Juliet Foxtrot (GB)
b f Dansili – Kilo Alpha (King’s Best)
Starting her career in the UK, Juliet Foxtrot was a winning two-year-old. Her maiden win came in a Novice race at Goodwood in September where she easily dealt with her opposition, leaving seven lengths to the runner-up at the line. She ran five times as a three-year-old without adding to her tally of wins.
After a break, Juliet Foxtrot made the switch to the US for her four-year-old season and won the Gr.3 Modesty Handicap at Arlington Park on her third American start in July 2019. In her next race, the Gr.2 John C Mabee Stakes at Del Mar, she was agonisingly beaten by a nose into second place by the late-charging Vasilika. A month later she was second in the Gr.1 First Lady Stakes at Keeneland to subsequent Gr.1 Breeders’ Cup Mile winner Uni.
She headed to Del Mar in December for the Gr.1 Matriarch Stakes, her final race of the season. She finished in third behind race winner Got Stormy, the clear race favourite and previously a Gr.1 winner and twice Gr.1 runner up that year.
In 2020, Juliet Foxtrot was again placed at Grade 1 level, running third in the Gr.1 Jenny Wiley Stakes at Keeneland, before returning to winning ways in the Gr.3 Gallorette Stakes at Pimlico. Her final run of the year was third to fellow Juddmonte-bred Viadera in the Gr.1 Matriarch Stakes.
Juliet Foxtrot returned to the Gr.1 Jenny Wiley Stakes on her six-year-old seasonal debut, this time emerging victorious. Enjoying the soft turf at Keeneland, she broke sharply and showed the way for much of the race. Given her head in the home stretch she finished with a two length winning margin.
Stud Director UK Simon Mockridge told Great British Racing after Juliet Foxtrot's Grade 1 victory: “Given that His Highness Prince Khalid was always a great believer in giving horses a chance to move from Europe to America, this is typical of what he was looking to achieve, and this filly has had every chance by staying in training as a six-year-old.
“It just shows the toughness and the genuineness of the Dansili’s in the first place, and in particular that Hasili family, so we were delighted that she was able to win her Grade 1, especially as she had been so close last year.
“[Dam] Kilo Alpha comes from that wonderful Navajo Princess family of Dancing Brave and really she’s the only one we have left from that family, other than some of her daughters, so it’s nice to be able to have that continuation and now having another Group 1 winner is great for the future. She’s got a Kingman filly this year and she’s been covered by Expert Eye, so that brings the Acclamation, Dansili back into it, the miler speed which I think she probably needs. She has a yearling filly by Bated Breath, but no two-year-old.”