figures she looks to have a great chance.
Tomorrow is a big step up in grade and also a furlong longer in trip. She will need to raise her game but Johnny believes she's improved again since Royal Ascot.
Angel Power and Insinuendo both look to be obvious dangers. Angel Power trained by Roger Varian returns to the track from a 252 day break but is already a Listed, Group 2 and Group 3 winner.
Insinuendo was beaten just over 3 lengths in a Group 1 last time out at The Curragh which is extremely solid form.
If Johnny believes the ground is too quick, we will look towards the Corrib Stakes at Galway on 27th July.
We wish you all the very best of luck.
Create Belief is currently priced around 2/1 and it is advised to have a small win bet.
The Curragh owners ticket ballot winners
Huge congratulations to the following who have won owners tickets to go to The Curragh on Sunday:
- Aidan Bagnall
- Mary Bagnall
- Peter Greaney
- Claire Greaney
- Jason Byrne
- Thomas Byrne
- James Lawrence
- Charlotte Lawrence
We wish you a fantastic day’s racing supporting Create Belief.
Create Belief declared for Kilboy Estate Stakes
Create Belief has been declared for the Kilboy Estate Stakes (Group 2) over 1 mile 1 furlong for 3 year old and up, fillies and mares on Sunday 18th July at The Curragh.
She is drawn in stall 2 of 8 runners.
The race is at 3.55pm and is live on RacingTV.
Ben Coen has been booked to ride.
* All members in Create Belief will be entered into the owner’s ticket ballot.
Winners will be contacted after 12 noon today so please check your emails and your junk inbox. Winners will also be contacted by telephone. Race preview will be available here tomorrow
Johnny Murtagh update
Entries for Kilboy Estate Stakes
View entries for the Kilboy Estate Stakes at The Curragh: 3:55 Curragh (IRE) | Standard Racecard | 18 July 2021 | Racing Post
Declarations are due on Friday morning. If Create Belief is declared, the owners ticket ballot will take place before midday and winners notified by email and telephone.
The forecast looks set to be dry but we will continue to monitor closely.
Create Belief to stay in Kilboy Estate Stakes at today's forfeit stage
Create Belief in superb form
28 June 2021: Create Belief’s impressive win at Royal Ascot in full
23 June be 2021: Create Belief entered in Matron Stakes
Royal Ascot Review on Instagram
22 June 2021: Create Belief Rating Update
21 June 2021: Official photographs of Create Belief winning at Royal Ascot
Official photographs of Create Belief winning at Royal Ascot 2021 are now available here.
21 June 2021: Create Belief in great form after Ascot
"Create Belief has come out of her race in great shape. She enjoyed a good journey home and enjoyed the weekend out in the paddocks. She had a light canter this morning and is absolutely bouncing.
She is a filly on the up and could not have been more impressive. I will sit down and make a plan going forward. She has such a liking for soft and heavy ground that there will be some really nice races for her stepping up in grade later in the season.
Congratulations to you all being part of this wonderful filly and I hope you enjoyed Friday as much as I did."
19 June 2021: What a day for Create Belief members
Well done to you all on an incredible day. We are all so proud of her, Johnny Murtagh and his team and Ben Coen. She was so impressive with her performance and there was never a moments worry. She broke well and got in a perfect early position.
It was straightforward from there and ran out a 5 and a half length winner. She earned a Timeform rating of 117 which is an amazing figure suggesting group races are the way forward. The soft ground is vital to her. She is in great form this morning which is fantastic news.
Enjoy the celebrations and thank you for your support.
Here’s to more great days ahead and we’ll be in touch after the weekend.
18 June 2021: Create Belief - Royal Ascot
18 June 2021: The Lir Jet - Royal Ascot
17 June 2021: Create Belief Sandringham Preview
1 mile for 3-year-old fillies at 5.00pm live on ITV.
Ben Coen has once again been booked to ride. She is drawn in stall 16 of 30 runners.
This race has been the plan since the day she was bought so it’s great that she is lining up tomorrow. Going into The Curragh last time out everything looked to be in her favour, and she duly obliged in great fashion. As a result, she has gone up 10 pounds in the handicap to a mark of 97 which was probably fair given the fashion in which she won.
Since The Curragh, Johnny has been delighted with her and believes she has come on leaps and bounds but to defy the hike in the weights she will need to take a step forward once again.
The track and trip should be ideal, and we expect her to finish her race strongly. The ground we think is key to her so the more rain the better before 5pm tomorrow. As long as there’s no firm in the ground she should handle it ok but the softer it gets the greater her chance will become.
A hugely competitive handicap which the market suggests and it’s very difficult to pinpoint obvious contenders. We think we have as good a chance as any and would not change her for anything else in the race.
Johnny Murtagh will provide an update tomorrow morning.
Create Belief is currently priced around 14/1 which looks good each way value.
Royal Ascot owners ticket ballot winners announced
Create Belief declared for Sandringham Stakes
Create Belief has been declared for the Sandringham Stakes over 1 mile, for 3 year old fillies, on Friday 18th June at Royal Ascot.
She is drawn in stall 16 of 30 runners.
The race is at 5.00pm and is live on ITV.
Ben Coen has been booked to ride.
* All members in Create Belief will be entered into the owner’s ticket ballot. Winners will be contacted after 12.15pm today so please check your emails and your junk inbox. Winners will also be contacted by telephone. Race preview will be available here tomorrow.
15 June 2021: Owners ticket ballot for Royal Ascot
The owners ticket ballot to attend Royal Ascot as owners of Create Belief will take place at 12 noon tomorrow, Wednesday 16th June.
ALL MEMBERS IN BOTH HORSES WILL BE AUTOMATICALLY ENTERED.
Members will be notified by 12.15pm by email and telephone so please check your emails including junk mail from 12.15pm onwards. Winners will be announced in the members area.
14 June 2021: Create Belief in tremendous form ahead of Sandringham
"Create Belief is in tremendous form going into Royal Ascot. She will canter in the morning and then have bloods taken just to make sure all is in order.
If all good, she will be declared on Wednesday morning for the Sandringham. Ben Coen will once again ride. She will leave Ireland on Wednesday evening with my other two runners. We’re all really looking forward to Friday."
13 June 2021: Create Belief entered in Sandringham
Create Belief has been entered in the Sandringham Stakes at Royal Ascot on Friday. Johnny Murtagh reported she worked very well on Friday and said she is in great form. The plan is to run on Friday but hopefully we get some rain between now and then.
Entries can be found here: 5:00 Ascot | Standard Racecard | 18 June 2021 | Racing Post
12 June 2021: Create Belief entered in Group 2 Kilboy Estate Stakes
"Create Belief is in great form and I'm really looking forward to next week at Royal Ascot. Entries for the Sandringham will be available tomorrow.
I've entered her into the early closing, Group 2 Kilboy Estate Stakes at The Curragh on 18th July over 1m 1f for 3y+ Fillies & Mares.
I will be in touch"
Zoom link for tonight's Royal Ascot Preview
The event will start at 7pm sharp and all the major races of the meeting will be discussed, as well as updates on Create Belief and The Lir Jet.
We can't wait to see you all later on.
08 June 2021: RacehorseClub's Royal Ascot horses preview
08 June 2021: Royal Ascot preview
RacehorseClub is delighted to invite you to a members only Royal Ascot preview hosted by Ed Chamberlin.
The preview will start at 7pm sharp and finish at 8pm. The Zoom link will be posted in your members area on Thursday morning.
We look forward to seeing you there and feel free to get your questions ready for the panel.
05 June 2021: Create Belief impressed in her work
05 June 2021: Create Belief at Johnny Murtagh's yard
24 May 2021: Create Belief this morning
23 May 2021: Create Belief photographs available
Professional Create Belief photographs are now available.
23 May 2021: Create Belief replay winning at The Curragh
22 April 2021: Create Belief joins RacehorseClub
RacehorseClub is delighted to announce to its members that the hugely exciting, Create Belief has been purchased to race for RacehorseClub for the next 12 months. She will continue to be trained by Johnny Murtagh in Ireland.
A very impressive winner of her maiden on just her second start on 8th April at Gowran Park, she now heads to Navan on Sunday to run in the Salsabil Stakes (Listed). Johnny Murtagh believes she is capable of lining up at Royal Ascot in June. Further information and shares will be available this afternoon.