Final Up to date: 17/08/19 3:11pm
Technician superior his claims for a shot at Traditional glory in subsequent month’s William Hill St Leger at Doncaster with victory within the Unibet Geoffrey Freer Stakes at Newbury.
Discovering the undulations of Goodwood in opposition to him final outing, the Martyn Meade-trained gray bounced again to kind with a hard-fought success within the Group Three prize.
Exhibiting an abundance of stamina, the son of Mastercraftsman appeared to understand each yard of the prolonged one-mile-five-furlong journey, steadily warming to the duty earlier than defeating favorite Morando by three-quarters of a size.
Meade’s son and assistant, Freddie, stated of the 10-1 scorer: “He has been a humorous horse. It’s extremely tough, as you solely have a brief period of time to work these horses out. He has solely had six runs.
“A galloping monitor and a little bit of juice within the floor has helped, and he simply retains on giving. Rob (Hornby) stated he felt all the best way up the straight he would get there.
“With all credit score to him he has managed to win over a mile and 1 / 4 and has run over a mile and a half and stepping up now I assume these type of journeys can be his distance.
“We must speak to everyone, however that (Leger) has been on our radar for some time and I assume the additional journey and the bottom the best way it may very well be at Doncaster may make it a logical step.
“He was by no means in a position to get into an actual good rhythm (at Goodwood) the place he may get into an excellent struggle.
“Like he confirmed at Longchamp, he likes to get his head down and get caught in and he by no means had that likelihood at Goodwood.”